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K-pop idols have on-point outfits and makeup because of their stylists and makeup artists, but being surrounded by professionals all the time also means that they get great tips. After looking at our favorite K-pop idols’ skin care tips, it’s time to delve into their know-how on makeup! Here are five makeup tips and tricks that you can work into your daily makeup routine for effortless application and amazing looks.
Lovelyz member Kei likes to make sure that her makeup applicators like beauty blenders and sponges are moist when she applies her foundation. This ensures that application is even and skin looks dewy all day long! This technique is particularly good for dry skin as it keeps skin moisturized and looking fresh and not patchy. For an in-depth look at how to use beauty blenders, read Chapter 2 of Beauty Book.
Sakura always looks fresh even after dancing and singing for hours. The singer divulged that she loves using innisfree’s No Sebum Powder to keep her skin looking matte and free from sweat and excess sebum. This K-Beauty cult favorite is incredibly versatile and Sakura also uses this powder on her hair. The idol applies it specifically on her fringe to keep it light and airy to prevent it from sticking to her forehead.
CL is a makeup connoisseur who experiments with different makeup techniques. The K-pop star is known for her eye makeup, which she has perfected over the years. To create her dramatic eye makeup, CL customizes her falsies to get the finish that she wants. She layers several falsies to get the density and flare that fit her eye shape! Everyone has different eye shapes and looks they want to go for, so this is a great technique if you can’t find the perfect fake lashes to suit your needs.
Intensity and color aren’t the only ways to change up your blush. Applying blush on certain areas transforms the face easily. Soyeon’s trick for quickly achieving a cute makeup look is to apply blush on the apple of your cheeks, which emphasizes the roundness of the face and brings out an innocent look. For a sexier vibe, the rapper applies blush in a more angled way to accentuate the cheekbones. This method creates a more angular face for a dramatic and intense look.
Applying a full face of makeup takes a long time, so when you’re not in the mood for it or you’re running late, Hyuna has a trick for you! A vibrant lippie can quickly transform your face. Even if you don’t have base makeup on, this simple tip makes you look made up with one single product. Hyuna particularly loves lip tints as they are quick and easy to apply.