Korea is becoming the next big beauty hub for stylish women all over the world, and has been the influence behind many recent hair, skin and make-up trends. Here’s five of the best Korean beauty tips you can copy easily at home.
- The cleanse
Korean fashion dictates that women should aim to have clear, flawless skin, and the only way to get a gorgeous and glowing complexion is good cleansing routine. Beauty starts with good skin, and to get the best out of your make-up you need a solid base. Incorporate a daily cleansing ritual into your beauty routine to achieve the best results. Shiseido Ibuki Cleansing Foam is a great way to obtain a clear complexion for all skin types, or try Clinique Clean Wash Away Gel Cleanser if you have oily skin.
- Gradient lips
When planning your next make-up look, don’t forget about the lips! Gradient lips are way on trend right now and are a staple for Korean women who love the subtlety of a soft lip that compliments the softness of their complexion. Start by dabbing a concealer stick, like Rimmel Stay Matte or Dr Payot Solution Stick around the sides of your bottom lip. Next, use a glossy nude-toned lipstick on both lips, then apply a bold lip stain like theBalm Stainiac to the center of the bottom lip and the inside curve of the top lip. Smooth a clear gloss over the top, and you’re good to go!
- Contour and highlight
The desire for fabulous skin means that Korean beauty bloggers are big on contouring, and love to highlight pale skin with a few quick contouring tricks. To channel your inner beauty, you must step away from your dark hues as Korean bronzers tend to be lighter and less heavy. Pick up a highlighting kit like Givenchy Teint Couture, which has the perfect color pallet to illuminate dull skin. A budget friendly option that any make-up lover should have in her collection is Max Factor Panstick, a great cover up that can double as a highlighter if you find a shade lighter than your skin tone.
- Winged eyeliner
This trend is huge among Korean celebrities, models and make-up lovers alike, and is so simple, anyone can do it. Using liquid eyeliner is the best way to get a flawless flick, and Lancome Artliner comes with a precision brush to get the perfect winged look, which can amplify your eyes and give them a subtle, smoldering boost. Use a thin line for a cute day look and a thicker, bold line for a night out. Start in the corner of your eye and sweep out slowly.
- Sleek hair
Whether it’s worn curly or straight, Korean women love to show off sleek, shiny hair. Most popular styles begin with a healthy looking mane, so smooth some Kerastase Hair Serum through wet locks before blow drying to get a deep shine with a straight style, or use Phyto Phytopulp Foam to create volume while adding gloss.