5 Beauty Tips To Look Like Your Favorite K-Pop Idol

K-Pop fans can really get passionate about how their favorite K-Pop star looks. And who wouldn’t? Their incredible combination of sexiness and cuteness, how they play off their innocent but glam look while dancing and singing to their hits is something to admire!

Eastern (particularly Korean) beauty trends in general differ from Western beauty trends — the latter places focus on sculpting the face and precision of makeup application, while the former is less about looking “on fleek” and more about placing emphasis on natural and youthful-looking makeup. While both are awesome in their own ways, this kind of aesthetic is seen mostly on K-Pop stars who are rocking them! Put down the contouring palette and learn how to look like your favorite K-Pop idol, stat.

5. It’s all about the glow.

Eastern beauty trends are big on skincare — women in this region place importance on pampering your skin and acquiring that healthy, dewy look. It’s how BB and CC creams from the Korean market broke into worldwide consciousness! Remember to exfoliate and moisturize your skin, and then choose your base of choice: a dewy foundation, a BB cream, or even a tinted moisturizer for sheer coverage!

4. Draw straight, bushy brows.

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While those on the other side of the world are all about perfect-looking, “on-fleek” brows, we see K-Pop stars sporting straight, natural-looking brows that make them look more innocent and youthful. Simply shape your brows straight, then fill in sparse hairs with a pencil or powder. It takes less time, and it looks more natural!

3. Skip the contouring.

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Hollywood celebs like Kim K popularized contouring, but it’s more about looking flushed and fresh with Korean beauty trends. You can go bare with your face, but for a more glam look, highlight on the high parts of your face (below your forehead, above your brow bone, on your cheekbones, on your Cupid’s bow, your chin). You can even dust peach or light pink blush on the apples of your cheeks for a hint of color.

2. Sweep a bit of brown eyeshadow on your lower lids to resemble “aegyo sal”.

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“Aegyo sal”, which translates to “winning skin” is a coveted look in Korea — little fat deposits just under the eye like tiny eye bags. While some people go as far as getting plastic surgery to get them, others also simply sweep a bit of brown eyeshadow just by the lower lids to replicate the look. It’s to give their naturally Asian eyes the illusion that it’s more sunken and deep-set, closer to Caucasian eyes.

1. Do a “lip gradient”.

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Instead of filling your lips in with a bold color, color is centered on the lips, gradually fading outwards. First, swipe on some concealer on your lips. Then, apply lip stain on the center of your lips, while blending it out with your finger in dabbing or patting motions. Another trick is to apply lipstick with a fluffy eyeshadow brush to look diffused and stained.

What is your favorite K-Pop look? Tag a K-Pop fan!

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