Since the Hallyu wave took over the world, K-pop artists have been the centre of attention for their ever-stylish stage costume ensembles and glamorous beauty looks. And at the forefront of paving the way in K-fashion and beauty trends is leading girl group, TWICE. Having made their debut in 2015, the girls quickly climbed their way to the top music charts with their addictive choruses and adorable dance moves. Though the girls have previously promoted music in unofficial sub-units, none have taken the venture out into debuting as a solo artist. That is, until the oldest member of the group, Nayeon, dropped her debut album ‘IM NAYEON’ on the 24th of June.
It comes as no surprise that the TWICE member racked up over half a million album stock pre-orders, surpassing every female soloist in the past year. The highly anticipated music video was released on Friday and quickly garnered over 4 million views in less than 6 hours after its release. The mini-album consisting of 7 tracks also features label mate Felix from Stray Kids, in the song ‘No Problem’—which also happens to be Nayeon’s favourite song among the 7 released. The title track ‘Pop’ is undeniably a song fit for the summer, with cutesy lyrics and infectious hooks that’s sure to have you singing along in no time.
Vocals aside, the highlight of the star’s comeback is undeniably the variation of makeup looks featured, as opposed to the natural looks found in TWICE’s music videos. Opting for chunky glitters and dramatic colours fit for the refreshing title track, the myriad of makeup looks featured is truly a feast for the eyes. Throughout the video, we’re seeing glowy skin and flushed cheeks, most likely a deliberate choice to highlight the singer’s natural cheekbones. Previously recognised in the industry as a natural beauty, Nayeon’s solo debut marks a new era in her career–livened with glitter and shimmer to the nines.
Below, the best of Nayeon’s beauty looks in her solo debut music video ‘Pop’.
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Girlish hues of pastel purple and blue make for a subtle pop of colour, complementing the singer’s pale pink highlights and blond locks. The colour coordination doesn’t just end there—take a closer look and you’ll find that the singer’s nails share a similar twinge of pastel tones.
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Chic graphic liner
A graphic cat-eye gives Nayeon a never-seen-before edge in contrast to her usual bubbly girl-next-door image. With a nude-ish pink tint on her lips, the focal point here is truly all in the eyes.
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Glitter isn't just reserved for the eyes
Nayeon’s makeup team opts for soft brushes of pastel purple around the eyes and plump glossy lips. To create the goddess-like glow that she’s giving, strategically placed specks of glitter around the cheeks give an extra dimension of shine to Nayeon’s overall look.
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Mix and match manicure
Matching the playful concept of Nayeon’s music video, this manicure features strong reds contrasted with baby blues, along with a reverse french tip and pop-up embellishments. A fun set to sport for the summer, Nayeon’s team shows that even those with short nails can rock the freshest set.
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A 'Euphoria' worthy glitter moment
In line with Nayeon’s glittery butterfly top outfit, her makeup team went with minimal eyeshadow to emphasise the bold glitter eyeliner. Besides the standout eye makeup, Nayeon also rocks some silver hair tinsel and metallic french tips. Of course, her makeup is never complete without some blush right at the apples of her cheeks to balance out the cool tones of the entire look.