Take centre stage with these stunning beauty looks inspired by your favourite K-drama heroines.
Zimmermann Dress from Niki Han and Ethel Huang. Ring and earrings, both from Lovisa.
Suzy Bae in Vagabond
Natural, but not basic. Add touches of neutral shades to a virtually flawless complexion to contour and define your features.
Dress from Ong Shunmugam
IU in Hotel Del Luna
Terracotta, burnt orange and brick red can flatter most Asian skin tones, and IU pulled these shades off effortlessly while starring in Hotel Del Luna.
Dress from Nikki Chan and Ethel Wang. Earrings and ring, both from Lovisa.
Song Hye Kyo in Encounter
If a bold red lip is too over-the-top for you, try blending it out to create a subtle flush like Song Hye Kyo’s character, Scarlet, in Encounter. Scarlet hues exude confidence and sophistication.
Dress from Ans.ein. Earrings from Thrifty Thieves.
Park Min Young in Her Private Life
While pink may seem like a girly colour – especially on your eyelids, there are grown-up versions you can try like Park Min Young’s look in Her Private Life.
GET THE LOOK
From left: Yulip Lipstick in Iconic, $30, from Ksisters. Chanel Les 4 Ombres in 352 Elemental, $96. Nars Liquid Blush in Luster, $52. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation, $72.
K-darling Suzy isn’t afraid to let her natural beauty show in the Netflix blockbuster Vagabond. To portray her role as a feisty secret agent, she keeps things minimal with a bare-face look that is perfect for everyday wear. The key to nailing nude makeup is to have a good base. Start with a foundation that blends seamlessly into your skin. On your lips, opt for MLBB shades that match your natural lip colour and perk up your complexion.
Song Hye Kyo
From left: Urban Decay Stay Naked Correcting Concealer in #30NN, $40. Laneige Layering Lip Bar in Soul Red, $39. Gucci Rouge a Levres Mat in #501 Constance Vermilon, $53. M.A.C Art Library Palette in Flame-boyant, $97.
ROSES ARE RED
You can never go wrong with a classic red pout, but if you prefer a subtle look, a glossy lip would do the trick. Get inspired by Song Hye Kyo in her hit drama Encounter, where she’s often seen sporting a wearable, luscious crimson shade that gives her a classy and sophisticated vibe – befitting of her character as a bonafide boss. (She wears Sulwhasoo’s Essential Lip Serum Stick in Rose Red.) For dramatic impact, add a warm flush of colour on cheeks and eyes.
From left: Too Faced Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush in Spiced Peach, $42. Dior Backstage Eyeshadow Palette in #003 Amber Neutrals, $83. Shiseido Makeup VisionAiry Gel Lipstick in #223 Shizuka Red, $33. Sofina Primavista Ange Liquid Foundation SPF 20 PA++, $20.
There’s no doubt that Hotel Del Luna was the most talked-about drama last year, and one key reason that got viewers hooked onto this fantasy series is IU’s impeccable fashion and makeup in every episode. To match her ultra-lavish outfits, she rocks a rusty red shade that complements her matte complexion, complete with defined brows and a sheer wash of eye shadow that adds to that vintage vibe. The result is a graceful look that will let you channel your inner Jang Man Wol in the most stylish way yet.
Park Min Young
From left: Pixi H2O Skintint in No. 2 Nude, $36. Cle de Peau Beaute Lip Glorifier in Pink, $62. Beet by Pomelo Liquid Blush in Tickle Me Pink, $10. Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette in Rose, $39.
PRETTY IN PINK
In the romcom series Her Private Life, Park Min Young looks effortlessly chic in her daytime job as an art curator. But when she’s not donning her corporate persona, she opts for romantic date-ready looks that would make any oppa’s heart swoon. Go for a flirty pink lip that will instantly brighten up your complexion, paired with a rosy blush and a touch of highlighter to give you a fresh, radiant look.
ADDITIONAL REPORTING: ARISSA HA
PHOTOS: PHYLLICIA WANG
MAKEUP: LARRY YEO, USING M.A.C
HAIR: RENO TAN/HAIRLOOM, USING GOLDWELL
STYLING: JEROME AWASTHI, ASSISTED BY JET ONG
MODEL: PARK SEOJIN/MANNEQUIN
IMAGE CREDITS: VIU, NETFLIX