As much as we’d all love to have that coveted K-beauty glow all the time, let’s face it… it’s hard! Especially when things like working long hours, the dreaded sun and bad sleep can get in the way. But hey, this where makeup (and good skincare products, of course) can come in to save the day.
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Naturally you need to start with hydrating and illuminating the skin from within. After that, it’s all about choosing the right products and colours to give you that dewy, rosy, healthy look. Once you’ve got it, throw on a little red lip and you’re good to go for the rest of the day.
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Mamonde Petal Purifying Bubble Mask
Get a natural rosy glow in just 60 seconds with this airy, light-textured mask that contains real rose petals to soothe and moisturize the skin. Just apply and let the micro bubbles that will quickly form clear and purify the skin.
Laneige White Dew Sherbet Cream
This moisturizer is designed to perk up tired skin with its cooling texture that also brightens skin at the same time. The cream is known to cool heated skin by 3.7 degrees, which lessens redness and inflammation, plus it’s designed to go gentle on sensitive skin.
Innisfree Skin Clinic Mask (Vita C) 1sheet/20ml
We all know Vitamin C is great for brightening up dull, rough skin. So relax with this 100% natural cotton sheet mask from Innisfree that sits comfortably on the skin while allowing all the goodness to be absorbed effectively. Leave on for 10 to 20 minutes and gently pat all remaining formula into the skin.
Aprilskin Perfect Magic Face Starter
This face primer will have you on your way to a K-Beauty glow in no time. It smooths out pores and blemishes on application and helps your base makeup stay fresher, longer. What’s more it has moisturizing abilities — which is always important to keep skin healthy and dewy.
Your Skin But Better™ CC+ Illumination™ with SPF 50+
This product may not be Korean but it’s definitely designed to give you that glowy, healthy K-beauty look. Its colour-correcting nature instantly hides any imperfections while its formula contains an advanced anti-ageing serum containing hydrolyzed collagen, peptides and hyaluronic acid and vitamins A, B, C and E. It also now comes in two new shades.
Laneige Skin Veil Base Cushion SPF 14 PA++
Use this Veil Base Cushion in either light purple or light green to even out your skin tone and give it a smoother, brighter look. The more you dab, the stronger the colour which will help you with your skin. What’s more, it feels moisturizing during application and more matte after it’s been absorbed into the skin.
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX
The latest addition to Sulwhasoo’s cushion collection, the Perfecting Cushion EX offers excellent coverage while keeping skin moist and with a dewy finish. The new formula is designed to give long-lasting coverage, and it comes in 10 shades.
HOURGLASS Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder
This strobing powder will let you sculpt your face to create depth with light as well as natural highlights. The ultra-fine micro pearl particles offer different levels of reflection for a naturally luminescent highlight and can be worn wet or dry.
Make Up Store Gleam Dream
Use this multi-purpose, velvety-textured block for a simple shimmer highlight or to accent angles with light for a look that is natural but noticeable. You ca use it alone, highlight over makeup or prime before makeup and it’s great for both body and face.
Etude House Shining Powder Cheek Duo
A subtle rosy glow is great for that natural K-beauty look and Etude House’s cheek duo does that with a natural rosy hue combined with a highlighter. It comes in three different shades to create a naturally radiant blush-y look.
NUDESTIX Nudies All Over Face Color
Go dewy with a light bronzer like this made-in-Korea, Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color which is perfect for lazy girls who don’t want to wear too much makeup. Just draw it directly onto cheekbones, lips and forehead to highlight, and then use the brush end to blend.
Dr. G Brightening Peeling Gel
Soothe your skin after a long day out with this peel gel that’s also perfect for minimizing pores and moisturizing the skin. It contains Cotton Fibre Cellulose and Bark extract which is essential for exfoliation, leaving you with only the brightest, most youthful skin.