If you’ve been leaning towards a bolder makeup style, it might be the reason behind appearing more mature, which is a bit different from the youthful vibe you’re aiming for.

Mastering that coveted youthful look is all about skilfully applying makeup to enhance your features while following the age-old rule of “less is more.”

Curious about the secrets to looking younger? Well, you’re in for a treat because we’ve got some makeup tips from the Korean beauty guru, INBORA, to help you shine with that youthful glow!

Achieving a Natural, Glowy Skin Texture

Imagine the total opposite of a mature look — yes, that’s right, the fresh, baby-faced charm! K-pop idols usually avoid heavy foundation or a matte finish; instead, they go for skin with a perfectly balanced glow.

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Their base makeup works to even out skin tone, accentuate supple cheeks, and provide a smooth, subtle glow.

Hydrate and prep your skin before applying makeup to prevent dryness, and make sure to choose a foundation or base shade that complements your undertone and skin tone.

INBORA suggests going for a hydrating, glowy cushion or foundation with medium to high coverage.

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To boost the base’s glow, pick a highlighter that matches your base shade and apply it to high points like the nose bridge, nose tip, cheekbones, and brow bone.

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Highlight the nose, nose tip, cheekbones, and brow bone. Photo credit: INBORA인보라/Youtube.

Recommended Products:

  • Clio Kill Cover High Glow Cushion retails for RM109 on Shopee.
  • Clio Kill Cover High Glow Foundation retails for RM169 on Shopee.
  • Clio Prism Highlighter Duo (01 Cream Fizz) retails for RM75.90 on Shopee.

Shaping Your Eyebrows

When aiming for a youthful charm, your eyebrows play a crucial role. Try varying the angle, thickness, and colour of your brows to enhance and harmonise with your makeup style.

Thin, arched brows convey a more mature, sexy look, while thick, straight brows exude innocence and purity.

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Thin, arched brows give a serious, mature look. Photo credit: INBORA인보라/Youtube.

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Thick, straight brows make you look young and innocent. Photo credit: INBORA인보라/Youtube.

And remember, even if the thickness and shape remain constant, the colour of your brows can still shift the overall look. Darker brows bring sophistication, while lighter ones soften the overall appearance.

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INBORA recommends a matte grey-brown shade and a thin-tip brow pencil for precision.

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When filling in those sparse areas, extend the end of your brows slightly beyond the eyes for that soft, youthful touch.

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Recommended Products:

  • Clio Sharp So Simple Brow Pencil (#02 Ash Brown) retails for RM25.94 on Shopee.

Matching Lip Texture to Your Base

Now, let’s talk about your lips. How the texture of your lips complements or contrasts with your base can truly enhance or detract from your overall look.

Matte textures offer a more mature look, while glowy textures contribute to a youthful and fresh appearance.

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A comparison of a fully matte finish (left) and a glowy look (right). Photo credit: INBORA인보라/Youtube.

The baby-like makeup style often features supple, juicy lips paired with a glowy base, giving off a soft and healthy vibe.

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Photo credit: INBORA인보라/Youtube.

If you’re aiming for a matte look, go for matte skin and a matte lip for a sophisticated aura.

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And here’s a tip: if you have dry lips, a matte lip may highlight wrinkles, making you look older. Opt for a glowy finish to achieve a radiant, youthful look.

Start with a base lip colour of your choice.

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Use a beige lip pencil to soften the outline, and finish it off with a glossy lip gloss or tint for that radiant look.

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Recommended Products:

  • Clio Chiffon Mood Lip (10 Fig Millefeuille) retails for RM57.85 on Shopee.
  • Clio Velvet Lip Pencil (02 Peach Beige) retails for RM29.25 on Shopee.
  • Peripera Ink Mood Glowy Tint (12 Warm Gorithm) retails for RM33 on Shopee.

And there you have it! These makeup tips will have you looking younger and more youthful in no time.

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Photo credit: INBORA인보라/Youtube.

So, embrace that youthful glow and give these makeup tips a whirl!

Featured image credits: @INBORA인보라/Youtube, @for_everyoung10/Instagram, @_yujin_an/Instagram.