What makes these products the best Korean makeup for the summer? The fact that they stay on without budging.
I love summer for a lot of reasons. Trips to the beach, lazy days spent in the park, or even just an afternoon spent on my rooftop, soaking up the sun (covered in SPF of course!) The only problem with all of these situations is that they usually result in a makeup meltdown. If your products aren’t built to withstand the heat, humidity and pollution of summer, chances are your look will have faded by midday.
Thankfully, there’s an arsenal of K-beauty makeup products out there that are built to last, so you can feel just as confident in your look at an evening BBQ as you did when you left your house in the morning. Here are some of our favorites!
A staple of K-beauty is the diffused, gradient lip look, and the best way to get the effect is with a long-wearing lip stain. This range of tints from Etude House offers bold, bright hues that are perfect for summertime and guaranteed to perk up your look. Plus, the long-wearing formula will last through multiple cups of iced coffee. We recommend shade OR201, a perky coral-red, for your next summer soirée.
One of my biggest pet peeves is checking my reflection around lunchtime and seeing that my mascara has smudged all around my eyes, giving me the raccoon look. The key to avoiding this is finding a mascara that lengthens and volumizes with with a special formula that’s guaranteed to stay on. This clump-free Etude House formula seriously attaches to your lashes and the brand’s “Curl 24HR Tech” feature gives you a flirty, fluttery look that won’t budge for a whole day. (Seriously, we tested it.)
Smudge-proof, the formula will lash all day until you remove with your favorite oil cleanser. Rejoice!
Have you ever spent a good 15 minutes perfecting your brows in the morning, only to discover that after a few hours, they’ve faded to sad, formerly-fabulous wisps? While oil and sweat from the summer sun can cause most brow products to melt down, Son & Park’s Gel Bonding Eyebrow is here to stay put.
The included dual-ended brush ensures a precise and flawless application, while the beeswax-infused formula softens and conditions your brows without leaving a dry, cakey finish. This is bound to be your new brow fave.
All the fabulous makeup in the world can look a bit blah without the right primer. Try smoothing on the M BB Boomer Primer from Missha before your BB cream to create a luminous, hydrated base that will ensure your makeup looks fresh and natural all day long. With pink pearl particles, this primer wakes up dull and tired skin, and its hydrating ingredients—like squalane and mooring—smooth fine lines and calm inflammation.
So, you’ve finished your makeup and you’re ready to head out, but you feel like something is missing? Lightly set your handiwork with this weightless powder from Banila Co. The formula is colorless and goes on smooth, absorbing any excess oil while making sure your makeup stays in place. Now you’re all set and ready to take on the day, no matter the temperature. Just don’t forget your SPF!