Many of us aim to master that coveted K-pop idol makeup look, going through countless tutorials to perfect the art of recreating their eye, base, and lip makeup.

But, here’s a crucial detail we might’ve overlooked – their knack for drawing moles! Yes, you heard it right.

Beyond just makeup, strategically placed moles on your face can seriously level up your entire look, becoming iconic features among our beloved Korean celebrities.

Stick around because we’ve got some tips on drawing moles from makeup artist, @vivsbeautynotes, and we’re here to break it down for you!

Moles Around The Eyes

Let’s talk about the most glorified moles – the ones around the eyes. According to Asian beauty standards, faces with a top-heavy visual focus, especially around the eyes, are a total win.

A mole on the side can elongate your eyes, and one below adds a youthful touch, similar to aegyo sal. Plus, moles around the eyes bring that sultry vibe – count yourself lucky if you’ve got ’em!


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Take Minnie from (G)I-DLE, for instance. That famous beauty mark beneath her right eye enhances her charming and mysterious vibe, especially when combined with vivid lenses and sultry makeup.


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Aespa’s Winter is also turning heads with her stage makeup, drawing a mole under her right eye and balancing it out with one on her left cheek.


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Having moles on both sides creates a natural look, reducing facial margins compared to dots on just one side.

Moles Around The Mid Face Area

Now, let’s delve into the midface – the core of your face, where the nose, cheeks, and under eyes take centre stage. A more extended midface can sometimes make folks look older than their actual age.

Moles in this area can occupy negative space, creating the illusion of a shorter mid-face and adding that youthful touch.

IVE’s Wonyoung rocks moles around her right cheek and near the bottom left mouth area, enhancing her charming look even under stage makeup.


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LE SSERAFIM’s Huh Yun-jin explores different placements of moles on her mid-face, occasionally positioning them above the midface near the eye area and at other times at the centre of the cheek.


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Moles Around The Mouth Area

Moles around the mouth have this way of directing attention to specific parts of the face. While the beauty standards usually lean towards a top-heavy look, moles in this area are catching on in the K-pop scene, giving off a sexy and charming vibe.

Aespa’s Karina effortlessly sports a natural mole on the right side of her chin. She strategically adds moles on her cheeks and the bridge of her nose to balance out her visual appeal.

It’s all about achieving that harmonious and balanced look, perfectly fitting her overall makeup style!


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Chaeyoung from Twice flaunts a unique beauty mark beneath her lip, bringing a delightful and alluring charm to her overall look.


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In the dazzling world of idols, moles have gone from being perceived as flaws to becoming alluring features.

Now, the ever-evolving K-beauty scene is shining a spotlight on the areas under the eyes, cheeks, and around the mouth as the latest focal points of charm!

Featured image credits: @katarinabluu/Instagram, @for_everyoung10/Instagram, @min.nicha/Instagram.