Since I was given the unavoidable task of doing up a beauty tutorial for the Singapore Blog Awards, Best Beauty Blog, I wanted to do something less boring than “Going from Office to Play” for my very first tutorial – totes yawn, doncha think? Instead, I’m gonna show you guys how I usually do the Korean-style eye makeup – that’s right baybeh, bring on the eyeliner!
Before you get started, here’s what you need.
- BB cushion / foundation/ bb cream: Laneige Pore Control BB Cushion
- Concealer: Shiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector
- Undereye crayon pencil : Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner
- Glitter liner: Etude House Tear Eyeliner
- Curling / Lengthening Mascara: Heroine Make Curl & Long Mascara
- Eyelash Curler : Panasonic Eyelash Curler
- Eyeshadow (1 light, 1 dark): Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eyeshadow Palette
Starting off with a bare face – yes, go ahead, soak in the horror. I applied only Laneige’s Pore Control BB Cushion in Shade 13, and note that I also applied it under my eyes.
Dab on some concealer – I’m using Shiseido’s Sheer Eye Zone Corrector
Now comes the fun part – rather than drawing the eyeliner first, draw the end. Extend it out as much as you like, but use the inner corner of your eye as a gauge. The end of your extension should theoretically form a straight line (see illustration).
You may now commence on drawing the eyeliner proper – from the inner corners, and join the end. If you’ve got inner hidden eyelids or something similar to mine, make sure that the inner corner of the eyes has a thinner eyeline than the outer. It’ll make your eyes look bigger. I’m using Etude House’s Oh M’Eye Line in black.
Now use a light-pink highlighter / crayon pencil with a pearly sheen (not shimmery!) to highlight the under eye area. I used Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Liner. If any of your black eyeliner isn’t in a straight line, you can also use this crayon pencil to smudge it in. Plus, I’ve also added some glitter -really subtle so I don’t look take away the attention from the eyeliner.
Now, if you’re looking to do more than just a plain eyeliner, you can apply eyeshadow too. According to expert opinions of my makeup artist friends – you should apply eyeliner first to avoid it getting smudged or messed up later. However, this tutorial will show you how you can enhance the eyeliner and take it up a notch.
Take any matte light-coloured eyeshadow and fill in the sockets of your eye. I’ve chosen a light sand shade here from Bobbi Brown’s Desert Twilight Palette. I then used a dark purple-black shade to go along the eyeliner. You can choose a different variation – light purple with dark purple, light pink with dark purple – whatever rocks your boat!
That’s right baybeh – you need mascara! But before applying it, make sure you curl your lashes using a good curler. Because of the amount of eye makeup that’s already there, you’ll need your lashes up, up , up in order to be visible. I used Panasonic’s Eyelash Curler and Heroine Make’s Long & Curl Mascara here.
And voila, there you have it! Of course, the look is not complete – you’ll need some pretty lips to go with it. Check out my tutorial on how to do Korean gradient lips here!
p.s. Since it’s my very first tutorial, please let me know your comments on this? What’s good, and what can be improved? Thank you! xoxo