K-Webtoon Review: The Makeup Remover

Pahul Nanra, Delhi

Have you been looking for a webtoon that revolves around self-confidence, self-love, and questions beauty standards? Well, then, The Makeup Remover is a perfect choice. The creator of this comic, Lee Yone, uses makeup as a tool for empowerment and change, showing that it can serve a positive purpose as well.

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The main protagonist of the story, Yeseul Kim, is a freshman and a studious photography major who is suddenly pressured to pay attention to her looks and makeup. After years of being advised to focus solely on her studies, she suddenly feels lost when she starts college and is expected by everyone to prioritize her appearance and engage in makeup. Upon entering university, she is pestered by her family to undergo a makeover and pursue a love life.

After a chance encounter with the second lead of the story, Yuseong – a brilliant makeup artist – she agrees to be his model contestant in a makeup competition after a lot of convincing. Thus, their journey together begins, wielding the power of makeup as Yeseul gains confidence in herself and starts to question society’s beauty standards. We also get to meet different types of characters throughout different arcs of the story, with each level of the competition serving as a distinct one.

Many issues are raised and tackled as the competition progresses, sometimes even compelling the readers to do some self-reflection. The best part about the comic is that despite targeting many sensitive and heavy topics, it is a light and easy read. No single character outshines the other, and they are given real character development. Also, it is beautiful to see Yeseul, our protagonist, slowly starting to accept and love herself.

Main Characters

Yeseul Kim: A complete geek and proficient photography major at Seojin University who has low self-esteem due to her plain and bland appearance. She has an enormous crush on one of her Sunbaenims, Seungwoo, a senior in her photography department. She doesn’t pay much attention to her looks, but her life is suddenly turned upside down when she encounters Yuseong Cheon.

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Yuseong Cheon: He is a celebrity makeup artist with impeccable makeup skills, which have earned him multiple opportunities to work with several idols and A-listers in the industry. As soon as Yuseong learns about the televised makeup show, he becomes determined to participate and find his ideal model. One day, his dream of joining the show becomes a reality when he crosses paths with Yeseul Kim.

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Heewon Ju: Often described as the girl next door and campus crush. Her popularity takes over the internet as well due to her beautiful features and appearance. Heewon also joins the makeup competition, initially to beat Yuseong. But eventually shifts her focus and goal upon discovering something about herself.

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Seungwoo Yeon: He is introduced to the readers as Yeseul’s crush. He is portrayed as an amiable person, someone who is approachable and a humble, nice senior to his juniors and others. While also having a good number of admirers, he can make any girl fall head over heels for him with that gentle attitude of his. Nevertheless, despite his stunning looks, there seem to be several secrets about his true personality and photography skills.

Picture Credits: Webtoon

Why You Should Read The Makeup Remover?

“The Makeup Remover” is a well-written manhwa with a perfect balance of positive and negative aspects of makeup. Tap on your phones right away and get this webtoon added to your reading list as it unfolds stories about self-love, self-discovery, and even some self-reflection, while also witnessing beautiful, blossoming friendships and love between our protagonists.

I am sure that as you progress with this story, you will begin to see yourself in a more positive light as well. I know I did. This webtoon is sure to keep you on your toes and is a must-read in today’s times.

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45 Comments Add yours

  1. Moumita Mondal says:

    Such a nice review. Will definitely read this one.Thanks for the recommendation💜

    1. dasbandita288 says:

      An amazing article and webtoon

  2. asmapandey12 says:

    Lovely 😍

  3. Sanchita Ambasta says:

    Amazing 🤩🤩

  4. Pavani Nandyala says:

    Nice review 🫶🏻✨

  5. Susmita Samanta says:

    Manhwa or Webtoon is the part of my life, either Manga, Manhua or Manhwa….I was eagerly awaiting for get about related this topic…Fabulous dear..❤️❤️

    1. Hema Srinivasan says:

      The story seems interesting from the view….The plot seems interesting as well..Let’s get started 😊

  6. Wow what a beautiful review. Will surely give it a try ❤️

    1. Jayati Vyas says:

      Added to my reading list

  7. Devanshi Bisht says:

    Wowwww 💜

  8. Dikshitha says:

    Webtoons are a complete mood> this one gives me true beauty kinda vibes definitely going to read this ❤️❤️

  9. Sonia says:


  10. aqsazea12 says:

    Such a great review. Will definitely give this webtoon a read

  11. Gangavathi S says:

    The beauty standards r being a toxic trait in society. The works which concentrate on these issues r much more needed. I will read this due to the article review. This is a well written impactful article.

  12. Shruti says:

    Well written article!!!

  13. Neha Tarekar says:

    Woww, Someone who loves webtoon it’s an absolute Jem!! Thanks for recommendation! I was looking for something to read as I’m waiting for Lore Olympus and Castle Swimmer to update.

  14. rynwrsi says:

    Nice article

  15. Neha Tarekar says:

    Interesting and exciting 😎

    1. Rahana says:

      Interesting article

  16. Manya says:


  17. sheetal says:

    Will read it soon. Amazing article 👏

    1. Aayushi mishra says:

      I was searching for a webtoon to read!! Gonna read this

  18. I really loved this 🌻

  19. Navya Sharma says:

    Seems interesting, would love to read it!

  20. Mamoni says:

    I personally love the rom-com genre😍so this is definitely added to my reading list. Thank you for this beautiful review and the recommendation❤

  21. areezasaifi1 says:

    amazing review🫶

  22. shreeyuktabanerjee says:

    this one feels like a definite read!!

  23. Pranjul Sharma says:

    Thanks for this article ❤️ I guess this will gonna be perfect webtoon for me .

  24. Sabitri Manna says:

    This rom-com, shoujo webtoon is really good. I’ve read this webtoon last yr I guess. From a plain student to changing into a genius makeup artist and cute reactions, ahh! Now I want to read it again.

  25. Radha Choudhary says:

    I love to read rom coms. And i love this review.. please do share more genres..

  26. Shilpa says:

    Nice 💜

  27. dasbandita288 says:

    It’s really beautifully written

  28. aanchaltekriwal says:

    This looks extremely intriguing, with the prudence of self-love and self-discovery, as well as the development of bonds between the protagonists. Thank you for the suggestion.

  29. priyadharsini2884 says:

    Loved the article

  30. Samiya Parvez says:

    Looking forward to see this amazing webtoon 💜

  31. DJ says:

    Wow interesting 💞

  32. Jayati Vyas says:

    Added to my reading list 😊

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  34. shaikhanjum999xy says:

    So amazing 😍

  35. interesting.. Will. look into this

  36. Tirna says:


  37. Lavanya Sukumaran says:

    Very interesting article

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