Thursday, 10 November 2011

Inspiration: Girls' Generation

A song that's been on constant replay for me of late is "The Boys" by Korean girl band, Girls' Generation, and what's not to like? Girls' Generation (or SNSD, the acronym of their Korean name, So Nyuh Shi Dae) are fashionable, beautiful, and pretty dab hands at the old sing and dance routine to boot. I've been a fan for a few years now, so naturally I rushed to see their new music video when it came out. Needless to say, in true SNSD fashion, they didn't disappoint.

SNSD's new album is equal parts gutsy and girly, and isn't afraid to show off the fact that the girls have since blossomed into young women in their own right. The styling and makeup reflects this as well, and all 9 (yes, 9!) girls have their own distinct style that is an extension of their distinct personalities. No doubt every girl will see a bit of themselves in a SNSD girl.

And oh, the makeup. With the exception of Sunny, who had a strong smokey eye and incredible eyeliner, the rest of the girls had golden, shimmery eyes, flawless complexions, and feathery, long lashes. Gold was swept under the lower lashline with liquid liner and fake lashes to highlight sparkly eyes, and cheeks were contoured for cheekbones that could cut glass. Lips were kept glossy and pink or nude, while eyebrows were kept natural but groomed. These looks would fit right in with the Christmas and New Year party season that's coming up. Inspiration photos below.










Perhaps I could do a tutorial on how to recreate the look? Let me know which girl's makeup look you would like to see!

All HQ MV stills courtesy of angelsky@ssf ♥