Get ready to take notes. K-pop mega groups SHINee and Red Velvet were in town last Friday for the Shilla Beauty Concert, and at an earlier media conference held at Changi Airport Terminal 4, they shared some super handy beauty tips on how to look fabulous. So, let’s dive in! 

Being a K-pop idol involves demanding work schedules, dealing with the media, and being there for their loyal fans. Yet amidst all the craziness, every single one of them emerges on and off screen in that perfectly polished and flawless appearance that inspires serious obsession (and envy) among fans. Really, no one knows how to look better than a K-pop star. So, if you’re wondering how they pull it off, we caught up with SHINee and Red Velvet at the media conference for Shilla Beauty Concert. Here’s what they shared about their everyday skincare routine and the must-have items in their makeup bags.


On the beauty product they never travel without

SHINee’s Jonghyun: “I believe that cosmetics are really important, especially the skincare products.”

SHINee’s Key: “And health supplements, like vitamins and omega-3, too.”


On the gift they would pick for a female family member

SHINee’s Jonghyun: “I’ll buy the most expensive product in the store.”

SHINee’s Taemin: “I’ll get the cheapest one. It depends on the person who I’m buying the gift for. Probably cosmetics or wallets.”

SHINee’s Minho: “I’ll ask what the person wants, and I’ll get that for her.”

On what they would love to receive as a Christmas gift

SHINee’s Jonghyun: “I want the most expensive item. Anything that’s pricey.”

Red Velvet’s Wendy: “I think anything is perfect because it’s Christmas. Christmas gifts are always perfect, no matter what.”


On maintaining beautiful skin

Red Velvet’s Joy: “I wear a mask every morning. It should be chilled to help with the swelling of my face in the morning.”

Red Velvet’s Seulgi: “We wear heavy makeup on stage, so I think the most important part of the skincare routine is cleansing. I take a lot of care in choosing my cleanser.”

Red Velvet’s Yeri: “You need to eat a lot of good food. I love meat.”


On the beauty items they have at home

Red Velvet’s Joy: “I’ve a lot of moisturising creams. If I apply a thick layer of moisturising cream at night, my skin becomes better in the morning.”

On a must-have beauty item for men

SHINee’s Key: “Nowadays it’s not uncommon to see men wearing not just skincare products, but also BB and CC creams.”


On how to stay fresh during a long flight

SHINee’s Key: “I always carry a comfortable set of pyjamas with me. Of course, I can’t give up on looking good at the airport, so I’ll change into my pyjamas after getting on the plane.”

SHINee’s Taemin: “If I sleep throughout the flight, I think I can better handle jet-lag.”

Featured image: The Shilla Duty Free Singapore | Text and additional images: Priscilla Wu 

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