Pop Culture March 5, 2021
We’ve all wanted to be like the gorgeous leading ladies of our favorite K-drama shows. Not only because they get to date the most swoon-worthy leading men, but also because of how insanely easy it is for them to look beautiful. (It’s no wonder the cute guys fall in love with them!) They have all mastered the art of the no-makeup K-drama look—fresh face, slightly tinted cheeks, straight brows, light eyeshadow, and gradient lips. The barely-there makeup look is something you can wear every day. All you need are a couple of makeup products and you’re good to go!
Want to achieve that natural, effortless K-drama beauty look? Here are some makeup inspo from our best-loved K-drama beauties:
Bae Suzy makes being a sweetheart look so easy. Her tightlined eyes and minimal peach eyeshadow bring out that gentle, innocent, and doe-eyed look. She balances this out with glossy lips and a touch of highlighter on the bridge and tip of her nose.
Park Min Young shows us how white shimmery eyeshadow applied near the inner corners of the eyes and bottom lash lines can really make your eyes pop and look more awake. Her soft brown feathery brows go perfectly well with her ombre cherry-tinted lips.
A K-drama makeup look is never complete without the famous “drunk blush.” Moon Ga Young knows exactly how to let her true beauty shine even while sporting little to no makeup. To get her flushed cheeks, just sweep on a light pink or peach cream blush onto the apples of your cheeks and dab with a beauty blender.
A matte finish for the face is something you’ll also most likely notice among K-drama leading actresses. Take Shin Ye Eun for example. Instead of the glass skin route, she goes for a soft, fresh-faced natural look by applying liquid concealer and blending in some foundation. Although there’s more coverage, this doesn’t take away the rosy glow from her cheeks.
If you’re dead set on wearing winged eyeliner, you should try out Eugene’s neat trick. You can channel your inner girl boss without looking too strong by making use of a subtle shade for your eyeliner and then applying mascara for extra-long, beautiful lashes. Don’t forget to finish off this look by blotting some neutral pink lip mousse over your pout.
Jo Bo Ah knows how to make a bold statement with her taupe eye makeup and coral lips. For brighter and more accentuated peepers, make sure to apply white eyeliner over your waterline. It’s a simple trick that can elevate the way you look and add that extra ~flair~ you need for the day.
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