If you’ve been watching Korean film festivals and awards show, you might notice that unlike the Oscars where matte makeup is the go-to look, most K-actresses wear glossy foundation. This not only makes them look younger, but also creates the illusion of a glowing, healthy-looking skin.

The good news is, you can fake the glow. All you need is moisturised skin as the base. Wait, don’t reach out for your daily moisturiser yet. A great product to use as a moisturiser and makeup base is shea butter.


L’OCCITANE Organic Shea Butter (10ml), $17

Now, before you shudder and think the ingredient will clog up your pores or make your oily skin oilier, the answer is no. Shea butter has been proven to be a great treatment for acne, as it provides moisture to the skin without clogging it. The best thing is, your skin actually absorbs its benefits – so it doesn’t just sit on the surface layer of your skin. This makes it great for dry and normal skin types too.

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All you have to do is melt a small amount on your palm, and then apply it to your face. Then, take a pea-sized amount and mix it with liquid foundation before applying it. It’s best to use a foundation brush to apply the mixture on your skin.

Not convinced of the benefits of shea butter? Here are other alternatives that can help you achieve that dewy finish.

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