6 Korean Beauty Tips for Glowy, Flawless-Looking Skin

January 22, 2021
By: Makeup.com | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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By now, you’re likely well aware of the wonders of Korean beauty. The category has given us sheet masks, cushion compacts, the glass skin trend and so much more. No longer just a trend, we’ve fully integrated K-beauty and the beauty philosophies that come with it into our routines and our skin has never looked better. Whether you’re new to the concept or are looking to feed your obsession, read on for six tips for incorporating K-beauty-inspired products into your daily regimen. 

Double Cleanse

The double-cleanse method of using an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup, excess sebum and sunscreen, followed by a water-based cleanser to get rid of impurities like dirt and sweat, is a must in the world of K-beauty. Try it with the Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil and the CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser.

Mask Before You Moisturize

Once or twice a week, indulge in a sheet mask sesh. These masks are typically soaked in a hydrating essence to give your skin a major moisture boost. Apply it after cleansing but before using a serum or moisturizer and get ready for your skin to glow. We love the Lancôme Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Mask because in addition to dry and dehydrated skin, it targets signs of aging and uneven texture. 

Try a Sleeping Pack 

In K-beauty, overnight masks are called sleeping packs. You can use one every night in place of a moisturizer, or whenever you feel like your skin could use extra nourishment. Typically, these creams are thick and blanket the skin in concentrated moisture. Try the Kiehl’s Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask, or for a K-beauty option, the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask.
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Hydrogel Melting Mask

Don’t Skimp on SPF

Sunscreen is the most important product you can apply for healthy, youthful skin. In Korea, you can find an endless selection of innovative sunscreens with elegant formulas that you actually want to apply. Stateside, we’re finally getting more options to choose from. One of our favorite formulas is the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Mineral Sunscreen for Face SPF 50 because it melts into skin without a white cast and blurs imperfections. 

Get Flawless-Looking Skin With Cushion Compacts

Cushion foundations go on as light as a feather so you avoid cakey makeup and get a second-skin look. They often feature formulas that are hydrating, have SPF protection and give skin a glow. Check out the Mamonde Brightening Cover Watery Cushion Foundation SPF 50 for just that. 

Try a Popsicle Pout

A gradient, semi-stained lip is the look, according to K-beauty. To get it, apply concealer or foundation on the outer rim of the lips and then dab a lip tint like the Lancôme Juicy Shaker on the middle of your lips. Just like that, you’ve got a just-bitten look. 

Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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