Friday, November 22, 2013

KPop's Bad Girls: Lee Hyori, CL & Hyuna Makeup Look

I am a huge Kpop fan - nope, don't even get me started on my biases. LOL. I woke up at 5:30 AM this morning to watch the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2013 that was held at Hong Kong this year. It was a very entertaining show, considering that most of the artists I voted for won. Anyway, I'm not here about the MAMA 2013, but about the fantastic makeup that these ladies, Hyuna, CL, and Lee Hyori, were wearing for the night.

These three ladies are known to be the bad girls in the Kpop industry - Lee Hyori releasing Bad Girls a few months back, CL with her Baddest Female, and Hyuna shocking everybody with her rowdy MV, photos and performances for her Troublemaker song, Now. Apparently being a bad girl has a certain look since the three of them wore similar looks for their song promotions as well as during the awards show. It mainly focuses on their dark red/plum lips. 

Lee Hyori



They all look super glamorous, edgy and chic with their makeup and I was immediately inspired to try it out. Coincidentally I have the perfect lippie, Stylenanda 3Concept Eyes Lip Color in 604 Vamp. Since the three girls have different eye makeup, I just played around and tried to incorporate all of their looks for one makeup look and here is what I came up with:

  • Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 220 mixed with Graymelin CC Base Cream applied all over the face with a foundation brush
  • NARS Stick Concealer in Ginger, applied underneath the eyes and blemishes, use patting motions to blend
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles in Medium, applied underneath the eyes for a brighter under eye. Blend out with a foundation brush or any synthetic brush.
  • NARS Laguna Bronzer, with an angled brush, lightly contour the face (cheeks, temple, jaw, nose).
  • With a duo fiber brush, apply NARS Goulue Blush lightly on the apples of the cheeks and bring it towards the hair line.
  • NARS Devotee Highlighter, using your fingers, highlight the areas where the light or sun will naturally hit, cheekbones, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and Cupid's bow.

I'm using Graymelin Seven Tattoo Eyebrow in Dark Brown and an old, a bit dried out brown mascara which is the Maybelline Volum' Express Hypercurl to achieve that nice sculpted but natural eyebrows that is slightly rough

  • Starting off with an eye primer, I'm using Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Using Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Tease apply all over the lid with a fluffy brush since all we need is a light wash of color 
  • Blend out with Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Toxic, also, bring this shadow to the bottom lash line
  • Using a clean fluffy brush, apply a matte cream highlight to the brow bone, Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Foxy
  • Using Maybelline Master Drama Gel Liner, make a straight winged liner on the upper lash line, for the lower lash line out line a diamond (refer to the picture) 
  • Smudge the outline made by the gel liner on the bottom lash line by a Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Smokeout for a softer look
  • Tightline the upper lash line and line the lower lash line as well bringing it all the way in with the NYX Slide On Pencil in Jet Black.
  • Curl the lashes, apply false lashes, (Andrea Strip Lashes #21)
  • Apply mascara to blend out false and real lashes, Maybelline Volum Express Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara in Waterproof
  • For a sharper winged line and to cover up clear glue, line the upper lash line using a pen liner, Eyeko Liquid Eyeliner

Last but not the least, the  main feature, our plum lips - Stylenanda 3Conept Eyes Lip Color in 604 Vamp,

 I think I did a pretty good job recreating the looks of these three hot ladies. I think the lip color I wore is the closest to what CL wore for the MAMA 2013. 

Channeling my inner GZB. "G I Z to the I B E. Nan nappeun gijibae can’t you see?" (G I Z to the I B E I’m a bad girl, can’t you see?) - CL

Anyway, I really had fun doing this makeup look. I hope you enjoyed this one as well. As always, leave some love below. :)


  1. I think you did a really good job recreating these three looks! The lipstick shade looks great on you.

    1. Thank you! :) I don't wear dark lips much but this turned out pretty nice. :)

  2. wow! beautiful! :)
    maybe we will follow each other? let me know :) (on facebook too if you have )

  3. I love this so much on you!! :D

  4. Wow! You did a good job! I love how smokey your eyes are, and the last photo, I love it! When I saw your eye shadows, I was expecting Urban Decay and you really did use those! :D
    Love the lipstick, too! Oh, dear. You're badass! hehe
    xx, Mira |

    1. Thank you! I tried my best. I was trying to use the new palette I got... and I'm trying to show my Naked2 more love before the Naked 3 arrives in the mail. :)

    2. OMG!!! I love Naked3! I'll be looking forward to your review, yeah? I'm definitely going to get it when it arrives in Sephora Malaysia. :D

    3. I hope you get it soon! I'm waiting for the Naked 3 to arrive in the mail and I would definitely do a review on it as soon as I can! :)

  5. hi pretty ^_^ you look amazing on this make up.... how are you?

  6. Wow! this is such a great tutorial!!! And you are looking stunning!!!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Following back on GFC #725

  7. This was so great and interesting to read!
    You're beautiful, and the other pictures are lush!
    I love urban decay too.. they're so 'out there'
    Have you seen my baggy jumper's and beanie's post?
    Click :)

    Stay beautiful XOXO

  8. Hey, I nominated you for a sunshine award! check out my blog for details and rules!

  9. Hola! I am an Asian, too.
    I love Hyuna best! And I love to watch the Korean TV shows.
    Many of them are pretty moving.
    Your make-up is very great.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. I love Hyuna too! She is so sexy and I think she's pushing Kpop boundaries with her concept.

  10. love your blog! i follow you!

  11. great look !! thks for commenting on my blog and following me :)
    i follow you back


  12. Omg i'm a big Kpop fan too! Troublemakers performance was amazing haha, and Hyuna's makeup looks so pretty as well!! You did a really good job at incorporating all 3 looks together :)
    Following you on GFC now ^_^


  13. Hi! I'm a new follower #857! Wow! The makeup looks great on you! Love the eye makeup <3 <3 <3! Didn't know you can combine them like that! *Learning learning* I'm a big fan of HyunA. ^^ Thanks for this post! :D


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