I’ve always admired Korean girls and the way they do their makeup. So youthful, radiant, and glowing! In today’s tutorial, let me show you my own interpretation of Korean makeup. This look is all about 5 big trends: dewy skin, straight brows, doll eyes, flushed cheeks, and gradient lips. Watch!


Here are the products I used to create these looks:
Excluding the eye makeup (which is by Bobbi Brown and PRO Studio) and the brow makeup (courtesy of Japanese fave Dolly Wink), all of these are by Korean brands!

THE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

We’re covering 5 trends in less than 10 steps! To execute them, I used brushes from the Suesh Personal Funky Pink Set, which have become my everyday tools over the past few months.

DEWY SKIN
Step 1: It’s important to prime your face to make your makeup last, especially if you’re going for the dewy look. Primers also help in diminishing the look of big pores, making your skin look smoother and softer. I used my Korean go-to: Y.E.T.’s Fill It Up Primer.

Step 2: To get that dewy skin finish, use a moisturizing BB Cream, like Lioele’s Super Gold Snail BB Cream, which I’ve used in the shade of Warm Beige. Now, this is important: DO NOT set your BB Cream with powder. Let the natural finish shine through! I used a foundation brush to carefully blend the BB Cream for a smooth and seamless look.

Step 3: Korean makeup is all about perfect, even-looking baby skin, so be sure to conceal any dark circles and acne spots. I’ve used the foolproof, universally flattering Perfect Jumbo Concealer by Lioele. This makes me look more wide-awake and refreshed under the eyes!

FLUSHED CHEEKS
Add a hint of color to your cheeks for the ultimate baby face. I am using a powder blush by Lioele, the Carry Me Blusher in Cutie Pink, to achieve that rosy flush. You can see its super easy, mess-free application in the video.

STRAIGHT BROWS & DOLL EYES
Step 1: Unlike Korean girls, I don’t have straight brows. What I did to compensate was to give my brows a straighter bottom edge by coloring them in with Dolly Wink’s Eyebrow Powder in Dark Chocolate. If you have naturally straight brows, simply fill in any sparse areas and you’re good to go.

Step 2: No K-Pop star shows their face without a good cat-eye! I’ve flicked my lids with Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink. The thick black line will also serve us a base for the next step: false lashes. (In case you need a refresher on cat-eye application, watch my tutorial).

Step 3: Curl your lashes, fatten them up with your favorite volumizing/lengthening mascara, and then put on your flirtiest false lashes! I’ve applied a pair of Japanese-Style Lashes by PRO STUDIO. We are foregoing eye shadow, so make sure you don’t skip this step for a truly doll-like, doe-eyed effect.

GRADIENT LIPS
And finally, for the finishing Korean-girl touch: gradient lips. Use a lip tint and concentrate the color in the center or innermost part of your lips. Blend it outward with your finger or a lip brush. For this, I’ve used Lioele’s Pinky Tint, dabbing it with my finger until I achieved the desired level of ombré.
And that’s it for my Korean Makeup tutorial! I hope you guys enjoyed learning about Korean beauty just as much as I enjoyed making this demo. For now, 안녕 (annyeong)!

Photos by Say Artillero