Interesting story lines, amazing camerawork and exotic filming locations aside, we can’t get enough of K-drama because of the gorgeous beauty looks of actresses.
2018 has been another great year in K-drama. One of the most notable ones that gained attention from beauty enthusiasts is What Happened to Secretary Kim, in which actress Park Min Young appeared in impeccable makeup and hair.
If you have been ogling at K-drama beauty looks and wonder what some of your favourite actresses are wearing in the show, you’re reading the right article. Read on for the low-down!
1. Lipstick Song Hye Kyo wore in “Encounter”
In Encounter, Song Hye Kyo played the role of a CEO of a hotel who had undergone a divorce. She sported a more matured appearance that look significantly different from her previous roles, and we love the sophistication her beauty looks are oozing.
Audience are captivated by the image she portrayed – and the feature that stood out most? Definitely her lip colour!
Song Hye Kyo used: Sulwhasoo Essential Lip Serum Stick. This is a lip product that promises to nourish and moisturise your lips throughout the day. Available in 12 different shades, it can be found in all Sulwhasoo at SGD50 each.
2. Lipstick that Lee Da Hee wore in “The Beauty Inside”
Lee Da Hee may not be among the biggest names in K-drama, but she’s gaining popularity since her role as the intelligent and ambitious stepsister of the male lead in The Beauty Inside. Her sleek-looking makeup in the show gained a lot of attention among viewers, and everyone is particularly curious about the nude lipstick that she rocked.
Lee Da Hee wore: NARS Satin Lipstick in Blonde Venus. This MLBB shade makes it a great look for just about any occasion. This lipstick retails at SGD40 and can be found at all NARS counters.
3. Lipstick that Joy wore in “Tempted”
If you have been a fan of girl group Red Velvet, you might have noticed that member Joy was in one of the most talked about dramas in 2018, Tempted. Joy played the role of the daughter of a wealthy man and her makeup looked sophisticated and classy in the show.
What Joy wore: Etude House “Mini Two Match Lip Color” in the colour PK001 and RD301. We’re glad that the lipstick she wore isn’t as expensive as her character may suggest! This lipstick is highly raved about in Korea because of how you have the choice to mix and match your lip colours according to your preference and needs. It is available at all Etude House stores at SGD9.90.
4. Liquid lipstick that Joy wore in “Tempted”
Besides the coral-toned lipstick, the liquid lipstick that Joy wore in Tempted was another point of discussion among the drama’s fans. Everyone loves how the orange-red lip tone accentuated her fair skin even more.
What Joy wore: Etude House Matte Chic Lip Lacquer in OR201. This offers both vibrant colour and longevity. It is available at all Etude House stores at SGD19.90.
5. Lipstick the Park Shin Hye wore in “Memories of Alhambra”
Park Shin Hye is definitely one of the most familiar names among K-drama actresses, and her latest show, Memories of Alhambra, unsurprisingly performed well too. Her understated, effortlessly chic makeup in the drama certainly stole the show.
What Park Shin Hye wore: Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense in Iconic Rose. This creamy and pigmented lip product is available at all Mamonde counters and Lazada.
6. Lipstick that Kim Yoo Jung wore in “Clean With Passion For Now”
A rather new drama, Clean with Passion for now is loved by Kim Yoo Jung’s fans because of how hilarious the show is. In this drama, Kim is seen wearing a lipstick with a glossy, moisturising finish that makes her pout look extra juicy.
What Kim Yoo Jung wore: Laneige Stained Glasstick. The newest lipstick by Laneige, its glossy finish is known to be one of the biggest Korean makeup trends in 2019. Available in 10 different shades, it retails at SGD34 and is available at all Laneige boutiques and counters, and Sephora.
7. Foundation that Jo Woo Ri used in “My ID is Gangnam Beauty”
Surprisingly, there were many queries among fans of My ID is Gangnam Beauty about the second female lead and her flawless-looking complexion in the show. Played by Jo Woo Ri, the role is also seen carrying a cushion foundation with a pretty case – which obviously had viewers asking which brand the product was from.
What Jo Woo Ri used: Merbliss Wedding Bouquet Water Cover Cushion in shade 21. This cushion leaves a dewy finish with adequate coverage. It is available in two shades 21 and retails at SGD43 on Qoo10.
8. Foundation that Park MinYoung wore in “What Happened to Secretary Kim?”
What Happened to Secretary Kim? is probably one of the most raved about K-dramas in 2018, both in Korea and around the world. Top actress Park Min Young plays the role of a secretary to a narcissistic CEO. Besides its hilarious storyline, the drama is also much talked about because of Park’s impeccable makeup and fashion sense in the show.
What Park Min Young used: Shiseido Syncro Skin Glow Cushion Compact. This has moderate coverage and a natural-looking finish that makes your complexion look radiant and healthy. helps to enhance your natural healthy glow and also add a flawless finishing touch. It retails at GD55 and is available at all Shiseido counters and Sephora.
9. Eyeliner that Park MinYoung wore in “What Happened to Secretary Kim?”
You might have remembered the sleek and natural-looking eyeliner that Park Min Young wore in the show. The beautiful finish of the eyeliner has also caught the attention of viewers, and many of them wonder which brand it was from.
What Park Min Young used: Shiseido “Inkstroke Eyeliner” in the colour BR606 allows you to perfect your eyeliner look with effortless application. This eyeliner retails at SGD43, available at all Shiseido counters.
10. Foundation that Son Ye Jin wore in “Something in the Rain”
Another drama that has won the hearts of many working ladies is none other than Dancing in the Rain. In the drama, Son Ye Jin played the role of an office lady in her mid 30s who had fallen in love with her best friend’s younger brother.
In the show, she was spotted applying a cushion! Eagle-eyed viewers managed to find out which brand it was from and rushed to get it because they noticed the flawless and dewy finish it delivered.
What Son Ye Jin used: Missha Signature Essence Cushion Watering keeps your skin moisturised and gives a dewy finish. It is available at SGD31.90 at the Missha Singapore online store.
11. Blush that Oh Yeon Seo wore in “A Korean Odyssey”
Are you a fan of fantasy drama? A Korean Odyssey is one that features top actors and actresses in the cast. Female lead, Oh Yeon Seo was seen in the show with a beautiful glow, which led to viewers wanting to find out what was the blush she used.
What Oh Yeon Seo wore: NARS Blush in Gina. This shade looks natural and is suitable for daily wear to achieve the look of a healthy glow. It retails at SGD50 and is available at all NARS counters.
12. Eyeshadow that Oh Yeon Seo wore in “A Korean Odyssey”
The subtle and sophisticated eyeshadow look worn by Oh Yeon Seo has also been a point of curiosity from viewers.
What Oh Yeon Seo wore: Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Antique Rose. This is a feminine and elegant shade that is work-appropriate. It retails at SGD40 and is available at all Bobbi Brown counters and stores.
13. Brow pencil that Go Jun Hee used in “Untouchable”
The short and chic hairstyle sported by Go Jun Hee wasn’t the only feature that turned heads when she played in Untouchable. Viewers also loved the strong brows she had in the show.
What Go Jun Hee wore: Shu Uemura Hard Formula in Acorn. This has been one of the holy grail products loved by many beauty enthusiasts because of the precise and bold look it can deliver. It retails at SGD33 and is available at all Shu Uemura stores and counters.