Hi guys! In my recent post I told you about some basic information regarding the Korean makeup trend that is getting popular not only in Asia but in western countries as well. Now that I have already shared some of my insights as well as tips in order to achieve this look, let me take you further by sharing some of my step-by–step tutorials, starting on the eyebrows.
Korean eyebrows, as I have mentioned, have been gaining popularity for giving this youthful look that has been strongly distinct in Koreans these days.The idea of having straight, bushy eyebrows can be a little daunting to some (especially for women) but Koreans in contrary have been totally rocking the look. Since most Asians, particularly the ones from the East have relatively soft facial features, thick, defined brows can actually accentuate the features as well as giving off a better frame to the face.
Here are some photos of famous Korean actresses and k-pop artists who are rocking the scene with these thick,straight brows:
|Actress Moon Geun Young|
|Singer/Actress Yun Eun Hye|
To achieve this look, let's start by grooming the eyebrows:)
|So before anything else, here's a view of those godforsaken brows, un-groomed.|
TOOLS YOU'LL NEED:
1. Eyebrow or eyelash brush (whichever is available. You can also use a spoolie)
2. An eyebrow shaver of your choice
3. Eyebrow scissors
1. Using the eyebrow shaver, carefully push the hairs from the sides towards your eyebrows. This will help you gather more hair. It is also important for the periphery of your brows to be clean so that the entire focus is directed to your brows.
2. Place the blade side of the shaver parallel to the outer part of the brows and gently glide it over in a horizontal motion. It is best to use a shaver with a longer blade so that it’ll be easy for you to achieve evenly straight eyebrows.
3. For the inner part of your brows, you’ll still want your natural arch so there’s no need to actually straighten it. Just remove those stubborn hair.
I really hope you appreciate the difference between the two. Sorry for the bad lighting the poor camera resolution
and for that face. I really have to slightly increase the brightness of the photos for you to see the difference, hope you guys don't mind:)
( please excuse ze hideous forehead)
Here's the side where I used the grey-colored liner. You can see that although the eyebrows are completely filled in, the grey made my brow still look soft and natural.
And here's the other side where I used the brown eyebrow pencils to fill in my brows. Notice how brown brightens my face. It doesn't look as natural as the first one but filling in your brows with this shade is perfect for brightening the face and of course for those who have brown/light colored hair.
I personally do not wear this look often although I have to admit that this eyebrow style really frames my face well as it also enhances the shape of my eyes. Unfortunately, I do not recommend this eyebrow style to women with strong facial features.As I have mentioned, Koreans developed this style to accentuate their weaker facial features, so for women with stronger ones, instead of this eyebrow style complimenting your face, you'll end up looking angry the whole time you wear it.
But if you still want to achieve that youthful look, I suggest you slightly fill in your brows with two shades lighter than your hair color. Look for the highest point of your natural arch and slightly fill in. This will actually soften the arch of your brows without completely removing it's natural curve. Not all Koreans wear this look so don't stress too much on this alright? You'd still want eyebrows that would really compliment your face.
So this is my take on Korean Eyebrows. I know it's easier explaining this through video but you know, I'm like this shy, teenage virgin with a lot of occasional blunders in her life.-_- yieeaaah...but i hope this helps:) I'll be making reviews on some of the products I used for this tutorial so stay tuned^.^
Til next time