Makeup

Makeup Picks | May 2015

Our must-have Korean makeup items for May!

  1. Lips: Missha Signature Glam Art Triple Lips with SPF 10, $10-18

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    Source: Missha

    We love Missha, and we love this multi-functional lip makeup. The Signature Glam Art Triple Lips features what Missha calls “Triple Layer Technology”, making the formula change from tint to gloss to lipstick with each “touch”. It also contains SPF 10, so your lips are safe from the sun!

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    Source: Missha

    1-Touch: Tint for a soft, natural look.
    2-Touch: Gloss for a smooth shine.
    3-Touch: Lipstick for a bold look.

    Colors: Soft Pink, Coral Pink, Hot Pink, Sweet Coral, Mambo Orange, Deep Red Orange, Pomegranate Red, Violet

  2. Cheeks: Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher, $6

    Source: Etude House

    Source: Etude House

    Not only was this blush voted #1 on Korea’s famous beauty show Get It Beauty, but it’s only six dollars, people! Etude House’s Lovely Cookie Blusher brings vivid color to your cheeks and comes with an adorable puff applicator. It also absorbs excess oil in order to maintain a fresh look and won’t fade due to it’s long-lasting formula.

    Currently comes in 12 colors.

  3. Eyes: Banila Co. Triple Wonder Auto Gel Liner, $16.50

    Source: Banila Co.

    Source: Banila Co.

    Another Get It Beauty pick on our list! This waterproof gel liner smooths onto your eyes easily and provides a long-lasting, smudge-resistant wear. It also features a sharpener and sponge tip for blending.

    Colors: Khaki, Smokey Gray, Burgundy, Golden Brown, Deep Brown, Deep Black

  4. Body: Chosungah22 Hey! Body Powder, $41

    Source: Chosungah22

    Source: Chosungah22

    Whether you’re washed out from winter or just simply don’t have the genetic ability to achieve that “healthy summer glow”, Chosungah22 is here to help. This body powder is made from amethyst, pearl and platinum gold powder, and instantly leaves your skin looking smooth, firm and radiant. Dab onto your face, collarbone, arms, and legs.

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    Ye be warned – this powder does contain shimmer!

What are your Korean makeup must-haves? Comment with your favorites below, and stay tuned for product giveaways!

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2NE1’S CL Takes on Tradition for W Korea

Check out 2NE1’S “baddest female” CL modeling a modern take on Korea’s traditional wear, hanbok (한복), for an upcoming issue of W Korea. The concept is fittingly titled “The Queen”.

CL is currently preparing for her solo-debut in the U.S.

Source: W Korea

Source: W Korea

Source: W Korea

Source: W Korea

Source: W Korea

Source: W Korea

What has been your favorite CL-look over the years?

 

Source: W Korea

K-Makeup Tutorial: Gradient Lips

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Some say it’s an effort to make lips look thinner in order to bring more attention to the eyes, others say it just looks pretty! Grab a nude lipstick, your favorite lip stain and some gloss to create gradient lips.

Source: Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

  1. Prime lightly with lip balm. Apply nude lipstick or concealer to outer lips.
  2. Dab lip stain on center of lips.
  3. Use fingers or brush to blend.
  4. Apply lip gloss or balm to finish.

Comment with your favorite lip stains!