korean makeup tutorial

Korean inspired makeup tutorial

korean makeup tutorial

Today’s post is going to be on a Korean makeup look which I’ve been really enjoying. Over the past month or so, I’ve been seriously hooked onto this Korean makeup series called ‘Beauty Bible’ which basically talks about all things makeup and Korean beauty related. Having watched makeup artists work their magic on their models and handing out some great tips, I couldn’t help but give it a try myself and this is what I came up with. You can check out the full video tutorial here, and I hope you enjoy watching!


Face: korean makeup tutorial

As I mentioned in the YouTube tutorial, many Korean girls like to start off their routine with a face mask or eye mask to ensure they have a fully moisturised face. They put heavy emphasis on a great base and radiant skin tone, so I made sure to work on that for this look.

Sheet mask

  • Too cool for school egg cream mask

Sun black

  • Alice in Wonderland Beyond Alice in blooming skin tone sun base SPF 50+

BB cream

  • Theatrical BB natural cover SPF 28 PA+


  • MAC cosmetics studio  finish concealer- NC 30

Makeup setting spray

  • Urban Decay de-slick makeup setting spray- oil control

Eyes:korean makeup tutorialkorean makeup tutorial

For the brows and eye look, I went for a something light and simple. I don’t lean towards heavy eye makeup as I don’t have deep set eyes and can often look like I’ve gotten beat up with a black eye. Instead I chose something warm and flirty,  that’s pretty at the same time.


  • Etude house Perfect Brow Kit
  • Kate eyebrow colour gel

Eye shadow

  • Naked Palette 2- Chopper and tease

Eye liner

  • Majolica Majorca gel liquid liner in black
  • Etude house tear eye liner- #04 sunny teardrops


  • Heroine make impact frame and curl mascara

Cheeks:korean makeup tutorial

I skipped contour and highlight for this look as it’s not often that Korean girls contour their faces, or at least not heavily. Heavy contour and highlight often leads to a sophisticated and mature look, while I’m headed towards a more cutesy and sweet look for this tutorial. So instead I went for a light pink blush that gives me a flush of colour.

  • Etude house Dreaming swan eye and cheek
  • Innisfree pink blush

Lips:korean makeup tutorial

The lips were the most important part of this look for me. I wanted to go for a gradient lips that’s really in trend now. The inner part of the lips is a darker colour while the outer parts feather out into a lighter shade. Unfortunately, the gradient doesn’t show up clearly in the photos here, but you can check out the video to see how I did it. If you’re interested to see what type of lipstick will suit you best, you can check out my post on the 5 lipstick shades you need for your collection here.

  • Etude house- Dear my enamel lips RD301
  • Sasatinnie Aqua magic gloss- Ruby red

korean makeup tutorial

And that’s it! I’m really loving this look especially the eyes. I think it’s great for everyday and doesn’t look like you’re caking makeup on. If you’re interested in seeing my everyday makeup routine or Japanese girl makeup look, you can head over there as well.

Hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if you’re going to try it out!

Kisses & lipstick smudges,



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