Sulli, who is building her career as a beauty icon and an actress, adorns the cover for the August issue of fashion magazine <Grazia>. In the beauty pictorial, she applied five colors of Estee Lauder’s ‘Love Lipstick’ and used different expressions and moods for each. Despite the busy schedule after the release of <Real>, she lead the set’s atmosphere with her bubbly charm and showed off her ‘refreshing’ and ‘alluring’ looks.
When Sulli was asked about the directions on how to have pretty lips like hers, she gave an amusing answer, “I apply the lipstick a few hours before I go out to let the color stain my lips. When I think that ‘This is my color for today!’, I decide what lip color I should use before I start to dress up. My face [make-up] should be done before I dress up”. On the same day, Sulli used Estee Lauder’s burgundy-colored ‘Love Lipstick’ named ‘Rose Excess’ for the cover. It suits August issue the best because this is where the summer ends while the autumn awaits. In addition, Sulli also used a dark autumn color lipstick close to aubergine (eggplant color). “I thought that ‘Since when did dark lips match me this well?’. I guess my face matches heavy colors”, Sulli expressed her thoughts about the shoot.
Q: You’ve been showing your singer-songwriter image since your solo album that you wrote&composed was released last year. What does showcasing your own songs mean to you?
Music had been my hobby before debuting, after debuting I kept being asked why I didn’t write my own songs, despite being a singer. So I played my songs around and the response was positive. I wanted to tell the stories I couldn’t tell during f(x) promotions. I use music as a way to express my life.
Q: It seems like it wasn’t easy to show who you are. Your image on your Youtube channel ‘What The Pineapple’, where you upload videos you’ve made, is very natural.
Ah, you’ve seen them! A few years after debuting I felt like people had made their own images of me. Some people would call me ‘strong’, others would call me ‘surprisingly quiet’. Since there are people who see me for who I am, I feel like I got greedy. A greed to say ‘Now It’s really me’.
Q: Why did you choose to film with your friends at home or at a broadcast station with no help and upload to Youtube?
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Luna, 22, has been in the pop industry for 10 years, seven with girl group f(x) as its main dancer and vocalist. She released her first solo album, “Free Somebody,” May 31, with a heavy emphasis on electronic dance music (EDM).
Asked about feedback she’s received for the album, Luna said: “Once again, I realized that in Korea the public needs to be exposed more to EDM in order for them to appreciate songs like Galaxy,” indirectly referring to Korea’s competitive pop music charts usually dominated by pop dance songs and ballads.
Her album, which carries six songs ― “Free Somebody,” “Breathe,” “Keep on Doin,’” “I Wish,” “Galaxy” and “My Medicine” ― made the top 3 on Billboard’s World Albums chart in early June. In videos for many of the songs, such as “Free Somebody” and “Keep On Doing,” she sings and dances powerfully for more than two minutes. How does she do that?
“I worked every day for two months to prepare for the album,” she said. “For the song ‘Free Somebody,’ I initially could not digest the first verse.” So she went power-walking for about two and a half hours in the early morning in the Ttukseom section along the Han River, and did muscle training, focusing on the waist and abdomen. During those two months, she said she spent about 12 to 17 hours a day working out and preparing for the album. “I was worried about how I would appeal as a solo artist, but I feel I showed what I had prepared myself for, so I feel good about that,” she said.
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