YAS! Give me some pumpkin spice pronto!

Hey! Fall is here, and with it, fall makeup tutorials! Yaaassssss!
Hundreds of Youtubers have flooded the internet with their fall makeup tutorials.

Oh…well…I did too.
And here it is! Β An easy eye tutorial using Korean products I have.

Mind you, it’s been super nice going from 10 views a day to 55 on my one video alone yesterday, but the struggle can be real. (and by struggle I mean making sure that I continue to do this for fun and…well…stop focusing on numbers. There are more important things in life.)

Without further ado….here it is! Enjoy! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll…..okay, you probably won’t laugh or cry.

This was a short blog, but I hope you enjoy!
What else would you like to hear about or see? Β I’d love to hear from my readers and suscribers πŸ™‚

xoxo
The Dutch

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. πŸ˜‰

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 VERYΒ 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 ^^

Dupe it up: 4 Korean beauty holy grail finds!

You might want to think twice before shelling out the big bucks for that night essence. Here are four high end dupes you can find in Korea (and purchase online) for a fraction of the cost.

1) Estee lauder advanced night repair vs. Missha time revolution night ampoule

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The Missha serum has been said to be almost an exact dupe to Estee lauders advanced night repair. I bought it for my mom when she visited for β‚©33,000 (about $29.00 USD) but you can purchase it for $50.00 on sokoglam.com . Compare that to the $91.00 estee lauder serum in the same size, and its a steal.

But how does it compare? Head over to skin and tonics review HERE to read an amazing breakdown of not only pricing and ingredients, but review over months of use as well.

2) Urban decay eye primer vs. Etude house eye primer

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Having used the first product,Β  I was shocked and overjoyed with the amazing quality and price of the etude house dupe! When you experience humidity like Korea has in the summer, a good primer is a staple in your routine. Come the price of $24 for urban’s to β‚©6,000 ($5.00) for etude’s, and it is even more worth it.

You can purchase it for $7.00 at sokoglamΒ  or for $8.00 at memebox.

3) SK ii facial treatment essence vs. Missha time revolution essence.

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And Missha does it again,Β  with an affordable and highly rated dupe for a very high end product! Coming in at $110.00 USD, SK ii is said to be well worth the money. However, for between $35-50.00, Missha takes the win again.
Buy it on sokoglam or memebox.

For another amazingly writtenΒ  breakdown of the ingredients and a review, head to skin and tonics review HERE. She writes such well researched and planned reviews, it’s worth the glance!

4) makeup forever HD powder vs. Innisfree anti-sebum powder

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My best friend, who lives with oily skin, is in love with this dupe, as am I! I love the soft finish and how it helps to keep my makeup in place, without drying out my already dry/normal skin.
Coming in at β‚©6,000 ($5.00) vs. $19-34.00, it is a steal!

Buy it from memebox for $9.00. You can also purchase a non loose powder version for $12.00

May your bank accounts stay fuller and your skin look even better!

Have any questions or posts you would like to see? Leave a comment below! πŸ™‚

Dutch
Xo