Sunday, September 22, 2013

Inspired Look - Goo Hara (Damaged Lady - KARA MV)

Hello, I have a makeup look to share which was inspired by the gorgeous Goo Hara from the K-pop girl group KARA in their latest music video 'Damaged Lady'. The first time I saw the teaser for this MV, my eyes were instantly drawn to Hara's amazing look with those stunning grey contacts and bold ombre lip. I have seen some people do a tutorial for this look and they did amazing jobs. From seeing other people's take on this look, I felt inspired to recreate this look with a slight smokey eye.

Just to reiterate, this is not a replication of her look which is why it looks nothing like it! I like being creative with looks that I see and changing them a bit to better suit my features (or make do with products that I already have).

Plus Hara is such a doll and there's no way that I could look as good as her with the same makeup application! Our features are completely different and I'm not a pro with makeup replications/transformations (unlike Promise Phan on YouTube).

I love her smirk hehe (which I fail to do)

There's also a tutorial that I chose not to follow (credits to Elisa)

This is the music video teaser that had me captivated by Hara's look, seen in the first 5 seconds:

And a few gifs from the MV:

The products that I used to achieve this look:

EOS Gray 307 Lenses
Gi & Gary Eyelashes B3 2L Black
Dolly Wink Eyelash Glue
Essence I Love Runway Highlighter
Models Prefer Matte Black Kohl Pencil
Mimididi Flashing Diamond Powder Eyeshadow in 02
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light
Australis Eyeshadow Primer
Revlon Lipstick in 070 Soft Nude
Maybelline Colour Whisper in 95 Mad for Magenta
Natio Rich Colour Creme Gloss in Passion
Benefit Fake Up Concealer in Medium
Diamond Blush
Shiseido Eyelash Curler
Dolly Wink Eyebrow Pencil in 3 Dark Chocolate
Heroin Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner
Maybelline The Mega Plush Volum'Express Waterproof in Very Black

I wore gold and black just like Hara

 These were the only grey lenses that I had

I want to quickly showcase the eyeshadow quad that I used to create my smokey brown eyes. It is from the brand ELES which you may be familiar with if you're a frequent reader of my blog:

RRP $99.00 AUD

The reason why I love featuring ELES cosmetics on my blog is because they're great quality and is a brand that I completely trust. They are cruelty-free and the formula of all of their mineral makeup products are superb. These eyeshadows are hypoallergenic, oil-free, talc-free, dye-free,  and fragrance-free! I love that they are also packed with vitamins A, C and E to condition and protect the delicate eye area so that you can be sure not to experience any irritations and that this product is safe to use on all skin types.

The application is smooth and gives a velvety finish. They were a breeze to blend together to create the smokey look. With some eyeshadows, it is a must to wear eyeshadow primer underneath however with these ones, it wasn't necessary for me to wear primer because even with the swatches without primer underneath, they stayed on well.

Also, I liked how they are shimmery but not too shimmery. The amount of shimmer is perfect for me and the brown shade was great to use not only as eyeshadow but also for contouring!

A golden smokey brown with a hint of orange

The ombre lips was a bit of a challenge for me but it was quite a lot of fun to try out!

I did my best with accessorising with items that I already had at home to go with the look
Studded, dangly earrings and hair up in a messy low bun

 I also used these easy stick-on nails that had gold patterns

Overall I enjoyed recreating this look and I hope to see more K-pop artists with dazzling eye makeup. I've missed doing these inspired looks - it's been a while since I've see an artist's look that I've really admired.

 What did you think of my look?

Questjen of the week:
 Do you like seeing inspired makeup looks?

It doesn't just to have be from me but from anyone. Though I'd like to hear your thoughts on whether you enjoy seeing these types of posts from me, especially since it's been ages since I last did one! Should I do more of them? Or do you have any suggestions? Please let me know :D

Jen xx

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Disclaimer: ELES product provided for consideration. This is not a sponsored post. I am not affiliated with any of the companies/products mentioned.


  1. I love seeing inspired looks! I LOVE her lips, so vampy and dark! I remember I used to do these posts all the time... and Um. Laziness happened LOL! Anyways, good take Jen! You have such nice lips :3

    1. Aww thanks Tram! Me toooo :D Oh yes I remember your inspired posts, I miss them hehe~

  2. I love this inspired look!
    I adore Gyuri and her red hair. She was amazing in Nail Shop Paris.

    Its a pity that both Nicole and Jiyoung have left the group now.

    I'd love the see more k-pop inspired looks.


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