Thursday, January 30, 2014

FOTD: My Korean-Inspired Everyday Makeup Look (Local Products)

Hello Pinay Beauties! It's been a while since I posted an FOTD, I think the last one was last September so here is another FOTD post which is inspired by how Koreans do their makeup.
I have been watching Korean makeup artists/gurus lately like So Young's Beauty Room, Jung Saemmool, and of course, my favorites, Pony's Beauty Diary and BeauTeen Pouch. I was really fascinated on how they create an effortless and subtle look which brings out a very natural definition on the face. I have adapted some of the techniques that they have, and this is what I usually do for my everyday makeup look (minus the false lashes).
San San BB Cream in Beige (Review soon)
Aido Blusher in #2 (Review soon)

San San Eyebrow Pencil in #3 (Review soon)

Fashion 21 Eyeshadow Trio in #4
Nichido Mineral Precise Liner (Review soon)
FS Eyelash Curler Slim (Review soon)

Fashion 21 Pink Obsession Lipstick in Dream Girl
Evera Lip Glow (Review soon)

1. Koreans are all about a flawless canvass, and they were the ones who made BB Cream so popular worldwide, so I used the San San BB Cream in Beige which, believe it or not, is a bit darker on my skin. Koreans usually go for a BB Cream a shade lighter than their skintone to create a dewy and fresh look, but what the heck.
2. I then used the San San HD Concealer to hide most, if not all of my imperfections. Again, Koreans dig the super flawless look.
3. I let the face base set so I moved on to my eyebrows, and I used the San San Eyebrow Pencil in #3. I just filled my brows lightly and I followed the outline of y natural brows, you can definitely go straighter to achieve the famed Korean brows.
4. Moving on to the eyes, I used the darkest color on the Fashion 21 Eyeshadow Trio in #4 and I applied all over the moving lids up. If you have monolids, you can apply about 3 cm from the lashline. I extended the shadow outward to create a shadow, then applied it as well on the outer thirds of the lower lashline to balance it out.
5. Combining the 2 lightest shade on the trio, I applied it on the browbone, inner corners and inner two-thirds of the lower lashline, emphasizing the "aegyosal." This will create that puffy eye effect.
6. Next, I applied a black eyeliner on my upper lashline. I used the Nichido Minerals Precise Liner. You can definitely use an eyeliner pencil or gel liner. The key thing here is instead of doing a winged eyeliner, try to extend the lines a bit drawing a straight line. If you are into the droppy eyes, line it a bit downwards but do not exaggerate.
7. Wiping the extra product from the liner with a tissue, I gently apply eyeliner on the lower lashline to make them a little fuller.
8. Curl the lashes, and apply lots of mascara. I curled my lashes with the FS Eyelash Curler Slim, and used FS Lash Extravagance for my mascara. Do not forget to apply on the lower lashes as well. Because the eyes are a bit on the neutral side, we wanted to emphasize the lashes and open up the eyes.
9. This is optional, especially for an everyday look, but I decided to use natural falsies just to add volume to my lashes. I used the Etude House Secret Eyelash in #4.
10. Since I am done with the eyes, I now set my whole face with Snoe Poudre Extraordinaire Face Powder (I don't know the shade, sorry). I like how it mattifies my face and makes it look flawless. Koreans usually like the dewy finish, but let's get real, in a country like the Philippines, dewy just means super oily.
11. I wanted to keep the face looking fresh, so I applied a light amount of blush with a hint of shimmer for an extra glow. I used this loose Aido Blusher in #2 focusing on the apples of my cheeks, and whatever is left on the brush I used to blend the blush onto the sides.
12.. Last but not the least, the lips. Koreans are all about the cute baby/gradient looking lips. I started by applying the Fashion 21 Pink Obsession Lipstick in Dream Girl on the inner parts of the lips, then I used the concealer on the outside and carefully blending it in with the lipstick, creating the gradient effect. I topped it off with the Evera Lip Glow for a glossy effect, concentrating on the inner parts only.

And you're done! I was actually contemplating on contouring my nose to give the illusion of pointier nose but I didn't since it is just an everyday look. It is actually easy to recreate and it looks really fresh and put together, and very natural ofcourse.

How did you like this look? Will you try and recreate it? Let me know in the comments below and also share some of your tips for an everyday look. I would love to hear from you all!

-- Maica :)


  1. CJJanuary 30, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    How's the evera lip glow and Aido blusher? :)

  2. rhania escuetaJanuary 30, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    wow =) i love this review maica =) i havent posted anything on my blog for january =(

  3. Maica SaldoJanuary 30, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Thanks dear!

  4. Maica SaldoJanuary 30, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    They are both good. An in-depth review will be posted soon, please watch out for it. :)

  5. Juvy CorosJanuary 30, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    How much po is the San San BB Cream?

  6. Becoming SleekFebruary 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    Loving your flawless face here! Gandaaaaa!

  7. RaeFebruary 2, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    One of those looks na parang effortless pero hindi. Anyway, I haven't seen that evera lip glow before. Interesting. I have their lip and cheek tint.

  8. Maica SaldoFebruary 2, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    I think it is around 150 pesos, but I got it for sale for 114 pesos only. :) Review soon!

  9. Maica SaldoFebruary 2, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Thank you so much! :)

  10. Maica SaldoFebruary 2, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    I will post the review this month, please watch out for it.