Sunday, March 13, 2011

[Tutorial] Ulzzang look

Hey guys,

I thought I'd do an Ulzzang make up tutorial. There's not a lot of make up involved, I'm focusing more on Shaping/Contouring your face to look 'slim'.

But before we get started -
짱 (jjang): Korean slang that means "best." Ulzzang means "best face" in Korean and the word is used both online and in real life. Basically, an ulzzang is someone who has a very attractive face, but most people use the term to describe people who have become popular for their looks.

The ulzzang craze started in South Korea. Many ulzzang wannabes post up their pictures on various websites, and voting and chatting can be done on many of them. Contests, both online and in real life, are often used to pick the best ulzzangs, but you do not necessarily need to enter or win. Some ulzzangs, however, have not relied solely on the internet. For example, some have gained popularity at school for being attractive. Most ulzzangs, however, use the internet to share their photos, and that is how many become popular.

Many ulzzangs use Haduri, which is a web camera program popular among teens in Korea. People also take normal or digicam pictures. Some even use Photoshop to edit themselves. Fakers don't make it far, and they usually get busted.

The most famous ulzzangs may earn celebrity status. Some may appear on shows, magazines, etc. Some ulzzangs may even become real celebrities by going into acting, singing, or modeling careers. A few examples of former ulzzangs are Goo Hye Sun, Park Han Byul, and Kim Hye Sung.

"Ulzzang" with "zz" is the most common way it's written out in English on ulzzang websites. Variations on romanization include eoljjang, uhljjang, uljjang, and so on.
- Quote taken from Soompi Forums

I've got very dark eye bags :(

1. Put on your black or brown circle lenses, I'm using Angel Brown CM-834. Apply whitening cream/BB Cream or any light foundation all over your face and neck. I used Coenzyme Q10 BB Cream I bought this from Malaysia a while ago, I'm not sure if they still sell it, but any BB Cream is fine to use (they act like Foundation/Tinted Moisturizers).

Coastal Scents Medium Camo Quad Apply Concealer on the marked areas

a) Shape your lips b) Apply just under the eye bags

2. Apply concealer under your eye bags (just to hide your dark circles, not your eye bags), around your lips and any areas your foundation has missed - in this case my BB Cream couldn't cover up my recent pimple scar. I'm using Coastal Scents' Medium Camo Quad.
When applying concealer around your lips, we're shaping your lips. The shadows around your lips can sometimes make your lips appear large. Ulzzangs tend to have small cute cherry lips, since not all of us are born with those lips, we'll use make up to create that look.

Highlight using number 2 on the marked areas.

Using number 5, create shadows inside the marked areas.
3. Using Coastal Scents' Contour & Blush Palette, highlight within the marked parts in the picture above using number 2. Highlighting under your eye, chin, on top of your eyebrows and your nose. Using number 5, Create shadows just above your ear (or sideburns), jawline, top part of your forehead (to make it appear smaller), outer parts of your nose as well as just under the start of your eyebrows.

Sorry for the blurry pics!!
4. Line the bottom of your eyes with a white eyeliner pencil. 1) Draw a white line on your waterline (follow the dotted lines) to about half way. 2) Draw a white line from the inner corner of your eyes just under your lashes to the center. Using your ring finger, gently smudge your number 2 line so that the white is not that sharp. Using black liquid liner, line your top eye as close to your lashes as possible. Try not to draw thick lines, we want to look as natural as possible but we want your eyes to pop.

a) Apply blush b) Use 2 mascaras to create thick lashes
5. Apply blush - choose a nice baby pink blush, not a dark colour. Apply mascara, I've used 2 mascaras to make my top lashes appear thicker. Apply small amount of mascara on your bottom lashes, and separate them with an eyelash brush. We don't want your bottom eyelashes to clump.

a) Highlight under your brows b) Define your brows
6. Using a Matte white/light cream eyeshadow, apply it under the outer corners of your eyebrows. Style your eyebrows, you can use tinted eyebrow definers or clear ones. We want our eyebrows to appear neat.

Left: Lipstick. Right: Lip Gloss
7. Apply a nice pink lipstick and top it off with lipgloss. Then pose for the camera!!! Pose in certain angles that make your face shape appear thin or a sharp V shape. Lots of photoshop whitening to make your face pale and there you have it!

See how by creating shadows, your face appears slimmer.

Cute poses :D

Similar make up except I've lined the outer corner of my bottom lashes with black eye liner. And applied redlipstick

Birthday makeup :D


  1. Ooh nice! It's great to see you blogging again :) This is a great tutorial, I could hardly recognise you in that first photo! I really want the Coastal Scents Contouring/Blush palette and the Camo Quad hehe

  2. Thanks Jen! Yes, I couldn't find the time to do both blogging and taking photos =_= I've been meaning to get this written up considering I've already taken the photos ahahhaa but been busy trying to earn money for my holiday next month!! OMG SO EXCITED! But I know I will not be blogging for another 2 months after my holiday :( maybe a couple from my trip ahahahha
    But yes, you should get it! They're really good, I've been using the Camo Quad for a while, I've only used 2 colours ahhahaha The contouring blush palette is awesome :D
    Btw, I was SOOOO going to do a Qri Ya Ya Ya inspired look!! But you beat me to it - always :(