Blackpink’s Lovesick Girls: all the music video’s make-up looks – Jisoo, Rosé, Jennie and Lisa turn break-up into beauty tips in new K-pop MV – here’s how to copy the girl group’s style

K-pop girl band Blackpink know how to do heartbreak in style. Photo: Buro 247 MY

Going through a big break-up? So is everyone from Blackpink, apparently. The K-pop sensations just released their newest music video Lovesick Girls, a boogie-friendly bop about the more painful parts of love (not to be confused with the 98-year-old Lovesick Blues, which is a much more country take on the topic).

Following the beauty lessons we learned from the colour-bomb MV of last single Ice Cream , with Selena Gomez, in their new video the girls explore the highs and lows of relationships in another striking visual treat (and we’re not just talking about the videography). And, between the classic bubblegum beauty and the catchy tunes, we couldn’t help but notice that the girls have once more inadvertently given us some beauty tips – this time highlighting properly artful moping.

From mascara that just won’t budge to smudged eye make-up that looks fashionably cried out, here are a few tips on how to deal with a break-up through beauty:

Tip 1: Invest in some waterproof mascara

A teary Rosé, of K-pop girl band Blackpink. Photo: Buro 247 MY

You see, Rosé is clearly a mess, weeping in a grubby bathtub. There’s dirt and paint on her face, and you can clearly see the tracks of her tears – however, somehow her mascara remains unsoiled. That, friends, is great mascara right there.

When you’re mourning a break-up, there’s bound to be tears. Just don’t let those tears ruin a perfectly good lash look, yeah? All you need is a great waterproof mascara to stop you getting raccoon eyes.

Tip 2: Get a waterproof setting spray to match

Jisoo, of K-pop girl band Blackpink. Photo: Buro 247 MY

Look, if standing under the rain is what you need to do to move on: go for it. You know what they say: water is cleansing or purifying or something. But, don’t let a deluge get in the way of a flawless face.

If Jisoo’s look here tells us anything, it’s that no amount of water is any match for her base – it’s all about that primer/foundation/powder-setting spray layering game. It’s clear she’s also taken a leaf out of Rosé’s book, opting for waterproof mascara too. Excellent moves, both.

Tip 3: Get a drastic hair makeover

Lisa, of K-pop girl band Blackpink. Photo: Buro 247 MY

Any lass will tell you that the best cure for heartbreak is a drastic cut and colour – preferably of the DIY variety. The key is that you’ll be so upset about your botched hair makeover that you’ll simply forget about the fact you’ve just been dumped.

OK, so maybe not the best strategy – however, Lisa has just shown us a way to get the same cathartic feel without the risk of adding insult to injury. Just dye the underside of your hair! Lisa has gone for a very light silver-white in the video, but really you could go wild with the colour on this look. The best part? If you mess up, no one will be able to tell unless they’re looking for it! Tip 4: Lean into the grunge look

Rosé, of K-pop girl band Blackpink. Photo: Buro 247 MY

Here Rosé has pre-empted her tears, instead integrating them into a statement eye look instead.

An easy way to cover up red, irritated eyes that have just been crying? Rim your eyes with pinks and red! Want your streaky, melting eyeliner to look intentional? Add a darker accent of eyeshadow to your lower outer corners. Easy!

While we’re at it, let’s talk about hair:

Jennie, of K-pop girl band Blackpink. Photo: Buro 247 MY

Who really has the energy to create perfectly polished curls when they’re mid-mental breakdown? Follow in Jennie’s footsteps and just skip the comb altogether. Trust us – it’s very 1990s heroin chic.

In fact, why stop there? Washing your hair can’t be an everyday thing right now, can it? You’ve barely left your bed in a week. You have no energy to scrub your scalp. Not to fret, there’s an easy fix – cover your undoubtedly greasy roots with a hoodie.

Added bonus? The sebum from your roots are conditioning your lengths. Hello, princess!

Tip 5: Coordinate your post-break-up looks with your other heartbroken friends

Coordinated in tragedy – K-pop girl band Blackpink. Photo: Buro 247 MY

Hey, 2020 hasn’t been easy for anyone – this should be a breeze. It’s the cheerleader effect: if you and your pals all look like straight-up hot messes together, it cancels out and you all end up looking interesting and alternative instead.


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Let the Blackpink girls walk you through waterproofing your look, heartbreak hair care and how mutual misery can be your friend – valuable beauty tips for those going through a break-up or in a black/pink mood