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Lee Dong-wook reveals secret to his red lips

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Updated : December 20 2016

Viewers of the ongoing TV drama “Guardian” have wondered for a while what lip product actor Lee Dong-wook uses.

Lee, who plays the grim reaper in the show, is killing the role with his pale complexion and contrastingly red lips -- the latter having attracted enough attention for an autocomplete feature for search word “Lee Dong-wook tint” to appear on Korean online portals.

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Lee Dong-wook as grim reaper (tvN)
This is not the first time the 35-year-old was noticed for his luscious lips.

Lee had previously been questioned for the secret to his perfectly full and red lips, to which he gave an answer last year on camera while addressing the fans of his then-show, “Bubble Gum.”

In a broadcast meant to communicate with the viewers of the “Bubble Gum” drama, Lee’s co-star Jung Ryeo-won brought it up that many female fans are curious about Lee’s lip care formula.

Lee then stepped closer to the camera and rubbed his lips with his hand, saying, “I didn’t apply anything.”

He said he was simply born this way.

“My lips were this way since childhood. An oriental medical doctor once told me that people with a lot of heat in their body sometimes get this kind of red lips.”

Lee added that he doesn’t think having red lips is necessarily a good thing.

By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)

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