Arched brows have always been the popular choice for brows, but in K-beauty, they often prefer to have them straight. Why? Because the shape gives off a youthful look, and even provides an illusion of more lifted eyes—no procedures needed! It also complements the softness of dewy skin, so really, it's no wonder Korean celebrities have stuck to this brow shape for years!
If you are a bit intimidated about getting straight brows, you don't necessarily have to make yours stick straight. You can do a little roundness to the brow tail for a softer and natural shape, or do other tricks to make it suit you!
Need some inspo? Here are seven Korean actresses whose straight brows will convince you to make the switch:
1. Song Hye Kyo
Song Hye Kyo has been an A-list celebrity since her success in dramas such Full House and My Girl during the early 2000s. She became even more popular with her role as Doctor Kang Mo Yeon in Descendants of the Sun in 2016. Since the start of her career, she's always been sporting straight brows that highlight her striking yet demure beauty. She likes having that gradient look towards the edges, and this gentle finish makes her look like she has not aged at all! To get her look, just fill in your brows normally and brush the edges for seamless fade.
2. Shin Min Ah
Shin Min Ah looks like a living doll with her full cheekbones, dimples, and straight brows which add to her innocent appearance. We noticed that she likes to fill in her brows a shade slightly lighter than her hair in dramas, giving it a softer look. Min Ah's most popular shows include My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox, where she played the beautiful and heartwarming Gumiho. Now, we see her as the prim and straightforward Yoon Hye Jin in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.
3. Seo Ye Ji
Unlike other actresses, Seo Ye Ji is known to play stronger lead roles. Many of us got to know her through her brilliant performance as Go Moon Young on It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, as well as Im Sang Mi in the chilling thriller series, Save Me. She's a perfect fit for roles like these because aside from excellent acting skills, her face also has a natural fierceness to it. Her brows definitely contribute to that image—the actress keeps her arches thick while sticking to the natural color of her hair, which helps balance all her features.
4. Son Ye Jin
We all fell in love with Son Ye Jin when she played the independent and sassy Yoon Se Ri on Crash Landing on You. Her straight brows are definitely one of the most endearing features of her face, because they’re full yet so effortless. To cop her brow style, all you'll need is a brow gel to make the hairs look extra feathery!
5. Park Shin Hye
With hit dramas like You’re Beautiful, The Heirs, and Pinocchio, the audience can’t get enough of Park Shin Hye’s natural beauty. Did you know that she's one of the few Korean celebrities who chose not to go under the knife? That said, we can all agree that her natural features are gorgeous as is, and her straight brows frame them just right. FYI, she wears her brows with sharp edge and completely filled in to make her big eyes pop!
6. Im Yoona
Despite having popular shows like The K2 and Love Rain, Im Yoona was already famous before her acting debut for being a member of Girls' Generation. Since the beginning, Yoona had the role of the group's "visual," which is a K-pop term for the most attractive member—and we definitely see why! Her features make her look so angelic, and having straight brows gives more emphasis to her beauty. To recreate her arches, brush up your strands and gently fill them in with a lighter color for an innocent feel.
7. Lee Sung Kyung
Lee Sung Kyung first captivated our hearts when she played Kim Bok Joo in Weightlifting Fairy. We also adore her for her beauty—her brown eyes and pouty lips are simply stunning! Of course, her straight and subtle brows are a great addition to her youthful look. It even helps in making her face look more versatile in photoshoots!
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