[Int] 5 questions with actress Han Hyo-Joo

Han Hyo-Joo, brand ambassador of 1 Day Acuvue Define and leading actress in Korea. Photo: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.

SINGAPORE — Don’t be surprised if you start seeing Korean actress Han Hyo-Joo appearing on the big screen more often. Han’s career took off following her breakthrough role in Korean television drama, Brilliant Legacy. Since then, the leading luminary has bagged numerous awards at various television award festivals, starring in films like Ad-lib Night, Masquerade, Always and the latest action thriller, Cold Eyes.

She was in town last Friday, not just to attend the international premiere of Cold Eyes alongside co-stars Jung Woo-Sung and Lee Junho (of popular Korean boy band 2PM), but also as the latest brand ambassador of 1 Day Acuvue Define.

Q: You use your eyes a lot in the blockbuster, Cold Eyes. Are eyes the first stop in your make-up routine that you will accentuate?

A: It depends on the mood. For special occasions, I do apply red lipstick to make it more accentuated. But usually, I just want to stay as natural-looking as possible. If I want to make my eyes appear bigger, I’ll wear my Acuvue contact lens.

Q: Yes, we heard you like wearing the 1 Day Acuvue Define Accent Style variant. But does wearing it really make your eyes look larger?

A: It beautifies my eyes. My pupils are very small and wearing them make my eyes appear beautiful and natural. There are even different colours to choose from. These lenses contain UV protection too and I think that that’s very important.

Q: Do you think that having UV protection for your skin is important as well?

A: Of course. It’s getting hotter so wearing sunscreen is not an option — it is an absolute necessity to use in my daily life.

Q: With your heavy filming schedule and having make-up on daily, how do you keep your skin looking so flawless?

A: Thank you. (giggles) It is not dependent on the make-up artist’s skills. I think it also comes from within. I find that inner beauty is very important. It is like a habit you develop. Drinking lots of water, exercising regularly, having a positive mind and attitude do aid in keeping my skin looking flawless and beautiful.

Q: Lastly, is there a beauty tip you can share with us?

A: My skincare routine is quite simple: My skin tends to warm up easily so I like using products that contain aloe vera extract as that makes my skin cooler and calmer. I use a lot of hydration creams and gels for moisturisation too.

by ZHANG WEIFANG @todayonline

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