It's no secret that K-beauty has taken over our lives. We decided to take a deep dive to find out why Pinays love Korean makeup looks and their products so much. Below, the results of our ~investigation~ and the best Korean makeup products worth trying.
They suit the Pinay's "fresh lang" aesthetic.
Pinays love the "no-makeup" look and Korean makeup definitely adapts this concept. Their products often create a second-skin finish—like their cushion compacts and BB creams. As for their colored makeup, they are into subtle hues that will enhance (not alter) one's features.
We also love lip and cheek tints.
Long before Korean makeup was a thing, lip and cheek stains were already huge in our country. It just so happened that our South Korean sisters loved using the product, too. Lip and cheek tints are easy to use—you don't need to be a makeup expert to apply it. Plus, they give a nice healthy flush that brightens up our complexions in an instant.Continue reading below ↓
Korean makeup products have skincare benefits.
Koreans are seriously into taking care of their skin. K-beauty brands have almost all their makeup products infused with skin-loving ingredients. This will assure customers that their bases, blushes, and lippies will keep their faces and pout nourished throughout the day.
Now that we've discussed the major reasons we are obsessed with K-beauty, here are the best Korean makeup products you need to try:
The Best Korean Makeup Worth Buying
Best Korean Makeup - Primer: VDL Lumilayer Primer
This face primer has glowing reviews because—guess what—its radiance-boosting attributes! It has violet pigments that color-corrects dullness and hydrating ingredients that naturally create a "glass skin" effect.Continue reading below ↓Recommended Videos
VDL Lumilayer Primer, P920, Althea
Best Korean Makeup - Foundation: Etude House Double Lasting Foundation
This Korean foundation offers full coverage that still feels breathable wear. It has a pigmented formula that allows you to create a flawless complexion in one swipe. TBH, you won't even need concealer. The best part? It lasts all day, too!Continue reading below ↓
Etude House Double Lasting Foundation, P770, Althea
Best Korean Makeup - BB Cream: Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream
You'll love the second-skin finish of this BB cream. It also contains ingredients that aid in healing blemishes and fading acne scars. It's no wonder it has already reached cult status!
Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, P1,600, BeautyMNLContinue reading below ↓
Best Korean Makeup - Cushion Compact: Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control SPF 50 PA+++
If you've been looking for a cushion compact that's made for oily skin, your search is finally over. This one from Laneige controls excess sebum while creating a dewy finish that never looks greasy.
Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control SPF 50 PA+++ , P2,050, LazadaContinue reading below ↓
Best Korean Makeup - Concealer: Clio Professional Kill Cover Pro-Artist Liquid Concealer
Erase dark circles and pimples into oblivion with this ultra-pigmented liquid concealer. Its buttery formula makes it a dream to apply, and it never creases or gets cakey. too.
Clio Professional Kill Cover Pro-Artist Liquid Concealer, P850, Robinsons GalleriaContinue reading below ↓
Best Korean Makeup - Face Powder: Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder
We were seriously impressed when this face powder kept our faces shine-free after an Angkas ride, an MRT commute, or a long walk under the sun. People around the world are raving about this powder too, and we totally agree that this is the *best* oil-controlling powder.Continue reading below ↓
Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder, P390, SM Megamall
Best Korean Makeup - Lip and Cheek Tint: Peripera Ink Airy Velvet
Dab this moussey tint on your cheeks and lips for a super-fresh, youthful look. We swear you can survive a day with just the Peripera Ink Airy Velvet in your makeup kit! It comes in many shades—you can surely find one that suits your skin tone and taste.Continue reading below ↓
Peripera Ink Airy Velvet, P450, Robinsons Galleria
Best Korean Makeup - Lip and Cheek Tint: Romand Juicy Lasting Tint
This one's a keeper! Here's a product that acts like a gloss and a lip stain in one. It delivers a subtle sheen and saturated pigment on the pout. Best of all, the Romand Juicy Lasting Tint features shades that are flattering for Pinay skin tones.Continue reading below ↓
Romand Juicy Lasting Tint, P680, BeautyMNL
Best Korean Makeup - Liquid Blush: A'pieu Juicy Pang Water Blusher
Fans of no-makeup looks and cheek tints will love this! The A'pieu Juicy Pang Water Blusher's super blendable formula makes it a dream to apply on the cheeks, Plus, it creates the most natural-looking, dewy flush.
A'pieu Juicy Pang Water Blusher, P355, LazadaContinue reading below ↓
Best Korean Makeup - Cream Blush: 3CE Take A Layer Multi Pot For Lips, Cheeks & Eyes
Here's a multipurpose pot that you can rely on to add color to your eyes, cheeks, and lips. This line comes in the prettiest shades and it's made with a pigment that lasts long on the skin. Trust us when we say that *this* is a sulit beauty investment!Continue reading below ↓
3CE Take A Layer Multi Pot For Lips, Cheeks & Eyes, P1,150, BeautyMNL
Best Korean Makeup - Powder Blush: Innisfree My Blusher
Now if you're into the romantic effect of powder blushes, make sure to reach for the one from Innisfree. Its finely milled texture creates a dreamy-looking flush on the complexion.Continue reading below ↓
Innisfree My Blusher, SM Megamall
Best Korean Makeup - Eyebrow Pencil: The Face Shop Designing Eyebrow Pencil
We can never let go of this affordable eyebrow pencil because of many things: 1) The pencil glides like butter on the skin and hair. 2) It creates defined yet soft-looking brows. 3) Its tip doesn't need any sharpening!Continue reading below ↓
The Face Shop Designing Eyebrow Pencil, P250, Zalora
Best Korean Makeup - Eyeliner: Lioele Gel Eyeliner
Another Korean makeup must-have is this gel eyeliner from Lioele. It boasts of a waterproof and long-lasting formula—it will stay on even if you have oily eyelids.
Lioele Gel Eyeliner, P450, Zalora
Best Korean Makeup - Mascara: Etude House Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara
Looking for a mascara that can handle stick-straight lashes? The Etude House Lash Perm Mascara promises to hold your lashes' curl for 24 hours! Many fans also attest that its formula can *really* lengthen short eyelashes!Continue reading below ↓
Etude House Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara, Etude House
Best Korean Makeup - Eyeshadow: I'm Meme Color Pattern Palette
The I'M Meme palettes come in wearable hues that will help you play with colorful eyeshadow looks with ease.Continue reading below ↓
I'm Meme Color Pattern Palette, To pre-order from The Beauty Store PH
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