Annyeonghaseyo! One of the highlights of many people last month was the highly anticipated finale for Korean drama, Doctors. Whether the plot is your cup of tea or not, many watch the show for its beautiful cast and to keep an eye on the impeccable makeup of female leads Park Shin-hye and Lee Sung-kyung.
Click next to look at three of their best makeup looks, and the products needed to get them.
Look 1: The Natural Look
As one of the leading doctors in the hospital, Park Shin-hye adopted a very natural look that enhanced both her professionalism and beauty. To get a complexion that’s as radiant and as crystal clear as hers, try Laneige BB Cushion Whitening. It contains a Sparkling Coat technology to reflect light, and a Melacrusher technology to break down melanin formation. Hydro Ion Mineral Water is also added for a dewy, well-moisturised, Korean-worthy complexion!
For those who prefer a matte look that’s still radiant, try the Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control. The Selective Oil-Balancing Powder and Pore Minimising technology absorb excess sebum while keeping your skin healthily moisturised.
Add some emphasis to your eyes by tightlining with a brown pencil and curling your lashes.
DV Tip: Eye makeup is light here, so jazz things up a little with a bright lipstick! Laneige Serum Drop Tint in No. 7 Coral Breath will help you achieve Park Shin-hye’s juicy-looking lips in a few swipes.
Laneige’s BB Cushion Whitening and Pore Control are equipped with SPF50+ PA+++ for sun protection and retails at SGD59 at all Laneige boutiques.
Look 2: The Girl-Next-Door
For this sweet girl-next-door look, Etude House has got you covered with their versatile Play 101 Blending Pencils. These pencils are formulated with multi-porous powder that allows colours to blend smoothly. With their silicon resin content, they provide a natural, matte finish that will not budge throughout the day. They come in four different formulas, Creamy for a smooth finish, Velvet for a powdery finish, Jelly for a glossy finish and Jewel for a shimmery finish.
After colouring your lids brown (Try #3!), either use your fingers or the Play 101 Blending Pencil Finger Brush to blend. The latter is a dual-ended brush that mimics the shapes of our index and ring fingers to bring out the natural effect of the Play 101 Blending Pencils.
When you’re done with the eyeshadows, don’t forget to add on some volumizing mascara for a doe-eyed look!
DV Tip: Contour lightly by tracing out a inverted cursive E on both sides of your face with the same brown shade. Remember to blend!
Etude House’s Play 101 Blending Pencils and Blending Pencil Finger Brush retails at SGD16.90 each and are available at all Etude House outlets.
Look 3: The Smokey Eyes
This sultry, more dramatic look is perfect for a night out. To recreate this look, check out Tiara’s Everyday Earthy Look, which uses the L’Oreal Paris Color Riche La Palette Nude. To add more oomph to the look, layer on your lashes with Revlon Ultimate All-in-One Mascara. This new mascara adds volume, length, definition, lift and intense colour all at the same time. It comes with a mini brush that has a hollow core designed to reach and coat every lash in the blackest of black.
For those who want to focus on just one aspect, Revlon has 3 other options for you. The Ultra Volume comes with a Lash Plumping Brush that combs through lashes for maximum volume sans clumps. The Super Length has a Lash Stretch Brush that is tapered at the tip so that it coats even the tiniest lash. The side bristles are long to deliver luscious length, while the Volume+Length Magnified gives you Marilyn Monroe lashes with its unique square brush.
DV Tip: Since the eye makeup is pretty heavy, go for MLBB lipstick shades like peach or dusty rose.
Revlon’s new mascara collection retails at SGD19.90 each. The Super Length and Volume+Length Magnified are available exclusively in Watsons, while the Ultimate All-in-One and Ultra Volume are available in Watsons, Guardian and major departmental stores.
Click to the next page to see our favourite looks of Lee Sung-kyung.
Look 1: The Everyday Makeup
For Lee Sung-kyung, her regular makeup for her character on Doctor involves a lot of brown tones to bring out the beautiful colour of her eyes. To achieve this simple everyday look, smudge a light brown eyeshadow on your eyelids to add some depth, then line your entire eye. Here’s a tip for girls who wear glasses – To make your eyes look bigger, line your waterline with a light coloured shade like Etude House Play 101 Blending Pencil in #15. Finish the look by curling your lashes and then, applying Revlon’s Super Length Mascara.
Etude House Play 101 Blending Pencils are versatile and can also be used as a blusher and lipstick. To complete the look, pat #21 on the apples of your cheeks and lips!
DV Tip: Your glasses will be touching your cheeks so be sure to pat on some mattifying powder on those areas!
Look 2: The Playful Spring Look
This playful look calls for some Urban Decay fun. First, use the Lightyear eyeshadow from the Moondust Eyeshadow Palette. This palette is made up of eight brand new fun colours that add microfine bits of iridescent sparkle to your eyes. Then line your eyes with the Waterproof Fine-point Eye Pen in Perversion for well-defined eyes. This eyeliner comes waterproof and glides across your skin easily like a dream.
DV Tip: Don’t shy away from colours for your cheeks and lips! Go for light peachy shades that will complement the green.
Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette and Perversion waterproof Fine-point Eye Pen retail at SGD80 and SGD35 respectively, available at all Sephora and Urban Decay outlets.
Look 3: The Romantic Date Night Look
For this romantic evening look, apply Magnetic from Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette. Next, line your eyes with some deep purple sparkles with the Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Retrograde. Long-lasting and water-resistant, this eyeliner stays on all day but removes easily with makeup remover.
DV Tip: Match your lips with a lilac lip tint like Laneige Water Drop Lip Tint in Orchid Violet.
Urban Decay’s Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longer Liquid Eyeliner retails at SGD35 at all Sephora and Urban Decay outlets.