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October 13, 2020

Top 10 Most Beautiful Women Of Hit Korean Dramas On Netflix (And Their Coveted Beauty Secrets!)

Beautytap celebrates 10 of the leading ladies currently starring in K-Dramas on Netflix and their sought-after beauty secrets.


Korean entertainment is booming, and we couldn’t be more excited. Parasite won the Academy Award for Best Picture, K-Pop reigns and K-Beauty is a worldwide phenomenon. This insatiable appetite for all things “K” continues with Netflix and the dozens of beloved K-Dramas they are streaming for your non-stop binging pleasure.



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Hit shows like Crash Landing on You and Itaewan Class instantly hooked us with their enticing story lines and epic production values, but there is no doubt that some of the secrets of success of these fan favorite shows are the leading ladies who are captivating audiences all over the world with their talent and beauty. 


And, here they are…




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Son Ye-jin of Crash Landing on You


The Natural Beauty


Some fans have proclaimed her to be the most beautiful woman in the world. But, don’t ask Son Ye-jin which make-up regime she uses to achieve her look. Apparently, she doesn’t require much more than a simple light lip gloss or she chooses no makeup at all while working on set. She stars as ‘Yoon Se-ri’ opposite heartthrob Hyun Bin in one of Korea’s most famous drama series, Crash Landing On You. Son Ye-jin proves to us all that often times less is more. 



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Beauty Tip: Ye-jin is a big fan of sheet face masks along with drinking lots of water to maintain her coveted glow. 


Jun Ji-hyun of KINGDOM 


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Jun Ji-hyun of KINGDOM



The Powerful Beauty


Fans are still hopeful that, “Legend of the Blue Sea” actress, Jun Ji-hyun will possibly star in a Kingdom prequel ever since her warrior character, ‘Ah Sin’ made a brief appearance at the end of Season 2.  It’s no wonder this model-turned-actress captivated audiences within moments of appearing on screen. Jun Ji-hyun’s beauty, luminous skin and blood-red lipstick lips could conquer any blood-thirsty zombie as she quickly becomes the empress of her own K-Drama dynasty! 


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Beauty Tip: Ji-hyun is known to regularly deep clean her luminous skin with a highly effective cleanser and she follows up with a cool splash of water. 


Lee Joo-young of ITAEWON Class 


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Lee Joo-young of ITAEWON Class


The Soulful Beauty


Let’s start with one of the most unique hair color styles on television! Lee Joo-young is not only cooking in the Itaewon kitchen, but she’s also cooking up quite a stir as a star of Itaewon Class, one of the top ten most-watched Korean dramas in history. Joo-young is breaking down walls portraying the transgender character, ‘Ma Hyun Yi’, and proving that beauty is not so much defined by gender as it is by the soul. 


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Beauty Tip: Joo-young is revered for her flawless no-makeup look which can be achieved with a lightweight moisturizing foundation.


Kim So-hyun of LOVE ALARM 


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Kim So-hyun of LOVE ALARM


The Alarming Beauty


If we lived in a world like the one in the Netflix K-Drama, Love Alarm, where an app can tell you if someone nearby has liked you or not, then it would be ringing non -top for star, Kim So-Hyun. One of Korea’s favorite teenage television stars, Kim So-hyun is revered for her perfect K-Glass skin and a youthful glow admired around the world.  High school in the real world can be filled with enough stress to dampen anyone’s complexion, but So-hyun has managed it all in stride through a high dose of teenage angst on and off this hit series. Ring! Ring! We can’t hide our feelings of love for Kim So-hyun. 



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Beauty Tip: So-hyun regularly deep cleans her radiant skin followed by a soothing moisturizer


Kim Tae-hee of Hi BYE, MAMA 


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Kim Tae-hee of Hi BYE, MAMA


The Spiritual Beauty


Judging by her heavenly looks, it is no wonder Kim Tae-hee was cast to star in the K-Drama hit, Hi Bye, Mama – a series about a ghost of a woman who gains a second chance at life for 49 days while reappearing in front of her remarried husband and young daughter. In real-life, Tae-hee balances her acting career with being a real-life mama to her own two girls, proving her beauty is ageless. 


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Beauty Tip: Tae-hee prefers natural products with clean ingredients that don’t have a strong scent to maintain her dewy complexion, including essence and eye cream.


Hwang Jung-eum of MYSTIC POP UP BAR 


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Hwang Jung of Mystic Pop Up Bar


The Timeless Beauty


From K-Pop to Mystic Pop, Hwang Jung-eum seems to pop in any career she chooses. Once famous as the lead singer in Korean girl group, Sugar, Jung-eum decided to take the leap into acting and never looked back. In the hit series, Mystic Pop Up Bar, her character, ‘Wol-Joo’ is over 500 years old but you’d never know it from the looks of her ageless skin. 


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Beauty Tip: Like her fellow leading ladies, Jung-eum knows the importance of a proper cleansing followed by a facial oil to help lock in moisture. 






The Eternal Beauty


The King: Eternal Monarch has become one of the most anticipated K-Drama series to date and is already in the top 10 most viewed TV shows on Netflix in multiple Asian countries. With a budget of more than 30 billion Won (US $25 Million), the producers stopped at nothing to build an unparalleled cast and crew.  Kim Go-eun herself looks like a million bucks as police detective, ‘Jung Tae-eul,’ but we are doing some further investigating to discover all the secrets to her beauty. One thing we know for certain is behind every great King there is a supremely powerful, great Queen!


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Beauty Tip: Go-eun loves to use a refreshing face mist throughout the day and hydrating facial oils at night. 




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The Modern Beauty


When Jeon Mi-do originally auditioned for Hospital Playlist she thought it was just to portray one of the patients at the hospital, but the director Shin Won-ho instantly knew he had a leading lady. Since then, she’s been one of the most popular actresses of K-Drama and in musical theatre.  It was music to our ears when she recorded a rendition of Shin Hyo-beom’s cover song, “I Knew I Love” for the soundtrack of Hospital Playlist and it went Number 1 on the Gaon Digital Chart. Not only does she astound us with her beauty, but with her voice as well. Have a listen Doctor’s orders!


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Beauty Tip: This fresh-faced beauty keeps things light with minimal face makeup and a few strokes of mascara.  




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The Goddess Beauty


In a mythical land called, Arth, Kim Ji-won portrays ‘Tan-ya,’ child of the blue comet and head of the Wahan Tribe. She is also Song Joong-ki’s love interest for the second time around as they both previously also starred together in the hit drama, Descendants Of The Sun. Often compared to one of South Korea’s most beautiful women, Kim Tae-hee, it’s not surprising that this Kim has worldwide fans awarding her the same title. With her flawless skin and loveliness it’s tough to argue! She can be the successor of the Arthdal, and our own beauty tribe too. 


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Beauty Tip: Ji-won swears by toner and prefers to emphasize her cheeks and lips with peach and pink tones. 






The Enchanting Beauty 


Parasite may have won the hearts of moviegoers around the globe, but millions knew Park So-dam well before her role in the Academy Award-winning film. A K-Drama fan favorite and guilty pleasure, Cinderella and Four Knights found Park So-dam in the lead role as ‘Eun Ha-wan.’ With her perfect princess looks and elegance, So-dam beams both on-screen and off.
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Beauty Tip: The Parasite star enjoys dabbling with contour and bronzer and knows how to create a stunning winged eyeliner look.  


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I am a sucker for Korean Dramas and that is the reason why I got into their 10 step skincare game. Among these beautiful actresses mentioned here, my favorite is the "Goblin's bride", Kim Go-eun and I can relate to her skincare routine the most too. Face mists and oils are a must for my dry and dehydrated skin. But generally, I can also relate to Tae-hee's preference in natural products with clean ingredients and Ye-jin's love for face masks and the underrated importance of H20 for our skin.

Beautiful article. What a good read ♥


Thank you, Chyla!! Yours was a great and beautiful read as well!


I really enjoy learning about K-beauty skincare routines. I see their beautiful skin and that is something I really want to achieve. Learning to eat healthy NON-GMO food is an important factor that is gonna bring out the best in our skin as well. The thing I love most about K-beauty is that the majority of the products have a lot of the natural special herbs, fruits, oils, and extracts.
Many high up skincare brands lack this indeed.
It is great learning the right steps and unique treatments in skincare that K-beauty brings forward. This is what I wanna... Read more


The natural ingredients are always my favorite part! Fruits and oils and extracts! Thank you for commenting beutybymorgie! Keep glowing!


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I really enjoyed reading this article and each actor's personal routine tips. It just goes to further prove how diverse and customizable a person's beauty routine can be while still being very effective. My personal routine does tend to change depending on what's going on and my skin care needs at the moment, but I'll honestly just take the opportunity to try new products, techniques, and tips to find what works best for me. While I always use a good cleanser as part of my routine no matter what, I do tend to lean towards Ye-jin's approach of sheet masks... Read more


Wonderful! Thank you fir your comments and insights!!!


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Korean women are flawless beauties. Son Ye-jin is one of my favorite Korean actresses. She embraces her natural beauty with elegance and care. I relate to her beauty routine the most. My skincare routine is simple; 4 steps with a 2-minute facial massage to improve blood flow, reduce bloat ness, and increase collagen production. This promotes glowy, smooth skin, and improves health. I’ve also found the less makeup I wear, the more beautiful I feel.


Thank you, hildabear! Sounds fabulous!


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Love these helpful routine tips from these actresses. I grew up watching all their dramas and movies. I had a period in my adulthood where I broke out. Nothing worked for me until I tried korean and natural products. So my routine definitely goes with Kim So-hyun. Cleansing and moisturizing is super important. Of course I am like Kim Tae hee where I prefer minimal to no scent products and definitely love the cold splash water after washing my face like Jun Ji hyun. On days that I want to focus on my eyes then following Park So dam eye... Read more


Loving your knowledge and expertise on all of these wonderful K drama actresses and regimes! Thank you, Mairod1820.


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Oh my goodness! How do you choose just one!? I loved this article! Learning about all these shows I need to check out and hearing about their fave beauty routines! What I’m seeing is, CLEANSE, STAY HYDRATED, MOISTURIZE, and let your natural beauty shine through! I guess I would say Park So-dam has a fun approach to beauty! I love skin care and dabbling in the fun with cosmetics too!!!
Great article!!!! Thank you for sharing this with us!!!!


Awesome! So glad you enjoyed the article! Yes! You summed it up perfectly!


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My favorite is Park So-dam. The reason why is because she symbolizes innocence and charming. my beauty routine is similar to hers as well where my makeup enhances my look. this article was very fun and interactive. wonderful knowledge and I may have to give a few of these movies and show a watch ☺️


The shows are so fun to watch! Sounds like you have a great makeup regime! Thank you, Falcon10980


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All these K-beauties are just that! Beautiful! I’d like to say I can relate to all of them,but I can honestly narrow it down to Kim Go-eun. I’m more of a natural girl but I love a mist and never go to bed without a facial oil! I truly believe the right oil will help repair your skin overnight and you’ll wake up with an amazing glow the next morning. Thanks for sharing about these talented ladies!! I’d love to see their work. 😀


Thank you for commenting, Josyzehnderbeauty! Hope you get to check some of them out!


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I love this article!! I have always admired Korean women bright and smooth skin. All these beauties follow great regimens in their skin care, it was hard for me to pick who I can relate to. I follow a daily regimen which includes a lot of their routines, but the most important to me is my essence and eye cream. I chose Tae Hee, since I follow her believes of natural, clean, scentless products and dewy skin. Essence being very important to me, since it rehydrates my skin, and allows all other products to penetrate better. Eye cream is... Read more


Thank you, Chanellesunbeauty!!


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I most relate to Kim Tae-hee because I love clean beauty products! Its important that skincare is not only clean, but also effective!


Klean beauty!