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
Burberry Powder in Porcelain
Sulwhasoo Brightening Cushion
Vidi Vici Concealer + Blush
Louboutin Rose du Desert Lipstick
Burberry Liquid Eyeliner
Burberry Blush in Earthy
Shu Uemura Eyebrow Pencil
Wayne Goss The Brow Set
T3 Micro SinglePass 2 + GIVEAWAY
Rails LA Button Dress in XS
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!!
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