All that K-drama is still dominating the beauty scene, but what’s new for 2017? It’s always exciting to see what’s in store for Korean beauty. And who better to discuss the latest trends than a pro makeup artist from Korea? Here, leading makeup artist and Creative Director of Moonshot, Jenny Park, shares the hottest Korean beauty trends to look out for this year.
1. More Minimal Skincare
Remember that 10-step Korean skincare routine I talked about in a previous post? Well, Korean women are now shifting to a more minimal routine with fewer steps. “We’re also really, really into oil cleansers at the moment,” said Jenny. “It’s so easy to use, and is incredibly moisturising. It leaves the skin feeling clean yet balanced.”
2. More Colours On Eyes
“We’re braving brighter tones on our eyes now, instead of the usual subtle browns and taupes. My favourites colours at the moment are flashes of blue and purple on the eyelids.”
3. Bright And Bold Lips
“Instead of the gradient lip effect, we’re now seeing more full-on bright pops of colour on the lips. Bright reds, pinks, corals and purples are very much in trend right now.”
4. Western Influence
“While the no makeup-makeup look is still widely practiced, we’re now gearing towards more Western styles of makeup, like contouring the cheekbones and jawline.”
What’s your favourite Korean trend? Are there any other trends that you’ve noticed this year? Comment down below! I’d love to hear from you!
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