Personally I think Korean actresses know how to enhance their natural beauty and accentuate the positive. Along with the fact that they probably have a pretty darn good plastic surgeon who can grant them instant double eyelids, western nose bridges and maybe throw in a jaw line reduction just for kicks. If I sounds bitter, its cause I am.
So, this entry is going be all about obtaining Korean Actresses – EYES, without the surgery.
The basis of the Korean actress look is really in a flawless face which translates to complete eye bags\ zits\reddness\darkness coverage, well defined eyebrows ( THROW your tweezers out the window) , glossy lips and subtly defined eyes.
I hate Korean dramas but there’s something undeniably beautiful about these Porcelain looking Korean actresses.
Now, now lets get talking about the FUN part :
1) Cream Eyeliner + THIN brush (MAC, Shu uemura, ECO Tools,Maybelline)
If you want a more defined look, easier application as compared to liquid liners, than to me cream liner is the way to go.
The brush gives you more control and grip and as such, you can draw a nice fluid line. Also, a smaller and firmer brush can produce a more precise looking line.
The down side with cream liners is that some users still prefer liquid liner as they feel they can draw a thinner more exact line as compared to the cream liner. At the end of the day, it really boils down to personal preference.
Great Stuff: Stila Smudge Pot, MAC black track, Coastal Scents ( been using this alot lately but having issues with removal , I still love it cause of the color intensity though ), Japanese cream eyeliners are pretty good in general
2) Pencil Eyeliner
For a very natural and soft look, pencil liners would be the best way to go. Tip: Don’t bother with cheap and dry pencils cause they will only hurt the skin.
However, be warned that pencils have the tendency to smudge as they are less permanent than liquid or cream liners. As a rule of thumb, creamier pencils smudge more. Also, make sure to keep the pencil sharp, otherwise the line will be thick and very Un- Korean looking
Great Stuff: MAC Pencil liners (Engraved), Make Up Store, inouvi
3) Liquid Eyeliner
Liquid Liners are great for photos. They come out really well in pictures but in person, liquid liners can look a tad bit harsh, when applied incorrectly. If you use liquid liners, be sure to keep the line really fine and as close to the lashes as possible!
The downside of liquid liners is that they are hard to apply. For me personally,I steer away from liquid liners. Cleaning up the mess is too much work for a lazy gal like me. It takes way too much concentration to keep a stable hand.
Great Stuff: Loreal, Tattoo Eyeliner , Shu uemura
STEP 1- Conceal
STEP 2- Tightlining the UPPER WATER LINE
A great tutorial to describe Tightlining:
* Tightlining makes all the difference in getting a really nice dark lash line. It make the eyes look really big naturally. This step alone, can open up the eyes.
* Do not be too generous with liner application on the upper water line cause it can smudge really badly on your lower lids.
*Skip tightlining if u have very sensitive eyes.
STEP 3- Draw a THIN line on the lash line using a Black Eyeliner Pencil or Cream Liner
Step 4- Take an eyeliner brush ( Small, thin, narrow shaped) and dip into some dark eyeshadow. The eyeshadow acts as a sealant and helps to smoke out the drawn line, making it more natural looking.
Step 5 – CURL & MASCARA ( thin coat).
For extra definition, you can go over with liquid liner. This step is truly optional.
I took the picture below from some forum. The pictorial description is pretty much the essence of making your eyeliner appear really natural and soft:
VIDEO KOREAN NATURAL LOOK
– EYELINER APPLICATION TIPS
Sources to learn about
great eye lining tips: