Her catchy pop tunes have a way of running on repeat through our minds, but they’re not all we think about when we look at Sorn.
Thai singer, K-pop idol and member of South Korean girl group CLC, new soloist, and TikTok sensation with over 2.9 million followers, Sorn’s got a way of nailin’ it all in her journey to stardom.
Yes, we’re drawn to her popular singles like “Not a Friend”, “Sharp Objects”, and “Nirvana Girl”, but we’re also oh-so-curious about how she looks her very best while being the pop star she is in every sense.
It’s why we’ve combed through her YouTube videos (she’s got her very own channel) and found Sorn’s best beauty tips and products to share with you!
Sorn’s skincare tips
Soak your eye makeup before wiping
Fans of Sorn would know that her lashes take the spotlight in her makeup looks and people have described her as a “lash and liner sort of girl”, so it’s no wonder that she’s a bit of an expert when it comes to thoroughly removing her eye makeup at night.
In her “Night Time Skin Routine” video on her YouTube channel, Sorn reveals that she dispenses Pond’s Clear Face Spa Lip & Eye Make-up Remover onto two cotton pads to cleanse her eye makeup.
Instead of wiping her eyelids immediately, she leaves them over her eyes for about 20 seconds before sweeping them gently across her skin. She also flips the cotton pads over and repeats the process.
Soaking your eye makeup is a gentle way of cleansing your makeup, as you allow time for the makeup to soften and dissolve. So, the next time you remove your eye makeup, take it from Sorn: soak first, then wipe!
Pond’s Clear Face Spa Lip & Eye Make-up Remover retails for S$11.91 on iHerb.
Use toner as an extra cleansing step
“Sometimes you don’t actually know if you’re cleaning your face properly. Using a toner after that kind of helps to make sure you’re removing every single thing,” she emphasised in the “Night Time Skin Routine” video.
It’s true that toner can help to remove stubborn traces of makeup, dirt, and bacteria left on the skin, according to board-certified dermatologist Debra Jaliman.
Sorn uses the Celimax Ji.Woo.Gae Heartleaf BHA Peeling Pad, which was recommended to her by her makeup artist. She sweeps the rougher side of the pad over the “fold lines” of her face, like around her nose, to help unclog her pores.
The Celimax Ji.Woo.Gae Heartleaf BHA Peeling Pad that Sorn swears by is soaked with none other than BHA. BHAs are exfoliating acids (salicylic acid is one of them) that lift dead cells from the surface of the skin and penetrate pores to degunk them.
Celimax Ji.Woo.Gae Heartleaf BHA Peeling Pad retails for S$14 instead of S$25 on Shopee.
Toner pads make great facial “masks”
Looking for ideas to bid redness and irritation goodbye? Pop a pack of toner pads in the fridge and leave the pads on your cheeks for a mini facial spa!
On days her skin feels irritated, Sorn takes the ABIB Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch, a toner pad, and leaves it over her cheeks to calm her complexion.
“It’s really refreshing if you put this in the fridge and then you put it on your cheeks. It feels so good. It really destresses my skin,” she gushed.
ABIB Heartleaf Spot Pad Calming Touch retails for S$25.68 on Shopee.
One mask pack per day for a glass skin glow
“In Korea, there’s a saying […] one day, one mask pack,” Sorn underlines.
“The reason why they (Koreans) have like a porcelain, glass skin is because they use one face mask every day before they go to sleep,” she shared. Other Korean celebrities like BLACKPINK’s Jisoo and Minnie from (G)I-DLE have also talked about using sheet masks every day.
Sorn puts her masks in the fridge, so they feel extra good on her skin when she slaps them on at the end of the day.
Related read: 22 best sheet masks to brighten and hydrate for plump, glowing skin
Sorn’s makeup tips
Tap at your skin when applying cushion foundation
The tricky part about cushion foundations is that a lot of us tend to apply them wrongly. Sorn deftly dabs at her face using the cushion, never sweeping at her skin.
“Normally, I spend the most time on my skin,” the pop star shared as she tapped firmly and repeatedly at her skin using her cushion. “The most important thing when it comes to doing makeup is to, you know, do your skin properly.”
Even though makeup holy grails tend to change as we grow, it’s worth peeking at Sorn’s most recent favourites for her base makeup, which she shared in her 2022 “Girls Night Out Makeup Tutorial” video on YouTube.
“I love cushions that are light and also give you a full coverage,” she shared. Her cushion of choice? The Naming Layered Fit Cushion. It did not require a lot of product to fully cover her skin, unlike some other cushions that become thick and cakey on her face.
Naming Layered Fit Cushion retails for S$26.51 on Yesstyle.
Powder to get rid of the shine
For a filter-worthy skin blur, powders are your best bet. In her YouTube makeup tutorial, Sorn tapped the Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Pact powder light over her skin for a soft matte finish.
That’s how you wear the K-pop idol’s flawless-looking complexion.
Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Pact retails for S$17 on Innisfree.
Practice makes perfect when it comes to eyeliner
Eyeliner has got to be the most challenging step in a makeup routine, but Sorn’s tip for you is simply this: just try. “The tip is to open your eyes, look at yourself in the mirror, and just draw it up.”
“It’s actually easy to use a gel liner if you use it every single day,” Sorn explained. “For me to accomplish the iconic gel liner that I draw every day, it took me quite a while too.”
Not everyone looks good in a sharp winged eyeliner, it really depends on the shape of your eyes. Sorn draws her iconic winged liner in order to balance out her “droopy, sleepy” eyes. It’s best to understand how your eyeliner can complement your specific eye shape too!
Sorn uses the Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner, which retails at S$15.83 on iHerb.
Use a fixer to keep your lashes lifted all-day
Sorn’s lashes never fail to look freshly curled and lifted, but there’s no need to be envious because she’s revealed her secret: clear mascara!
The right clear mascara formulas can work magic to fix a lash curl in place all day long, and Sorn’s potion of choice is the Naming Touch-up Lash Maker.
After curling her lashes, Sorn shimmies the clear formula onto both the top and bottom of her lashes and the result is clean, super-lifted curls.
“If I want to go outside and be like, “I just want my lashes to look like I did a perm on it”, I’ll just use this product,” she chirped.
Sorn uses the Shiseido Eyelash Curler, which is available for S$15.10 instead of S$25.92 on Shopee.
What else contributes to Sorn’s glow?
She gets her dose of vitamin C
The singer has been spotted enjoying her time under the sun. Since vitamin C is important for bright and youthful-looking skin, we won’t be surprised if it’s partly what gives her skin a healthy glow.
Of course, sunscreen’s always a must, especially when you’re basking in the sunshine, and it doesn’t hurt to wear a cover-up too!
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