How to: The Korean Highschool Look

Its a fairly well known fact that Korean and American beauty standards are different, and back to school looks are no exception. Without further ado, here are ___ steps to getting that High School look from that Kdrama you love. ๐Ÿ˜‰

1) The face.
Put down your bronzer and blush! You won’t need them for this look. Just take a foundation that is your shade and blend it evenly across your face. I use a light pink base as well to add brightness. The key to this look is an even, pale face.

Optional: Take a light pale pink or peach/orange blush and, with a VERYย light hand, apply some to the apples of your cheeks, swiping back to your ears. It should be barely noticable when done.

2) The eyes
Koreans are not heavy with the makeup for daily activities. You want to take an eyeshadow, 1 to 2 shades darker than your skin tone, and blend it on your lid so it just peeks out over your crease.

3) Add some aegyo:
Take a light shimmery shadow 2 shades lighter than your skintone, and highlight the inner corners and “aegyosal”, the cute puffy skin right under your eye.

Optional: Take a contour color (I prefer a light taupe), and lightly shade under the aegyosal so it looks more pronounced.

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4)The Puppy Eye
There are no cats here, just cute puppies! The puppy eye is a technique where you line your eyes as normal, but instead of winging it out, you drag it down just a little!

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5) Gradient
Take a concealer and conceal the edges of your lips. Using a red tint or lipstick (you can choose pink or orange too…orangy red seems to be the most popular right now) Apply some to the very inner portion of your upper and lower lip. Then using your fingers or a brush, smudge it out so it fades into the concealer, creating a gradient!

Optional: top with a clear or sheer shimmery lip gloss so lips appear fuller!

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Need more? Watch me complete the look and follow along ^^

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