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Health, Beauty & Fashion

Beauty Secrets

The popular South Korean make-up artist was in town in October for the launch of Etude House's world's largest flagship store at Wisma Atria.
The Straits Times - December 5, 2014
By: Gladys Chung
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Beauty Secrets Park Hye Min -- PHOTOS: ETUDE HOUSE

PARK HYE MIN, IN HER 20S

Best known as Pony, the popular South Korean make-up artist was in town in October for the launch of Etude House's world's largest flagship store at Wisma Atria.

She is best known for her step-by-step tutorials on YouTube (Pony's Beauty Diary) on feminine make-up (how to wear pastel shades), dealing with cosmetic conundrums (eye make-up for those with single lids), and celebrity look-a-like looks (HyunA, AngelaBaby, SNSD).

Ms Park is also an Instagram star - she has more than 207,000 followers at @Ponysmakeup.

What is the one product that you would not step out of the house without?

BB Cushion as it helps me to fix my make-up easily no matter where I am.

What is your favourite perfume?

Etude House Love Me Forever EDP because I like floral scents.

What is your must-have grooming session?

Masking. No matter where I go or what I do, I will always try to keep my skin hydrated. I use a variety of masks, such as soothing and moisturising ones, to suit my current skin condition.

What is the most ridiculous thing you have done in the name of beauty?

I tried to replicate Scarlett Johansson's look as Black Widow in the movie The Avengers. As Asians and Caucasians have very different skin features, it was very challenging. I featured the steps on YouTube and it was well received.

Share a beauty tip with us.

To deal with Singapore's humid weather, I strongly recommend all women to cultivate the habit of applying a make-up base or primer as the first step in their make-up routine.

It creates a good foundation for the cosmetics, controls sebum and helps make-up last longer.

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