Apr 28, 2016
Confession: I thought I was impervious to all things K-Pop, but alas, I've caved and fallen hard for Dara's gorgeously glowing and impossibly incandescent face at the pop star's pit-stop in sunny Singapore.
Some context: My new #CelebCrush, who's the freshly minted megastar mien of Moonshot, was in town for the release of the achingly cool cosmetic company's cushion compacts.
Naturally, we had to ask the woman of the hour for her beauty bag essentials, and the bubbly belle was happy to oblige.
For starters, Dara's personal picks include Moonshot's memorably monikered Moonflash Cushion ($36).
Incidentally, the YG Entertainment-owned beauty behemoth is one savvy social media machine - the cushion comes complete with its own hashtag (#DaraCushion, in case you're wondering), and the packaging is perfectly #flatlay-friendly, natch.
Which is all very apt really, considering how this beauty of a brightener functions more or less like an Instagram filter on standby: The carefully calibrated mix of pink pigments in this comforting compact is fantastic at fending off fatigue, and the glimmering effect as light falls on your face will imbue your complexion with a lit-from-within luminosity that's very intriguing indeed.
As for the bubbly belle's other makeup must-haves, you'll have to click "play" on our video above to find out, although I must say that I'm obsessed with her choice of a certain magical multi-purpose stain, which I've found to be fabulous at jazzing up just about any part of your face with a coquettish hint of a tint - from your cheekbones and chin to your peepers and puckers.
Even better, Dara's picks are all perfectly practical and will aid you in nailing a flirty finish with minimum fuss and maximum fabulosity.
Use all of 'em in the order she suggests and you'll get a look that's polished and professional, yet fabulous enough to boogie from the boardroom to the bar.
Enjoy, and have fun getting your K-Pop glow on!
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