US shows are somehow a bad example for “good” make up style in my opinion. Usually the females have tons of make up which sometimes make them look more like clowns than daily life people. The males usually are bodybuilder types way too much.
I see natural/decent make up mostly in European shows. Many European actors look like common daily life people (also no botox mask faces all the time); that’s why I usually prefer European shows over US shows (if the story suits my taste) and for Asian drama Chinese since so far all dramas I watched had fitting make up (often the male’s lip are even paler than they naturally are, especially in fantasy/historic dramas).
Wanna add something, wearing make up/lipstick in a show/movie is nothing compared to be forced into plastic surgery and must have make up in daily life so from that perspective fans shouldn’t watch K stuff with plastic surgery and shouldn’t listen to Kpop with plastic surgery singers. (Where is the loyalty towards other women? And why shouldn’t men suffer by lipstick when females suffer by surgery?)
There were 2 articles in a German magazine about the surgery topic in SK. It was written that 80% of the clinics clients are female and at least 1/3 of females between 19-29 years already did some kind of surgery. It is even considered “bad manner” when women wear glasses!!! while of course men are allowed to do so… Women should also not go outside without make up bc that is also considered “bad mannered”.
In the article was written that there is some kind of feministic movement that is sick of patriarchic role models and beauty dictatorship with surgeries, so some cut off their hairs and stop wearing make up. In the article she was an example for this kind of movement (she was quoted that her friends like it and think she is brave while her mother said she’s having a son now):
and a collcetion from and for young women (that looks kinda man-like):
Add for plastic surgery saying: Beautiful girls know BK plastic surgery clinic
(at least here in my EU country we ony have sexual dessous adds…and not plastic surgery adds…)
Here it’s said that it is common for men in Seoul to use make up:
Medics for plastic surgery (that don’t look like dolls by themselves
@ US shows
e.g. Revenge is a great show, but in later seasons the make up of almost all female characters was just terrible to bear.
example from an Italian show:
USA (sometimes Asian dramas, too, have that reddish style for females, but usually with less eyes make up so it’s not an overload):
In most US shows I watched the women appear like that, so even when the story is interesting/entertaining the make up isn’t.