If you’ve been beguiled by Seo Ye Ji’s performance in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay like the rest of us at Preview HQ, then you’ve also observed that while the character she plays has a dark side, her glam is anything but. Right from episode 1, we've fallen for Ko Mun-yeong’s fresh-faced makeup, which is also the perfect pairing for her high-fashion wardrobe.
Look closely at her eyes and you’ll find that they’re dressed up in a neutral peachy shadow with a hint of glitter just beneath her lower lash line. It has a lovely way of opening up her peepers and making them look bright, not to mention that it goes with any lipstick hue she puts on. It’s a look that’s fairly easy to cop and you can wear it every day, even when you’re just home and wanting to look cute.
We enlisted the help of Yciar Castillo, Laura Mercier Philippines training manager, for a cheat sheet on how to achieve it. She says, “Koreans like very natural makeup, and they also like to elongate their eyes in a very subtle way with a wash of color and thin eyeliner.” To mimic Seo Ye Ji’s eye makeup, she recommends using an eyeshadow stick in a matte neutral shade, like Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick in Ginger. Draw the cream shadow near the lash line and blend it upward just until your crease. “You may apply a powder eyeshadow on top of this, either a golden shadow or powder in the same shade as the cream you just applied, just to get a deeper but still natural effect,” she advises.
Now, what makes this look distinct is the glint beneath her eyes, a modern take on Aegyo Sal that really opens them up. Yciar recommends using a Caviar Stick in Rosegold, a shimmering neutral pink, under the eye, right by the lower lash line. “This will open the eye, making you look fresh and doe-eyed.”
She says to finish it off with a an ultra-thin liner right above the lashes for a bit of definition, making sure to extend it ever so slightly horizontally (Note: not upwards and outwards like you would for a cat eye).
That’s it! It’s as easy as drawing three lines.
Ready to give it a try? Here are some product recommendations and color combinations you can shop online!
Cop her peachy neutral hue.
If you prefer pale pink shades.
Try bold metallics