Copy these romantic day and night makeup looks from Korean stars like Jessica Jung and Lee Sung Kyung
Steal your man's heart all over again
Whether you’re attached or single, Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) Day is always a great excuse for us girls to doll up and dress to impress. Doesn’t matter if you like to plan your looks in advance or do it last minute because we’ve helped to compile eight Korean stars in their finest romantic and sultry looks.
Even if you’re heading out to party with the girls (P.S. it’s Ladies Night too), you’re sure to find something that’s right up your alley. Click through the gallery to get inspired and find out how you can achieve the looks.
If you aren’t big on layers of makeup, try this look worn by actress and former Miss Korea Honey Lee. Start by applying a tinted moisturiser which has the right amount of coverage without feeling heavy on your skin.
To achieve the celebrity-inspired unkempt and bushy brows, fill in your brows wherever the hairs are sparse. Remember to use a light hand and don’t overdo them.
Use a clear brow gel and comb the hairs in the direction of their growth. As for the front of your brows, comb them in an upwards direction. The rest of your makeup should be kept at a minimal for a clean and effortless appearance
Instead of a powder blush, choose a cream blush which is longer-lasting and has a “glow-from-within” effect. Apply the blush using your fingertips as the natural warmth melts the product and blends it into your skin seamlessly.
In lieu of thick winged liner, use a brown liner and draw a thin line that extends from the corner of your eye. Nicknamed the ‘puppy eyeliner’, it promises bigger and rounder eyes while looking natural at the same time.
We wouldn’t be celebrating Valentine’s Day if we didn’t include a pink monochromatic look. To re-create this one by makeup artist Pony, apply a dusty rose matte shadow on your lids and blend it towards your brow bone.
To achieve the sultry look as seen on former 2NE1 member Minzy, sweep a brick matte eyeshadow all over your lids and bottom lash line. Use a darker shades to smoke out the outer corners and finish off by curling your lashes.
Just like Sung Kyung, Minzy is also wearing the ‘blotted lip’ in a striking red shade.
As a beginner in makeup, smokey eyes is an intimidating look to pull off. One wrong move and you’ll like like you haven’t slept in days. A more wearable and foolproof approach to it would be to use brown shadows which can be seen on former child actress Kim Hee Jeong.
In contrast with contouring in Western countries where they emphasise on chiseled cheekbones, contouring in Korea focuses on a slimmer face with a ‘v-line’ – a v-shaped jaw.
Start by using a contour stick to draw strokes near your hairline, cheekbones and jawline. Blend it out using your fingers or a damp beauty blender so that the contour does not look harsh.
Instead of lining your eyes with a black or brown eyeliner, why not try doing it with a brown shadow? This dolly eye look that is seen on former Wonder Girls member Sunmi can be achieved by applying dark brown shadow with an angled liner brush.
Apply the shadow on the outer thirds of your bottom lash line to elongate your eyes. To further enlarge your eyes, apply a coat of mascara onto your bottom lashes.