Korean actresses are famous for their subtle makeup looks. Unlike K-pop stars who are often seen with glittery eye shadow, smoky eyes and bold lips, the actresses prefer to keep their makeup pared back. Think Seo Ye Ji’s makeup looks in It’s Okay To Not Be Okay. When they’re not working, you’d be hard-pressed to find them with makeup save for cushion and a nude or light lipstick.
But that doesn’t mean they don’t wear red or bold lip colours at all. Here are some of our favourite bold lip looks from K-actresses, and our recommendations of lipsticks to recreate the look.