Sorry for the hiatus, but I went away for the weekend for my parents’ birthdays, so no work for me then! But now that that’s over, I can get back to all of my hobbies. Which means that it’s time to finish up this.
Yes, that’s right: It’s finally the last installment of Dressing Like “Jjeoreo,” and I’m very sad to see it go. But this ending only means that new, bigger, better things will come in the future. So it’s a happy moment, as well.
Anyway, enough with the mush. If you haven’t yet seen the music video this upcoming makeup look is from, then check it out here:
And to check out the previous post in this series, click here.
Alright, this is going to be a short one, so let’s get started!
Look Book: Getting Bangtan’s “Jjeoreo” Makeup
I know, I know: Makeup is everyone’s favorite part of K-Pop.
Let’s be real: The makeup is no one‘s favorite part, especially with dudes. But as much as we hate it (or at least are underwhelmed by it), it’s a necessary part of the look the stars “have” to have. And lucky for us, it’s actually quite simple to recreate.
Here’s BTS’ makeup in “Dope,” as brought to you by the letter ‘M’ and the number 17:
Such a pretty maknae!
(Thank you, Lord, for puberty!)
Ahem, since we’re copying dudes here, really there’s only three things you need to worry about:
1. Thick, black eyeliner that is smudged and blended to be smoky and sexy and awesome (because that’s what theirs looks like…thanks to them actually having professionals applying it).
You can also feel free to fill in your brows. I did and K-Pop stars always do, but, honestly, it doesn’t make that much of a difference (for most), so only do it if you really want.
And also, unless your eyebrows are “straight,” you’ll never be seen by Koreans as copying the look successfully, so the brows honestly just don’t even matter.
Tip: First of all, don’t feel obliged to wing your eyeliner. EVER. If you can’t do a wing, settle for a more normal shape. Honestly, having an itty, bitty triangle at the edge of your eye really makes no difference. You’re just as beautiful with it as you are without.
Secondly, don’t think you have to line everywhere around your eye; choose the top lash line or the water and tight lines or whatever other part you wish, but do not think you have to do it all. I didn’t! Honestly, lining every inch of your eyes only makes them look smaller, especially when using black, so only do what you’re comfortable with, even though recreating a K-Pop look. Again, it really doesn’t matter that much.
Lastly, if you’re bad at smudging eyeliner (or just don’t have the proper utensils to do so), then simply line your eyes with black eyeshadow instead. Just use small, light strokes, applying a little bit of color at a time; remember that you can always darken it by slowly adding more.
2. Lip gloss in the shade “Your Lips But Better”
And, no, that is not a real shade of lip gloss (at least that I’ve ever seen). It simply means that you need to find a natural-looking gloss to make your kissers look, well, more naturally kissable.
3. Flawless skin thanks to twenty pounds of perfectly blended BB cream/foundation
Good lighting and Photoshop also help with that, too, though, so don’t feel bad if yours isn’t K-star-level perfect; in all reality, theirs isn’t, either.
So, in the end, if you make sure you have an even application of foundation, black eyeliner, and glossy lips, you’ll be golden…
…just like the maknae…
…and just as long as you don’t accidentally put so much on that you make yourself look like a hooker. Then you’ll be far from our pretty Kookie, mostly because he never looks like a hooker thanks to the trend in Korea being light, natural-looking makeup.
Although, if you do accidentally turn yourself into a heavily made up woman looking for love, Namjoon won’t mind. After all, he’s just been begging for some ho lately.
(I’m joking, I’m joking. I know he actually says “hope.”)
And we’re done! For good and forever, we are done! Huzzah!
Thanks one final time for checking out this series. Combining two of my most favorite things in life (fashion and Korean music) was an absolute blast, and I’m so grateful for you enjoying it with me.
Once again, click here for the previous segment in this series.
As always, I send you much love. ❤
Saranghaeyo, and see you soon with something new!
P.S. – I’ve not included any of what I used to create this look because I feel like a makeup tutorial shouldn’t be that specific. All makeup is practically the same, so it really doesn’t matter which products you end up choosing. Just as long as you stick to the general guidelines, you’ll be able to do it no matter what. If you’d like to know what I used, however, or would simply like some product recommendations, just leave a comment below asking. I’d be more than happy to let you know/provide some.
P.P.S. — Bangtan hwaiting!