Summer Beauty Inspo: 9 Best Looks From Korean Stars

As the days are getting longer and hotter, there’s no denying that summer is here. And we can’t wait to see what trends our favorite K-drama stars are loving during this season. When it comes to beauty, the weather calls for more simple, effortless looks to keep things fresh and easy while celebs are always on the go! Korea is still at the tail end of Spring, which means we can see hints of floral colors. Here are some of the looks spotted in celeb Instagrams and latest magazine shoots:

Glossy lips

Matte lipsticks were all the rage all over Korea last season, but because they can look a bit heavy, the trend has slowly died down. Nowadays, Korean beauty brands are updating their glossy lip colors and lip stains to ease into the warmer season. Stars like Lee Sung Kyung, Suzy, and Park Bo Young look more bright and youthful with glossy vivid shades.

If you’re looking for more lip shade inspiration, check out Jisoo’s Lip Glow looks for Dior!

Summer waves

If there’s anyone who suits the long wavy hair for summer, it’s got to be Park Min Young. She has been rocking this hairstyle for a while, and very well so! It goes well with her feminine and elegant style, and we can only imagine how beautiful her long locks are while being blown in the summer wind!

Fresh, barely-there makeup

Go Min Si is enjoying a rise in popularity right now not only because of her great acting skills, but also because of her natural beauty that captivates viewers. For summer, the barely-there makeup is the best choice because makeup is hard to keep during the summer. Clean skin is the highlight of the no-makeup look. Go Min Si’s had just a bit of color with subtle touches that enhance her features.

Blunt cut with a fringe

Looking for a summer hairstyle change but afraid to get that drastic cut? Try Hyeri’s in-between bob cut with a light fringe. This frames her face and makes her look chic yet effortless.

Fresh from her successful role in “Vincenzo,” Jeon Yeo Been embraced change with a visibly shorter cut, lighter hair color, and curtain bangs. She looks much more modern and summer ready!

Short cut

When it comes to short cuts, Go Jun Hee is definitely the queen. Unlike the common perception that you can only do a few looks with short hair, she proves this wrong by being creative with her hair styles, whether wispy, straight, wet look, or sleek. She always looks like a girl crush!

Hair color streaks

Feeling adventurous but don’t want to cut your hair? Try hair streaks! Sunmi did a shoot for Allure magazine with a hair color inspired by the Disney movie character Cruella de Vil, which is looking like summer’s hottest movie release!

aespa’s Winter is also rocking this look!

Fun nail art and colors

Summer is a great time for experimenting with your look so give your nails a fun, brighter touch! Choi Yoo Jung recently modeled for a nail polish and nail art brand, and you can get a lot of inspiration from her nail looks!

A hint of fruit colors

Tired of the typical blush? Try an unexpected color! Kwon Yuri modeled for a beauty brand where her eyeshadow and blush had a subtle yellow color. This trend was seen in the past with singer Heize and another makeup brand. It’s not a new look, as it is a popular retro style of makeup, but now that it’s more subtle, it can give a fresh, unique look for you this summer!

Another color idea is the combination of pink and corals, which gives off a Spring vibe. Take cues from BIBI’s collab with Nars Korea!

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If you’re not a fan of bright colors and would like to stick with a classic look, then check out Chungha’s latest campaign for Dolce & Gabbana beauty. It’s a makeup look that gives a “summer vacation in Milan” vibe.

Sharp cat eye

Summer is all about keeping your makeup routine easy, and Han Ye Seul is the master of this quick but no-fail makeup combination: a well-defined cat eye and bold lips. She has made this her trademark look, and it can be perfect for day or night wear!

Hey Soompiers! What is your favorite summer look? Let us know in the comments below!

DianneP_Kim is an English magazine and online editor based in South Korea. She is the author of a K-pop style book published by Skyhorse Publications, New York, and has recently released her second book about BTS. Check it out on Amazon, follow her on Instagram @dianne_panda, and subscribe to her YouTube channel at iwonderkorea

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