Korean actresses are definitely beautiful. With their cute eyes, milky skin, and baby lips, many girls around the world are fond of beautifying themselves to achieve the same look. Every time they appear on television dramas, blockbuster films, and even in commercials and interviews, their beauty is just stunningly wow. However, will they have the same beauty even if they don't wear makeup?
True enough, the power of makeup should not be underestimated. Makeup can transform you from looking plain to looking gorgeous. And let's admit it, Korean actresses will always have their makeup on before appearing on camera, that's why they look even more beautiful on screen. The question is, how do they look like off-cam? How about when they wake up in the morning? Do their bare faces look the same? Worry no more, because these list will prove that they are still beautiful even though they have no makeup on. Find out who's Korean actress is the fairest of them all when it comes to being bare-faced, and learn their tips, advice, and beauty secrets!
10. Jang Na-ra
It might seem unbelievable to many, but Jang Na-ra is not a teenager anymore, nor a lady in her early 20's. The truth is similar when she played the role of a 34-year old woman mistaken for being 25 in the romantic-comedy drama, Baby Faced Beauty. No matter how she dress, she always look younger than her age and it seems like she's the living proof of someone who drinks the fountain of youth! Our baby-faced actress, whose eyes are as cute and round as a doll, and whose skin is as fair as snow, is not only younger-looking when she's wearing makeup. As we can see, Jang Na-ra's bare face looks a lot younger without makeup on. According to her, she maintains her baby-face look through:
- regular exercise
- correct posture
- bright and positive mind
- 2 liters of water everyday
- eating fruits like apple, kiwi, strawberry, and also nuts
9. Shin Min-ah
With her slender body, chiseled face, and fierce beauty, it's not surprising to learn that Shin Min-ah began her career as a model before she became famous as an actress. Even before gaining popularity in the world of acting, she is already a popular model, becoming one of the most in-demand and highest paid commercial endorsers at that time. Achieving that huge success as a model means that her beauty is effortlessly gorgeous, and we can see it in her bare face that she doesn't need too much makeup to look attractive and sexy. Her plain look is not plain at all, because her bare face is simply stunning. What's her secret? In an interview, she revealed that it is not as easy to stay in shape now that she is in her 30's, so:
- diet and exercise is important
- she follows a strict beauty regimen
- positive attitude
- eating healthy food
8. Kim Tae-hee
Unlike other actresses, it wasn't Kim Tae-hee who looked for opportunity to become an icon. It was the opportunity itself that came before her. She was so captivating, attractive, and beautiful, that when she was just riding the subway, an advertising executive offered her a modelling job. Because of her unique beauty and huge success in her career, she is now known as the 'Nation's Goddess' and is said to be the most beautiful woman in South Korea. As a national icon of beauty, Kim Tae-hee has an angelic face which can be cute and innocent at the same time. And even without makeup, she still has the face of a flower. In an interview, she revealed her beauty secrets which can be a good tip for all of us:
- If I feel like my skin is going to break out, I go and receive treatment from a dermatologist before filming.
- If my skin feels dry, I use masks or apply a lot of moisturizing cream before sleeping.
- If I feel like I'm going to get blemishes, I lightly apply lotion only.
- I try to work out consistently. I prefer outdoor sports to working out at the gym.
7. Jun Ji-hyun
Whether she's being funny, comical, attractive, sexy, or just being herself, one thing is for sure: Jun Ji-hyun always look natural. She's one of the few actors who looked so good in being her natural self, both in physical and in character. We've seen her wearing a light makeup in 'My Love From The Stars' which became an inspiration to many makeup artists to achieve that 'simple yet stunningly beautiful' look of Cheon Song-yi. Even in her latest drama, she nailed that beautiful mermaid look in 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' as her charming face surfaced from the waters. But even when Jun Ji-hyun has no makeup, she remains simply beautiful. Want to know her secret? Good thing, she shared her simple secrets to achieve that simple beauty:
- Meticulous facial cleansing. The key to her cleansing is not to rub the cleanser for too long.
- Sufficient water intake
- Sufficient sleep
- Exercise. Actually, she is a famous 'workout freak'.
6. Song Hye-kyo
A woman with timeless elegant beauty is Song Hye-kyo, who had been popular for her leading roles in numerous television dramas. All throughout her career, she always look so radiant, youthful, and natural. When she starred in Full House in 2004, she established her cute image which inspired many other actresses. Later, she changed that image into a more mature look, especially in her 2016 hit drama, Descendants of the Sun. Like Jun Ji-hyun, she looks so beautiful even when she's only wearing a little makeup, making her face look simply natural. We can see it in her bare-face picture that her skin has a good complexion. Not to worry though, you can also have that beautiful look by following her recommended skin care tips:
- Creating different face masks such as: egg white and honey for whitening, honey for skin brightening, carrot flour mask for anti-aging, and milk for soft and smooth skin.
- Using ice cubes to achieve slimmer face.
- Eating vegetables, fruits and drinking plenty of water.
- Exercise. She is particularly into yoga, pilate and kick boxing.
5. Lee Min-jung
As we take a good look at her bare-faced picture, it makes us think that it's somehow unfair to look so good in swimming attire and in a 'just woke up' selfie. Seriously, Lee Min-jung, how did you do that? How can you be so beautiful even without makeup on? Well, maybe it's just because she's so blessed to have that cute eyes, high nose, and beautiful lips, which are so perfectly placed in her pretty face. While many of us might not know this, but Lee Min-jung was actually a late starter in media. She wasn't a teenager when she first appeared on TV. She debuted at 25 after graduating from Sungkyunkwan University. She is also married to actor Lee Byung-hun and is a mother to their son, Lee Joon-hoo. Surprising, right? If there's one thing that we need to know how about her beauty secret, it's so simple and true at the same time. While Gong Yoo laughs upon hearing her secret in Entertainment Weekly, Lee Min-jung proudly answered that laughter is the secret to beautiful skin.
Laughter is the secret to beautiful skin.
— Lee Min-jung
4. Yoon Eun-hye
Taking a first look at Yoon Eun-hye's pictures will lead into a conclusion that she's still a teenager, or a baby-faced girl in her early 20's. Yoon Eun-hye's look is always youthful and fresh, and believe it or not, she's not in her 10's or 20's anymore! And she's already taken a long road when it comes to establishing herself in the entertainment world, from being a member of the early K-pop girl group, Baby V.O.X, to playing a tomboyish role as Go Eun-chan in Coffee Prince, and playing a more mature woman as Na Mi-rae in Marry Him If You Dare. Her translucent face is the key to her everlasting beauty. Her close-up selfie shows how smooth and radiant her skin is, even without makeup. If you want to hear her beauty advice, here are the things she will gladly share to you:
- 4 'must-have' beauty products: mist, all-in-one lotion, Mythic Oil, and bright lipstick.
- When she's feeling lazy, she skips the long beauty routine and applying oil to her face is already enough.
- She doesn't wear makeup on usual days. Lotion and lipstick will do the trick.
- Cleansing is very important.
3. Ku Hye-sun
The famous 'Geum Jan-di' of Boys Over Flowers is loved by millions of fans around the world. Not only because her role is totally lovable, but because the actress herself is so irresistibly pretty. Voted by netizens as the actress with the best skin, her ceramic-like complexion is the proof that Ku Hye-sun's skin is like a goddess. Even before playing the role of Jan-di, she already gained popularity on the internet as an ulzzang. Not only her fair skin is the real deal, but her round eyes, which are so attractive, and her cute lips that produces a bright smile, makes her a total goddess. Upon seeing her, no one can possible take her eyes off from her white, jewel-like skin. No wonder why her husband, Ahn Jae-hyun, fell for her from head to toe! If you're curious as to what her secret is, she shared (in an interview) the three most important things:
- eat well
- sleep well
- avoid stress
2. Park Shin-hye
Another beauty icon and a very popular Korean actress of today is Park Shin-hye, who started her career as a child actress, and is now a gorgeous lady who nailed her leading roles in most teenage romance dramas. Listed as #33 in Forbes Korea's list of "40 Most Powerful Celebrities", her influence through playing lead roles in dramas such as You're Beautiful, Heartstrings, The Heirs, and Pinocchio inspired many fans to get that innocent, pure, and sweet image of Park Shin-hye. Even without makeup, she still have that lovely look in her face. One thing that makes her incredibly beautiful is her lips, which are very attractive and cute, just like that of a baby. Her cheeks are also radiant and plump, that's why she always look fresh. While others go for a plastic surgery to become beautiful, Park Shin-hye shared her natural secret: Confidence. She explained that less makeup means more beauty. “While make-up helps to enhance one’s features, too much of it tends to hide a person’s features. Less make-up is better and it’s always better to let your natural beauty shine. Essentially, be happy with your appearance.”
Some people opt to undergo surgery to enhance their looks. But it’s important to be confident with the way you look.
— Park Shin-hye
1. Song Ji-hyo
Song Ji-hyo is popular for being the 'Ace' of the game-show, Running Man. She's a very competitive, smart, and wise lady, as seen in the show. But more than her skills and capabilities, Ji-hyo is also known for her beautiful bare skin. Her bare face, wake-up face, sleeping face, angry face, crying face, and even the blank face shows that Song Ji-hyo is naturally beautiful, and that is undeniable. For many times, we've seen her true, natural face in Running Man, and she still looks absolutely beautiful. What's good about her is that she is not shy about her 'no makeup' appearance, which makes her a very unique actress. Even her PD confessed that among all the actresses, Ji-hyo has the most beautiful bare face of all. Besides, her easy-going personality and brave heart is what makes her even more beautiful. When asked about her ultimate beauty secret, she revealed that it was mostly because of "beauty sleep". She said, "I sleep a lot. As I get older, I've started to think that if I don't take care of my skin properly, it's not going to happen on its own. Especially in the summer, I take care to wear sunscreen and focus a lot on cleansing."
I can feel the difference when I don't have makeup on. But I do think that I prefer to be comfortable with my bare face than be dolled up with makeup. I'm the kind of person that prefers to be comfortable than care about how I look.
— Song Ji-hyo
Whose Korean actress' bare face is your favorite? Did we miss your favorite in the list? Not to worry, you can vote for your favorite actress on the poll below, or share your thoughts in the comments section.
Pri♥ on March 10, 2020:
Song Hye kyo is the best♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Sheya on June 27, 2019:
Park Shin Hye is the best
Dlhya on May 28, 2019:
how about suzy? I think she's also beautiful without makeup
Aniket on December 08, 2018:
Park Shin-hye is the best
Donzkie on March 13, 2017:
Just wond'ring why Song Ji-Hyo is number 1 considering the picture provided above. I agree she's beautiful but not in the top 5 at least. Below is my top 10 as per your numbering.
My rating is just base on the pictures provided above. But when you check their picture in the internet without make-up my top 2 wont change as it is!