Get The "She Would Never Know"  K-drama Makeup Look


“She Would Never Know,” also known as “Sunbae, Don’t Put On That Lipstick,” — “sunbae” refers to someone with more experience (at work, school, etc.) — has been capturing the hearts (and tears) of international audiences with its on-point makeup looks, notable performances from the main cast, and unexpected romantic twists and turns. 

Ro Woon—actor and lead vocalist of SF9— plays Chae Hyun-Seong, a hard-working employee that is low-key in love with his workplace supervisor. So, who plays his supervisor?  Won JIn-A, of Melting Me Softly fame. Here she takes on the role of Yong Song-A, an Assistant Brand Marketing Manager of the fictional cosmetic company, Klar. She is a hard-working, career-driven employee that hopes to one day pursue her dream of opening a cosmetic company of her own.

Based on a romance novel written by author Elise - this drama is bound to take viewers on a journey through the emotional minefield that is workplace romance. However, we’re here to tell you what everyone REALLY wants to know - how to get that K-drama business professional look so you can take over the workplace like Yong Song-A.


While an essential step of any makeup routine, there’s no right answer here. Go with the foundation that works best for you. For those who don’t already have a favorite, we recommend the IOPE Perfect Cover Foundation. It goes really well with this look, and the packaging is nothing but classy. This foundation is great for covering blemishes, contains hyaluronic acid to keep your skin moisturized, and its cotton bloom ingredient helps soothe irritated skin.


Blush & Eyeshadow

Up next, time to bring out a natural tone spring palette. We recommend the Episode # 01 Bella Collection Palette from Celefit. While her friend seems to go with the current trend by going for Lode, Song-A goes for the more natural, neutral-looking Primo. For your eyeshadow, use Sophia as the base color and follow it up with Dolce. If you’re looking for a little extra flair, add a touch of Blanco for shimmer.  

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To complete her eye look, Song-A goes for a more natural eyeliner look. This style of eyeliner is one everyone should master, as it’s the perfect go-to liner look for any occasion. For this step, Missha’s Ultra Powerproof Pencil Eyeliner in Ash Brown will do the trick. It goes on smoothly, dries quickly, and is resilient to water and sebum, which leaves your eyeliner looking clean and smudge-free.

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To get a cleaner, fuller eyebrow look, Song-A goes for a Dark Brown eyebrow pencil. Our pick? The Etude House, Drawing Eyebrow Proof Gel Pencil in Dark Brown, of course. It’s waterproof and goes on smoothly, making it easy to apply and forget about for the rest of the day.

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The last and most important step to round off your “She Would Never Know” inspired look - time for the lip tint! Bring your entire makeup look together with the All My Things (AMTS) lip tint in Red Burn. This moisturizing lip tint is long-lasting, and more importantly, keeps your lips wrinkle-free. The colors for these tints can be more on the subtle side, so depending on your natural lip tone, we recommend two applications for achieving the desired look. 

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Now that you have the look, why not add a signature scent to the mix? The Ramosu Perfume Softening Hair Conditioner in Fall in Flower is a perfect fit. This scented hair mist helps soften dry and rough hair, helping your hair look clean and professional while also giving you a scent fitting of Song-A’s lovely personality.