How to Achieve the Chok-Chok Korean Beauty Look


No-makeup makeup is the latest trend nowadays. Perhaps it had something to do with the “just woke up like this” hashtag that’s prevalent in social media. However, one has to learn to do it the right way in order to achieve those makeup goals.  Don’t get us wrong, wearing makeup is great. It could make or break your total look so you have to be really careful about it. But if you’re aiming to get that chok-chok Korean radiant dewy skin, you’ve gotta make some effort girl. You can ask any Korean to give you dibs on how it is properly done. Koreans take their complexions to a degree of seriousness, just ask any K-beauty fanatic.

Koreans call it Chok Chok — that dewy bouncy fresh-as-a-daisy skin glow. K-beauty philosophy is what we all need to perfect our skin first and then enhance with makeup. will show you a few tips on how to achieve them.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

If you want to glow as a goddess, you’ve got to hydrate! That said, choose a moisturizer that fills your skin with hydration rather than some cream that just sits on top.  Moisturize and layer them and lather on and be generous on the sunscreen use, girl.

Mist Up Your Face

Consider face mist as your best friend. Face toning mist helps to balance pH but also allows the skin for the hydration it needs. On each layer of makeup application, spray some mists to set and allow the makeup to further sink into your skin for a natural finish.

Less is More 

If you’re going to contour, choose a feature and go with that. Koreans typically choose one product to highlight on that feature as well as to sculpt — the jawline, the cheekbones, etc. If you’re going to highlight the high points of your face instead, then you wouldn’t use a contour stick or blush.

Highlight those cheeks

Blush can be a tricky thing to do since the blush depends on the face shape. The best blush strategy is about making the cheeks look bouncy and alive— dust some blush on the apples of your cheeks, nearer to the nose for an extra oomph and a youthful flush.

Eyebrows on Fleek

Straight brows for that fleek look— just a little brush and soft definition with pencil stokes for that perfect brows. As they say in the vernacular, “Kilay pa lang, you’re ready to go.”

Use gradiant lipstick for those awesome puckers 

Ready to pucker up by using gradiant lipstick which gives a more effortless and natural-looking lips. Apply color to the center of lips and brush outwards, blurring and blotting the edges for a very soft focus look for that instant plumpness on for your puckers.

Vance Madrid

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