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Intro to Korean Makeup I Ep-06 

 

Episode Title: Intro to Korean Makeup I Ep 06

Episode Summary: Today on the Korean Beauty Show we’re taking a look at Korean makeup and some of the differences you’ll see between makeup in Korea versus western makeup.  

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE 

  

Primer 

  • Unlike western makeup trends, the dewy moisturized look is very in when it comes to Korean primers. 
  • They tend to be packed full of moisture and many have a bit of a sheen that leave your skin with a pearlescent finish.
  • Most contain SPF

 

My Top Korean Primer Picks

  1. VDL Lumilayer Primer
  2. Heimish Artless Glow Base

 

BB Cream 

  • Over the past five years, BB creams have become a staple in most beauty cabinets but the stuff western companies are making is a bit different to actual Korean BB Creams. 
  • At its core, BB cream (aka “Beauty Balm” or “Blemish Balm”) is an all-in-one product that combines moisturiser and sunscreen with anti-aging and brightening benefits, plus the coverage of face makeup.
  • It is an alternative to foundation
  • To apply it, you can use your fingers, a makeup sponge, a makeup brush or any device. 

 

My Top Korean BB Cream Pick 

  1.  Skin79

 

BB Cushions

  • BB Cushion Compacts are one of the latest and greatest beauty innovations to come out of South Korea. Korean cushion technology is so popular it has even been adopted by western beauty companies, including Lancome and Dior.
  • A BB cushion is a Korean Beauty invention that involves a BB formula soaked into a sponge that comes in its own compact. The formula is more watery and lightweight than liquid bases, which also necessitates a slightly different application technique.
  • Cushions come in their own sleek compact kits, including an applicator puff, so they are perfect for touch-ups on the go 
  • A few points to note on Korean BB Cushions. 
    • Unfortunately, they come in very few colours (the most common are Shade 21 (Light Beige) and Shade 23 (Natural Beige) 
    • They almost always have SPF 30+ or greater
    • Mostly a wet, dewy finish although there are some with matte finishes these days
    • Light, liquid formula
  • Tips for applying BB Cushions:
    • First, insert your fingers under the puff applicator that comes provided with every BB Cushion.
    • Rather than using a “wiping” motion over your face, pat or press the applicator puff into your face.  
    • One of the best things about BB Cushions is that you can apply multiple layers without the formula caking or flaking. 
  • To get the most out of your cushion, as you reach the end of the formula, turn the cushion over and squeeze the last drops from the underside of the cushion sponge 

  

My Top Korean BB Cushion Picks 

 

Korean Eye Makeup 

  • Koreans prefer to go for a simplistic and clean look
  • Eyeshadow often comes in light, pinkish colours to widen the look of the eye
  • You’ll usually find palettes that have lots of sparkle in them 
  • When Koreans apply their eye makeup they tend to use eyeshadow that only covers the lid (rather than applying it all the way to the brow, which is common in western makeup)

 

Korean Lip Makeup 

  • Glossy corals, pinks, and cherry red tints 
  • A popular Korean lip look is called the “gradient lip”
    • To try this, cover the lips with concealer
    • Place some tint in the inner portion of the mouth, and then disperse the tint a little outwards to create a gradient look.

 

My Top Korean Lip Tint Pick

  1. Romand Juicy Lasting Tint 

 

Korean Lash Trends 

  • Korean lashes tend to be shorter in length so the mascaras they use have great formulas that are very heavy duty
  • The shade ranges come in black and brown mostly
  • Korean coat both the top and bottom lashes to make the eyes appear larger
  • Fake lashes exist but aren’t commonly worn day to day
  • Lash extensions are very popular

 

Contour 

  • Not really a thing but if done, very little and natural looking

 

My Top K-Beauty Contouring Palette Pick 

  1. Too Cool for School

 

Powder

  • Quite hard to find powders in K-Beauty due to the preference for a glossy, dewy finish. 
  • This is especially the case for loose powder – not many brands make one. 
  • If used, it will often be an oil-blotting powder, especially in summer

 

My Top K-Beauty Powder Picks

  1. Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder 
  2. Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Pact

 

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