How to Create Trendy Bold Lips and Dramatic Eyes Makeup
So, let us take a guess about your first impressions of this blog post because unlike our other makeup blogs, this one is a little different... You are likely to be used to seeing Western style makeup that emphasises on bold, dark lips that pairs with dramatic, sparkling eye makeup looks which instantly steal the show - especially when paired with loud patterns, bright colours or basically anything that speaks prominence!
Traditionally, Korean makeup is often associated with natural, subtle and dewy looks using neutral and soft colours with a focus on creating a flawless and youthful look. In recent years, Korean Pop, drama and celebrities have proliferated the media landscape globally which allows us to access a modern, different style of Korean makeup which can be said to have taken some influence from Western makeup. This current trend leaning towards the use of bold lips and sparkling eye makeup has inspired makeup lovers worldwide to experiment with this style, to express individuality especially among the younger generation.
Without further ado, let's jump into the most exciting part of this blog - how to create YOUR perfect bold lips and dramatic eye makeup! Keep reading to find out.
How to Create and Perfect Bold Lips?
Need us to remind you that bold lip makeup is the ultimate statement-maker? Hmm... perhaps not. Whether you are opting for a fierce, fiery red colour, a sultry plum, maybe even a sweet pink shade, it’s like showing the world your confidence with one glance at your lips! The beauty of bold lips can really give you that confidence boost you need to take on the world, turning heads at a party and who knows, strike up a conversation with someone new?
When it comes to choosing your shade to create the perfect bold lips makeup, deep reds are reminiscent of alluring evenings, rich berries embody the classic Hollywood glamour and bold pinks radiate an energy of positivity and we can call it the ‘Barbie effect’ too!
We know that well-defined and vibrant lips bring your entire makeup look to life and serve as the focus point of your face. Now which lip finish should you go for? If you are looking for a playful, youthful look that creates a fresh and plump effect, glossy lips are the way to go. On the other hand, matte lips offer an aura of sophistication that gives a powerful and timeless allure - perfect for a more elegant look. Finally, metallic lips will give you an edgy and futuristic touch, while drawing more attention.
In the art of well-defined lips, we emphasize enough the importance of lip lining. It keeps your lip color in check, preventing smudging and 'feathering' for a long-lasting finish. Plus, it's your ticket to achieving the illusion of fuller, luscious lips with ease.
Learn the Art of Dramatic Eyes
People will stare, make it worth their while with your dramatic eye makeup that will captivate with confidence! Just by using the right colour combination, a simple eyeliner and volumizing mascara, this striking eye makeup look can really do wonders in making your eyes appear larger and vibrant.
What does it really mean to create a dramatic eye makeup look? Well, this term is fairly broad which allows you to create your own unique allure! For example, the smoky eye is renowned for its sensual and smoldering appeal, which adds depth and intensity using dark, smudged shades.
Another popular look is the winged eyeliner or cat eyeliner, which are true game-changers. It is amazing how the dramatic sweep of liner extending beyond the eyes creates an elongated look that can effortlessly transition from daytime chic to nighttime glam! Or if you are into something more novel, a recently trending eye makeup look is the cut crease which defines the crease of your eyelids to create illusion of deeper-set eyes.
In the realm of eyeshadow colours, the trends evolve constantly based on the season or what the trendsetters and celebrities are currently wearing. Metallic, shimmering shades that offer a touch of high fashion sheen have garnered immense popularity and can be paired easily to let your eyes sparkle in any setting. On the other end of the spectrum, soft pastels are also making waves. These muted hues and universally flattering neutrals like lavender, mauves, mint and peachy shades create a dreamy aura.
Balancing the 2 Makeup Styles
Now that you have an idea of what K-Beauty makeup looks are trending, how do we create a harmonious balance between bold lips and dramatic eyes? We can all agree that balance is key when it comes to creating the perfect Korean makeup look to prevent your overall appearance to be overwhelming.the importance of balance in makeup cannot be overstated. Therefore it is important to effectively coordinate colours to create a cohesive, polished appearance that complements your overall makeup look.
One of our favourite ways is to use colours that contrast. For example, pair a bold red lip with a green or teal eyeshadow for a striking contrast. Alternatively, colours belonging to the same family, can provide a harmonious blend. A timeless K-Beauty style is combining a bold coral lip with warm, peachy or rosy eyeshadows.
Another trick is to use neutral shades strategically. Lighter colors in the inner eye corners open up your eyes, drawing more attention to your lips. Similarly, a neutral eyeshadow base, such as browns, light pinks, beige, or ivory, can make your bold lip color stand out while maintaining a harmonious overall look.
Tools and Techniques You'll Need
No makeup is ever complete without the help of the right tools. Here are our essentials to create stunning bold and daring makeup, as well as a step-by-step process to do it.
Bold Lip Makeup
- Prep your lips by gently exfoliating it, then follow with a layer of lip balm of lip care cream like FRUDIA Coconut Honey Salve Lip Cream
- Outline your lips using ROMAND Lip Mate Pencil to give it contour
- Fill in your lips with ROMAND Blur Fudge Tint for a matte, pastel finish; or ROMAND Juicy Lasting Tint to create dewy, glossy and bold lip makeup. Both of these have buildable textures that you can apply in layers until the desired colour payoff is achieved
- Blot and reapply in layers as needed, until you get the desired payoff to set the colour and extend its longevity
Dramatic Eye Makeup
- Take a small amount of eye primer and apply gently on your lids to prepare a smooth base. Alternatively, you can use a dot of CLIO Kill Cover Founwear Concealer and carefully blend it out all over your eyelids using your ring finger or a makeup sponge
- Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to apply your base eyeshadow colour, as well as fill it in with lighter or darker colours for added dimension. Finish it the look by gently tapping a glitter eyeshadow around the centre. We recommend PERIPERA All Take Mood Technique Palette or PERIPERA All Take Mood Palette that has a large array of colours, which you can mix and match together
- Create precise lines with a slim eyeliner like CLIO Superproof Pen Liner which gives a highly pigmented, bold black colour along your lashline
- Add some ‘drama’ to your eyelashes by carefully curling it and applying CLIO Kill Lash Superproof Mascara, giving your eyes a livelier appearance
To ensure that your makeup stays put for long durations, a tip we recommend is to blend eyeshadows thoroughly and layer them gradually as you go. For your lips, you can use a small amount of translucent setting powder or setting spray to keep it from smudging.
At BONIIK, we have a large collection of Korean makeup products across popular brands like CLIO, PERIPERA, ROMAND, 3CE, THE FACE SHOP and many others. Visit us at our BONIIk Flagship Store in the heart of Sydney, or shop with us online to give bold lips and dramatic eye makeup look a go! Don’t forget to share your creations with us on social media by tagging us!