8 beauty products that your favourite Korean stars have been obsessed with in 2018
When it comes to beauty products, you can be sure that celebrities know their stuff. After all, they work with some of the best makeup artists in the business and are always expected to put their best face forward when they show up on the red carpet or to filming sets.
Here is a list of must-have beauty products that our favourite Korean celebrities have been using in the New Year from singer Soyou’s Etude House sleeping pack to model Irene Kim’s favorite Chanel coral lippy.
The former Miss A member is famed for her flawless make-up looks and often sports a vibrant lip for performances and on the red carpet – with a little help from the Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Hydrating Shaping Lipstick ($46).
Formulated with the brand’s signature ingredient, Pro-Xylan coupled with the anti-oxidant rich vitamin E, the lipstick delivers a high-colour payoff without drying out the lips.
While the singer’s radiant complexion might be thanks to good genes, she also gets a boost from the luxe YSL Touche Éclat Le Cushion ($92).
Whilst shelling out $92 might seem absurb, it’s worth it and completely justifiable when it delivers surreally flawless goddess-like skin. This cushion foundation version of the brand’s bestselling Touch Éclat gold pen that is packed with gold particles and radiant oils promises to impart the same luminous ethereal glow to your mien with just one swipe.
The former Girls’ Generation member has a radiant and blemish-free complexion, and she credits it to the Overnight Miracle Mask ($140 for 6 capsules) from the Japanese cult beauty brand SK-II. According to the singer, she reaches for this hydrating overnight mask because it “doesn’t feel sticky on her skin”.
Packed with Pitera and sleeping tree extract, this face mask boosts moisture levels and relieves fatigue so skin appears plumper and re-energised when you wake up.
One reason why former Sistar member Soyou’s skin looks so flawless? She’s adamant about moisturising. The singer relies on her new favourite product, the Etude House Soon Jung Sleeping Pack (US$11.71), to maintain her healthy glow.
Made with 90 per cent plant derivative ingredients and Panthenoside, this sleeping pack is the perfect solution to restore skin to its natural healthy balance. While this mask is not available in Singapore at the moment, you can get it from online stores like ibuybeauti.
The 30-year-old model is constantly on camera, so she’s an expert at looking camera-ready. She recently took to the gram to share an everyday red lip tutorial with the Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour ($45) in Vibrante which is a reddish orange hue.
She creates a gradient lip by applying the lipstick only to the centre of her lips before blending out the colour with her fingers for a more natural look. Want to learn more about Irene Kim’s beauty secrets? Check out our exclusive interview with her makeup artist here.
Photo: Irene Kim/Instagram
Even though the South Korean YouTuber and makeup artist has her own beauty line, she doesn’t discriminate when it comes to her personal makeup stash.
The makeup artist posted this selfie with the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ($31) in Underage Red on her lips. Lauded for its long-lasting wearing and high-pigment colour, this lippie harnesses the power of vitamins A, C and E for added hydration.
The 41-year-old actress who is best known for her role in the hit drama series, “My Too Perfect Sons”, knows a thing or two about beauty. She uses the luxurious Polatam deep moisture melting rich cream (US$ 32.55) to prime her skin.
According to the actress, this cream “melts into the skin like a moisturising facial oil” when applied in the area around the eyes. Apart from delivering a surge of moisture into the skin, this nourishing cream also helps to fight wrinkles and fine lines. It is no wonder that Yoo Sun doesn’t look a day over 30.