Makeup

5 Signature Korean Beauty Looks

Who remembers heavy contouring? Overdone eyebrows? Do ombre lips ring a bell? These trends died hard! Makeup trends tend to change with season. However, signature looks are usually set in stone. These looks stay around because they work perfectly without losing their essence. Not to state the obvious but signature looks also differ from region to region. Although every person has a specific signature look that they swear by, sometimes that could be the case for an entire nation! South Korea has taken the reins in keeping some makeup trends around for good by popularising their own signature looks that many people now follow religiously, so here are some K-beauty looks that shouldn’t be slept on.

Faux freckles

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While some of us can easily accomplish this look with a lack of SPF on a sunny day, most people would rather achieve this look safely. Faux freckles have been a beauty trend for ages now. This look can easily be done with a pencil eyeliner. The pointier the pencil, the more natural the freckles will look. However, because this look is widely sought after, specialized products have been released to recreate the look with ease, such as the Faux Freckle Cosmetics Neutral by Freck.

Blocky brows

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The thick brow look never died in Korea. Although some people prefer natural looking brows, others don’t mind the attention. They adore the technique of making their brows come off as big and bold. Obviously, one of the easiest and most costless ways to achieve this look is by letting your brows grow out, so don’t pluck them. You can also trace the shape with a brow pencil and then fill them in using a brow mascara. Here are the products that I think would help accomplish this look: Tinted Brow Mascara by Nyx and the MAC Cosmetics Eye Brows Styler.

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Puppy eyeliner

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This simple and flattering eyeliner shape can be worn everyday. Although it is an unusual way of drawing an eyeliner, it can work on any eye shape! The product needed for this look is a liquid eyeliner. That is because it allows your hand to draw accurately. The Urban Decay Perversion Waterproof Fine Point Eye Pen is highly demanded for having an easy to-use brush, so consider that product to pull off this liner look.

Heavy blush

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While some people skip on using a blusher when doing their makeup, many tend to overuse it. It quite literally gives the “I’m shy” look. In order for your face not to look pale and expressionless, all you have to do is create this look! Using a blush that compliments your undertones, apply it around the cheeks and cheekbone area. For this look, a Korean product would work best, like Etude House’s Lovely Cookie Blusher.

Dewy Eyeshadow

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When we think of eye makeup, the first thing that comes to mind is a powder eyeshadow palette. We love to swatch them at Sephora or play with the colors at home when we’re bored. Okay, but how many of us use glossy eyeshadows? They give your eyelids a hint of sheen and the colors look perfectly blended! However, no one wants to have sticky eyelids and feel like we’re unable to blink comfortably. That is why this product exists: 3INA The Eye Gloss 500. The formula is lightweight, non-sticky and even helps your eye makeup stay in place for hours! All you have to do is apply your eye makeup like you always do, then top it off with this gloss.

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These 5 signature makeup looks are the just tip of the iceberg. The list goes on, as these classic Korean Beauty trends never die. Although specialized products are constantly being developed for various beauty trends, these simple looks can still be easily achieved with makeup products you have at home.

 Hind Ayoubi
Hind Ayoubi

A passionate writer and determined law student. 



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