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Top 10 Korean Makeup Products

These Are The Top K-Beauty Buys To Add To Your Makeup Bag

These Are The Top K-Beauty Buys To Add To Your Makeup Bag

Ever since South Korea introduced BB cream to the world in 2011, they have been considered one of the top sources for amazing beauty products in the world. Not only do they create innovative formulas that address the beauty industry's most common issues, but they also they're also creatively packaged—no bland, neutral boxes for these products! Whether you're stumped on what foundation actually works best for your skin type or want to try a new product that might just change your entire beauty routine, there's something on our Top 10 list for you. Click through to discover our favorite Korean beauty products. Opening image: clubcliousa.com

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February 19, 2018

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The Rankings


Etude House Dear Darling Water GEL Tint

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A highly pigmented lip stain on a budget

HELPFUL TIP: To ensure even and lasting application, exfoliate your lips before applying.


Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Cushy Blusher

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A saturated blush that's also hydrating

USERS SAID: "I really like this blusher. It's very creamy and pigmented. Its nice that it lasts a long time since you don't have to use that much."


Peripera Ink Airy Velvet

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A silky smooth lip tint with a soft matte finish

USERS SAID: "Love. It! Glides on like silk and does feel airy. I'm crazy in love with Korean beauty products because they actually work and they are all for giving you beautiful healthy skin."


CLIO Waterproof Pen Liner

Our Score

USERS SAID: "It's inky black, precise, and easy to apply. The line is crisp and long-lasting, doesn't smudge, and yet easy to wash off. Perfect liner for a dramatic line."

HELPFUL TIP: Since anything that sticks to the brush will affect your eyeliner application, make sure to gently wipe the brush with a cotton pad from time to time.


Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Everything—it's smooth, flawless, and absolutely weightless

HELPFUL TIP: When it comes to applying the foundation, a little goes a long way. 


TonyMoly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The cutest packaging, best quality, and lowest cost

USERS SAID: "I love having this in my makeup bag for days that I want a pop of color but need extra moisture... It has the texture of a creamy lip balm but has the color intensity of a lip stain with just a little bit of shine."


IOPE Air Cushion

Our Score

BEST FOR: Those with dry skin or if you love a dewy look

USERS SAID: "The two things I love most about this product are the air cushion application system and the small amount of product you have to use."


Innisfree Skinny Microcara Mascara

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A wand that actually reaches every lash

USERS SAID: "I absolutely LOVE this skinny micro mascara... This is my new holy grail product."


Etude House Drawing Eye Brow

Our Score

BEST FOR: Thin or nonexistent eyebrow hair that needs some support

USERS SAID: "I have tried so many different eyebrow products and this is by far my favorite. I don't like to spend too much time doing my eyebrows and this pencil does the job quickly and without the need of additional products or steps."


Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream

Our Score

BEST FOR: Those who don't wear a lot of makeup, but need the perfect products for daily wear

USERS SAID: "I'm in looovvveee! It's light on the face and doesn't feel cakey or sticky throughout the day. It wears better than my other foundations despite being a low-coverage BB cream."

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