What keeps a Koreanophile busy nowadays? It’s binge watching to current K-dramas specially “Legend of the Blue Sea” starring Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho.
It’s a hit in Korea and International Fans are also going gaga over this fantasy drama. Filipino fans are not an exception and even non-korean fans tuned in to this drama and their pictures and videos are going viral left and right.
Also, it’s seems like a tradition that we fans copy their style, fashion, makeup or anything that’s inclined in the drama. Remember Boys Over Flowers’ Jandi necklace, Princess Hours’ Hair Bun and Ballpen, Secret Garden’s Gil Ra Im Ringtone, Descendants of the Sun’s stuffed toy and many more.
Of course Legend of the Blue Sea cannot be left behind. Koreans call it “PPL (product placement)” and it is really an effective way to promote the product. There’s a lot of PPL in Legend of the Blue Sea but what we want most is ofcourse the makeup that made Shim Cheong (Jun Ji Hyun) look fab in the drama.
- Hera UV Mist Cushion (2016 Edition)
With one sold every two seconds, HERA UV MIST CUSHION brought about a craze for the cushion foundation. It’s now evolved to offer a perfectly blendable formula for dewy and plumped skin.
NEW HERA UV MIST CUSHION seamlessly blends in the skin, filling it with moisture and plumping it up to make it appear more youthful and glowing with dewiness.
2015 and 2016 Edition:
The 2016 version is lighter than the 2015 version (both are C21). 2015 version is a semi matte one while the 2016 version has dewy finish (but not the oily looking one). This cushion is perfect for those people who has great skin like Jun Ji Hyun or to those people who are into light to medium coverage. Actually this 2017, the trend seems heading light to medium coverage to give off that natural vibe. Gone are the days where all that flaws should be covered. The cushion gives off a fresh and natural glow and brightens skin.
(Hera UV Mist Cushion Cover-2016, Php 1920, Buy it here)
- Pinkish Violet Lipstick
Jun Ji Hyun used the Hera Rouge Holic Exceptional NO.189 Charisma as her lipstick and a great/cheaper alternative to that color is the Pony Effect Outfit Lipstick in color Playground.
If you’re watching Goblin, Romantic Doctors, and My Love From The Star, it’s the same pinkish violet color. This Pony Effect is not only a cheaper alternative but it’s actually a great product and lasts really long. Also, the packaging is actually better than the Hera one.
Showcasing my inner Jun Ji Hyun (lol)
(Pony Effect Outfit Lipstick, Php 1,100, Buy it here)
- Straight-Arched Eyebrows
Jun Ji Hyun’s eyebrow is naturally pretty. It’s the Korean straight eyebrow with natural arch at the end. To mimic that eyebrow, you need this Anastacia Beverly Hills dupe, Holika Holika Skinny Eyebrow Pencil. With this, you can create a natural looking eyebrow and even fake hair strand on the areas where hair in your brows are missing. Also this is a cheaper version of the Anastasia.
(line the upper and bottom part, use spoolie to blend the harsh lines, brush the inner corner of brows, mimic hair line on the arch of the brows, use eyebrow mascara only at the inner brow to get the fading effect, clean all the edges by using concealer and voila — Korean arched eyebrow)
(Holika Holika Skinny Eyebrow Pencil, Php Buy it here)
Makeup Products that Jun Ji Hyun used in the drama are not readily available on offline stores here in the Philippines and some online shops are selling it overpriced. No worries because again, Althea Korea gives us the answers to our prayers for our K-Drama/K-Beauty looks! All the makeup products listed here can be purchased at Althea Korea and you can get great discounts with their Lunar New Year Promo, or if you’re a first timer you’ll get P300 off and you’ll get Free Shipping if your orders are over P999.
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