Author-turned-producer Jenny Han has been on a steady roll of late—at the helm of a colossal YA empire. Since the massive success from her book-to-film adaptation To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, to the recent release XO Kitty on Netflix, Han’s scripts have not only been the solid foundation for successful romcoms but also launching the careers of once-undiscovered actors like Lana Condor and Noah Centineo. Her newest television hit falls on another coming-of-age title The Summer I Turned Pretty, eponymously named after Han’s book trilogy. Returning for a second season on Prime Video, the widely-popular drama stars Lola Tung as the titular female lead Isabel “Belly” Conklin alongside Christopher Briney and Gavin Cosalegno who play brothers Conrad and Jeremiah respectively.
Since its first season run last year, the series catapulted to thunderous reception—especially within the novel’s fanbase—with most citing the series as the perfect summer binge. With Season 2 primed for another streaming home run, what lies ahead for a burgeoning young star like Tung? Fresh out of school and straight into the throes of fame, the 20-year-old actor has already been traipsing the industry waters, with a couple of appearances at fashion week and Chanel soirées. While she commands every bit of book Belly on-screen who spends her endless summers by the beach, often captivating with a sun-kissed glow and a simple fuss free mien, her public outings have featured varying beauty endeavours. What’s also worth noting is that Tung’s off-screen glam often mirrors her youth—primed simply with minimal foundation then zhuzhed up with fun touches of a sharp wing, pop of colour over the lids and a playful high pony braid.
And in a time where young stars often fall into the trappings of excess and misguidance in the beauty and glam department, with the result of appearing older than they actually are, Tung’s myriad of appearances have been a breath of fresh air to say the least. Below, glean at some of The Summer I Turned Pretty star’s best beauty swerves.
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At the celebration party for The Summer I Turned Pretty, Tung stuns in a slicked-back high-braided pony, while her lids were accentuated with iridescent shimmer.
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All attention falls on Tung’s peepers, with a graphic liner over and under the lids, pared with a minimal base.
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A Chanel sweetheart
A perfect pairing with her Chanel LBD? Sweet and simple; adorned with nudish pink hues over her cheeks and lips.
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Sporting a fun pop of sky blue over the eyes, Tung masterfully nails her colour-blocked ensemble.
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Tung channels a Y2k updo with feelers and a bold red lippie.
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A bold wing
At a Chanel dinner, Tung keeps it classy with a bold winged liner alongside rosy, dewy skin.