In late 2018, Jennie (of hugely popular K-pop girl group Black Pink) dropped her first ever single, successfully making her solo debut. The track, fittingly titled “SOLO,” chronicles the story of a girl breaking free of a toxic relationship to focus on loving herself again.
In the music video, Jennie flexes more of her “shining solo” star power, serving us angel wings, Chanel body suits, and electric blue statement eyes… all in under three minutes. Given Black Pink’s track record for keeping eyes glued to the screen, we can’t say we’re surprised—of course YG’s princess would make being single look this good.
So, whether you’re solo by choice or by chance this year, take a page out of Jennie’s bad gal bible: slip into your favorite red dress, get pretty, and flash your pearly whites. After all, we may not all be idol-perfect, but we can certainly love ourselves like we are. Get anti-V-day ready like Jennie, below!
HOW TO GET JENNIE’S RED “SOLO” LOOK
STEP 1: GLOWING, BRONZED BASE
Keep your base simple by applying a sheer layer of luminous foundation to even out your skin tone. For dark circles and spots, use a few dabs of lightweight concealer. To give yourself a natural, bronzy glow, brush bronzer into the hollows of your cheeks and around the perimeter of your face. Finish off with a swipe or two of cream highlighter over your cheekbones and nose bridge.
WE USED: V&M Naturals Silk Serum Foundation, P850, L’Oreal True Match The One Liquid Concealer, P245 (limited time only), Benefit Girl Meets Pearl, P1,990, Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer, P1,990, Sunnies Face Glowboss in Hey Girl, P445
STEP 2: PEACHY, FLUTTERY EYES
Pick up a neutral peachy shadow and apply the color over your lids, just until you hit the edge of your eye socket. Subtly define your eyes by tight-lining with charcoal shadow. Lastly, curl your lashes and sweep a coat of black mascara over them for a doll-like finish.
WE USED: Nile and Offering (as eyeliner) from Teviant Queen Eyeshadow Palette, P2,450, Benefit BADgal BANG Mascara, P1,500
STEP 3: FEATHERED BROWS
Fill in the sparse areas of your brows with a skinny brow pencil in a shade that matches your hair. To feather your brows, run a brow gel through your arches and disperse the product with a clean spoolie while brushing up.
WE USED: Lifebrow Skinny Pencil in Ash Brown, P295, Lifebrow Grooming Gel in Ash Brown, P345
STEP 4: INSTANT FRECKLES
For this, alternate between a small, cone tip eyeshadow brush and an angled liner brush for application. With your brushes, pick up a brow or shadow color in a medium brown shade. Lightly dot the product all over your cheek and nose area, varying the shades and sizes to make them look more natural. Repeat until you’ve achieved your desired look. With a sponge, dab on the “freckles” to seamlessly blend them into your skin.
WE USED: Covergirl Easy Breezy Brow Sculpt + Set Brow Pomade in Soft Brown, P599
STEP 5: BLURRED RED LIP
Apply your signature red as you normally do, but finish it off by softly blurring the edges of your lippie.
WE USED: Benefit They’re Real Red On, P1,300
Claim your throne, girl!
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