If it came down to it, Krystal Jung would pick a red lip, hands down. “Because it’s a red lip,” our November ‘Play’ issue digital cover star quips, as she plays a round of ‘This or That’ with us on set at her shoot with Vogue Singapore. From recent memory alone, it’s clear to see that the bold, scarlet hue is a favourite of the South Korean actor. Recall her starry appearances at both Cannes Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival—all for Kim Jee-woon’s noir film Cobweb—where she paired her glamorous red carpet gowns with a striking red pout, and cascading curls that teemed with an old Hollywood flair.
In the black comedy film, she plays the role of an increasingly popular actor of the South Korean industry in the 1970s, Han Yu-rim. And if there were a parallel to be drawn between Jung and her on-screen character, it would be the indisputable rise they have both experienced as actors. In the last few years, her star power has also only multiplied, with brand ambassadorship contracts from the likes of luxury brands Ralph Lauren and Pomellato. Likewise, this means we’ve only been on the receiving end of more entrancing visuals from the actor, who has been traipsing the globe to attend various events.
When Jung gets all dolled up for the carpet, her choice of glam is often in line with her sartorial leanings: classic and sophisticated. To differentiate her various looks, she often switches up her hairstyles—vacillating between her jet black, straight mane to softly tousled curls and the occasional updo. Jung also demonstrates a liking for the sunburnt, under-eye blush on off-duty days under the sun. But all in all? There’s a reigning preference for that one electrifying hue that bleeds crimson on her lips.
Below, a round-up of all the times the radiant Krystal Jung graced us with her hair and make-up looks.
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The glowing brand ambassador takes considered care to ensure the spotlight remains on the Pomellato jewels she adorns. For that, she wears a youthful mien doused in shades of pink, and some crimped locks to elevate the look.
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In the spotlight
Jung is a vision of old Hollywood glamour at the Cannes Film Festival and she has her retro ’20s curls and bold red lip to thank for that.
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In the South of France with Ralph Lauren, the actor makes time for some summer captures along the way. A dusting of coral saturates her under-eye area, emulating the sunburnt look. Not to be forgotten is that frizzed-up mane she wears to channel an overarching vibe of insouciance.
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On the clock
At the afternoon press call for Cobweb in Cannes, Jung opts for a glam moment that is simple yet sharp. She means business, via a half-up, half-down hairstyle paired with a lustrous pink pout.
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Devil may care
Reminiscent of the quirky edge the idol-turned-actor once used to serve up on the stage, Jung serves up a sultry, smoked-out liner and serpent-hued lids matched to some coloured contacts, a black set of claws and her natural waves left to hang over her shoulders—all for the Fila x Haider Ackermann fashion show in Manchester.
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She’s a vision for skincare brand Tsubaki—her long tresses straightened out and a dark, burgundy lip employed to design a look that just might belong in the gothic world of Wednesday.