If you are obsessed with Korean dramas as we are, you will know that makeup and skincare are very important in the Korean culture. But spending a lot of time watching K-drama storylines has not been a waste of time, as it has given us some unexpected k-beauty tips that improved our looks.
So, if you are interested in trying out Park Shin Hye’s style from Pinocchio or Cheon Song Yi’s look from My Love From Another Star, you need to keep reading.
The lips are an essential part of every K-drama actress. You might remember, Song Hye Kyo in Encounter, as she played the role of a CEO of a hotel who was divorced. The natural but sophisticated look was beautiful, especially her lip colour. Or who can forget Lee Da Dee nude lipstick that she rocked in The Beauty Inside?
To get these looks all you need are the perfect products like 3CE - Velvet Lip Tint that is available in ten colours from nudes and beiges to pinks and reds or Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint that contains ingredients derived from wine.
Make sure to choose a lipstick formulated to last throughout your day or night and that would keep your lips hydrated and soft.
If you have been admiring Jun Ji Hyun in My Love from the Star for her radiant complexion, or top actress Park Min Young from one of the most talked-about K-Dramas What Happened to Secretary Kim? for her impeccable makeup and fashion sense in the show. It is time to learn how to accomplish these looks.
If you struggle with applying the foundation for a natural look don’t worry just follow these steps.
First, you need to prepare your skin by cleansing and applying a moisturizer. A great option would be Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm which will effectively remove excess oil and dead skin cells; follow by Cosrx Oil-Free Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap.
Then apply the foundation, starting with a small amount and apply to the centre of your face, blending outward. It is key to choose the perfect shade, take your time to apply it the right way, then set your foundation for a flawless look.
One of the best foundations we had found is Memebox Pony Effect Everlasting Cushion Foundation SPF50+. It has plenty of shades that are suitable for pale to medium skin tones.
Another foundation we loved is Etude House Double Lasting Foundation that features a unique K-beauty formula with double-shot technology to give a "double-layer" effect in a single application.
When you see how Song Ji Hyo’s cheeks and lips in Emergency Couple it is impossible not to love her beautiful glow.
The best way to enhance your complexion is by using Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher. These blushers are super cute and have great quality. You can choose from a wide variety of colours, ranging from baby pinks to blueberry shades. They include an applicator puff.
To achieve the perfect look, first prepare your face with foundation, powder, and moisturizer. Saved blush for the last step in your makeup routine.
To get the pink blush of Oh Yeon Seo in A Korean Odyssey you need to apply the blush only on the apples of cheeks, making sure that the colour doesn’t fall too forward in your smile lines, otherwise your face will not look natural.
Remember, to use a small dome-shaped brush with a dense and flattened head to apply your blush.
If you want the subtle and sophisticated look of Oh Yeon Seo in A Korean Odyssey, you need a feminine and elegant shade like Strawberry Buffet from Etude House Look At My Eyes New.
Don’t forget to apply a base eyeshadow to the lid to create the perfect look.
It is important to invest in good-quality brushes so you can create a masterpiece. Have just a few of them for even, precise, and hygienic makeup application.
If you like the strong brows that Go Jun Hee had in K-drama top series Untouchable you need a good brow pencil like Etude House Drawing Eye Brow. This pencil will ensure that your brows remain thick and defined.
What we loved the most about Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil is that they are designed to fill and shape your brows and they come in natural shades.