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How To Get Song Hye Kyo's Most Iconic Beauty Looks

Song Hye Kyo, one of the biggest stars of the Hallyu wave never fails to amaze us with her natural beauty every time we see her. When it comes to beauty products, Song Hye Kyo has the midas touch, with any product endorsed by or seen on her flying off the shelves. In 2016, a Laneige lipstick became a bestseller after the actress was seen applying the lipstick in the hit drama series, “Descendants Of The Sun”. The baby-faced South Korean actress who has been the face of Korean skincare and makeup label, Laneige, for the last 10 years recently announced on Instagram that she will no longer be fronting the brand. Instead, she will be working with Sulwhasoo, which is another Korean cosmetics brand under Amorepacific, the parent company of Laneige. In light of Song Hye Kyo’s new partnership with Sulwhasoo, here are some of our favourite makeup looks from the picture perfect actress as well as how to achieve them.

#1: The big day
The megawatt star tied the knot with her reel-to-real boyfriend Song Joong Ki last last year. Even though the lovebirds tied the knot in a low-profile fashion, photographs of the intimate affair were still exposed and we were treated to a sneak peek of how radiant Song Hye Kyo looked as she walked down the aisle. Get the look: While you might not be able to exchange your vows with Song Joong Ki, you can get your hands on the exact shade of lipstick worn by Song Hye Kyo on her wedding day. The nude-pink lipstick that she was wearing was none other than Laneige’s Silk Intense Lipstick ($34) in shade #430 Pink Garden. The main focal point of her wedding makeup look was her lit-from-within-luminescence. To achieve that ethereal glow, invest more time and effort into a proper skincare regime and use products that suit your skin type. For supple and bouncy skin, slather on a sleeping mask like the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask ($42) before you hit the hay. Photo: smile.666666/Instagram #2: Lady in red
Even though Song Hye Kyo rarely sports a red lip, she looks incredibly chic and sophisticated when she does. Get the look: A red-hot hue is an effortless way to elevate your look. If you are not too sure which red lippie suits your skin tone, go with a classic crimson lipstick that works with all colourings. Also, for a more subtle and understated red lips look, go with a tinted lip balm to create a flush of red on the lips. Photo: Song Hye Kyo/Instagram #3: Barely there
The actress looked breathtaking in this wedding inspired photo-shoot for jewellery company, J. Estina. While most K-pop idol group members might opt for bold eyeliners, actresses like Song Hye Kyo prefers thin lines that accentuates the natural shape of the eyes without drawing too much attention to them. Get her look: Recreate her understated eye makeup look by lining the entire upper lash and outer third of your lower lash line with a creamy pencil in a brown hue such as the NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Chocolate ($38). Keep as close to the lash line as possible and follow your eye’s curvature. Instead of winging it out, stop lining at the farthest end of your lash line for that natural look. Pair this barely there look with fresh skin and a nude lip. Photo: songhyekyo1/Instagram #4: Brave
Doesn’t Song Hye Kyo remind you of Merida from the Pixar animation “Brave” in this picture? Get her look: Recreate Song Hye Kyo’s playful hairdo by creating some texture in your hair. You can alternate between doing a rope braid and ordinary three strand braid before grabbing a diffuser to diffuse the hair to create tousled waves. Alternatively, you could also achieve the same messy waves by crimping your hair with a triple barrel curling iron. Photo: Song Hye Kyo/Instagram #5: Pretty in pink
Instead of going for the heavily contoured makeup look, Song Hye Kyo tends to highlight her cheeks by applying pink blusher on the apples of her cheeks for that youthful and approachable look. Get her look: Recreate Song Hye Kyo’s dewy look by swapping your powder blusher for a lightweight cream one like the 3CE Cream Blusher in New Pink ($22) that melts into your skin. For a natural finish, tap the cream blusher on the apples of your cheeks with your ringer finger. Photo: kittiya1988/Instagram #6: Ice queen
By juxtaposing soft brows, dewy skin and glossy lips with a smudged eye makeup, Song Hye Kyo managed to pull off a look that’s at once glamourous and natural in her campaign with clothing brand Esprit. Get her look: According to South Korean celebrity makeup artist, Hyung Seok Yeo, the smudged makeup look is the trend to look out for this season. The smudged makeup look is all about being deliberately stained and smudged in its application. For that Song Hye Kyo inspired smudged eye makeup look, smudge your eyeliner with a tapered makeup brush. Photo: hyekyo_fans/Instagram #7: Full house
This is a classic Song Hye Kyo beauty look. While her eye makeup is kept to a minimum, her brows are full and well-groomed to frame her features. Get her look: With a brow powder kit like the Benefit Foolproof Brow Powder ($42), shape and fill in sparse brows for a soft, natural look. A lighter brow colour will look more natural as it recedes, filling in the gaps of your brows without overshadowing your natural brow hairs. Photo: songhyekyo1/Instagram #8: Elegant smokey
Who says you can’t wear a bold eye and lip at the same time? Song Hye Kyo makes it look easy by pairing a bold smokey eye with bright red lips. Get the look: Add intensity to your smoky eye by contrasting the darkness of your eye makeup with the white in your eyes. You can do so by lining the waterline and inner rim of your eyes with a creamy eyeliner, making sure to run it in between your lashes. Photo: Laneige Korea/Instagram #10: Two is better than one
Song Hye Kyo is always seen with softer lipstick shades like light pink or colour with a shiny finish that gives off a girl-next-door vibe. Get her look: The K-beauty gradient (ombre) lips look was made popular by Song Hye Kyo when she played the role of Kang Mo Yeon in “Descendants Of The Sun”. To get the perfect pout, prep your lips with a sleeping mask for the lips like the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ($27) before adding colour, focusing on the centre of your lips with a lip tint like the Moonshot Cream Paint ($27). Alternatively, you can also achieve a virtual ombre pucker by swiping a two-toned lippie like the Laneige Two-Tone Lip Bar ($34) across your lips. Photo: SongSong Couple Descendants of the Sun/Facebook This story first appeared on www.herworldplus.com.  Like this? Check out why stick foundations are so big now, the beauty products that’ll save your tired and fatigued skin and the beauty looks that’ll inspire you for Laneway 2018.