05 December 2012

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Random Thoughts on ... Lip Sins in KDrama

Posted by Kakashi Sensei on December 05, 2012
My grabby-hand noona friends (I mean this in a very endearing way, girls!) and I have noticed something strange that seems to have taken root in KDramaland. It's make-up related. Lip make-up related to be precise.

I guess it's a trend when four subsequent or parallel dramas do it? The horror!
It looks as if their lips were stained instead of using lipstick in a proper way, or like they just had lunch and then forgot to touch up ... But see for yourself! 
Someone a bit more knowledgeable among us suggested that they might in fact be trying to go for the so-called ombre-effect. But does ombre effect equal looking like they just ate a strawberry but forgot to wipe their mouths? Certainly not! It could and should look like this:
Wow, that's beautiful!! Try again, make-up people!

The second lip-related disaster that seems to have become a trend is color that is completely off the charts. This woman just looked into the mirror:
And this ... Isn't she supposed to be a top fashion model? Don't they have mirrors there? What happened to this beautiful, beautiful woman?!
This should be considered a Drama crime in my opinion. In fact, we should really try to get the ones responsible fired, because...

SEE WHAT THEY DID TO YOOCHUN!!!!
Cannot be made unseen ... very, very, very bad lip color for a man, very, very sad ... *am crying*

While we're at it, I must confess that it only recently occurred to me that all men in KDrama have colored lips. It was when my husband asked me whether Lee Jun-ki as Magistrate was a girl. I went "What? Why? Can't you see how manly a man he is?" - and he goes: "but he is wearing lipstick!" - and he was totally right. Just glad he didn't see Jade Emperor's pink luscious lips and weird librarian hair ... imagine the explaining I would have had to do!
Speaking of Yoo Seung-ho (why are you so young?!) ... this is what lafer (one of the guest bloggers on here) calls his "party look": he looks so "made up" that it is actually jarring.
And then .... this!!! o_0 (picked up from @Mystisith Twitter feed after 1st posting)
 >.<

Ah ... Maybe the make-up "artist" took advantage of a sale on pink lipstick? Yes, that must be it! This is not a trend! It is not!! Things will return to normal soon. Yes?

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