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Song Hye Kyo's secret lipstick hacks that all brides should know

Plus, 3 creamiest lipsticks that glides on like a dream, tried and tested!

If you’re wondering which lipstick colour suits you best or how to make it last longer, Korean actress and Laneige ambassador Song Hye Kyo, together with celebrity makeup artist Ryu Hyun Jung, dish out the tips and tricks.

Also, our team recommends some lip products we think you shouldn't miss out on after putting them to the test! 



The actress always has her lips on point, creating waves of lip-envy with her flawless media and screen appearances.

As she doesn't wear heavy makeup on the daily basis, she likes turning to lipstick and having it on to look brighter and livelier. 


Here, Song Hye Kyo shares how she keeps her lip game on point: 

1. On how to pick your colour

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“I think it’s important to choose a colour that complements your style and skin tone. For example, Laneige Silk Intense Lipstick collection has 35 different colours, so I can choose the one that suits me the best.” 

2. What to do when lipsticks don’t go on smoothly? 

“Sometimes, my lips can get dry and flaky, and lipsticks don’t go on as smoothly. So, I apply Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, which is effective in exfoliating and moisturising my lips.”

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3. Do you have to wear a lot of makeup when wearing red lipstick?  

“I usually don’t put on a lot of makeup, so to look lively, I usually go for red lip colours. This is because even when you’re wearing light makeup, it can make you look livelier.” 

See also: Look like Song Hye Kyo for your wedding! 6 Korean beauty tips to steal


Celebrity makeup artist Ryu Hyun Jung also shares some expert's tips on lip application and making the colour stay!

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1. Make your red lipstick more subtle

“If you use a Q-tip to smudge Get the Red colour onto your lips, it will be sheerer, making it suitable for when you’re wearing lighter makeup.”

2. How to make your lipstick last longer?

“Before applying [the lipstick], pat on BB cushion to make sure the colour lasts longer. You can use a BB cushion to ensure that you’re starting on a clean canvas.

This is important especially if you’re applying the colour to your whole lips, because it will create the appearance of perfect and beautiful lips.” 

3. How to create K-Beauty’s gradient lips that look natural? 

“Apply the colour onto the inner parts of your lips, and blend it outwards to make it look natural.” 

4. How to transform red lips: 

“Apply Laneige Exotic Yellow from the outer part of your lips inwards, following your lip line to transform the red colour into an orange tone. If you leave the inner part of your lips red, you’ll end up with a two-tone gradation effect.”

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“There was a period of time where the dried rose lip colour was popular among Korean actresses. Using Laneige Forest Fantasy on top of Laneige Get the Red allows you to recreate that colour.”

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Plus, 3 lipstick products Her World Brides team also loves for their easy application, luscious colours and lasting power: 


Nudesticx Magnetic Matte Lip Colour ($37 from Sephora) 

With its innovative, non-drying, longwearing matte formula, this 3-in-1 lip color, lip liner and lip stain will glide on beautifully on your lips even for makeup beginners.

On my first try, I was surprised at how easily the lightweight pigment was transferred onto my lips.

It feels like a cross between matte liquid lipsticks and full on cream lipsticks: you get both the longwearing quality of the former and moisture and colour intensity of the latter.

Get it here.


Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick ($39 from Sephora)

There are certainly enough rave reviews online to get us convinced its worth a try.

It’s intense pigmentation feels surprisingly light and it was an ease to apply it. Your lips will be well-protected by its satin-smooth cream formula with shea butter, Vitamin C and E.

And the colours! From the bright red hues of Strawberry Pink Cream to the cool tones of Light Lavender Matte, it’s definitely a range you can experiment and have fun with.

Get it here.


Moonshot Lip Feat. ($29 from Sephora) 

Featuring a unique slant that moonshot deems as its “signature bullet”, the lipstick is specially designed to effortlessly create the perfect lip makeup.

This detail definitely shaved off time from my lip makeup.

As for its formulua, it was moisturizing and creamy and felt seamlessly smooth on my lips.

With white sapphire powders as part of its formula, the colours look exactly how I envisioned them to be on my lips.

Get it here