How To Get Glowing Skin, According To Park Shin Hye | Clozette

To say that Korean beauty has taken the world by storm would be an understatement. While many still don't get why you need more than three steps in your skincare routine and why gradient lips and box brows are a thing, there's no denying that we all want to have complexions as glowing — or chok chok — as the people we see on K-dramas and in films. 

While there are countless articles on the Internet about how to achieve the coveted Korean glowing look, we're getting — and sharing — tips straight from a Korean superstar. Park Shin Hye of Flower Boy Next Door fame recently visited Singapore to say hello to her fans and supporters of beauty brand Mamonde. Of course, her visit wouldn't be complete without us asking her very important questions, all of which answer why she looks so radiant and how we can do, too. Here are her top tips.

Mask a day

The importance of masking is as high as ever. And now that we know that it's one of Shin Hye's secrets, we're sure to do it religiously as well. The actress said long hours shooting films and series can definitely take a toll on her skin so she sees to it that she takes care of her complexion by using a mask daily.

Winning combo

Shin Hye swears by the power of using toner and essence — yes, and, not or! — in your routine. This combo works well with any skin type, but for someone who has dry skin like the actress, this duo is one to beat as it keeps her skin well-moisturised. Her current favourite is the calendula variant from Mamonde.

Cleanse like no other

Makeup, in general, is not bad for the skin. But when you don't do a good job at making sure your face paint is all gone before you retire at the end of the day, you're gonna face troubles in the morning — and even in the long run. So for someone who wears makeup a lot, Shin Hye says it's very important to cleanse the skin properly.

It doesn't stop at skincare

For Shin Hye, making sure you're donning that distinct glow doesn't stop at taking care of your skin. Your makeup helps you look glowing, too. The actress's secret weapon for this is the Mamonde lip tint as the shades help brighten her complexion.

You can shop Park Shin Hye's favourites here.



Welcome to a new week! Some of you may already be on your toes with lots of work to do, while others may still be revelling in the few remnants of a happy weekend. Either way, there are so many fun things coming your way. Let's start off with the exciting happenings in the worlds of fashion and beauty.

What controversy?

Kendall and Kylie Jenner were recently in hot water for a collection they released via their Kendall+Kylie line. The sisters appear to be not fazed by the controversy as they recently launched an exclusive collection of swimsuits in collaboration with Revolve.

For your v

Just when you thought you've already seen it all, a product that will make your jaw drop enters the market. While we're huge advocates of caring for yourself — all parts of it — we can say that we were a bit surprised and intrigued upon learning that there are now beauty creams, serums exfoliators and freshening sheets for... down there.

Just like your fingers

Remember the sili-sponge? Its life may have been short but it has definitely spawned many other forms. The latest one is the "gel cushion." Created by Smashbox Cosmetics, this applicator has shallow ridges that mimic a fingerprint. It's said to be perfect for those who are fans of the makeup finish applied with fingers (just minus the part where you actually use your fingers).

JW and U

JW Anderson and Uniqlo's collaboration is coming soon. You can snag the pieces when it launches on 22 September in Singapore.

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Want more? Read up on what happened last week here.



If you're like me and most Asian girls, the hair you're born with is either very dark brown or black. As a child (or perhaps until now), you've received much praise on how long, straight, and silky your hair is. You take pride in it and love your “cultural roots,” but you also sigh at Gigi Hadid's blonde babylights or Jennifer Lawrence's golden lob.

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While we know that blondes don't actually have more fun (they just have more options), light-colored strands make the perfect canvas for letting almost any shade pop. Meanwhile, dark-haired girls have to set the stage through a rigorous bleaching process.

Bleach is not a temporary pigment that latches onto our hair; it strips away our hair's natural dark color and it's a permanent treatment. 

It's comforting to know that many light-haired girls covet how black hair makes the skin look fairer and more luminous, frames the face more dramatically, and highlights the eyes. Yet the grass is greener on the other side, and don't we girls know that in so many ways? 

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Since there's no stopping you from coloring your hair, here are helpful insights.

Protect your hair

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Bleach and color as far away from the roots as possible. Ask your colorist for a balayage (a French highlighting technique where hair is parted in small triangles and wrapped in foil, making the transition from dark to light look very natural). Hair upkeep is better when you don't have to worry about the solid line between where you bleached and where your hair grows in.


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Thin ribbons of a lighter hue make dark hair look vibrant. Look for a colorist who knows the veining technique. Don't hesitate to ask your friends for referrals or check sample work. Otherwise, you will end up with thick patches and look like a calico cat (like I did at one point).

Colour matters

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Choose your shade well; just one to two shades lighter so it won't clash with your dark hair and look fake or forced. Great highlights should look like the sun is shining its light on your hair.

Also, consider your skin tone and the colour of your eyebrows when choosing your colour. Celebrity colourist Rita Hazan says, “The lighter your skin tone, the paler you can go with your hair.” For fair skin, you can go platinum. For darker skin, go for golden with cream and butter balayage highlights. Check out people with your physical profile and see what color works.

Temporary options

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Perhaps you aren't ready to go down that road yet or just want highlights for one occasion. Instantly add color to your dark hair without the commitment with hair extensions. Tape-in hair extensions are the most popular way to do so as they are extremely comfortable, last up to two months, and can be worn even while living an active lifestyle. When choosing hair extensions, stick with 100% human hair. These are best for Asian hair as they are thick. Aside from hair colour, you can discreetly add volume and length with hair extensions for a fresh new look.

Make hair extensions the best accessory you'll ever own to perk up your healthy dark locks damage-free.

Gymallie Jean Gubalane writes on behalf of Human Hair Extensions Online, the leading one-stop online hair extension shop in Australia. She has long been a hair enthusiast and wants to share her knowledge about hair health in order to help people achieve healthy gorgeous locks and fight against all sorts of hair problems. If you want to gain more ideas on how to take better care of your much loved tresses and get beautiful locks without hassle, check out more of her articles at

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Wanna go bold with your hair colour? Here's our guide on how to make it work.