Korean Beauty Makeup – A Beginner’s Guide

Korean Beauty Makeup – A Beginner’s Guide - The Daebak Company

We all have to start somewhere. That’s true even with Korean beauty makeup. Korean Beauty Makeup A Beginner’s Guide is here to take you towards that flawless Korean beauty makeup look, whether you are a master with a makeup brush or a beginner just starting out. 

We are here to guide you, step by step, on the best beginner-friendly products to achieve that gorgeous Korean makeup look just like you’ve seen on your favorite Korean idol. 

The Base for Korean Beauty Makeup:

Great makeup starts with a great base. Korean beauty emphasizes the need for a smooth and flawless base to get an effortless makeup look. This starts with your skincare. After you prep your skin for Korean beauty makeup, it’s time to prime your face.


a woman applying a primer

Primer is usually a moisturizing base that helps your Korean beauty makeup stick in place and lasts all day. With so many primers on the market, you typically want one suited for your skin type and one that contains sunscreen. 

A fav primer right now is the MAKEheal MUST Cream SPF50+ PA+++. This product is great on its own as a facial sunscreen but also works well as a primer under makeup. Helping your skin appear smooth, hydrated, and prepped for the next step.


lade applying makeup foundation

Following your primer, you’ll want to apply your foundation product evenly and lightly. Gently tap your product until you are left with light coverage. If you have areas that need extra concealing, reapply a light amount of foundation in concentrated areas.

Like your primer, it’s important that your complexion product is suited to your skin type and contains sunscreen. Our favorite foundation of all time is Amore Pacific’s Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+.  

This cushion is great for combination or oily skin as it is a light coverage foundation that protects against the sun’s damaging rays. 

Cushion foundations are beginner friendly as the Korean beauty makeup product only builds up to a light or medium coverage, so beginners can avoid any flaking product or cakey texture. This is the next important step to getting flawless Korean makeup.

Finish off your flawless base with a light translucent powder to help everything set in place.  

The Finishing Touches:


eyes with eyeshadow

With your base makeup completed, it’s time to add a little color to your lids. While Korean beauty makeup tends to be simple, fresh, and young looking- soft peachy or bronze tones are still used to add a beautiful pop of color to your face.

The trends for Korean makeup tend to stick with soft tones like pinks, browns, and warm yellow tones. With this in mind, select a palette that gives an option for various warm tones so you can play around with what works best for you.

Etude x Muzik Tiger’s Play Color Eyes Tiger Energy gives the best for beginners as it contains warm, pigmented shades that would work for all skin tones. 

This palette also includes gorgeous shimmers that you can place underneath your lower lash line to accentuate that iconic Korean beauty aegysol look. 

Use your ring finger to gently apply your color of choice, followed by a shimmer shade for a beautiful simple daytime Korean makeup look.

Eyeliner and Mascara

a person applying an eyeliner

Eyeliner can seem daunting in any style of makeup. But don’t worry- Korean beauty makeup makes eyeliner easy! Grab a BE MADPROOF Liquid Eyeliner and see just how easy it is to get the perfect eyeliner shape. 

With an easy-to-use tip, this eyeliner is perfect for following the natural shape of your eye. And when you feel confident, this eyeliner is perfect for helping you draw on the perfect winged liner.

An easy way to open up your eyes is by applying mascara. ETUDE’s Etude Curl Fix Mascara is the perfect Korean product to help you achieve those signature fluttery lashes.

 A few coats on the top and bottom lashes will have your eyes looking bright, round, and youthful. 

Cheek and Lip

person with a nose ring applying a blush

Korean makeup products can be convenient and many products can be used for multiple areas of the face. You can find this a lot in blusher and lip products. 

Moolda Cheek & All Polish is the perfect Korean makeup product to include in your daily look. 

This product can complement many skin tones with a soft pink color on your lips and your cheeks. Apply with your ring finger on the apples of your cheeks and the center of your lips. Then, now your look is ready to go!

This Korean beauty makeup guide is just the beginning to get you feeling confident about creating those gorgeous looks you see on all your favorite idols.

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