IU Inspired Make Up Tutorial

Hey! Guys sorry that I haven't been updating for so long but all my exams are officially over! Yay! And I'm tomorrow is my last day of school, so I'll be busy writing new posts for this blog! So, I've always loved IU's make up ever since I've started listening to KPOP because it is super natural. I was watching one of her backstage video for her new song (Flower Bookmark) a few days back and I loved her make up so I decided to recreate her look! IU's make up is generally really simple and natural: light eyeliner, thick straight brows and a simple lip colour, she generally keeps the same eye make up and eyebrows and just changes up the lip colour so if you feel that plum lipstick is not for you you can just change it with a colour you like! 

From left to right: 3CE Waterfall Concealer, Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream #01, Lancôme Blanc Miracle #O-2, Canmake Nose Shadow Powder, Real Techniques Buffing brush, RT foundation brush and RT detail brush, Lancôme's Rouge in Love #379N, 3CE eye brightener {#Rosy Beige}, Chanel Stlyo Yeux Waterproof #10, Innisfree 's Waterproof Skinny Microcara, Etude House Drawing eyebrows and Etude House's Blending Sponge (I forgot to take a picture of it!)

1. Apply your favourite foundation or BB cream onto your whole face and make sure you blend it down to your neck. In this look I'm using both Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB cream (#01) and Lancôme Blanc Miracle (#O-2) and blending it in with Etude House blending sponge. Then conceal your under eye dark circles using a concealer (I'm using 3CE Waterfall concealer). Also highlight cheek bones and under the eyes using a highlighting pen (I'm using 3CE Eyes Brightener).

2. Then using Canmake's Nose Shadow Powder, contour your nose and lightly on the side of your jaw. Then using the highlight powder, highlight your nose bridge and the centre of your forehead.

3. Using a eyebrow pencil, lightly fill in your brows- make sure that you try to get your brows to be as straight as possible. 

4. To create really straight brows, use a highlighting pen or a concealer (I'm using 3CE eye brightener #Rosy Beige) to draw two straight lines on top of your brows and under your brows- blend in with fingers. This should create a illusion of straighter brows.

5. Taking your favourite black eyeliner, line your water line (I'm using Chanel Stlyo Yeux Waterproof #10). This is to create fuller looking lashes.

6. Then line your eyes with a eyeliner-make sure that it is as close to your lash line as possible and that it is not a thick line. At this point do not wing your eyeliner out.

7. Taking a eyeliner brush, load it with the eyeliner you were using and then lightly brush/press it onto your eyes joining the rest of the eyeliner. Make sure it is wing down.

8. Use your favourite mascara and apply it on to the top and bottom lashes. Try to keep your lashes a natural looking as possible. (I'm using the Innisfree 's Waterproof Skinny Microcara.) Then highlight your tear ducts to brighten up your eyes.

9. Taking a deep plum lipstick apply a light coat of it onto you lips using a lip brush. Then apply more of the same lipstick onto the inner part of your lips- this will create a gradient effect. (I'm using Lancôme's Rouge in Love #379N)

10. You're Done! :D



  1. Ohhh you look so pretty *__*
    IU's make up is really pretty :3 It's nice to see Koreans using more bold colours.
    Take care*

    1. Thank you! ;) I agree, I love it when Korean idols wear bold lips! They look so pretty!

  2. I love your makeup dear! You are so beautiful! ^__^

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  3. You've done a strikingly great job! Looks so alike! And I'm really diggin' that lip color xo


    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like it!

  4. Love the look! Especially the lip color :)

  5. Gorgeous makeup April^^ I'm a big fan of IU too(: x

  6. You look beautiful

    Love Vikee

  7. I love IU's lipstick choices ^^

    Thank you for your review ~~


  8. Wow April!!! <3 You nailed it!! You look so alike!!! It looks great on ya!! Yes, lovin the lip color and the eye makeup!!!

    <3 from Chuonie

  9. This makeup look suits you well! It's fresh, natural, and the plum lipstick gives it a slightly sultry twist. Even though they're similar, I think I prefer your makeup look over IU's. Great tutorial, April. :)

  10. aww I love IU!~
    omg April! The bold purple lips suit you nicely~
    you did a super great job recreating the look :D
    xxox Charmaine

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  11. girl, this is lovely!

  12. I loved the look on IU and loved it even more on you!
    I definitely want to try out this look now. Amazing job.

    xoxo, Yu ♡ 유
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