Saturday, 9 August 2014

Makeup Tutorial: Red Velvet's Happiness Irene 레드벨벳_행복

Red Velvet is a new 4-membered girl group under SM Entertainment that debuted with 'Happiness'! Irene or Bae Joohyun is the leader known for her visuals. I really liked her fresh look, so I decided to write a tutorial inspired by Irene's makeup!

Links throughout the tutorial will be to either my separate reviews or where you can buy them. Stay until the end of the post for discount codes and the complete list of stores.

Now on to the makeup!


Step 1:
Bare face

Step 2:
Apply your favourite BB cream. Irene has a very pure skin tone. I'm applying the Innisfree Long Wear BB Cushion in #23.

Step 3:
Skin with BB cream.

Step 4:
Apply your concealer on unfavourable spots or dark circles, whereever you desire. I'm using Aritaum's Full Cover Liquid Concealer in #2 (slightly to dark for my skin but it is workable)

Step 5 (not pictured):
With a light pink matte blush, place it on the apples of your cheeks without smiling. Irene's blush is slightly higher to emphasise her baby face.  I recommend Etude House's Lovely Cookie Blusher in 6. Separate review is here.


Rather than the usual straight Korean brow, Irene has a soft curve at the tail so do not hide it.

Step 1:
Undrawn brows

Step 2:
Shape your brows with an eyebrow pencil. Aim to have the top line as straight as possible. Then proceed to "fill" in your brows. Blend the lines with the spooly. I'm using Etude House's Drawing Eye Pencil in 06 Black. Separate review is here.

Step 3:
To ensure your eyebrows last all day (or through performances like Irene), make sure to apply a brow gel to keep the shape and hairs in place. I'm using Australis Brow Gel in Dark Brown.


Step 1:
Apply a white base all over your eyelid, under the brow bone and "aegyo-sal" area after priming your eyes. I'm using Etude House's Proof 10 Eye Primer and Naked Palette 1's Virgin. I have a separate review on the eye primer here.

Step 2:
Follow the natural curve of your eyeline with your preferred black liquid liner. Make sure you have a subtle "flick" at the end as that will be the basis of your eyeliner. I'm using Clio's Waterproof Brush Liner in Black.

Step 3:
With a light matte brown eyeshadow, apply it to the outer and inner "v" of your eyes. You are applying in a small "u" shape, leaving the middle of your eyelids clean. I'm using Naked Palette 1's Buck.

Step 4:
How it should look after eyeshadow.

Step 5 (the finish look):
Apply your waterproof black pencil eyeliner on your lower line, stopping half way to give the allusion of bigger eyes. While drawing the line, connect it to the outer flick and fill in any gaps. I'm using Etude House's Proof 10 Auto Pencil Liner in Black. Separate review is here.

Using a mixture of white and gold, sweep it along your "Aegyo-sal" and inner corners of your eye. I'm using Naked Palette 1's Virgin and and Sidecar.

Lastly, curl your eyelashss and put generous amounts of lengthening mascara on your top and bottom lashes. I'm using Majolica Majorca's Lash Expander Mascara


Step 1:
Bare lips

Step 2:
Using a light pink lip tint, apply it all over your lips. We are aiming for a slight gradientas Irene has relatively pink lips. I'm using Etude House's Fresh Cherry Tint PK001.

Step 3:
With a true red lip tint, apply it to the inner part of your lips and blend it out with the light pink tint. I'm using Tony Moly Delight Tint in Red which has been repacked as the Tony Tint.

Reviews of the lip tints can be found here.

And now we're done!

Where can you buy these products?

use my code "04161007" for $5 off an order of $30+

Use code "52IKCS" for $5 off any order
4. eBay

 I hope this tutorial was helpful! Until next time, annyeong~ 

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