We were just as excited as you when we found out that Korean superstar Sandara Park, former member of the iconic girl group 2NE1, was coming to Singapore.
You may already have known that Sandara Park isn’t as much of a stranger to South-East Asia as you might think a K-Pop star would be. In fact, she grew up in the Philippines and is actually fluent in Tagalog! We can imagine that our hot and humid climate wouldn’t be in any way shocking to her.
Dara, as she is affectionately known in the industry, was in town this week to promote the upcoming tvN program she has just finished shooting in Singapore, Get It Beauty On The Road.
The show is a spin-off from the hit Korean beauty program, Get It Beauty, which explores all things K-beauty. Bringing the format into the international arena, Get It Beauty On The Road will see Sandara Park, along with local co-hosts Chantalle Ng and Tay Ying, try their hand at different beauty trends and products all around Singapore.
We attended the press conference where the three hosts of Get It Beauty On The Road got together to share about the experience of shooting the TV show, and where Dara shared with us her tips on staying beautiful despite our climate.
1. Sheet mask everyday
One of the ways that Dara keeps her skin looking fresh, plump, and youthful-looking is to really spam the sheet masks. We’re not surprised at this, since Korea is literally the land of sheet masks.
When asked about whether she had any beauty secrets to share, Dara said immediately, “There is no secret. I’m also human so I also sweat, I don’t look good when I wake up.
“What I do is I put a face mask or a mask pack every night. I try to do it every day, even if I feel tired or lazy, because it only takes 10 to 15 minutes!”
We can hardly believe this baby-faced star is 33 years old this year, so you better believe any skincare tip she’s got up her sleeve.
2. You can’t neglect exercise
Being an internationally renowned entertainer, Dara has to constantly deal with a crazy, crazy schedule. How does she stay healthy despite her busy lifestyle?
“Inner beauty is really important, so you need to work out regularly. I shared [with my co-hosts] how to work out even if you don’t have time to go to the gym. I showed them some routines that you can do anywhere: at home, in the dressing room, in the toilet.
“You’ll know more about it if you watch the show!”
3. Your makeup can do double time if needed
We know celebrities can have their pick of all kinds of skincare and makeup products at any time, so we love finding out from them exactly which ones they really can’t live without.
If Dara could pick only three products to bring with her to photo-shoots, what would they be?
“It’s impossible!” Dara exclaims at first.
After thinking about it, she said, “I would use a face mask before any makeup, to make my skin fresh. I’d also use BB cushion for my skin.”
“My last product would be lipstick, because I can use it for lips, cheek, and for eye shadow as well.”
Evidently, Dara is a true beauty junkie who knows how to make her makeup go a long way.
4. Make sure you choose the right product for Singapore
We knew this already, but we get a cheap thrill anyway when a K-Pop star understands our beauty woes here in Singapore.
“Singapore is really hot and humid all year round,” acknowledges Sandara. “It’s really important to choose the right product and do your skincare and makeup properly, otherwise your makeup might end up looking cakey.
“We talked more about this problem on the show, so it’d be nice if you could watch it to find out more!”
tvN’s 4-episode series Get It Beauty On The Road will premiere on 10 July 2018 (every Tuesday) at 18:30 on tvN Asia (StarHub TV Ch. 824 and Singtel TV Ch. 518/619), and at 20:00 on Hub E City (StarHub TV Ch. 111/825). Non-StarHub TV customers can also catch the show for free on StarHub Go. The show will be conducted in Mandarin, English, and Korean, and will be paired with subtitles in English, Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, and Thai.