It only takes one look at South Korea’s biggest stars to know why K-beauty is all the rage. Their glowing faces practically radiate out of our laptop screens. Sure, some of it has to do with good genes—but most of it involves using the right products.

In this case, makeup and skincare go hand in hand. For that coveted Song Hye Kyo glow, here are 5 Korean beauty staples to add to your routine. There’s hope yet for the rest of us!

1. Lebaton BanBan Cleanser, now on sale at P999 (limited time only)
This is every minimalist’s dream. You get your whole double-cleansing routine in one package! The unique 2-in-1 bottle contains a cleansing oil on one side and a foaming gel on the other. These babies melt down and rinse off every trace of dirt on your face. In other words, waterproof makeup has met its match.

Shop it here.

2. Amini Cereal Cleansing Pack, now on sale at P1,099 (limited time only)
Buff your way to a brand-new complexion with this delicious exfoliant. It’s made with excellent skin refiners like white rice extract, Moroccan clay, and 13 kinds of cereal. The formula absorbs deep-seated dirt and improves rough texture with every use. The result: a glowing face that’s smoother than silk.

Shop it here.

3. Aqutop Moist Tone Up Cream, now on sale at P1,199 (limited time only)
When your skin is exposed to the elements, dullness and discoloration are common side effects. Keep them under control with this whitening moisturizer. Infused with a 9-flower complex, the cream offers deep hydration and leaves your skin soft and translucent. Snow White, who?

Shop it here.

4. M.U.S.T Brightening Color Cushion, now on sale at P1,148 (limited time only)
While skincare always comes first for a flawless face, some of us don’t have enough patience to wait. The short-cut: foundation. This color-correcting cushion disguises imperfections with dewy medium coverage. It’s also formulated to illuminate the face, so you look like you got enough beauty sleep. Oh, and it’s got SPF 50, too. Just pop it in your kit for quick midday touchups!

Shop it here.

5. Abbamart Rolling Rolling Multi Stick, now on sale at P799 (limited time only)
Now that you’ve got your base down, dab on some color for 100% freshness. This multi-purpose stick can do it all! Use it as a blush, lipstick, or even eyeshadow! The buttery-soft formula melts into your skin, leaving you lit from within.

Shop it here.

Credits: Video and photos by Kat Echon. Don’t forget to follow BeautyMNL on Facebook and Instagram!

Music:
Spring Light by Joakim Karud


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