Where beauty is concerned, no one can deny the fact that Koreans know their skincare and makeup. We mean, just look at the radiant and glowing skin of your favorite koreanovela stars if you need proof. Thank goodness a few of their local brands are now available in our tropical shores.
Below is a list of brands you should check with a few products we recommend buying.
3CE—which stands for 3 Concept Eyes—is well-loved for their pretty lip pigments and hydrating foundation. Available via Sephora.ph.
Matte Lip Crayon P704; Glossing Waterful Foundation P1,307.00; Lip Pigment, P737
One of the latest Korean beauty brands to arrive in the Philippines, Banila Co. has won various accolades for their famous cleansing balm. Also worth the hype are their primers and finishing powders for long-lasting makeup.
Prime Primer Classic, P1,060/30mL; Prime Primer Hydrating Finish Powder, P1,050/12g; Clean It Zero, P875/100mL;
The makeup and skincare brand began in 2004, and has since then became a favorite among beauty enthusiasts.
Black Label Nourishing Beauty Balm SPF 30, P2,235/50mL; V7 Spot Eraser 1,407.00/5mLx2; Ceramidin Oil Balm P1,843
Who doesn’t recognize the whimsical packaging and products of this popular Korean brand? We love their Wonder Pore and Moistful line for perfect skin, while their super affordable brow pencil is one of the most underrated beauty products in the market.
Drawing Eye Brow Pencil, P148; Collagen Moistful Emulsion, P728; Wonder Pore Ultra Clay Pack, P678, Wonder Pore Deep Foaming Cleanser, P548, Wonder Pore Freshener, P898/500mL, Wonder Pore Clearing Emulsion, P728, Wonder Pore Balancing Cream P848, Wonder Pore Tightening Essence P998, Wonder Pore Whipping Foam P678
Face masks that work, an automatic brow pencil that will instantly bulk up your brows, and a life-changing BB cream are just some of what this Korean beauty store can offer.
Real Nature Mask Sheets, Lovely Me:Ex Design My Eyebrow Auto Eyebrow Pencil, Face It Magic Cover BB Cream, prices available upon request
First of all, can we talk about the packaging? Quirky as they may be, these hardworking products are your weapons to achieve skin that is absolutely spotless. The Magic Pole mascara, on the other hand, will hold the curl of even the most stubborn Asian lashes.
Soda Pore Cleansing B.B. Deep Cleansing Oil, P755; Pig Nose 3-Step Kit, P95; Magic Pole Mascara 2x (Waterproof), P595
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph
Minor edits have been made by the Stylebible.ph editors