CVS carries a wide variety of Korean eyeliner and eyeshadow from top brands like JOAH, Peripera, and The Crème Shop to help you create the perfect look. The Korean makeup style is a little different from what you may be used to. If you want to emulate the eye makeup of Korean stars, read on!
Korean eyeliner is typically applied following the line of the upper eye and sloping downward, rather than flicking out in a cat-eye style. Unlike the cat-eye style which elongates the eye to create a sultry look, Korean eye makeup is applied following the natural upper lash line, extending outwards and downwards in a gentle slope in order to create the appearance of rounder, larger looking eyes. Because the effect resembles cute puppy dog eyes, this Korean eyeliner technique is often referred to as puppy eyeliner. When doing puppy eyeliner, many Korean women reach for a brown eyeliner instead of black, because it is softer and more natural looking. This helps enhance the “cute” appearance. If you want to try the look for yourself, grab a Korean eyeliner and give it a go!
Korean eyeshadow is typically applied not just to the upper eyelid, but strategically splayed all around the eye to accentuate the eye itself and to create the appearance of depth. In addition, many Korean eye makeup trends are designed to play up the little bulge that many women have underneath their eyes, referred to as aegyosal. Playing up this area of the eye helps to create the appearance of deeper, more intense, and larger eyes, especially on women with flatter facial features. Since that little under eye bulge tends to get more pronounced when you smile or laugh, accentuating it with makeup can actually help you look more youthful and happy as well. If you want to try this Korean style makeup for yourself, look for eyeshadow in a natural color. Korean women typically use brown eyeshadow, but you can achieve a similar effect using any neutral or light shade that complements your eyes, such as coral or pink eyeshadow.
Want to create the appearance of longer, curled eyelashes? Look no further than Korean mascara! Korean mascara is designed to help short or straight eyelashes appear longer and curlier. For extra curling power, try using an eyelash curler and apply an eyelash primer before putting on your mascara. You’ll be looking cute and pretty all day long! Be sure to choose a smudge-proof, waterproof formula if you plan to wear it for a long period of time.