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The Go-To Shopping List For The Best Beauty Products In Korea

By: Cherelle Lim / April 6, 2021
Categories : Makeup

Be honest with yourself, are you obsessed with K-Beauty? If so, you might be dreaming of going to Korea and buying all your favourite beauty products. Am I right? The products you see in K-Dramas give the female lead plump red lips with a gradient effect. You want that don’t you. So, you go online searching everywhere for it, only for you to realise that it’s not available in Singapore! Well, there’s only one thing you can do. Save up for a trip to South Korea! That is the only logical thing to do. Once you’re in K-Beauty paradise, you’ll be able to get whatever it is on your wishlist! Therefore, Beauty Insider has come up with a list of must-buy beauty products for your ultimate shopping spree in Korea. 

1. A’Pieu Wonder Tension Pact

Regarded as one of the most affordable beauty brands in South Korea, A’Pieu’s Wonder Tension Pact is sleek and affordable! A’Pieu targets both young adults and teenagers, which can be seen by their collaboration with cartoon characters. Even though they are relatively young, the Wonder Tension Pact is loved by many! Both YouTubers and beauty junkies have raved about its awesome quality. 

2. Son & Park Beauty Water

With a philosophy that puts “skin first”, Son & Park are a duo that is sweeping across the globe! Their Beauty Water not only helps to tone and hydrate, but also helps exfoliate and cleanse the skin. It also has a 4.5 pH level which is similar to the pH levels of our skin. Thus, it helps to hydrate the skin and keep it in a mildly acidic condition after cleansing. This way, the barrier function of our skin is working effectively. 

3. eSpoir Pro Tailor Foundation (Be Silk)

Next up is one of our must-buy cosmetics in Korea, eSpoir! This K-Beauty Brand is a recommendation professional makeup artists in Korea will make for its high quality. In 2019 the eSpoir Pro Tailor Be Silk Foundation was crowned as the best foundation in Korea. As one of the best-selling products of eSpoir, this foundation has the benefit of providing full coverage! With a silk-fix texture and a variety of 10 shades, this foundation is a beauty product you need to get when in Korea!  

4. A’Pieu Couture Blusher

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Another beauty product from A’Pieu is its Couture Blusher. If you’re looking for a soft sheen that blends well, this cosmetic product is for you. Its texture is finely milled and happens to seamlessly glide onto the skin! Not only that, but it’s also easy to blend to help create a glowing look that is subtle. As well as being long-lasting, its vibrant colours can stay vibrant even in the humid weather of Singapore!

5. Jung Saem Mool Essential Mool Cream

Jung Saem Mool is one of the top makeup artists in Korea. Her line of beauty products is created with the means of easy application for a flawless finish! The Jung Saem Mool Essential Mool Cream is a must-have among the products. Lightweight and easily absorbed, it helps make your skin smooth once again. Its formula also includes ingredients such as niacinamide to help brighten up your complexion! Thus, it is also suitable as a base for the application of makeup. 

6. A by BOM Cosmetics 2-Step Ultra Royal Leaf Mask

For an easy 2-step night of relaxation, check out A by BOM’s Cosmetics Ultra Royal Leaf Mask! The mask comes with 2-steps containing a “gold ingredient” and a face mask. The first step is to apply the Royal Leaf Patch onto your cheekbones and areas where fine lines appear. After doing so, apply the Ultra Royal Leaf Mask. The Royal Leaf patch contains ingredients that help with smoothing and soothing wrinkles. The mask contains a malleable and soft material called Trans TENCEL Sheet. It’s able to fit around the contours of your face and allows your skin to soak up all its goodness! 

7. Klavuu White Pearlsation Ideal Actress Backstage Cream

Want to look like an actress waiting backstage? Well like its name suggests, the Klavuu White Pearlsation Ideal Actress Backstage Cream is the one! Working as a base for makeup, its pride is helping to achieve flawless skin. Choose from three different shades that help target different skin tones. Suitable for dry skin, this cream acts as a 5-in-1 primer, pear base, fixer, makeup base and sunscreen!

8. 107oneoseven Rose Vinegar Water

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Widely desired in the Western scene of beauty, 107oneoseven was founded by Okran Chung. As a pharmacist, she runs the largest naturally fermented vinegar brewery in Korea. Its formula is created with a blend of 20 oriental herbs and specially aged vinegar. Thus, it is able to help repair damaged skin due to the number of essential amino acids it produces. This hydrating water can be applied after cleansing to help with rehydration and calming irritation.

9. eSpoir Taping Concealer Foundation

Moving on, eSpoir makes a comeback on our list of beauty products to buy in Korea. The Taping Concealer Foundation will have you rethinking the power of Korean makeup! This product has the benefit of helping to achieve a dewy and radiant complexion. It has a texture that is not only fairly thin but blendable as well! Providing your skin with full coverage, it doesn’t cake or sink into pores. At the same time, it also helps provide a matte finish!

10. LILYBYRED Bloody Liar Coating Tint

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Being a fairly young brand in Korea, LILYBYRED has garnered the attention of both locals and tourists alike! Their best-sellers are their lip products which are both gorgeous and affordable. With a lightweight formula, it’s actually rich in pigment so it can last all day long! As well as being smudge-proof, it helps enhance your lips so they look glossy and plump. You can’t leave Korea without a lip-tint product so hurry up and get the LILYBYRED Bloody Liar Coating Tint NOW! 

11. IOPE Live Lift Serum

This next product is for the ajumma’s! If you’re looking for a gift for the older women in your family, the IOPE Live Lift Serum is a great choice. This beauty product is developed for women in their 30s and older. This serum helps with firming the skin and targeting the loss of skin elasticity. Its formula contains sugars, peptides and plant extracts that help with improving the resilience of the skin! 

12. vProve No Make-Up Creamy Fit Lipstick

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The vProve No Make-Up Creamy Fit Lipstick has a finish that is creamy and velvety. vProve has been recommended by several makeup gurus and is available in a variety of 10 shades! The most famous shade among their lineup is the RD03.

13. Too Cool For School Art Class By Rodin Blusher

Famous for its chic and unique packaging, Too Cool For School is a line of beauty products that uses an egg formulation. The Too Cool For School Art Class By Rodin Blusher is an award-winning product that can be multi-purposeful. This blusher has the ability to help boost vitality, sculpt and highlight your face subtly. 

14. Jung Saem Mool Refining Color-bony Brow

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A product that has won multiple awards since launching in 2016 is Jung Saem Mool’s Refining Color-bony Brow. This show-stopping product is an all-in-one eyebrow product. Containing both a brush and pencil as well as a smudging powder! Featuring six shades for you to choose from, you’ll definitely find the one for you! 

15. Make P:rem Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cream 12

Alongside Klavuu is the rising K-Beauty brand Make P:rem. Suitable for those with sensitive skin, they are recognised for using ingredients that are safe and non-irritating! The Make P:rem Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cream 12 is highly acclaimed as the “best moisturiser on the market”, by many Korean beauty influencers. It is one of those beauty products you should get when you’re in Korea!