I don't know if you've already noticed this, but most K-drama female leads sport a certain makeup style: The barely-there, no-makeup look. Like they didn't exert any effort to look extra pretty—the ultimate girl-next-door lewk. Here's a refresher on some of our fave, super simple K-drama beauties:
Seol Dal Mi in Start-Up
(Played by Bae Suzy)
Tae Eul in The King: Eternal Monarch
(Played by Kim Go Eun)
If you also like to get their signature fresh makeup look, we found a ~*genius*~ tutorial by YouTuber Hana Lee. She humorously describes the K-drama main character as someone who is average-looking, LOL. The lead also never tries too hard—she's just naturally pretty. Keep scrolling to learn how to recreate the K-drama bida lewk!
She started by applying a lightweight foundation to help even out her skin tone.
Put a bit of concealer on areas that need more coverage.Continue reading below ↓
Fill in your brows with a dark brown pencil. (You can try the K-style straight brows look while you're at it!)
Using your ring finger—again this look is all about being effortless—spread a light layer of taupe eyeshadow on the lids.Continue reading below ↓
Add depth to your eyelids by sweeping a dark brown eyeshadow on the outer corners.
Define the eye shape with a brown eyeliner pencil. Unlike black, an espresso shade doesn't look too harsh or overly done. Focus on the outer corners.Continue reading below ↓
Curl your lashes and use a lash primer to lengthen and volumize the lashes. Then, apply a black mascara.Continue reading below ↓Continue reading below ↓
Sweep a neutral-colored blush on the cheeks for a natural-looking, healthy flush.
Dab a bit of cream highlighter on the tip of the nose for a "button-nose" look.Continue reading below ↓
Contour the nose by lightly sweeping a matte taupe color on the sides of the nose bridge.
Put on a lip mousse on the center of the lips. Blend it out with the fingers for a blurred pout effect.Continue reading below ↓
After doing her makeup, Hana added finishing touches to complete the look: Tiny hoop earrings, a chambray shirt over a knitted top, and a messy ponytail.
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