Do you want to learn how to do Korean makeup? Let’s take a break from our usual makeup tutorials and celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of Korean makeup today!
Korean Makeup Tutorials You’d Want to Bookmark Now
Just like Western makeup, Korean makeup has its own norm. No makeup style is better and it’s quite fun to actually flip-flop between these different looks once in a while. I personally love Korean makeup and skincare, I think they’re one of the best in the world. I like how Koreans are very religious with their skincare regimen and my goodness, their efforts really does show through their perfect dewy skin. Well, we can try and recreate the Korean makeup look. So today, I’m sharing with you five of my favorite Korean makeup tutorials and here they are:
1. Everyday Look | Korean Makeup Tutorials
If there’s one notable thing about Korean makeup, it’s that they like to keep it simple and natural–like your makeup is barely there, but there are hints of color and here and there just to brighten up the face. Koreans like their go-to everyday natural look as it highlights their beautiful skin! This Korean makeup tutorial from the ever popular PONY is definitely the look you can start with.
2. Glam Smokey Burgundy | Korean Makeup Tutorials
Got a party or formal occasion coming soon? Give this glam smokey burgundy look a try! You don’t have to have purple hair honey, but if you feel like wearing contact lenses, you’re going to look fierce! Koreans love wearing contacts as this helps make their eyes look bigger and well–because colored contact lenses are fun to wear too! Match burgundy eyeshadow with gray contacts and you’ll look irresistibly sexy!
3. Peach Makeup | Korean Makeup Tutorials
What a fitting makeup tutorial we have here. Peach is an awesome color for spring and summer and here’s a Korean take on peach makeup. Truth is, Koreans are fond of the colors peach and pink when it comes to makeup because it complements their fair skin. Plus, these colors give the face a lively color without wearing a lot of makeup.
4. Edgy Grunge Look | Korean Makeup Tutorials
Feeling adventurous tonight my dear? Or maybe, you’re going to a concert soon? Rock this edgy grunge Korean look with Korean street-style outfits. This makeup look goes easy on the eyes and draws all the attention to the lips. I love love love the blue muted lipstick but I think dark muted purple will work too. As what SiChen said, “if you want to look cute and badass,” then this is the look to try!
Koreans also love their perfect cat eye eyeliner, like this one here!
5. Bright Lips Look | Korean Makeup Tutorials
While Koreans like to keep their face makeup simple, often, they go for bright lips. For this makeup tutorial, that’s exactly what you’ll see. But, you’ll also notice this look is great for both daytime and nighttime. Actually, if you want to go bolder at night, go for a bright red lippie!
BONUS: More Korean Makeup Tutorials
We’re not done yet makeup junkies, I’m throwing in a few extra makeup tutorials for you today…just to make sure you got your Korean makeup game locked down!
1. Gradient Lips | Korean Makeup Tutorial
The gradient lip is an original trend from Korean makeup. It’s about using two different shades of lip color on the lips, with the outer parts lighter and going darker at the center. There are several techniques to achieve this look, but it’s best to use a lip tint to achieve gradient lips. Nowadays, there are gradient lipsticks being sold too!
2. Dewy Skin | Korean Makeup Tutorials
While American makeup is more about the matte finish, Korean makeup is about the dewy finish. Dewy makeup recreates the perfect healthy skin look. And since we all do not wake up with perfectly healthy-looking skin (maybe the Koreans do), but at least we can try and make our skin appear that way…all thanks to Korean makeup!
3. Straight Brows | Korean Makeup Tutorials
Another huge difference between Western and Korean makeup is the eyebrows. Western makeup is all about the high arch eyebrows, while Korean makeup likes straight brows. What? Straight brows? Yes! It actually looks good on Koreans and gives that innocent look too! For Koreans, it’s more natural-looking this way. Want to give it a try?
Want to master your Korean makeup look? Check out this fun video of the do’s and don’ts of Korean makeup from TheBeautyBreakdown:
It’s interesting to know about different makeup trends in different countries, you learn a lot about the culture and the people and with social media, it just seems like the makeup artistry world just got a lot bigger and I cannot be more than happy with that. Learning different techniques through different cultures is always a welcomed joy. So I hope you enjoy learning more about Korean makeup and have fun recreating these cute and pretty looks!
Which is Korean look from this list is your fave? Let me know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in December 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.