Korean makeup is one of the best beauty categories of all time. For one, the technology is incredible. K-beauty cosmetics melt into the face like a second skin giving a dewy, glass-skin effect.
We all dream of achieving the look of K-pop idols such as Lisa of Blackpink, Jessica Jung, Red Velvet, and G-Idle, to name a few, and the good news is that they share their makeup routines and tips. So let's find out how to copy them below!
1. Prepare The Skin
K-drama actresses are famous for their porcelain-smooth glass skin. To achieve this, they prepare the skin with a dewy primer like INNISFREE No Sebum Blur Primer, pat cushion base makeup, and pat concealer such as THE SAEM Cover Perfection Tip Concealer SPF28, only on the areas that need more coverage.
Our favorite cushion base makeup is APRIL SKIN Magic Snow Cushion 2.0 SPF50+, a cushion foundation for a flawless doll-like finish. It's suitable for all skin types and even covers breakouts and smooths skin issues.
2. Fruit Juice Makeup
K-pop idols love to look as youthful as possible, and for this, they use what they called fruit juice makeup.
Fruit juice makeup means getting sufficient colour on their cheeks by applying fruit-colour blush. For this, you can try Nude Peach or Mono Pink from 3CE Mood Recipe Face Blush directly on your cheek apples instead of blending upward and outward.
Then, finish the look using a fruit-coloured lip tint, such as Watermelon Red from ETUDE HOUSE Dear Darling Water Gel Tint, which offers a stained, natural look that's glossy with a hint of lip colour.
Speaking of juice fruit makeup, Korean women also like to blend-peach coloured or reddish shadow around their eyes specifically. Doing this makes you look more attractive.
You can try RD301 Jungle Red or PP505 Cotton Dress from ETUDE HOUSE Look At My Eyes New. These eyeshadows are buildable and blendable. They're highly pigmented with terrific colour and available in matte and satin finishes.
3. Eyelashes Dramatic Curl
When you see Jessica's eyelashes, you might wonder how to curl your lashes for a more stunning curl. Jessica's solution is easy, as she suggests using the hairdryer to heat the eyelash curler's curve before curling the eyelashes.
Please be careful and always check if the curler isn't too hot before using it, as you can be burn. Our favorite eye curler is SHU UEMURA Eyelash S Curler, an innovative upgrade from your common eyelash curler.
Don't forget to curl your eyelashes before applying a mascara such as ETUDE HOUSE Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara. The Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara is a fantastic mascara at an affordable price that'll give your lashes that false eyelash effect.
4. Define Eyebrows
K-pop idols don't leave the house without defining their brows. Korean women prefer thick, straight-across lines without arches. We like the sheer light brown colour and angled application of ETUDE HOUSE Drawing Eye Brow New, which creates well-defined brows that frame your face.
One of the best things about ETUDE HOUSE Drawing Eye Brow New is the spoolie on the opposite end to blend and shape any pencil lines. The key is to soften your eyebrows' arch to get a youthful look, such as Nancy from Momoland.
The pencil is designed to fill and shape your brows as you define them. It allows you to create a natural brow that frames your face. It comes in six different colours so that you can mimic the natural eyebrow hairs.
K-pop idols like to contour their faces with highlighters and bronzers. By contouring their faces, they create a slimmer face's illusion while keeping the naturally flawless makeup look.
The main purpose of K-beauty contour is to frame the face, so it looks slimmer. Don't shadow underneath the cheekbones, instead of the outline around the periphery of the face.
Using a contouring powder like TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL Art Class by Rodin Shading, begin by shading along the jawline. Then, move onto contouring the hairline and finally contour along your forehead and the sides of the fae. Use any remaining product on the brush to contour the cheeks.