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K-pop makeup is all the rage, but there’s a secret not many are talking about – those beautifully bleached brows! Many K-pop idols rock these lightened brows, even if they naturally have dark hair.


Photo credit: @for_everyoung10/Instagram

It’s not just about looks; it’s a trick to make you look softer and younger. And guess what? It can even make your face seem shorter by playing with your visual perception.


Photo credit: @katarinabluu/Instagram

To help you master this K-pop secret, let’s break down a tutorial from TikTok creator, @l_yuhann, who spills the beans on how she transforms her dark brows into those coveted soft K-pop brows.

Step 1: Brow Shaping

First, make sure the beginning of your brow lines up with the inner corner of your eye and the side of your nose. Gently use a facial razor to clean up this area.


If you’re going for those straight brows, tidy up the lower part of your eyebrows.


Step 2: Brow Trim for Refinement

If your brows are looking a bit too long or droopy, they may need a little trim to shape up!


Use a spooly to brush your brows upward, and then trim those stray hairs. Brush them downward and trim again.


Ta-da! Your brows will look clean and well-defined.


Step 3: Brow Bleaching

Mix one part of the bleach powder with two parts of the cream.


Apply this mixture to your brows and follow the time guidelines on the product’s instructions. Generally, the longer you leave it on, the lighter your brows will become.


After a few minutes, gently wipe off the bleach with a facial wipe.


That’s it! Now, you can stick to your usual brow routine, but you’ll see the difference for yourself.

In the side-by-side comparison, you’ll notice that with the same products and the same brow shape, the bleached side gives her that soft, youthful look and even makes her face seem shorter!


Comparing bleached eyebrows (left) to her natural eyebrows (right).

If you’re still a bit nervous about bleaching your brows, don’t worry. Others have tried it, and they found it to be a breeze.


ok i look so much more girly after bye #eyebrows #makeup #beauty

♬ original sound – Lyss

For instance, TikToker Lyss says that bleaching her dark brows has given her a softer and more girly appeal!

Up for trying out the K-idol eyebrow look for yourself? Here are a few bleaches to start with.

Hair Bleaches to Try On Your Brows

Aprilskin Turn Up Bleach


This is a DIY hair-lightening kit that provides even and beautiful bleaching results. It covers the entire hair for a stunning colour and prepares it for dyeing. The product includes hypoallergenic ingredients, hydrolysed keratin, and jojoba oil to nourish the hair.

The Aprilskin Turn Up Bleach retails for S$6.35 at Guardian online, and Shopee.

Jolen Creme Bleach Original


This formula is versatile and suitable for all hair types and colours, making it great for use on the face, eyebrows, and body.

The Jolen Creme Bleach Original retails for S$6.90 at Venus Beauty online, and S$39.22 at Amazon Singapore.

eZn Creamy Hair Bleach


This is an easy-to-use, gentle bleach with marula seed oil to protect hair and reduce irritation, all while delivering strong bleaching results.

The eZn Creamy Hair Bleach retails for S$15.65 at Guardian online.

Featured image credits: @l_yuhann/TikTok, @jennierubyjane/Instagram.