Ever wanted to look like the stars of your favourite Korean drama? The countless beauty vloggers of YouTube are a fantastic resource, especially when it comes to looks that you aren’t going to find in your usual American fashion magazine. So, if you’re interested in Korean beauty and makeup, it’s a great place to start
I did a little poking around on the web (so that you don’t have to), and found some vloggers that stood out from the rest. So here’s a little list of some of the best K-Drama-inspired makeup tutorials out there. Whether you’re keen on trying out Park Shin Hye’s naturally gorgeous look from Doctors, or Kim Go Eun’s winged eyeliner from Cheese in the Trap, read on!
1. Gong Hyo Jin from It’s Okay, That’s Love
When it comes to Korean makeup gurus, Pony’s Beauty Diary is (in my opinion) one of the best out there. She even runs Pony Effect, her own makeup line which launched fairly recently. This tutorial covers both a casual look and a fancy look, so you can do your makeup according to the occasion.
2. Park Shin Hye from Doctors
If Park Shin Hye’s more your style, you’ll want to check this tutorial out. Sunnydahye is a quickly growing channel that focuses on Korean skincare and beauty. Her makeup tutorials are in English, so you don’t have to worry about reading subtitles (god knows we’ve been doing enough of that with K-Dramas).
3. IU from The Producers
I’ve always been a big fan of IU’s look from The Producers, especially the bright red lipstick. It’s not something a lot of people can pull off, but it looks stunning when it works. Why not give it a shot with this tutorial from Sunny?
4. Kim Go Eun from Cheese in the Trap
While you might not have the iconic red hair of Kim Go Eun in Cheese in the Trap, this tutorial is great for those of us out there with monolids. It looks nice and natural, and the best part? It’s super simple. KIMDAX has a knack for making every step easy to understand, even for the most clueless beginners.
5. K-Drama Heroine From Well… Everything
Jung Saem Mool’s videos often feature simple, yet intricate looks. In this tutorial, she breaks down every element of the generic K-Drama look: bold brows, simple eyeliner, and a vibrant pink lipstick.