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The following is a list of all entries from the Korean styles category.

Circle Len, Ulzzang , Work Pictures & ChinaTown

We Girls are the master of illusion. We fake our luscious lashes , our shiny pouty lips ( mega shine lip gloss), our smooth long tresses ( hair extensions), rosy flushed cheeks( amazing blusher) and so on and so forth… …

Deception, clever camouflage and strategic emphasis are what it takes to project outward beauty.

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Sometimes, my hubby looks at me and wonders how a girl can have a gazillion brushes, a million eye shadows and a billion lip glosses. Girls don’t like to play with guns and ammunition, we play with weapons of “lethal attraction.”

Lame , lame. But my point will be made clear with a completely un-doctored photo of  me first thing in the morning, before I camouflage, conceal and emphasize!

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Yes, I look quite gross in the mornings and my nose is looking huge!

After washing my face and applying sunblock,  I was super excited to reach for my newly purchased fresh kon contacts! My eyes didn’t really look any much bigger and I’m feeling a little disappointed. I‘m  thinking of switching to the really popular Geo Circle Lens cause they seem to be the best choice for enlarging the eyes look to create any Jap or Korean Inspired lOok.Sigh……looks like I’ll have to wait for my order to be shipped.. I hate to wait, especially for exciting stuff!

My Journey to bigger eyes with FRESH KON ALLURING EYES – CONTACT LENS in WINSOME BROWN:

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I bought these contacts from North Point and this is what I got:

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Not much difference right? I was expecting my eyes to look super Ulzzangish! I just look a bit sweeter and more innocent looking. Otherwise, nothing much has changed with these contacts that were hard as hell to put in.

 

ULZZANG

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source:http://www.lovelyish.com/706918713/attempt-to-be-ulzzang-fail/

“Ulzzang” is a Korean word that means "best face", and the term is used to describe people who have become popular for their appearances. The ulzzang craze started in South Korea, where some of the most famous ulzzangs can earn celebrity status.


Many ulzzang wannabes post their pictures on websites, where contests are often held to pick the prettiest faces. While many of these people are natural beauties, many contestants also photoshop their pictures and wear tons of makeup. As a result, some of them do not look anything like their pictures in real life.
Here is a
Link of some before/after ulzzang transformations. As you can tell, the changes are quite obvious. (taken from asianbeautyblog )

 

I was trying my absolute best to make my eyes look huge below, while intensifying it’s darkness and this was the result. My eyes look tini tiny still and I have no idea if this qualifies for ULZZANG, however, I have done my best to put on my

“ best face.” hahaha

If you noticed that my contacts are missing it’s because I was tearing very badly and it was messing up my makeup, so I took them right out. Anyways, I still love my natural eye color, so all’s good 🙂

I had fun being  a cam whore and putting on my flirty fun lashes so I hope u enjoy the pics  even though I look like a bitch instead of a cute, wide eyed Ulzzang wannabe! I’ll try, try and try again to get my eyes to look like a damn fishball, than I’ll post more pics on me being a Ulzzang Wannabe!

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Lately, my makeup has been gravitating towards BLACK. I don’t know if its reflecting my mood but I’m feeling bitchy and very “ don’t mess with me” lately.

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WHAT I WORE TO WORK

TODAY

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CHINATOWN DELIGHT

On the subject of beauty, I think flowers are extremely beautiful too. Not the cheesy rose or lily but exotic looking fresh and dried flowers that look like they just flew in from Australia.

My Dearest Friend, Ms E gave me a treat in one of Chinatown’s most popular Boutique Hotel ( The Scarlet ) and the shops next to it are like GEMS.They carry very unique items that made me salivate and want to burst my account. First off was this amazing Flower Shop called POLLEN ( Flower Connoisseur). I bought dried hydrangea and a eucalyptus flower. It was mighty inconvenient lugging it all over the place but I was SO SO SO happy to have found such exquisite looking flowers. 

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SCARLET HOTEL

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SHOPS

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I‘ve fallen in love with

Chinatown… …

 

 

I hope u do too.

 Ciao Bellas~~


Korean Eyebrows Tutorial & Korean Hair Tutorial

I had a request for more Korean centric tutorials and since then I’ve been hunting the web and magazines for Korean style makeup and tutorials.

One thing that strikes me as being the MAINSTAY for any Korean look is

NATURAL LOOKING EYEBROWS

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A CLEAN CLEAR FACE

Let’s start off with the eyebrows. The shape of  Korean eyebrows are never ever thin or sparse looking. They all have a gentle arch at the end and I really like how they make their eyebrows look so natural and full looking. They truly believe in the idea that “ Eyebrows aren’t suppose to look like twins but sisters” ( I  remember this from Michelle Phan’s videos). Also, its such a relief that their eyebrows aren’t perfectly shaped. I’ve never been able to draw a perfectly shaped eyebrow in my life, it looks very unnatural on me.

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Korean styled eyebrows gives a youthful appearance because they tend to frame wide faces very nicely. I should know cause I have a wide face myself! If I have thin eyebrows, my face will look really  big. That is not cute at all!

Achieving Korean Styled Eyebrows:

First and foremost, its critical to understand the structure of an eyebrow.

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1) Use a pencil( 2 shades lighter than ur own brow) to draw your eyebrow shape and fill it in with small strokes.

Over here, I have zoomed in on the eyebrows to show the basic shape of a Korean eyebrow. It is extremely tapered and fine at the end while being much broader at the start. Also, the arc is very gradual and soft.

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2) Taking a similar colored eye shadow blend onto eyebrow with a brush.Color should be concentrated on the ends,with the least color concentration at the beginning. This pictorial diagram from MIna magazine describes how to use eye shadow to fill in the brows. It’s a pretty good guideline.

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3) Use the brush below to blend the eye shadow and pencil. Pay attention to how well you blend because this is critical to making ur brows natural looking. If you don’t blend enough, it can look harsh.

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4) Perfection is not the aim here. Take your eyebrow mascara ( light color) to gently sweep your eyebrows, to make it look neat and well groomed.

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