10 Must-have K-drama lipstick looks
The Korean beauty market has taken the world by storm. From BB cushions to sheet masks, there is so much explore. This year the trend we have been most excited about is the K-beauty lip. Whether it's a pouty gradient lip to a full-on matte red, we love it all. Here we have 10 of the best lip trends from K-dramas that will be sure to inspire you to try out some new looks.
1. The Orange Lip — Armani Lip Maestro in 300
Ji Hye Soo— It's Okay, That's Love
Ji Hye Soo was a trendsetter for many fans of the drama It's Okay, That's Love. Her style was both laid-back and unique but never falls short of being stylish and on point. Her makeup was no different. Never over done, but always a little bit daring. Here, her orange lips pop against a more neutral eye and cheek.
2. The Soft Pink Lip —Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Volupté in 33 ‘Rose Neillia’.
Sara — Birth of A Beauty
This lipstick is the perfect color for Sara, showing off all her features without trying to grab all the attention. Soft pink lips accentuate without distracting, showing off the beauty that is already there.
3. Pink Lip Stain — Benefit Lollitint
Oh Jin Hee- Emergency Couple
I love this look on Oh Jin Hee. Even after her long shifts at the hospital, she managed to look pulled together with her pink lip stain. Benefit's Lollitint is especially good for when you need something to last you the whole day. Such a pretty, rosy look.
4. The Gradient Lip
Lee Bo Na — Heirs
I think Lee Bo Na is the perfect candidate for this look with her cute, bow shaped mouth. It helps to accentuate her pouty lips. This look is especially good for the younger generation that wants to hold onto the cutesier looks. It looks the best with bright pink lipsticks.
5. The Just-Bitten Look
Yoon Yu Rae — Pinocchio
This is similar to the gradient lip but uses more of the red and orange tones to create a look that suggests you just ate a popsicle. It helps to bring focus to the bottom lip and creates the perfect pout.
6. The Perfect Red Lip — Nars’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl
Empress Ki in Empress Ki
If you're going to do a red lip, you need to make it bold. Nars' Matte Lip Pencil is perfect for creating that perfect, defined red lip that makes one look both grown up and commanding. Pair it with lighter or more muted eye makeup, and you have the perfect combination.
7. The Coral Lip — YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture #52 Rosy Coral
Cheon Song Yi — My Love From Another Star
The lipstick that started a shopping frenzy around the world. When it was reported that Cheon Song Yi was wearing YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture #52 Rosy Coral in My Love From Another Star, it instantly sold out of every store everywhere. Although it has since been reported that it was not the lipstick she actually wore, we still think it is a perfect replica. It really is the perfect juicy color that goes with everything.
8. The Hot Pink Lip — NARS Schiap
Lee Soo Yeon — I Miss You
This color is especially suited to girls with poutier mouths. It's a lipstick that can be worn with great success during the day with toned down makeup or for a night out on the town with some black eyeliner. Either way, it's the perfect look for those who want to make a statement.
9.Nude Pink Lip — Laneige’s ”Silk Intense Lipstick Beige Chiffon”
Oh Young — That Winter, The Wind Blows
For those who want a simpler, more grown-up look, Oh Young shows us how to do that perfectly. The nude pink with a rosy cheek is perfect for a feminine and soft look.
10. Pinky Red lip — Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me
Cha Eun Sang — Heirs
This shade of lipstick is the perfect lip color for everyday use. It subtly enhances while not drawing too much attention to it. Go for a tinted lip balm like Maybelline's Babylips in Cherry Me. It gives the subtle hues you're looking for without the more dramatic look of lipstick.
Which looks are you most drawn to? I'm loving the coral for a night out and the baby lips tinted lip balm for everyday use. See looks 4 and 10 in action in the series Heirs: