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This Is Apparently the K-Pop Stars' New Favorite Airport Accessory

They wear it to mask their no-makeup face.
This Is Apparently the K-Pop Stars' New Favorite Airport Accessory
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They wear it to mask their no-makeup face.

Let’s face it: we’re not always in the mood to get glammed up before leaving the house. There are times when we just want to blend in and attract as little attention to ourselves as possible. This is why Hollywood celebrities wear sunglasses and hoodies when going incognito, because it shields their tired eyes and bed hair from paparazzi and makes them one with the crowd.

But in some Asian countries, celebrities (and even regular people) do it differently–they wear face masks. And we don't mean the hydrating ones.


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We know what you’re thinking: shouldn’t you only wear those when you’re sick? Yes, we think so, too. However, the fact that it gives your face 80% coverage makes it useful for hiding a bad skin day, and K-pop stars specifically use them to hide their makeup-free faces when they go out in public.


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Masks are also their go-to when they don’t want to be recognized and photographed, because a photo with only 20% of their face in it doesn’t really seem that interesting. And if you think wearing masks makes them stand out even more, it doesn't. So many people in Asia have been sporting surgical masks for this purpose before celebrities even turned it into a trend. So now, they come in different colors and designs for those who want to maximize its potential as an accessory.


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Would you try this trend on your makeup-free days?

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