So what exactly is the difference between Korean makeup VS European makeup? Let’s take a closer look.
The biggest difference between Korean VS European makeup is probably the way of thinking, the philosophy behind it all. In Europe we have a tendency to cover up the skin and start with a “blank canvas”. In Korea, on the other hand, the skin is 100% in focus and the skin care routine is the first priority. With a fresh healthy and even looking skin, you don’t really have to cover up in the first place, right? Do you agree?
Korean makeup is often minimal with the skin in focus. Think youthful, natural and dewy fresh skin. Koreans like their skin to be as light as possible, and very even looking with a healthy glowing radiance. It’s all about poreless perfect skin pretty much looking like porcelain. Maybe you’ve already heard of “glass skin”? Gradient lips is a staple kinda thing and a must in Korean makeup. This means that you apply most of the color in the center of the lips and blend it out towards the outer lip. No strong lines and no lipliner needed. Add some blush on the apples of your cheeks to enhance the youthful dewy look. And for blush you can preferably use a creamy blush to create that natural glowy fresh look. When it comes to eyebrows, simply fill in the natural shape and color of your eyebrows discreetly, preferably in a pretty straight horizontal shape. The icing on cake is of course mascara. One layer is enough to create those natural, separated, long curly lashes. Avoid thick fake lashes for this look. Viola! The dewy fresh Korean look is all done.
Korean makeup look
For my Korean look I have used 4 makeup products only. A full coverage cushion foundation, a creamy blush / lip gloss duo, an eyebrow pencil and a mascara. All of these Korean products are incredibly affordable and cost between β¬2.50-10 / pc. And this look is done real quickly as well.
β₯ Missha Magic Cushion Cover β₯
β₯ Tonymoly Panda’s Dream Dual Lip & Cheek β₯
β₯ Etude House Drawing Eye Brow β₯
β₯ Tonymoly Panda’s Dream Smudge Out Mascara Volume β₯
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