#1 Pink on pink
“Korean brides love pink,” says makeup artist Ginger Lynette. “It’s so feminine and adds a youthful charm.” For both the upper and lower lids, Ginger fused a light gold with a soft pink, working both into the crease lines to add more depth. A small flick of eyeliner at the ends made the eyes all the more alluring. Finally, a glossy, bright rose-pink lippie for a glam finish.
#2 Full-on glamour
There is nothing like statement eye makeup to quickly change up your look for the evening. Update the smoky eye with a flash of purple and silver. For Asian brides with small eyes or monolids, start with a darker hue at the upper lash line and then blend it upwards and into a lighter colour to make your eyes rounder and bigger. Balance the look with a nude pink lip.
#3 Just peachy
The two essentials for Korean-inspired makeup: A dewy complexion with a natural-looking luminosity. Go light on foundation or BB cream, and then dust highlighter on your nose bridge, chin and along the brow bones. Skip contouring for a light blush to accentuate those cheekbones instead. For romantic day-time celebrations, try pale orange on the eyelids with lashings of mascara. Lastly, try the on-trend gradient lip: Apply colour on the centre of your lips and blend it outwards for that just-bitten lip look.
#4 Red pops
A vivid red lipstick instantly perks up the face. But don’t just limit the stand-out hue to your lips. For an aisle-ready look, Ginger went with a red liner along the waterlines and over the black, which instantly adds more definition. Smudge it with a smidgen of shimmer to create a soft effect rather than a harsh line. Don’t have red eyeshadow or liner? Try a matte red lippie to achieve the look, and extend the wings for sultry, elongated peepers.
PHOTOGRAPHY ZAPHS ZHANG
STYLING MICHELLE LEE, ASSISTED BY PRIYA KHANDEWAL
ART DIRECTION STEVE THIO
HAIR DYLAN CHAN/HP 9338-6439 FOR PICASSO HAIR STUDIO, USING L’OREAL PROFESSIONNEL
MAKEUP GINGER LYNETTE, USING YSL BEAUTY & DIOR
JEWELLERY GOLDHEART JEWELRY
MODEL TIA MARIE/MANNEQUIN
This story originally appeared in Her World Brides June - Aug 17.