The female super rookie girl group, Pristin, has really been making waves since their debut this March. Each member has shown to hold their own, stapling themselves as talented regardless of what position they hold. However, Xiyeon has shown to be quite the idol.
Xiyeon (born as Park Junghyeon on November 14th, 2000) is a rapper, vocalist, and dancer in Pristin. She writes her own rap lyrics and is known for her husky voice. She showed off her notable vocal abilities on Produce 101, taking on A Pink’s Eunji’s three octave note in Don’t Know. And lastly, she is one of the best dancers in the group. She’s been dancing since the age of nine; check out After School’s Bang MV and find baby Xiyeon! Having trained for eight years has definitely paid off!
Before her time in PLEDIS, Xiyeon has also showed the K-entertainment industry many other talents. She’s acted as a MC on MBC’s Showtime, and is also considered to be Pristin’s personal MC. And before that, she started off her career as a child actress, appearing on several dramas. You can find her acting in NUEST’s I’m Bad MV. She’s also considered to be the Reaction Queen of Pristin.
Also, Xiyeon is known for her good-looks too. Along with Chinese member, Kyulkyung, she acts as the teams visual. On Produce 101, she was ranked #7 of all the trainees, known for her girl-ish charms and innocent looks.
Let’s support our cutie Xiyeon, who is only sixteen years young, as she dominates the K-Pop world along with Pristin! Show your love for K-Girlsquad!
While the purpose of eyeliner is to help define your eye, the specific product you pick and the final look you create is entirely in up to you. There are a few important things to keep in mind when shopping for an eyeliner, namely: your level of expertise, how much flexibility you’d like to have with your formula before it sets, the effect of the formula (matte, shiny, etc), and the end look you’d like to create (smudged, winged, etc). With nearly 150 eyeliner products available on Sephora.com, we sat down with Stephanie Hilgendorf, Senior Manager of Color and Artistry Programs to help explain the different types of eyeliners there are—and what each can do for you. KELLEY HOFFMAN
PENCIL The lowdown: “Pencil is most people’s introduction to liner. I think that’s the standard—always has been, always will be. It’s what people feel most familiar and comfortable with. There’s no dry down—so if you make a mistake, you can correct it easily.”
Best for: Traditional, natural, tightline, smudged.
Subtypes: Chubby (best for smoky looks), kajal/kohl (best for the waterline and smudged looks).
Tip: “Pencils are actually one of the best eyeliner types if you want a smudgy look. You don’t need to be super precise. Even if you’re an eyeliner novice, it’s a format where you don’t have to have a steady hand. You can just do dashes across the whole eye, and then take a smudge brush and wiggle it, just moving up to diffuse the line so you end up with a really nice smudged liner.”
CREAM The lowdown: “In terms of expertise level, cream is in-between the chubby stick and a gel. There are some creams that will set, and give you that long-lasting look, and then there are some that have a lot of play time. So if you’re one who doesn’t have the steadiest of hand, but you want the extra oomph of saturation, a cream is good to use.”
Best for: Primer for smoky eye, traditional, natural.
Tip: “You can also smudge cream into your eyeshadow base. If you want to go super smoky eye, or you want your shadow to last a long time, you could take a cream liner, and place it all over the lid, and then put shadow on top of it to create a really nice stick.”
GEL The lowdown: “If you’re ready to move up from pencil, but not ready to commit to liquid, gel is your friend. It’s going to last much longer on your skin, and give you more saturation of color at the lash line than a pencil, but it has flexibility before it sets, so you are able to have some wiggle room with mistakes.”
Best for: Tightline, winged, traditional, natural.
Tip: “Gel is really great for tightlining. Dip a flat liner brush into the gel, apply it right at the base of your lashes with a little wiggle, move over in your lash line, wiggle a little more, mover over, wiggle a little more, and continue. Aim for the skin you see in between the roots of your lashes.”
LIQUID The lowdown: “The intention of a liquid liner is to give full, saturated definition to the lash line. Everything’s very precise with liquid.”
Best for: Traditional, natural, tightline, winged, graphic, shine.
Subtypes: Brush tip (best for advanced precision), felt tip (best for those with less of steady hand).
Tip: “Most people use liquid for a winged look. Don’t think you have to do one swoop and that’s it. It will never work that way. Whatever you’re trying to do, start with small strokes, build the shapes, and then once you’ve gotten to a really great area, where you feel like, ‘Oh, I can connect the dots now,’ that’s where you go and do that final sweep, that will give the polish to the liner.”