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WATCH: This Is How You Get The Signature 'K-Drama Bida' No-Makeup Look

Get that girl-next-door look!
PHOTO: Instagram/hanaylee
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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)

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Tae Eul in The King: Eternal Monarch

(Played by Kim Go Eun)

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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!

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  1. She started by applying a lightweight foundation to help even out her skin tone.

    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Foundation
    YouTube/Hana Lee

  2. Put a bit of concealer on areas that need more coverage.

    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Concealer
    YouTube/Hana Lee
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  3. Fill in your brows with a dark brown pencil. (You can try the K-style straight brows look while you're at it!)

    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Brows
    YouTube/Hana Lee

  4. Using your ring finger—again this look is all about being effortless—spread a light layer of taupe eyeshadow on the lids.

    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Eyeshadow
    YouTube/Hana Lee
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  5. Add depth to your eyelids by sweeping a dark brown eyeshadow on the outer corners.

    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Eyeshadow
    YouTube/Hana Lee

  6. 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.

    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Eyeliner
    YouTube/Hana Lee
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    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Eyeliner
    YouTube/Hana Lee

  7. Curl your lashes and use a lash primer to lengthen and volumize the lashes. Then, apply a black mascara.

    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Curl lashes
    YouTube/Hana Lee
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    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Lash primer
    YouTube/Hana Lee

    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Mascara
    YouTube/Hana Lee
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  8. Sweep a neutral-colored blush on the cheeks for a natural-looking, healthy flush.

    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Neutral blush
    YouTube/Hana Lee

  9. Dab a bit of cream highlighter on the tip of the nose for a "button-nose" look.

    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Highlighter on the nose
    YouTube/Hana Lee
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  10. Contour the nose by lightly sweeping a matte taupe color on the sides of the nose bridge.

    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Contour the nose
    YouTube/Hana Lee

  11. Put on a lip mousse on the center of the lips. Blend it out with the fingers for a blurred pout effect.

    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Lip mousse or tint
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    K-drama main character makeup tutorial: Blur the lip
    YouTube/Hana Lee

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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Watch the video below if want to see the whole demo:

Korean Drama Main Character Makeup Look

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