FRESHER THAN YOU
Barely there makeup can be more complex than you think. Work on a clean slate with tips from top Korean beauty guru Jung Saem Mool.
Hot on the heels of Mary Kay’s Asia-pacific grand finale that gave recognition to their top beauty consultants and models (team PH got top nods), we sat down with Jung Saem Mool, one of the competition’s judges, whose career in makeup started 25 years ago, to learn about pulling off that dewy look that highlights a natural kind of beauty—one that’s far from stark and is lit from within. “Natural makeup gives you more confidence,” she says, and we heartily agree.
On moisturized and primed skin, apply 1 Mary Kay’s Glowing Skin Illuminating Stick in Gold (P829, tel. no. 859 6222) to the undereye area, the center of your chin, and above your brows. Then mix your foundation: 2 Timewise Luminous Wear Liquid Foundation (P785) or a color-correcting cream, like the 3 CC Cream with SPF15 (P855), with the 4 Perfecting Concealer (P530) for longer wear. Saem Mool recommends applying foundation on the outer parts of the face first where skin is thicker (also on the nose), and eventually moving inward to the cheeks, undereye and neck area for added dimension. Use a bit of the 5 On the Go Pressed Powder (P699) to control oil on the tip of your nose, chin and T-zone.
Mimic thicker brows by filling in sparse areas with the 6 Brow Definer Pencil in Brunette (P299). Gently smudge the color into the area, then brush off excess product with a spoolie—no exaggerated arches, please!
ON THE LINE
While a perfect cat-eye is all the rage, JSM prefers a tight line. Use the (7) Eyeliner in Deep Brown (P299) on the waterline to “naturally open up the
To sport the gradient lip trend, JSM shared two ways to work this look: For a fuller lip, use a darker shade on the outer area and a lighter hue on the inside, and blend with a cotton swab for a subtle ombré effect. But for a thinner pucker, do the lighter shade on the outer edges and the darker one on the inside.