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:
Fresh, Dewy Skin
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!).
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.