Recreating Song Hye Gyo's Elle KR Look

3:30:00 PM mandy 40 Comments


After seeing rolala loves share a set of Song Hye Gyo's Elle KR spread, I was intrigued to recreate her pictorial look on myself. This is a new interest that I have acquired and it is only the second time I have ever tried to copy a makeup look on my own. The first time was me trying to recreate 15&'s Park Ji Min's debut look, which did not turn out well. (I've always watched videos of others recreating makeup looks but I never did any of them on myself. Does anyone else do this too?) I tried my best to pull off her pose, but alas I'm definitely no model. It was kind of difficult for me to tell exactly how her eye makeup was from the photo, so I just played around a bit to get what I think looked closest to what she had.
Group shot!
Base
Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer mixed with DHC Q10 Cream Foundation
Blush: Kate Cream Cheek PK-4 on apple of cheeks (the little glass jar) & Milani Mineral Powder Blush #204 Sweet Rose toward my temples (the top blush compact)
Highlight: MAC Wonder Woman Collection MSF - Pink Power (the right compact)
Contour/Bronzer: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder - Sunny (the left compact)
Lips
1) fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF15
2) Etude House VIP girl Dear Darling Lips Stick PK007
3) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick #680 Temptress
4) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss #150 Peach Petal
Eyes
Primer: Benefit Stay Don't Stray
Eyeshadow: 1 & 2) Wet N' Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Collection #737 Blue Had Me At Hello ... 3 & 4) Urban Decay Eyeshadow - Creep and Gunmetal
Eyelash Curler: KOJI Eyelash Curler No. 73
Mascara: The Face Shop Freshian Volumizing Mascara
Eyeliner: Physicians Formula Shimmer Strip Black Eyeliner from the old Nude Eyes trio
After applying a primer, I applied a light shimmery blue/gray shade shade (#1 in the photo above) all over the lids. Then I used a darker shimmery gray (#4) in the outer half of my lids. But I thought that my look wasn't smokey enough so I added a bit of the shimmery black (#3) in the V or outer corners of my eyes. As for the lower lashes line, I applied #1 on the inner half of my eyes, #3 on the outer half, and #4 right in the middle to create a gradient effect. Since Song Hye Gyo's eye brows are pretty dark and prominent in her look, I took a matte black shadow (#2) to lightly fill in my eyebrows. Finally, I lined my eyes, curled my lashes and applied mascara. If I knew how to put on fake lashes, I would have definitely sported some. My lashes were practically non-existent with all the smokiness going on my eyelids.

For the lips, I actually had to mix and match to create a lip color some what similar to hers because I don't own a corally-pink colored lip product. I ended up applying Revlon Temptress lightly all over my lips and dabbing a bit of Etude House VIP girl lip stick on the center. The lipgloss was mainly just to make my lips look as soft and lustrous as her's were.

How is it? Do you think my version is similar to Song Hye Gyo's look or was this a failure?
I'm going to try to keep in mind to number the products in the photos if I ever do posts like this again. I'm so sorry if it's a bit confusing as to what is what. If there are any other suggestions you'd like to make, feel free to say so! :]

40 comments:

  1. Yay for branching out and trying new makeup looks! :) I think the lip color is very pretty and your eyebrows look really similar to hers. I think Song Hye Kyo's look is very simple but her face structure and colored contacts make it look extra special (which is kind of not fair hah).

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    1. A different face structure and colored contacts are things that I will never have LOL

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  2. Oh you did so well. You look stunning xx

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  3. It looks amazingly well and I love the soft color that you pulled off. I hope to do more face tutorial in the line run but laziness have been putting me off from doing it.

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    1. Can't wait see them when you get the chance to experiment :]

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  4. You did a great job. I love the look and it's very similar to hers. I've not tried a celebrity inspired makeup yet. I guess cause I don't really pay attention to celebrities.

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    1. Thanks! & I don't usually pay attention to celebrity looks much either. But I saw this on rolala loves' blog and thought it was interesting to try :P

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  5. Hooot! I love this look on you, especially the the eye makeup. It's dramatic without being full on smokey!

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    1. Thanks :D But I'll probably never have the chance or guts to wear this look outside of my house LOL

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  6. i love your blush collection:) and the one on your face is super light - love it<3 the naked palette is great!

    lots of love xx

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  7. You look lovely! :D Your eyes are so pretty!

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  8. I think you did a good job. especially with the eyes. it looks pretty close.

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    1. Thanks!
      I could probably nitpick myself but I'll take your word for it :P

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  9. i think you did a great job mandy! :) ah song hye kyoo is so lovely and pretty. i envy her ><

    oh and about your comment on my blog--I'm actually only 5'1, so I'm not tall at all! lol I just have longer legs and shorter torso so I give the illusion I suppose of a taller body

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    1. Thanks! & Don't we all envy her? :P

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  10. omgosh love this!! you really did an amazing job at your makeup!! you look absolutely beautiful!!

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  11. You did a great job with the eyes!! Btw I'm hosting another giveaway if you'd like to check it out!

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  12. Lovely recreation! Your eyes came out especially pretty!

    Happy New Year Mandy!

    Rowena @ rolala loves
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    1. Thanks!!
      Everyone seems to really like how the eyes came out! Funny enough that's the area that I don't put makeup on daily lol

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  13. Gorgeous! You did a great job with the look! =)

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  14. you did a great job recreating the look :D
    the lip color is almost identical *_*
    xo; L&M
    www.twoplicates.blogspot.com

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  15. wow Mandy... you look hot!!!! >////< maybe it's the smokey eyes or maybe the pose... but you look so grown up in these pics!! (hope I don't sound like a perv?) lol like you said can't really see her makeup but YOU LOOK AWESOME WITH IT

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    1. LOL That's the first time area that phrase 'said' to me xD Thanks!
      Maybe it's just the smoky eye look? More mature :P

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  16. you did it ! well done! \(^0^)/

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  17. hehe guess what the other day I was googling for swatches for Revlon lustrous lipstick and your pictures came up on google image XD =D XD =D

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