[by Jung Yoo Jin/ translated by Kim Young Shin] Korean dramas continue to thrive from last year in both Korea and China. At the core of the Hallyu stand the heroines of megahit dramas such as tvN ‘Cheese in the Trap’, SBS ‘High Society’ and KBS ‘Descendants of the Sun’.
Kim Go Eun, Uee and Song Hye Kyo captivated the hearts of drama heroes with their beauty. One thing they have in common is their shining skin. Here are some skin expression tips from the actresses who always look stunning.
▶ ‘Cheese in the Trap’ Kim Go Eun
Kim Go Eun has exceptionally fair and silky skin. Sheer makeup is an important factor to highlight her glowing skin. She uses a moist makeup base to correct the skin tone and apply a small amount of foundation on the skin where redness occurs for natural and transparent makeup that looks as though she is not wearing any.
To maximize her lovely image, she defines her charming Asian eyes and puts on pink blusher for healthy complexion. Coloring lips with the same tone makes them pop. The characteristic of Kim Go Eun’s makeup is to be bright and lovely.
▶ ‘High Society’ Uee
Uee’s large and clear eyes grab the heart of the hero in her drama. She pays extra attention to define her eyes not excessively and add natural colors to her lips. Precise base makeup for setting bright and smooth skin comes before putting makeup on eyes and lips.
Her big eyes allow her to wear lighter color to define them. She lightly touches champagne pink on her eyes for base, then tightlines her eyes and curls up the eyelashes with mascara. Putting on plenty of lip balm and then applying lip color makes her lips look dewy.
▶ ‘Descendants of the Sun’ Song Hye Kyo
As she is playing a surgeon, Song Hye Kyo displays a very natural look with minimal makeup. She is widely recognized for her beautiful skin which does not require heavy makeup. Using a mask sheet a day for hydration makes facial skin capable of dewy expression for any makeup.
She loves wearing semi-smokey makeup which widens the eyes. First, draw eye lines with wings and then draw under lines from the center of the eyes to the outer end. The key point of Song Hye Kyo makeup is that she does not connect the two lines.
▶ EDITOR’S PICK
01. CATALINA GEO COLOR CAPSULE MAKE UP BASE
This is the world’s first makeup base to combine color capsules and essence. The ample essence compound in it corrects skin tone and provides skin care solutions. It also glides softly on the skin and leaves face moist for all day.
02. YSL LE TEINT TOUCHE ECLAT CONCENTRATE D’OR ROSE
This product has rose-gold pigment formula which makes the skin silky and glow in pink. The shimmering pearl shines in certain angles to brighten up and contour the face.
03. BOBBI BROWN SHIMMER WASH EYE SHADOW
This light-colored eye shadow sparkles with natural-looking glitters.
04. NARS SATIN LIP PENCIL LODHI
The crayon type lip pencil is made for drawing silhouette or gradation. Its vivid color and satin-soft and creamy texture are impressive.
(photo by LAMY Cosmetics, CATALINA GEO, YSL, BOBBI BROWN, NARS, bntnews DB)