4 Korean Makeup Trends We Love | Clozette

(cover photo from abeeyootifulmess)


With the K-Pop wave hitting not only the region but also the entire world, the Korean makeup style has slowly become something sought after by most. After all, what's not to love? The trend emphasizes dewy skin, rosy cheeks, and softly tinted lips---creating a look that is soft and demure. From the popularization of top Korean beauty brands popping up all over the region, such as Etude House, Laneige, and TheFaceShop, it seems like K-makeup has become a mainstay in our every day beauty and make-up regimen. 


So here are 4 Korean makeup trends you should definitely give a go:


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Fresh, Dewy Skin



(photo from rinicesillia)


With their preference for a dewy base, the key to perfecting Korean makeup is good skin. Much like the no-makeup makeup trend, I would say that this is its I-naturally-woke-up-well-rested cousin. The face is prepped and primed to look fresh and plump with a bit of the skin's natural texture peeking through (sans the pores, of course). 


If you're already blessed with good skin, all you really need is a good pore minimizing primer and a quick dusting of mineral powder. For those who want more coverage, go for a BB cream, CC cream, or an Air Cushion. They provide extra light-weight coverage while still keeping your skin looking natural and glowy (plus point: they have the added benefit of SPF!).

Gradient Lips



(photo from MelissaFerosha)


You know that thing that happens to your lips when you've had too many cherry popsicles or orange lollipops? This is what the trend seems to be all about. Instead of an all-over lip colour, this gradient trend concentrates most of the colour at the inner middle portion of your lip and fades out. There's quite a learning curve when it comes to mastering this trend as it's so easy to end up looking like you have chapped, bleeding lips as opposed to a soft gradient effect that gives your lips a little boost in the plump department. 


Start by applying a matte lip-colour all over your lips in the shade that is at least two-tones lighter than your natural lip colour. Then, apply a dollop of bright red lip tint in the inner middle portion of your bottom lip and blend it out with your fingers. Add more tint until you've achieve your desired colour. 



Orange Blush



(photo from Rachelxooo)


Unlike the summer-bronze makeup trend that emphasizes a bronzed glow with contoured cheekbones, Korean makeup leans towards a peachy orange blush applied in a soft oval atop the apples of the cheeks. This placement of the blush gives the face a naturally flushed effect, while the soft orange tone grants a sweet, feminine glow to the look. 


To create this look, pick a blush that will work well with your skin type. A liquid tint has the longest wear time and is suitable for most skin types. A cream tint is great for those with dry skin as it not only adds colour but also gives your face an added glow. A powder blush is great for those with combination/oily skin. Whichever you choose, pick a shade in the orange family (peach, coral...etc) and concentrate most of the colour at the apples of your cheeks, sweeping your brush in a soft, round motion.



Softly Winged Eyeliner



(photo from rinicesillia)


When you want big, round eyes, there's no better technique than the Korean-style softly winged eyeliner. However, unlike the bold cat-eye which is dependant on precision and a jet-black liquid liner, this soft winged liner is created using a mix of eyeshadow shading and smudged gel eyeliner. 


Start by placing dark blue or grey shadow along your upper lid, being careful not to extend it past the crease. Wing the shadow up and out as you reach the end. Do the same for your lower lash-line, creating a little V-shape at the outer ends of your eyes. Next, line your upper lid and bottom lash-line with gel liner, and before it dries, smudge it out with a thin eyeshadow brush. Finish off the look by adding a pale, shimmery shadow along the inner half of your eyes to make them appear brighter and more wide-awake.



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After more than a month long process of applications and selections, THEFACESHOP Singapore is proud to reveal the Top 10 finalists of THEFACESHOP T.O.P GIRL 2014! 

These 10 gorgeous and fresh-faced beauties have been picked from a pool of 517 contestants this year. Voted by the public and chosen from the management, 1 of them will be the brand's next up and rising T.O.P GIRL 2014 who will front THEFACESHOP's upcoming campaigns for their new product launches. 

The winner of T.O.P GIRL 2014 will also walk away with a 1 year ambassadorial contract, $5000 cash, a year’s supply of THEFACESHOP products, a sponsored trip to Seoul for a T.O.P GIRL video shoot, and other attractive prizes from our Official Sponsors! 

Read on and get to know more about Singapore's T.O.P GIRL Top 10 finalists now >>




Shevonne Lee, 24
Student

Interests
Singing and dancing 

Interesting facts about myself
I have the ability to do mirror writing smoothly (writing in the direction that is the reverse of the natural way)



Hannah Nan, 21
Undergraduate


Interests
Fashion, makeup, netball and EPL

Interesting facts about myself
My name and surname are palindromes (could be spelt forward and backwards)



Rachel Ling, 20
Student


Interests
Food, travel, books, makeup, history and fashion

Interesting facts about myself
I play the Western flute and I have a pet turtle that follows me around the house which wouldn't eat if I don't let it out to walk about.



Chloe Teo, 24
Working Full Time in Public Sector


Interests
Photography, makeup & skincare junkie, blogger

Interesting facts about myself
Currently venturing into video editing and just started on my own YouTube channel to share videos on DIY healthy food/drinks, product reviews and beauty tutorial



Khoo Shu Feng, 19
Student


Interests
Baking, blogging and doing makeup tutorials

Interesting facts about myself
I'm petite in size but I have a voracious appetite for life.



Rachael Ng, 18
Student


Interests
Makeup and blogging

Interesting facts about myself
Although I am lean, I have a beer belly!



Geraldine Poh, 23
Student


Interests
Movies, cafe hopping and dance

Interesting facts about myself
I like to eat only the head of gummy bears. I get caffeine/sugar rush after a cup of bubble tea.



Vivyanne Chan, 22
Student


Interests
Love reading books and try out different kinds of hairstyles and makeup

Interesting facts about myself
Love playing sports - tennis and swimming. Used to swim competitively for schools but didn't expect to win for my events.



Audrey Lim, 22
Student


Interests
Acting, dancing, travelling, enjoy exploring new beauty and makeup products

Interesting facts about myself
I have a set of naturally straight teeth!



Rynna Lee, 23
Student


Interests
Football, automatives, watches, outdoor sports

Interesting facts about myself
I love to experiment and think out of the box. I once cooked a dish that's caramelized pineapple and winter-melon sauce on breaded shrimps!


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Flora by Gucci



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Guerlain Aqua Allegoria


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Boss Orange Woman


Boss Orange Woman by Hugo Boss was created to bring out the strong, enthusiastic personality of a woman. Its combination of sweet apple top notes and floral heart notes gives its wearer the confidence to impress anyone she meets.


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