From dramatic and bold to sweet and natural, these gorgeous stars’ looks are sure to inspire you to experiment with your own!
1. Chaeyoung (TWICE) – Winged eyeliner
Chaeyoung left an impression when she combined K-Pop glam with western-style makeup for the first time. To achieve this look, try pairing tapered, winged eyeliner and plush eyelashes with a light or nude lip to draw more attention to your beautiful eyes! For this look, Chaeyoung also wore blue contacts that create a pleasing contrast with the dark eyeliner.
2. Rosé (BLACKPINK) – Rose tones
With a bold dye job like this, makeup can be tricky. Too much colour can just be, well, too much. For this promo photo, Rosé went with soft rose and bronze tones that complement her red hair, but aren’t overwhelming.
3. CL – Dramatic eyes, subtle lips
CL‘s makeup looks are some of the most striking in all of K-Pop. For this “Hello Bitches” promo photo, she wore heavy bronze eyeshadow with thick, arching eyeliner that match the orangey tones in her outfit. She also went with a nude lip that keeps all the focus on her eyes.
4. HyunA – Bright red and sparkles
In K-Pop, bright red lipstick is synonymous with HyunA. HyunA likes to keep her makeup as colorful and unique as her personality. For this look, she has added glitter to her lower eyelid that gives her a little extra sparkle.
5. Miyawaki Sakura (IZ*ONE) – Pink lip gloss
Miyawaki Sakura manages to look both natural and glamorous by using soft eyeshadow to line her eyes and shiny lip gloss to plump up her lips.
6. Irene (Red Velvet) – Bold brows
Eyebrows can dramatically change a person’s appearance. Irene‘s thick, filled in eyebrows in this photoshoot give her finely boned face even more definition. A touch of blush and lip stain add an appealing, wintertime blush to her light skin tone.
7. Jennie (BLACKPINK) – Bold lips, subtle eyes
The key to many successful makeup looks is finding just the right level of contrast between the eyes and lips. For this look, Jennie wears red lipstick that matches her outfit perfectly. A complimentary, light shadow is used to add just enough colour to her eye area, along with thin, winged liner.
8. Siyeon (DREAMCATCHER)
If you love darker looks, try out Siyeon‘s. Its impossible to look away from her striking, black-rimmed eyes!
9. Dahyun (TWICE) – Natural lip gloss vs bold hair
If your hair is as colourful as Dahyun, finding the right makeup shades can be difficult. Sticking with neutral eyeshadows and lip glosses can keep your colourful look from being overwhelming.
10. Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation) – Neutral tones
If you’re looking for a way to tone down your makeup but still look like a queen, try Taeyeon‘s look. Her makeup is so subtle that it seems like she’s wearing nothing at all, but there’s just enough to make her look youthful and fresh.
11. CL – Colorful lips
Natural? Pfft. Why even bother wearing makeup then? This seems to be CL’s philosophy most of the time! If natural looks aren’t your thing, consider thinking outside the box by adding a whole spectrum of colours to your lips. Don’t forget the cat eyeliner!
12. Lisa (BLACKPINK) – Smoky eyes and winged liner
Lisa tried out this look for a contact lens advertisement, so naturally this look draws more attention to her eyes than her lips. To get this look, try giving yourself a winged top lid that blends into bronze eyeshadow, then lining your waterline from the inner corner to the middle of your lower eyelid.
13. Hwasa (MAMAMOO) – Neutral hues
Hwasa‘s makeup complements her rich skin tone rather than washes it out. She often chooses lip colours from a brown or purple colour palette rather than the reds, pinks, and oranges many idols use for lighter skin tones.
14. Seulgi (Red Velvet) – Top model look
Seulgi‘s dark red, sharply outlined lips, contoured nose, and shimmering eyeshadow all contribute to this sophisticated, top model look.
15. JooE (MOMOLAND) – Pink everything
With hair this colourful, there are two makeup options: match it or contrast it. Whereas Dahyun wore neutral colours to contrast her purple, ombre hair, JooE did the opposite. She matched her pink hair with pink eyeshadow, pink lips, and pink blush.