Ever heard of Kira Kira? The sparkly filter had been all the rage a few years back, but it wasn’t only until recently that Kira Kira-inspired makeup has started to take the k-beauty world by storm. Just in time for the festive season, this glitzy trend is great for adding extra bling to your look without going too OTT. Here are some ways on working that Kira Kira effect, sans the app!

#1 BASIC KIRA KIRA MAKEUP

kira kira makeup

To nail the Kira Kira effect, the key points are the glitter eye and flushed cheeks. But instead of applying blusher all over your cheek area like how you would normally, sweep a rosy pink hue underneath your eye to achieve that innocent, youthful appeal. Complete the look by adding on flecks of glitter onto your cheeks – and you’re good to go!

GET THE LOOK FOR TAERI (FAR LEFT)

Face
Beige Chuu Ampoule Cushion Foundation #451, $35USD
FANFANCHUU Blusher #335, $19USD

Eye
Beige Chuu Periwinkle Pearl Powder #268 Glow Peach, $22USD

Lip
Beige Chuu Pink Pharmace Lip Balm #190, $6USD
FANFANCHUU Lip Tint #145, $20USD

GET THE LOOK FOR PONY (FAR RIGHT)

Face
eSPOIR Pro Tailor Liquid Foundation SPF25 PA++ in Ivory Pure, $44
TonyMoly Cheektone Contour Duo #CT02, $10.90
Eglips Saranghae-Zoo Dual Concealer, $13.50

Cheek and Lip
BENEFIT Cosmetics Posietint Cheek & Lip Stain, $31
BENEFIT Cosmetics Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain, $31
A’PIEU Oil Control Film Pact #01 Soft Pink, $13.90
Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher #6 Grapefruit Jelly, $12.90
shu uemura Rouge Unlimited #OR533, $42

Eye
THEFACESHOP Single Shadow #BR04 Cookie Brown
Etude House Look at My Eyes Cafe #PK007 Rose Tea
Etude House Look at My Eyes Cafe #OR202 Sweet Grapefruit Ade
BBIA Last Auto Gel Eyeliner #01 Noir, $10.50
BBIA Last Pen Eyeliner #02 Sharpen Brown, $12.50
Fairy Drops Platinum Starry Eyes 9 to 9, $5.59USD
Etude House Play 101 Pencil #43, $12
Etude House Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara #Strawberry Choco Fondue
Diamond Lash Japan Rich Brown Series Eyelash Almond Eye, $11.95USD

#2 FESTIVAL KIRA KIRA MAKEUP

festival kira kira makeup

Leave it to Pony to create jaw-dropping looks when festival season comes around – just check out her Coachella and Revolve getups! In addition to her dazzling makeup, the Korean makeup guru has also upped her bling game by making her ‘do equally eye-catching.

GET THE LOOK FOR PONY #1 (FAR LEFT)

Face
Pony’s REVOLVE Play Box Makeup & Skincare Essentials, $178.54
Etude House Double Lasting Foundation, $33.90 
Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer, $42
Canmake Color Mixing Concealer #02, $19.90

Cheeks
INC.redible For The First Time Bounce Blush #Be My First Kiss, $13.73
Miche Bloomin Eyelash Glue Latex Rubber Adhesive, $17.37

Eyes
Sigma Beauty Warm Neutrals Volume 2 Eyeshadow Palette #Toasty & #Henna, $53.56
Lime Crime Diamond Dew #Starry Eyed, $27.47

Lip
Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil: Eye, Lip & Brow Pencil, $18USD
Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Coffee To Go,$17.90

GET THE LOOK FOR PONY #2 (MIDDLE)

Face
W.Lab Jewelry Base #Sapphire, $32.90
Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15, $76
Canmake Color Mixing Concealer #02, $19.90
NYX Professional Makeup MicroContour Duo Pencil #MCDP01 Light, $22
NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Finishing Powder, $16.67

Cheeks
NYX Professional Makeup Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette #SCBP01 Sweet Cheeks, $39
NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Highlighting Palette, $39 

Eyes
Canmake Mix Eyebrow #03 Soft Brown, $15
NYX Professional Makeup Perfect Filter Shadow Palette #Rustic Antique, $36
L’Oréal infallible Never Fail Eyeliner #Black Brown, $15.13
Diamond Lash Little Wink Series Secret Eye, $27.19
NYX Professional Makeup Worth the Hype Waterproof Mascara, $18

Lip
Uriage Stick Levres Lip Balm, $16.90
NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lip Liner #SMLL25 Whipped Caviar, $11
NYX Professional Makeup Powder Puff Lippie #PPL07 Moody, $20

#3 HEART CHEEKS KIRA KIRA MAKEUP

heart cheeks kira kira makeup (1)

What better way to grab the attention of that dashing senior you’ve been crushing on than wearing your heart on your cheeks? This one’s dubbed the “sports festival” look by Koreans – and we just couldn’t get over how adorable it is. Take a page out of beauty YouTuber YULRIHARU to recreate this crush-worthy heart cheek look!

GET THE LOOK FOR YULRI

Cheek
Too Cool For School Artclass by Rodin Blusher, $37.08
lilybyred Luv Beam Cheek #7 French Marsala, $15.64

Eyes
Etude House Play Color Eyes #PeachFarm #Casual Date, #Refreshing Grapefruit Tea, #Peach Sunlight, #Peach Tree, $35.90
innisfree Powerproof Brush Liner #No.2 Brown, $14.06
Maybelline Volume Express Magnum Waterproof Mascara, $19.90
Innisfree Twinkle Glitter #No.2 Star Twinkling Beige, $12.65

Lip
innisfree Vivid Shine Tint #3 Grapefruit Candy, $16

#4 FRUITY KIRA KIRA MAKEUP

fruity kira kira makeup

Be it looking fresh as a peach like Sulli or sweet as a cherry like IU, add some fun into your Kira Kira makeup by playing around with different colours. Perfect for the summer!

GET THE LOOK FOR HEIZLE

Eyes
CLIO Killbrow Waxless Powder Pencil #003 Peanut Brown, $13.74
Benefit Cosmetics 3D BROWtones Eyebrow Enhancer, $44
Too Cool For School Check Jelly Blusher #4 Cherry Squeeze, $23.43
Skinfood My Dessert Party Eyeshadow #Candypop Pudding, $8.19
Missha Modern Shadow Italprism #Beauty Hunt, $21
3CE Eye Switch #Petal, $15USD
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner #Midnight Cowboy, $30
CLIO Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner #12 Midnight Grey, $11.94
Kiss Me Heroine Make Super Waterproof Long & Curl Mascara, $21.90
Peripera Ink Color Cara #Black Dry Rose, $17.40

Lip
Peach C Matte Lipstick #OR02 Fresh C, $18.26
Missha Matt Painting Rouge #PP01 Make Crazy, $12.01

#5 MERMAID KIRA KIRA MAKEUP

mermaid kira kira makeup

Korean makeup artist Risabae’s mystical Kira Kira look is bound to make you feel mer-mazing! If you’re looking for a less intimidating Halloween look, here’s your answer.

GET THE LOOK FOR RISABAE

Face
NARS + Christopher Kane Blush #Starscape, $30USD
Too Faced Love Flush 16-Hour Blush #How Deep Is Your Love?, $24.95USD
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter #Moonstone, $58

Eyes
Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette #Lightyear, #Magnetic, $80
Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow #Into The Blue, $35
shu uemura Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil #H9 Seal Brown 02, $33
Pro 8 Cheongdam Liquid Define Liner #Brown, $27.52USD
Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow #Ballet Baby, $35
Kiss Me Heroine Make Super Waterproof Long & Curl Mascara, $21.90

Lip
Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette Holiday 2016 Limited Edition, $39.74USD
M.A.C Lipglass Lip Gloss #Heroine, $47.94USD

#6 PRINCESS KIRA KIRA MAKEUP

princess kira kira makeup

For something a little more elegant, embrace your inner princess with this captivating Kira Kira look courtesy of Korean makeup artists Roseha and Heizle.

Tip: If you don’t fancy going all out with the glitz, skip the stick-on glitter and double up on eyeshadow shimmers for a more subtle, natural look.

GET THE LOOK FOR HEIZLE (LEFT) / ROSEHA (RIGHT)

Heizle’s Eye
CLIO Kill Cover Auto Hard Brow Pencil, $23.92
Huda Beauty Nude Eyeshadow Palette #Play, #Tickle, #Excite, #Raw, #Love Bite, #Daydream, $100
Huda Beauty Neon Obsessions Pressed Pigment Palette #Neon Pink Obsessions, $45
innisfree Twinkle Glitter #No.3 Star Twinkling Rosy, $12.65
Peripera Ink Black Cara #1 Long Lash Curling, $17.40

Heizle’s Lip
CLIO Mad Matt Tint, $16.92
M.A.C Grand Illusion Glossy Liquid Lipcolour #Pink Trip, $39

Roseha’s Eye
Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil #2 Light, $44
I’m Meme I’m Brow Pencil Easy Glide, $16.90
Peach C Soft Mood Eyeshadow Palette, $34.03
Huda Beauty Neon Obsessions Pressed Pigment Palette #Neon Pink Obsessions, $45
Huda Beauty Neon Obsessions Pressed Pigment Palette #Neon Orange Obsessions, $45
Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette, $77
Unleashia Get Loose Glitter Gel, $23.52
CLIO Waterproof Pen Liner Kill Brown, $19.92
Maybelline Volum’ Express The Hypercurl Mascara, $17.90
innisfree Twinkle Glitter #No.3 Star Twinkling Rosy, $12.65

Roseha’s Lip
CLIO Mad Matt Tint, $16.92

#7 CHRISTMAS KIRA KIRA MAKEUP

christmas kira kira makeup

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas! With the holiday season right around the corner, this winter-inspired Kira Kira makeup look is sure to turn heads at any party.

GET THE LOOK FOR HEIZLE

Face
ADDICTION Primer Addiction, $70
Luna Long Lasting Foundation #No.21 Light Beige, $42.50
Too Cool For School Artclass by Rodin Shading, $35.71

Cheeks
ADDICTION Cheek Polish #11 Autumn Afternoon, $67.83

Eyes
CLIO Killbrow Waxless Powder Pencil #003 Peanut Brown, $13.74
Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Coloring Eyebrow #07 Ash Beige, $13.39
WakeMake Single Styler #No21 Dolce Pink, $20
WakeMake Single Styler #No16 Cooper Pink, $20
CLIO Prism Air Shadow #15 Deep Brandy, $17
ADDICTION The Eyeshadow #92 Mariage, $48.41
innisfree Twinkle Glitter #No.3 Star Twinkling Rosy, $12.65
CLIO Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner #5 Power Play, $11.94
Peripera Ink Black Cara #1 Long Lash Curling, $17.40

Lip
Moonshot Honey Coverlet Stick Extreme #903 Peach Hip, $16USD
Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour #170 Euphorie
ESTÉE LAUDER Pure Color Love Liquid In Sparkle #Pink Electron, $36

Will you ever try out Kira Kira makeup? Tag us at @teenagemagazine on Instagram and show us your creations – we’d love to take a look!

Post Divider Leaderboard-Teenage Subscription

Recommended Stories

Get the Juicy Bits Delivered Fresh To Your Inbox