Korean-Inspired Make-up Tutorial (Skin, Eyes, & a Winsome Personality)

I was exploring on YouTube a few days ago and I came across a video that featured How-To tutorials suited for Koreans. I think the show is called “Get it Beauty” and watching that inspired me to create a look based on what Korean women are known for.

First off, if you’re not an avid fan of K-culture, you need to know that Korean women are known for:  1. their smooth, porcelain white skin, 2. their beautiful eyes and 3. their winsomeness (also known as “Egyo” in Korean). I thought that I’d combine all of these elements into one fun look that’s natural and wearable.

K-inspired Makeup Look -- Sweet & Fresh -- 9

The Key Items

To create my flawless looking face, I used:

  • Etude House Baby Choux Base (Peach Choux)
  • Revlon Photo Ready Compact Makeup (150 Shell)
  • Physician’s Formula Twin Concealer (Yellow/Light)
  • Palladio Rice Powder (Translucent)

To reshape my eyes, and color my cheeks and lips, I used:

  • Super Model ON-THE-GO Makeup Kit by Victoria’s Secret
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick (740 Certainly Red)
  • Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick (  40 True Pink)

Collage of Products -- Getpretty.com.au

Other items that you might need:

  • Brow filler (NYX Eye/Eyebrow Pencil, 904 Light Brown)
  • Black eyeliner (Maybelline Eyeliner Pencil by Eye Studio, Black)
  • Mascara (Victoria’s Secret Lash Dare 3-in-1 Mascara)

For the record, you can use makeup products that you already have. They could be a different shade to what I’m using but if it’s close enough then you can use it for the look.

Here’s How I Did It

STEP 1: The Flawless Face

As usual, you need to start off with a clean and moisturized face.

Step 1: How I achieved the flawless looking face

  • Once you’re face is squeaky clean, apply the makeup base, followed by your foundation. Next, conceal imperfections like pimple scars and dark spots. I usually use my concealer as a highlighter, which explains why I used some on my nose bridge, forehead and chin. Your face will look ghostly when you use camera flash but it’ll look amazing in natural light.
  • Set everything with loose powder or, in my case, translucent powder.

TIP: Korean’s love dewy looking skin so you can skip setting everything as long as you applied primer before you applied you foundation/makeup base.


STEP 2: The Pretty Eyes with Straight Up brows

TIP: Koreans like full yet delicate brows that are not too arched. They also usually tint their brows using brow mascara (I saw it on the show). The idea is to make your brows pretty looking but still natural.

  • I already have thick brows so I just filled them in using my brow pencil. I did not make them entirely flat though.
  • Use feather like strokes so the lines are not too harsh when you’re filling in your brows.

Step 2 -- Korean Inspired Makeup -- Getpretty.com.au

  • Next up is applying two eyeshadow colors: a shimmery light pink color and a shimmery purple color.
  • Apply the light pink on your lids and on your lower lashline, starting from the inner part of your eye to about half way.
  • Apply the purple color on the portion of your eye, carefully tracing a V-shape and evenly blending as you go.
  • Using your black eyeliner, line your eyes starting from the inner corner going to the outer. Make the line a little thicker and make it a little longer.
  • Now, connect where your eyeliner ended into the inner portion to where your eye ends. Here’s a closer look:

STEP 2: The Pretty Eyes with Straight Up brows -- Eyeliner technique

This shape makes your eyes look more elongated. They’ll look great if you already have big eyes. See what I mean?

STEP 2: The Pretty Eyes with Straight Up brows -- Big Doll Like Eyes

STEP 3: Ombre Lips & Flushed Cheeks

I’ve seen how to do this in several videos and it is pretty easy.

STEP 3: Ombre Lips & Flushed Cheeks

  • First, erase your lip color using concealer. Set it using loose powder and then apply your pink lipstick.
  • Next, take your red lipstick and apply it just on the center of your lips. Blend it out.
  • Apply a nice light pink blush on the apples of your cheeks (no more contouring, K-girls aren’t big fans of that).

STEP 4: Finishing Touches

All you have to do now is curl your lashes and apply mascara. TA-DA! You are now done with our Korean-inspired makeup look!

Finished Look: Korean Inspired Sweet & Fresh Look with Big Doll Like Eyes

Now for the Aegyo!

Finished Look: Korean Inspired Sweet & Fresh Look with Flawless Skin Finished Look: Korean Inspired Sweet & Fresh Look