Get the Song Hye Gyo Look from Descendants of the Sun
In case you haven’t heard, Korea’s latest drama “Descendants of the Sun” has seriously taken over Asia by the storm. I mean, come on, how can you take your eyes off the handsomely uniformed eye-candy Song Joong Ki as Yoo Shi Jin or the flawlessly beautiful and crush-inducing Song Hye Gyo as Kang Mo Yeon?! With her flawless skin and gorgeous looks, she seems positively ageless. However, though we can’t exactly be her (darn it), that doesn’t mean we can’t indulge ourselves a tad and try out her Kang Mo Yeon look for ourselves. Channel your inner Song Hye Gyo with makeup inspired by her character from “Descendants of the Sun”!
Thanks to her collaboration with Laneige, we can see some of the products she uses to maintain that gorgeous face. Her look has a very minimalistic and natural style so it won’t take much to recreate the look. For those of you who don’t have the exact products that she showcases in the drama, here are some great alternative ideas for similar results!
Face: For a smooth and flawlessly milky complexion, she uses Laneige’s Brightening BB Cushion. To achieve a similarly even finish, try out Holika Holika’s Face 2 Change White Cushion BB! This cooling cushion BB provides UV protection, whitens, and gives anti-wrinkle care to leave you with bright and smooth skin. Not only is it gentle for even troubled or sensitive skin, but it also has excellent moisturizing properties so that your skin will look and feel great. Just copy her motions and gently pat onto your face!
Check Out: Holika Holika Face 2 Change White Cushion BB
Eyebrows: Jeez, even her eyebrows are perfect! To get her beautifully defined arches, try using Holika Holika’s Wonder Drawing 24Hr Auto Eyebrow. This double-ended eyebrow pencil includes an angled head that draws on easily and lightly so it’s great for filling in all the space in your eyebrows while looking natural. Don’t forget to use the screw brush on the other side to brush your brows into the perfect shape as well!
Eyes: Eye see what you did there, Song Hye Gyo! To copy her minimalistic natural eye makeup look, let’s go with a very thin application of eyeliner right along the lash line that follows the shape of the eyes. For this job, check out TONYMOLY’s Backstage Gel Eyeliner (#2 Brown). This rich and creamy gel eyeliner has great lasting power that’s sweat and water resistant and glides on oh so smoothly. Not to mention, it also comes with an easily guidable brush that’s great for sharp lines.
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Cheeks: Of course, don’t forget to add a hint of color to your cheeks! For this step, Too Cool for School’s Dinoplatz Cinema City CC Cheek is a great product in providing a sheer, subtle color to brighten up the face. Although it applies very faint, this moisturizing liquid blusher has buildable color so that you can achieve a light, natural glow on your cheeks. It comes with a puff applicator so all you need to do is squeeze and gently dab to blend onto your skin!
Lips: The other Laneige item featured in the drama is the Two Tone Lip Bar, No. 11 Juicy Pop. This unique lipstick features two different colors that provides the increasingly popular gradient effect on the lips. Typically, this effect is made by the main color situated on the inner rim or center of the lips and fading out to a different or nude (use a concealer/foundation/powder for this effect) color on the outer area of the lips. Though there are many different methods of creating the lip gradient look, one of those ways to get Song Hye Gyo’s colorful two tone lips is to use a lip tint and a tinted lip balm. Make sure your lips are well hydrated beforehand for best results! Start by applying the main color lip tint in the inner rim and smack your lips together to blur the edges. For this main color, try Holika Holika's Holy Berry Tint #2 Raspberry. This water based lip tint applies on lightly to give a beautifully lasting pink-red shade onto your lips. After this step, apply the tinted lip balm to the remaining outer area of your lips and take a lip brush or your finger to soften the transition line between the two colors. To pair with the lip tint, we’d recommend using TONYMOLY Petite Bunny Gloss Bar #6 Juicy Orange to copy the fun and colorful two toned lips theme. This adorable creamy gloss bar is hydrating to your lips while providing a glossy sheen of subtle color to liven up your lips. It’s a great candidate for when you’re trying out the lip gradient look or just for everyday use!
Check Out: Holika Holika Holy Berry Tint #2 Raspberry
Check Out: TonyMoly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar