Wengie loves both Korean and American style makeup. She also appreciates the differences in these two styles. So, in this video she shares with us some of the secrets from both styles. Wengie applies American makeup techniques and products to one side of face and Korean to the other side.
She begins with a primer. American primer has a light translucent color that blends well with a person’s natural skin tone. Korean toner has a dewy and brightening effect. Wengie follows the primer by matching an American foundation to her skin and topping it off with powder. She uses a cushion foundation, which has brightening properties, for the other side of her face.
Moving forward, Wengie points out that contouring techniques, as well as, highlights have been a major trend for American makeup. While highlighting is popular in Korea, contouring techniques aren’t. Applying a pink blush to the apples of the cheeks is desired for Korean makeup looks.
Strong and clean brows are a cornerstone in American makeup, with focus specifically on the arch. Using Korean makeup trends, eyebrows are kept soft and straight. Continuing with the eyes, it is a popular look in America to fill in the crease of the eye. Smokey eye looks and multiple colors blended together are popular. In addition, the winged eyeliner look is a major American trend. Finishing the eyes with lots of mascara and false lashes is highly desired.
With Korean makeup trends, the eyes are toned down. Wengie spreads out a single soft color to the lid, applies a shimmery color under the lid, and then lines the lash line with a darker shade. She continues with the natural line of the eye when applying liner and adds only a few coats of mascara.
When it comes to the lips, American makeup trends utilize liner, lipstick, and gloss. In Korea, cherry, pink, and peach lip colors are popular. Wengie applies the lip color to the center of her lips, dabbing it out the edges. Concealer is applied to the exterior of the lips and blended inward to create a rosebud look.