South Korea has long been the global trailblazer for all things skincare and cosmetics; it’s common knowledge that the beauty trends cropping up on social media were likely set in motion in Korea first. Helping to place K-Beauty’s $1 billion industry on the map are the fashion-forward K-pop stars of the country, who entertain fans with a world of beauty looks.
Stars such as Blackpink’s Lisa continue to turn out low-key, off-duty looks – sabbatical from the full-glam she is usually seen wearing on stage. When taking a break from perfecting Blackpink’s slick choreography, Lisa opts for understated elegance with muted lip colours and subtle cat-eye flicks.
Always radiant and easily achievable with just a few beauty tools, find 10 of Lisa’s best beauty looks below:
YG Entertainment first worked with Moonshot Cosmetics when Lisa was appointed their official ambassador. She wears a natural, rose-tinted blush and lip colour for a fresh and glowing look.
Opt for a coral pink lip to bring out summer maximalism as Lisa does. The star favours a subdued ‘MLBB’ (my lips but better) look that you can achieve by taking a sparing approach on the eyes and picking a lip tint, gloss or stain as your beauty weapon of choice.
Run a flat iron through your fringe, sweep on an orange lip shade and head straight to your nearest Parisian café. For a trip with French brand Celine, Lisa optimises the look that the city of love is so famous for.
You never quite know what to expect with Blackpink’s talented crew members. For the group’s comeback single’s MV of ‘Kill This Love’, Lisa surprised fans, swapping her usually minimalist makeup for a plastic pink look.
Mask on or mask off, a bold brow frames the face for the appearance of larger-looking eyes. Lisa brings a new meaning to the term ‘smize’, with a lighter shade and doll-like round brow shape.
For added dramatics, it’s time to dust off the black lipstick once assigned for Halloween dress-up. Make like Lisa and keep the rest of your makeup neutral, while balancing out the dark lip by lining the waterline and adding a few coats of mascara.
Less is definitely more especially when met with the task of combating security lines, flight delays, and layovers. If you remember the faraway days of air travel, you will know that above the clouds it’s best to put away the heavy mascara and instead look for a moisturising lip balm and overnight sleeping mask that will help replenish your skin before you reach your destination.
Lisa has all but mastered the smokey night-out look, taking a page from Hedi Slimane’s book of edge. She shows off a rotation of bold lip colours so it’s no surprise that the star owns the heftiest makeup bag among her fellow Blackpink members. Going for a deep berry colour, she keeps the rest of this look muted with all but the perfect winged eyeliner.
For a look that packs a statement without pulling all the stops, swap a classic red lip for a more nuanced, relaxed shade of pink. You’ll often spot Lisa sporting some version of the pink lip – after all its shade range lends itself to many moods from sweet and demure to romantically fresh.
Not only did Blackpink’s collaborative tune Sour Candy with Lady Gaga give Blinks and Little Monsters a new summer hit to trudge through the heat with, it befittingly delivered killer sartorial looks that we have come to expect from the girl group. Styled in a generous dose of pink, Lisa goes for a neon blue eye to complement the colour and seals the look in with a trendy face jewel.
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