The Real Reason Why BLACKPINK’s Makeup Style Changes Depending On The Schedule, According To The Group’s Makeup Artist

A lot of thought goes into each look!

BLACKPINK is one of the groups in K-Pop that has always been praised for their visuals. Since debuting, the members have all had their own style and influenced the looks netizens can see them in during schedules and music videos.

The members of BLACKPINK | @SBSKpop/Twitter

In particular, one aspect that BLACKPINK has always been praised for is their makeup.

Recently, the members have gained attention for their flawless visuals with what seems like minimal makeup. The more natural look has allowed the members to shine but still make them the main event at events.

BLACKPINK’s Lisa | @lalalisa_m/Instagram
BLACKPINK’s Rosé | @roses_are_rosie/Instagram
BLACKPINK’s Jennie | @Jennierubyjane/Instagram
BLACKPINK’s Jisoo | @sooyaaa__/Instagram

Yet, this contrasts with the bolder looks seen in music videos which, although are quite natural, uses brighter colors and designs.

It seems like the contrast in looks is something that is intentionally done to showcase the development of the members but maintain the core image of the group.

BLACKPINK’s “Shut Down” video | BLACKPINK/YouTube

Recently, Lee Myung Sun, the director at WOOSUN, who takes care of BLACKPINK’s makeup, sat down in an interview with Weverse to chat about the group’s makeup style and how it has changed and adapted to the members.

In the interview, Lee Myun Sun explained that the members have a significant say in their makeup looks and show that the influence of their styles worldwide comes from the members themselves.

Lee Myun Sun | @iammaeng/Instagram

For the makeup artists, Lee Myun Sun adds that she is “Trying different styles of makeup to emphasize each member’s visual appearance and individual characteristics.” 

As expected, it was then revealed that the BLACKPINK members have different looks for events and variety shows, especially compared to performances. In particular, when it comes to schedules and appearances, Lee Myun Sun shared that the focus is on the members.

The makeup they have for events and variety shows shows their natural beauty.

— Lee Myun Sun

BLACKPINK on “Knowing Bros” with lighter makeup
At fansigns, BLACKPINK wear natural makeup

Yet, it is a very different focus when it comes to huge performances. Although BLACKPINK is always praised for more natural makeup looks, there are certain conditions that need to be taken into account with stage makeup.

Natural makeup would get lost in the flashy lighting and backdrops of music shows and music videos. I think the most important thing is to not overdo it while also making sure it’s still distinctive enough in the lighting.

— Lee Myun Sun

BLACKPINK’s “Pink Venom” video | BLACKPINK/YouTube

In particular, the article focused on the comparisons between BLACKPINK’s recent MTV Video Music Awards‘ looks compared to their recent “Pink Venom” music video.

While BLACKPINK was wearing neutral makeup when they walked the red carpet at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards in August…

BLACKPINK at the 2022 VMAs | @MTVNEWS/Twitter

The members all seemed to have a bold look in the music video, combining smoky pinks, purples, and the occasional khaki when it came to their makeup.

| BLACKPINK/YouTube   

Although BLACKPINK always looks flawless, it seems like more thought goes into every single look from the members. Also, the recent interview shows how much influence BLACKPINK has with their looks, cementing their legendary status.

Source: Weverse Magazine


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