Let’s put this out there first: K-Pop girl group idols are all gorgeous goddesses — and most of the time, they can pull off even the funkiest hair colors, make up styles, and fashion items. In the world of beauty, however, exists the concept of “Personal Color” and sometimes, just sometimes, the stylists’ combinations of hair, make-up, and outfit fail to match the idols’ personal color palettes. When this “tongro” (tone aggression) happens… Well, let’s say the idols’ surreal visuals can still transcend the mismatch — but it isn’t necessarily their hottest moments. Here are the 5 most notorious times K-Pop stylists did their female idols dirty with the wildest tongros, according to Korean netizens.
While Taeyeon still looks like a princess in this picture, Korean netizens couldn’t help but notice how the pink cheeks and the pink lips weren’t really complementing her features.
2. Red Velvet’s Irene
K-Pop fans agree Red Velvet‘s Irene slayed this “Dumb Dumb” era as much as she did the others, but some still remain unhappy about the way her orangey-brown hair and eyebrows didn’t match her personal color.
3. TWICE’s Tzuyu
TWICE‘s Tzuyu has been, is, and always will be a goddess to have blessed the land of K-Pop. — but criticism soared when the stylist decided on this chocolate brown hair with neon pink lipstick.
IU‘s mega-hit album REAL featured some unprecedented K-Pop bops like “Good Day”. Unfortunately, the warm bronze shades of hair and make-up colors on IU for the cover photo didn’t score as much love with the fans.
5. Girl’s Day’s Sojin
Girl’s Day‘s Sojin is iconic in K-Pop, with her healthy-AF “Summer Queen” vibe. Yet, when she went platinum blonde, for the promotion of “Ring My Bell”, fans had trouble overlooking how it “looks like a wig”.