Must Haves for K-Beauty Makeup

It’s no secret that Koreans have found the secret to producing amazing natural and transformative skincare products, but it’s only a matter of time before they bounce back with the holy grail in cosmetics. Until that day, finding quality K-beauty makeup brands is hard, especially products that can work with your skin tone. We did some digging and talked to some Korean insiders and came back with a must-have list of products to add to your makeup routine. It’s a little of this and that, but trust us, once you buy one product, you’ll find yourself ordering more down the line!

Etude House – There are amazing lip options for ladies when choosing K-beauty brand Etude House. Some of our favorites include their Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Chiffon New and the Cherry Moisture Lip Glow. The Cherry Moisture Lip Glow reminds us so much of the shiny oil-like lip glosses you can find at the beauty supply store, only more pigmented and for all ages.   

Mamonde – It’s super hard for melanized skin tones to find foundations to match their shade in the K-beauty sector. As they are targeting the Korean market and haven’t fully integrated to targeting every person, the quest to find a good foundation is hard. But, do not fear! Mamonde came in with some heat that you should add to your routine. Welcome to their Brightening Cover Watery Cushion Foundation. We love how cushion foundations apply on the skin feeling extra moisturizing. This is definitely an addition to our collection.  

Laneige – There are universal products African American can wear that is Korean targeted like mascara and liner. It just so happens that we have the best of those from Laneige. Let’s get into this contemporary mascara called Lash-Fessional Mascara. What we love most about this product is the curve on the mascara wand reaching every lash for extra body.

One other Korean product you can count on to show up just as dark as you want it is a liner. This Ultra Long-Lasting Eyeliner is the perfect size to hold securely in your hand and draw that sleek wing you desire. It’s the perfect size to hit your waterline so that it won’t smudge or cause your eyes to water.


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