Happy Birthday, Somi! The K-pop soloist and former I.O.I member — who is known for collaborating on TikTok with members of the K-pop community — is celebrating her 21st birthday today. To mark the special occasion, we curated some of her best beauty looks — from her various performances to her everyday makeup — that you can recreate whenever the mood hits you.
Somi’s everyday rosy cheeks and lips look
Somi’s go-to makeup look for her downtime is pretty simple. She uses a bright pink blush, a matte pink lippie, and lightly filled in eyebrows. She usually uses minimal base products and doesn’t contour.
Recreate the look: Even out your skin tone with a light BB or CC cream. Then, using an eyebrow pencil, lightly fill in your brows — no carved out arches needed. For your blush and lips, go for a monochromatic look and use a lip and cheek tint.
Somi’s doll-like gaze
Somi’s doll-like features often get emphasised in her music performances and endorsements. Just take a look at her previous campaign with Japanese beauty brand Kiss Me Heroine Make, where she sports wispy fake eyelashes to open up her doe eyes.
Recreate the look: Layer the cult-fave Kiss Me Heroine Make mascara with the Ardell Natural False Eyelashes in 172 for the same bright eyes.
Somi’s Dumb Dumb pink eyeshadow moment
For her Dumb Dumb promotions, Somi sported an experimental pink eyeshadow and pale nude lip look. Her makeup artist for this music video was Park Hye-min, who goes by Pony Syndrome on YouTube and has done makeup looks for other popular K-celebs like 2NE1’s CL.
Recreate the look: Use the pink 3CE Multi Eye Colour Palette in Delightful to line your eyes with a fresh swash of colour. Apply the 3CE Velvet Lip Tint Colour in #Like Gentle to match Somi’s nude lip!
Somi’s Cruella de Vil Halloween look
It seems like Somi also likes to dress up during her downtime, especially for occasions like Halloween. Last year, she was decked up as Cruella de Vil. Yes, black and white wig and smokey grey eyeshadow included. She paired those with a bright red lipstick, just like Emma Stone’s version of the character.
Recreate the look: Use cream or liquid eyeshadows like the Sephora Collection Colorful Special Effect Liquid Eyeshadow in Gleaming Grey and the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Diamond Dust to create an intense eye look. Swipe on the Rare Beauty Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream in Inspire too.
Her rose gold hair
While this Somi beauty look is not as temporary as the others, it still deserves a place on this list. She donned the new hair colour for the music video of her most recent song, Anymore.
Recreate the look: The Mise-en-Scène Hello Bubble in 11rg Rosegold has a very similar hue to Somi’s hair colour. It’s formulated with Secret Magic Oil and low peroxide to achieve a vivid colour while also leaving your hair soft.
(Cover photo from: @somsomi0309)
For another K-beauty look, try recreating IU’s Strawberry Moon makeup look.
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