Korean Inspired Makeup for Everyday


Lately I’ve been into Korean makeup, which focuses more in creating a watery moist complexion. This look is all about looking youthful without going overboard. Nothing cakey, no over-contouring or dramatic brows at all. If you want to find out how I achieve this look, please watch my videos or read more below.

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Lee Hi It’s Over MV Inspired

Hi all! This look was requested by Sarah over on Facebook! I think the video was super cute and the makeup is very chic. From the video itself, Lee Hi has 4 different looks mainly playing with the lip colors: pink in the center and nude on the outer, bright pink lips all over, orange red lips and lastly peach colored lips. The eyes pretty much stayed the same. It’s a very doll-like makeup. I quite like how she looked in the video. Very cute!

I did the tutorial in a rush and I didn’t get the chance to look closely on the video, but I think she might have a thin eyeliner on the upper lashline, which I skipped (my bad). It also seems that she had individual lashes put it. I only owned the short lashes in my possession currently, since I ran out of the medium ones. She looked like she wore the medium ones, so again, my apologies for the difference.

Anyhow, the rest of the face is very simple and easy. It’s not a lot of makeup, very clean, very little is on her face. I chose the one with the pink lips just cause I think it’s the cutest one, but feel free to change it to peach or the nude or the red.


1. I applied MAC Soft Ochre paint pot all over the eyelid using my finger.

2. I applied a nude colored eyeshadow (Foxy by Urban Decay) all over the lid.

3. On the lower lashline, I applied MAC Blunt blush using an angled eyeliner brush. I blended the edge using a clean pencil brush. You can use any reddish-brown eyeshadow for this.

4. I curled my lashes and applied Dior Overcurl mascara.

5. I applied short individual lashes by Elise (Indonesian local brand) on the upper lashes. I think I applied about 6-7 of the short ones, and then pinched my real lashes to the fake ones to blend it together.

6. I filled in my brows using Dolly Winked brow pencil.

lee hi it's over makeup

7. For the face, I applied MUFE HD Foundation using Sigma Round Kabuki brush.

8. Under the eyes, I applied L’oreal Magic Touche concealer.

9. I applied a little bit of Benefit Moon Beam along the bridge of the nose and on top of the cheekbones. I also applied Benefit Hervana blush on the cheeks.

10. Powder lightly if necessary.

11. On the lips, I applied a very tiny drop of OCC Lip Tar in Queen on the center of the lips.

12. Using a clean lip brush, I blended the liptar outwards.

13. Blot excess with kleenex and applied lip balm/gloss if needed.

lee hi it's over makeup

Lee Hi Rose MV Inspired

I received a request! Whuaaaat! hahaha..It’s been a while since I gotten requests for makeup tutorials, and it makes me very happy that one of my followers actually requested one! Pdo send me requests on comments below or over on Twitter 😀

Anyhow, so Cahya requested me on Twitter to do Lee Hi’s makeup in her MV Rose. I was like whaaat??? Who’s this Lee Hi girl. I searched her on youtube and found the MV. Lee Hi is a Korean singer, and she has an amazing voice! Being Korean, she obviously has like the most perfect skin just like most of my Korean friends. She has 3 different looks on the video – red eyes and pink lips, red eyes and red lips, yellow/pink eyes with pink lips. I chose the red eyes/pink lips combo for this inspired look just because it showed up most of the time on the MV.

Can we please admire how gorgeous that rose crown on her head is!

lee hi rose mv

Image is Courtesy of Kpopstarz

Keep in mind that she is probably 2 shades lighter than me. Her makeup is quite minimal. Let’s break it down:

  • Her brows are straight across, just like most Korean actresses/singers. Mine has more shaped than hers, so I had to fill mine in more to make it less angular.
  • Seeing her video, I don’t think she wore any blushes or contour, which made the red eye more chic and modern.
  • It also seemed like she barely has any mascara on, perhaps she wears a brown mascara or even a clear one.

A word of caution! Please make sure that whatever red blush or product you are going to use are allowed to be used for the eyes. Some red lip products or cheeks are not allowed for the eyes due to sensitivity issue. I used Ben Nye blush because I’ve tried and tested it on myself and others, and found no allergic reaction or sensitivity towards it.


1. I applied MAC Soft Ochre paint pot all over my lid using my finger.

2. Using an angled eyeliner brush, I applied Ben Nye Soleil Red blush along my upper lashline.

3. Using a fluffy blending brush, I picked up a teeensy weensy bit of the blush and applied it lightly on my lid, avoiding the crease.

4. Using a clean blending brush, I blended whatever is on my lid so it fades.

5. Using a clean blending brush, I applied Ben Nye  Mango eyeshadow lightly on the crease.

6. Using a clean angled eyeliner brush, I mixed Ben Nye Mango eyeshadow with Ben Nye Soleil Red blush and applied it very lightly on the lower lashline.

7. I applied Urban Decay Woodstock eyeliner along the waterline.

8. You can choose to apply a very light coat of mascara or skip it.

9. I filled it my brows using Dollywinked eyebrow pencil in brown and set it with Anastasia Brow Powder in Brunette.

Ben Nye Soleil Red

10. For the face, I applied MUFE HD foundation in 117 all over my face using Sigma Round Kabuki brush, going over my lips with it as well.

11. I applied Revlon Ravishing Red lipstick on the center of my lips using my ring finger, just dabbing on it.

12. Lastly, I applied Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer no. 165 (Volupte) lightly on my lips and then blot it with a piece of kleenex.

Lee Hi Rose MV Makeup