I am patiently waiting for Korean male actors/singers to stop wearing conspicuous lipstick, especially the fuchsia-deep red kind.
(Oh, and yes, that they also start wearing socks, hopefully covered by the pants)
Here is Lee Min Ho from “Heirs”. Doesn’t he look like an ajumma here?
Kim Woo Bin too. A softer colour, but considering he’s supposed to be a “bad, tough boy”, how can you take him seriously?
Not to speak of Goblin. Here is Gong Yoo
And here he is with Lee Dong Wook. In this case it was deep red and VERY ridiculous. He totally looked like a clown, with the white face and the red lips.
Lee Jeong Suk in W. It’s as if some blood splashed on his lips as well.
But it wasn’t the only instance, so…
Of course ALL actors all over the world, male included, have to wear makeup including lipstick. But it’s made to look as if it’s their natural lip colour.
Interestingly, Korean male celebrities wear lipstick normally, whereas females wear it only on parts of the lips, and it’s never that dark.