In the evening, I double-cleanse, first with a cleansing water and second with foam cleanser. With the second cleanse, I also do a simple facial massage, and I never dry my face with a towel. Then I wipe my skin with toner and put on Physiogel moisturizer (which I love because it’s so mild). This helps prevent a lot of skin trouble and keeps me bright and even. I also try to do a sheet mask every day.
In terms of beauty, I like a clean and natural look. Heavy makeup and dark shadowing make me look rather unrefined(촌스럽다), so when I go out I just put on Hera foundation, shape my brows, and do mascara. Mascara is a must! Then I finish off with red lipstick—I always have it on me. I feel like it gives my look an edge. On a special occasion, I’ll do mascara and really pink blush.
I love wearing things that stand out—I like the attention. I often wear black tops, then spice up the outfit with weird bottoms or a bag. I love anything that’s unusual or really distinctive.
I love Itaewon. I love the shining signboards and gentle breezes. People-watching under a parasol gives me inspiration and healing. All the cafes in Itaewon have nice low mood lighting, which is perfect for photos. And I love the street style and free spirit of everyone in Itaewon. They’re the best.
I’m not really into greasy or fried food, but I definitely do love rice! Who are we Koreans without rice? On the other hand, if I were to pick one thing that’s not so Korean about me, it’d be my looks maybe? I often get that I don’t resemble a typical Korean, and I look somewhat mysterious.
Every morning I eat an apple. As soon as I started eating apples, I swear my skin got brighter. But I’m also the kind of person who relieves stress with sweets. I recently visited this dessert shop and fell in love with macarons. Since then I’ve eaten a macaron every single day. I can’t get enough.
Sometimes I make meringue with an egg white, add flour, put it on my face, leave it on for 20 minutes, then wash it off. I do this a lot—it makes my skin tone brighter and clears up my acne.