Tuesday, October 13, 2015

HAUL | Makeup + Skin Care from S. Korea!



Today's #asiaweekxraeview installment will be dedicated to a Korean beauty haul, one of the most highly requested videos during this series. Korea is a unique beauty space because the brands and products are still catching up to Japan's prestige labels and variety of goods. But I truly loved shopping in Korea because I was able to discover many brands I had never even heard of or had only seen online via bloggers! 


I have to hand it to Koreans because the majority of skin care and makeup is significantly more affordable than Japanese brands, but the quality is still excellent. I am very impressed with Piccasso (lashes not brushes), Vidi Vici (everything), O Hui (skin care), and Aritaum (unbelievably cheap) — chosen based on overall performance + price. And yes, Sulwhasoo cushions are still my favorite, despite having explored the best of Hera, Iope, etc.

K-beauty "road shop" brands like Tony Moly are super affordable!
Of all the luxury and high end and drugstore/budget brands I learned about and tried on my Korea trip, I felt those 5 brands were the most exciting and had the most to offer. The haul is long, and the sun was setting as I filmed, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless!


M A K E U P  W O R N
ADDICTION Eyeshadows
Burberry Liquid Eyeliner
Burberry Blush in Earthy
Shu Uemura Eyebrow Pencil
Wayne Goss The Brow Set

Hair:

Plaid:



Also, please watch my S. Korea Travel Vlog above in case you missed it! It was a surreal experience to visit the birthplace of my grandparents for the very first time. I feel so much more connected to my Korean roots since my trip, and that is largely the motivation behind all these K-beauty posts. I hope you've enjoyed my first series and don't forget to come back again tomorrow for an international surprise!! 

R E C A P
K-Beauty Brow Tutorial  / /  K-Beauty Pro Tips + Secrets  / /  Best of K-Beauty in America
Japanese Beauty Exclusives  / /  Tokyo Shopping Guide
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3 comments:

  1. I am so happy that you have a video for K-skincare. I think their skincare products are wonderful. Before I switch to SKII (because the price is not so affordable to be back then), most of my skincare is from Korea. I have Innisfree, Missha, O Hui, Iope, skin food, the face shop… I love the fact that Innisfree is eco-friendly and their product is almost "all-natural". I think I am more into "natural" skincare product. If you ever come across the korean product that is as natural as TATCHA, I would love to know or have a post regarding the product I can try. Since it is hard for me to figure out.

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  2. What color did you purchase in the Vidi Vici Platnium White Spot Concealer? Do you also recommend the wrinkleless concealer too from Vidi Vici? Thanks!

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  3. Could you please do a review on the skincare products you bought, especially the Whoo brand? Thank you!

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