While K-pop stars usually go dramatic on the makeup (think glittery eyeshadows, smokey eyes and even bold lips), Korean actresses then to dial down on colours. Most of the time, especially in their days off, they’re seen with hardly any makeup, save for cushion and a nude or light lipstick.
But that doesn’t mean they don’t wear red or bold lip colours at all. Here are some of our favourite bold lip looks from K-actresses, and our recommendations of lipsticks to recreate the look.
The actress doesn’t usually sport red lipstick, but when she does, she looks 10/10.
This video said this is Suzy’s favourite lipstick, so it’s now our favourite too. This cherry red lipstick gives off youthful, playful vibes, making it perfect for both work and the weekend.
Orange is not easy to pull off, but Yoona did it effortlessly with this matte number. She also kept the rest of her makeup minimal to bring out the colour.
We love this lippie because not only is it pigmented, it also is buildable, depending on how bold you want the finish to be. We suggest using your finger to apply for a diffused finish.
While she always pares down on her eye makeup, she’s a tad more adventurous when it comes to lip colours, often sporting bright lip colours. This pink one on her is one of our faves.
This crayon is easy to carry around and makes shaping your lips a breeze. A must-bring for easy touch-ups!
She’s known for being adventurous when it comes to makeup (she even rocked neon green eyeliner), and this lip colour fully shows off her bold personality.
Want to wear red but looking for something a bit deeper? This is your new go-to. As someone who owns this lipstick, I can assure you that it’s pigmented and have a smooth finish.
IU may have a casual and laidback style when it comes to fashion, but her go-to lip colour is always a refreshing pink-red tone. While some actresses prefer to go matte, hers always come with a satin or gloss finish.
This has the pigmentation of a stain and the finish of a lip gloss, so you can expect a bold finish with the shiny finish you seek. It comes with a pointed applicator that’s easy to use too!
Ngl, So Hee’s tactic of matching her lip colour to her bikini top works pretty well!
Steal So Hee’s look with this bright lippie that is so attention-grabbing that you can skip eye makeup and blusher.
While most actresses usually pair nude lips or strong red lips with evening dresses, Ga Young chose a strong pink number that perfectly complements her dress and skin tone.
Don’t be daunted by the colour of the stick. This glides on to deposit just enough pigments for a pretty pink finish that is not too loud, making it perfect for work.
You’ll rarely see Park Min Young with a strong bold lip colour unless she’s doing a photoshoot. This brick red lippie she has gives a touch of attitude despite being juxtaposed with a floral dress.
Cop Min Young’s look by pairing this matte brick red lippie with a similar floral dress. This formula is known to go on matte, so we suggest priming your lips with a lip mask prior to applying it.