Korean actress Song Hye Kyo amazes us with her natural beauty every time we see her on TV (“Encounter” and “Descendants of the Sun” being the latest). We had a chance to speak with Alicia Yoon, founder and CEO of Peach & Lily, about how to recreate Song Hye Kyo’s natural, no-makeup looks from dramas for every skin type. “To create a natural, no-makeup look, getting the perfect skin canvas is key,” Alicia says. After hydrating the skin so that skin glows from within, she tells us to use the right tone of foundation for your skin, blend in all makeup thoroughly, and go easy on contouring. Scroll down to reveal five beauty tricks to achieve Song Hye Kyo’s natural makeup looks!
1. Radiant, dewy skin
Getting the perfect skin canvas is key to recreate Song Hye Kyo’s radiant, dewy skin. To achieve her looks, pick a foundation color that matches your skin’s undertone. “Using a makeup color canvas that matches the skin’s underlying tones help achieve the most natural look,” Alicia says. For instance, see if your skin’s undertone is more pink or peach, and select a foundation that match your undertone. Secondly, blend foundation well up to the hairline. Lastly, go easy on contouring for natural, no makeup looks.
For Song Hye Kyo’s impossibly dewy look, Alicia recommends Hera cushion compact, which is incredibly long-lasting and radiance-enhancing cushion compact. “During my frequent business trips to Korea, I noticed that all the stewardesses looked radiant and flawless for the entire 14-hours on a drying flight. Their secret: literally, every single one I asked was using the Hera cushion compact,” Alicia says.
2. Minimal eye makeup
Minimal doesn’t necessarily mean less. “We still want well-defined eyes that look brighter, more alive and dramatic as well as natural,” Alicia says. She recommends tightly lining the shape of the eye with a very thin eyeliner and creating a slight shadow under the eyes.
“Creating a slight shadow under the eyes can help the makeup look natural,” Alicia says, “It also adds dimension around the eyes while still looking bare-faced.” She recommends Clio Kill brush eyeliner and Mizon Oh! Shy Volume Up Lovely Stick shadow to recreate Song Hye Kyo’s minimal eye makeup.
3. Natural, full brows
Koreans are known for their full brows which make them look younger and their makeup more natural. For those with thin brows, a brow mascara usually does a trick. “Brush a brow mascara lightly along your own brows for a fuller but still natural look,” Alicia suggests.
4. Flushed cheeks
“Flushed cheeks that doesn’t look streaky is one of Song Hye Kyo’s distinctive looks,” Alicia says. She recommends a cushion blusher over other types, because it lasts long and gives you that dewy-not-dry look on the cheeks. Peripera cushion blusher looks cute and comes in many colors.
5. Bright lip colors
Song Hye Kyo sometimes likes to wear that pop of color on her lips. To get that perfect pout without flakes and dehydration, prepping your lips is a must. Alicia suggests prepping your lips with Laneige lip sleeping mask and adding color to your lips with hydrating Mizon lip gloss.
What do you think of these beauty tricks to achieve Song Hye Kyo’s gorgeous yet natural looks? Which products are you interested in trying? Let us know in the comments below!
Photos: Her World, Song Hye Kyo / @kyo1122