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Sandara Park reveals beauty secret

Sandara Park (Sports Korea)The beautiful Sandara Park of K-Pop super group 2NE1 has revealed the secret to her flawless skin in her latest commercial for Korean beauty brand "Etude House". Although she has released several successful campaigns for the brand, this time Sandara Park shines in a conference type set-up where she discusses the secret to her beautiful skin.

For those who do not understand Korean, here is the official translation of Sandara Park's script from the official Etude House YouTube channel: "Today, I will share with you an amazing news. How come, it feels like only celebrities can own moistur-y glossy skin? Now, I will reveal the secret behind celebrity's skin. Just mix it with our BB cream and you can have a glossy celebrity skin. Wanna be Sweet? PLAY ETUDE!"

Here's the commercial:

Although Sandara Park is selling the Nymph Aura Volumer, it must be pointed out that the BB cream is still mentioned in the mix. The BB cream is not really that big a secret. Hailed as the "beauty secret of Korean actresses," the BB cream or "Blemish Balm" is similar to tinted moisturizer but offers more coverage and light reflecting qualities.

The BB cream was originally invented to help soothe and refine post-laser surgery acne and blemishes. However, due to its excellent moisturizing and coverage qualities, it has since transformed into a commercial cosmetic with added functions including sunscreen and anti-acne. The BB cream may be used alone or as a make-up base or primer. There are many brands of BB cream including the more affordable TonyMoly, Etude House, and Maybelline and the more upscale The Face Shop, Missha, and Skin Food. Your choice depends on your budget and skin type.

Have you tried BB cream? What is your experience with it? Share your thoughts through our comment box!

Catherine Deen blogs for Yahoo! Philippines OMG!. She lives, eats and breathes Korean music, cuisine, telenovelas, and pop culture. Follow her on Twitter @cathsdeen.

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