Common Differences Between Thai And Korean Make-up Trends
Instead of just exploring the local cuisine and tourist spots, let us find out how beauty techniques and trends vary in Thailand and Korea.
To get the ultimate Thai make-up transformation, one must understand the subtle differences between the prevailing Thai and Korean beauty and make-up trends. Here are some differences between Thai and Korean make-up styles that will help you distinguish better.
Thai makeup prefers a flawless matte base over a dewy one
Thai make-up usually involves a full coverage look by applying a cushion foundation, concealer stick, contour stick, and then a translucent powder is used to set everything. This combination is meant to help the makeup stay longer, despite the humid weather in Thailand, which is vastly different from the easy-going dewy base makeup that’s popular in Korea.
To compensate for the matte base, a lot of highlighter is added to the face and eyes
Thai makeup focuses on a matte finish look, but they never forget about the glow. Highlighter is applied generously over the high points of the skin to add more dimension, while various types of shimmer are applied over the inner half of the eyes to reflect light and make them appear bigger and brighter.
Soft, barely-there blush is popular in both Thai and Korean makeup.
The two countries don’t have many techniques in common, but they do approach blush the same way. In both Thailand and Korea, blush is applied sparingly, just enough to give a slight flush sans having the color stand out against the natural tones of the face.
Thai-style eyebrows are drawn meticulously
Unlike the natural and soft style often seen in Korean makeup, eyebrows in Thai makeup used in television and special events are drawn meticulously to have a perfect shape that’s darker on the tail. After filling in the brows with a brush, you need to draw on individual “hairs” with an eyebrow pen to achieve a fluffy effect that looks more natural.
Winged eyeliner is done differently in Thailand and Korea
It can be easily pointed out that in Thai makeup, the winged eyeliner is drawn horizontally since it looks more flattering for the wide, almond eye shapes of most Southeast Asians. This is different from the “puppy eyeliner” style in Korea, where they draw the eyeliner downwards for a youthful look.
Get more stylish by trying trendy make-up styles from these countries for an edgier look.