Let me start out by saying that this is one of my favorite collaborations I've done! It's been quite a long time since I did a Kpop makeup tutorial for you guys but the stars aligned when my friends Simon and Martina of Eat Your Kimchi (fabulous Youtube channel about Kpop and Korean culture and food) came to LA and stayed with us for a few days.
What is that you said? A Youtuber in my home who loves girly things, makeup, Kpop, and PINK was having an extended sleepover? Ooooh, you know that means we had to do record a tutorial. ;)
It just so happens that both our favorite Kpop bands is the same: 2NE1. May I present to you a Park Bom makeup look. Vid and more below!
bb cream | Kiehls BB Cream
powder | Tarte Smooth Operator Powder
eyeshadow primer | Too Faced Shadow Insurance
eyeshadow | Urban Decay Naked Palette
silver pencil | NYX Slide-On Pencil in Platinum
gel eyeliner | MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
sparkling pencil | Etude House Play 101 Pencil
bronzer/blush | NARSissist Cheek Kit
lip gloss | NYX Butter Gloss in Fortune Cookie
If you don't know who Bom is, she is the doll-faced power singer in 2NE1 known for her giant, round eyes and bunny-like features. Here is her signature look we were going for:
And here is the look executed on Martina. We were lucky enough that Martina had somewhat similarly shaped eyes, however eyeliner and shadow has a huge part in creating this puppy dog-eye by enhancing the outer corners with a drooping shadow shape. This creates a rounder, innocent look versus a more angular cat eye.
Huge thanks to Martina (and Simon! No, I didn't forget about you supportively playing Nintendo Wii in the background) for letting me paint your face and spending awesome girly fran' time with you!
We also recorded a video on the EYK channel about my experience growing up Korean in the US and Martina's experience being Canadian living in Korea, which hopefully some of you might relate to in some ways. I personally found it to be a really interesting to talk about and I haven't seen many people share that kind of experience before.
Readers, what makeup tutorial would you like to see next? Are you multi-cultural or have you visited/lived somewhere with a different cultural experience? Let me know in the comments!