In the same way that K-pop is taking over the world, K-Beauty still has a stronghold over beauty trends, especially in Singapore. And what better way to get on those trends than to steal tips from a Korean singer? Taeyeon, best known as the leader of girl group Girls’ Generation, is known for her natural and sweet looks. If that sounds like the kind of style you want to wear out for brunch or to the office, scroll through the gallery for tips on how to steal her look.
When rocking dark eye makeup like Taeyeon’s kohl-rimmed eyes, opt for a barely-there shade of pink for your lips.
A different kind of line
If you’re going au naturel with your eye makeup, line your lower lashline or aegyo sal with nude pearlescent eyeliner or eye crayon to brighten up your complexion.
A tinge of red
You can’t say you’ve really tried the K-beauty trend until you’ve tried lip stains. To get her just-been-kissed look, go for a red lip stain.
Want to wear nude lips without looking pale? Opt for a gloss formula with shimmery finish.
According to a Korean makeup artist we spoke to, monotones is on-trend—which means you wear the same colour on your eyes, cheeks and lips. Get on the trend with pink eyeshadow, lips and cheeks, as seen on Taeyeon.
To get a flawless-looking finish, even out your skin tone before applying foundation. Some Korean girls use a tone-up cream to brighten up their complexion.
You can wear dark eye makeup with bright lips—just be sure to tone it down! Taeyeon used hers only in the centre of her lips, feathering it out for a more subtle finish.
Try: shu uemura Laque Supreme in PK04, $43
Koreans are all about the glow. For a natural-looking finish, opt for a highlighter with creamy formula. You can also use the highlighter on your lashline in place of a pearlescent eyeshadow!
You don’t have to opt for strong colours on your lids to use a deeper tone on your lower lashline. Taeyeon chose a natural-looking shade on her lids and then lined her lower lashline with brown eyeshadow for added dimension.
Less is more
When it comes to foundations, less is always more to get a flawless base. Start with a drop of foundation, and then slowly build up if need be to avoid a cakey finish.
Try: gesgep One Drop Perfection, $60, Escentials