Friday, May 29, 2009

Korean Style Eyeliner – Natural Look

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

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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:







Sources to learn about

great eye lining tips:


1) http://ricebunny.xanga.com/623535738/eyeliner-tutorial--pencil-creamgel-liquid/



cherrybombpie said...

Hi Laney!

Thank you! This tutorial is so helpful! Esp. the tightlining part. :)
I honestly prefer your finished korean look to the korean picture description. Yours is way more subtle.

I am using liquid eye liner for the tightlining...I hope thats ok. Cos' I don't like kohl pencils. Yeah! Can't wait to try it.

cherrybombpie said...

had bad experience with them, smudging all over, I end up looking more goth than korean LOL

cherrybombpie said...

ooh I just tried it very good!!!

blovetbeauty said...

Yippie! *winks winks*

blovetbeauty said...

I've had my fair share of looking absolutely ridiculous with panda eyes . . . . it's especially bad cause I have oilier lids, so the smudging is as you would put it " goth" looking !
hahaha... do try out the cream liners cause its so good use :) honesTLY!

cherrybombpie said...

hey laney, was wondering if you use BB cream ?

Blair said...

Hello Laney

I like to tightline!! But most pencil liners can't stay put on my watery eyes =[

Can I ask what are the three brushes in picture #3b?

blovetbeauty said...

BB creams... Truth be told, I got a cyst after using BB cream for a few days. I honestly think BB cream is great for some people but I noticed among frequent users, like my mom and aunties that it can dull the skin. Also, my mother's pigmentation got worse after using it. My thoughts on BB cream are that some people can use it and some can't. :)

blovetbeauty said...

Hey Blair, in picture 3b from the left are cuberry's famous brush duo, than in the middle is Shu Uemura (firm yet gentle brush) and the one on the right most is also by Shu Uemura ( my personal fav brush to line my eyes :)

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sherrygo said...

I am beginner in make up can I know why need to apply conceal?

blovetbeauty said...

Hi Sherrygo, there are no strict rules in makeup, but most of the time, concealing is pretty important cause of eye bags, dark eye rings , generally imperfections that can take attention off the real focus( be it the eyes, lips or face).
If you have flawless skin, concealing is going to be absolutely useless. If you don't mind imperfections and like some, than you can go au natural. Its simply my preference as it makes me feel comfortable with myself:)
Hope this explains it... ...

Lola Re said...

i really admire korean makeup more posts more posts!! :o) Lola Re

blovetbeauty said...

Ha! Let me brain storm a korean centric post!