Who doesn’t love a good K-beauty video tutorial? We know we do, at any rate. Fortunately, the Hallyu wave has brought about a wide variety of beauty experts showing off their chops, with there being videos on just about every K-beauty trend there is: from glass skin to puppy eyes to gradient lips.
Watching Korean YouTubers, however, does bring about a unique set of challenges: namely, understanding them. If achieving straight brows is getting to be a little confusing without an English translation, well, it’s your lucky day, because we have found 11 of the best Korean YouTubers that have English subtitles in their videos. Ready to become a K-beauty expert? Forge on!
1. Pony Syndrome
At the top of the list? Korea’s top beauty guru Pony, of course! With over 4.3 million subscribers under her belt and a successful makeup line that you can now purchase in Singapore, Pony is considered to be one of the most renowned beauty experts out there.
Her iconic transformation series— to celebrities such as Taylor Swift and Kylie Jenner— have garnered millions of views already, with her other makeup looks such as achieving clear, glassy skin and natural Korean makeup hitting the million mark as well. She’s been praised for having a great mix of beginner friendly makeup looks and complex ones, so feel free to check her out no matter your skill level. One of the best Korean YouTubers out there with English subs available? Count on it!
Subscribe to Pony here.
You may know her from her What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim makeup tutorial that has garnered 400,000 views already, but Lamuqe is known for her variety of other makeup tutorials too! From basic makeup guides to complex K-pop idol looks, Lamuqe already has 1.2 million subscribers under her belt, with her numbers steadily rising every day.
Her skincare guides tell you everything you need to know about achieving that famed Korean glass complexion, while her makeover series truly shows off her prowess as a makeup artist. She’s so popular that her videos even have Japanese and or Vietnamese subtitles from time to time, so make sure to switch off the closed captions function to watch the English subs instead!
Subscribe to Lamuqe here.
One of the best Korean YouTubers around is, undoubtedly, Heizle. Sure, she may not have millions of subscribers just yet, but her easy to follow makeup looks have been circulating the web and getting millions of plays. With a rapidly growing fan base and a recent tie-in with Neutrogena, there’s no doubt that she’s going to go far!
Subscribe to Heizle here.
An Instagram sensation and YouTube beauty guru, Risabae has rapidly rose amongst the ranks to become one of the top Korean beauty YouTubers out there. With 1.8 million subscribers and makeup tutorials that range from technical (we’re talking full-on Grinch makeup) to simple (how to get the iconic straight Korean brows), she is clearly a social media powerhouse. She was in Singapore recently to watch The Lion King, and even got the opportunity to interview the makeup artists behind the production! Talk about influential.
Subscribe to Risabae here.
While not all of Jaymee’s videos comes with subtitles, a majority of them do, especially her recent makeup tutorials! Her Retro Orange Makeup Tutorial propelled her to fame, with her other innovative looks making a mark as well. Her 66k subscribers growing on a daily basis, so be sure to jump onto the bandwagon before she blows up completely.
Subscribe to Jaymeeforyou here.
Fun, entertaining and an excellent makeup artist? SSin has it all, with her drastic makeup transformations and one brand makeup tutorials jump starting her career. With 1.5 million subscribers to her main channel, she even has a side channel where you can watch the various antics she gets up to.
Subscribe to SSin here.
Tanned or darker skinned Korean YouTubers are a dime a dozen, which is what makes Jella so unique, really. Her get ready with me videos are always a entertaining watch, and she makes it a point to do some interesting product reviews too, like one with a hair comb iron?!
Subscribe to Jella here.
We’re a sucker for makeup transformations, so it’s no surprise that we consider Daddoa as one of the best Korean beauty YouTubers out there, really. Her transformation from exhausted and bespectacled to a literal K-beauty goddesss is a constant fixture on her channel, with 1.2 million subscribers tuning in daily. She hasn’t been updating as much, lately, but her makeup looks are clear classics that you can mimic for your day to day life.
Subscribe to Daddoa here.
9. JJeong U
Sure, JJeong U may not have subs for every single one of her videos either, but they are definitely available for her latest videos and popular uploads. Other than makeup and skincare tips, she also imparts wisdom on hair care, too, with her how to video on styling a poop bun (nope, we kid you not!) garnering 88k views in just a few months! Her K-pop idol inspired makeup looks are apparently supremely easy to follow— she covers popular girl groups such as Red Velvet and 4 Minute’s Hyuna, so be sure to check that out if you’d like to combine your love for the two.
Subscribe to JJeong U here.
10. Eva Beauty
An university student who is known for her wearable makeup looks and entertaining vlogs, Eva Beauty is your go-to channel especially if you’re new to K-Beauty! Unfortunately, some of her older videos don’t have English subs— so just make sure to look out for the ENG indication located at the beginning of her video titles before watching.
Subscribe to Eva Beauty here.
With 722k subscribers and counting, Yeondukong is definitely a rising star in the Korean beauty scene. She’s progressively adding English subs into a majority of her videos, but you can rest knowing that she has a substantial number out there as it is. Our favourites include the Cool Pink Makeup Tutorial, and her School Girl Inspired Get Ready With Me. For easy viewing, simply look out for the ENG indicated before the video title to see if there are English subtitles available.
Subscribe to Yeondukong here.