Here’s some homework you’ll probably be more than happy to do: learning how to cop the beauty looks of your favorite K-pop stars just in time for the new school season. Of course, what makes shopping for school essentials more fun is not just buying highlighters, pens, and notebooks, but also adding some beauty must-haves in your kit. If you’re looking for a simple change or something more drastic, get some inspiration from these K-beauties:
The campus crush
Go to school with a fresh start. If you’re the type who doesn’t have time to put on makeup in the mornings, focus on your skin care routine instead. What’s good about Korea is that it has a ton of choices to help you achieve dewy, glowing skin. Just keep your skin clean, blemish-free, moisturized, and sun-protected so that all you need to do is swipe on that lip gloss.
AOA Seolhyun’s I-woke-up-like-this look:
The class fairy
While you can’t really put on too much makeup for school (because you’re there to learn, after all), there are different ways to brighten up your look. Try a touch of pink as blush or on the lips for that pretty “fairy” look.
While HyunA is known for her sexy image, she also looks great in softer, toned down makeup:
Taeyeon is the perfect peg for that pretty doll-like look:
If you’re wearing specs to school, that doesn’t mean you can’t apply makeup. You can still make your eyes pop by putting on a bit of mascara and light colored lips.
Tzuyu and Jeon Somi look ready to hit the books in style:
Krystal is hipster glam in her oversized eyewear:
The Korean version of on-fleek eyebrows is straight and clean, giving the face an innocent, youthful look.
PRISTIN’s Kyulkyung has enviable eyebrows that look natural and effortless:
Apink’s Naeun also has the signature straight brows:
If you want to have a “point” to your look, try adding a subtle wing tip with your eyeliner just like Jennie’s:
Try on some contact lenses that will complement your skin tone and hair color, just like Hani’s:
Need to give a boost to your hairstyle so you’ll turn heads when you walk your school hallways? Here is some much-needed inspo.
Doyeon wears the ultimate peppy cheerleader hairstyle with pretty curls:
If you’re not quite game for a big cut yet, let Irene give you ideas on how to style your bangs:
Go for a cute bob like G-Friend’s Eunha, and you can style it either straight or wavy:
Keep it sweet and clean like IU’s top bun:
If your school is not that strict or if you’re in university already where you have the freedom to wear a bolder style, take cues from Tzuyu’s pretty shades of purple:
Tiffany’s braided hairstyle is perfect for a lovely daily school look:
Give your hair some volume to keep it from being flat. Mina’s hair has a nice, subtle wavy volume and a great color, too!
Hey Soompiers, which look are you excited to try for the new school season?
DP_Kim is an English magazine and online writer and former stylist based in South Korea. Follow her Korean adventures at instagram.com/dianne_panda.