The Complete Guide to Korean Makeup Know How

Korean style makeup tools and products are on the rise recently and we feel that everyone needs a guide to Korean makeup especially for those who are interested but do not know where to start. When we say Korean makeup, of course you know that it’s going to be about the makeup style and products that is coming from South Korea, we do not even know if North Korea allows makeup. South Korean makeup’s products aim to make you look prettier and still maintain the healthy skin thus many of their products are made from organic and natural ingredients, but do not just buy any Korean products especially if it’s not on this list.

11 Guide to Korean makeup list


1. Pick the mask

To start with this guide to Korean makeup tutorial is which facemask products are better for you. There are a lot of different facemask from Korea that you can buy, but we recommend you to take a look at the Etude House pack; their facemask are extremely good at removing black heads and they are using a unique ingredients as key material which is the charcoal. Their products are not only good for black heads, but also to tighten pores and revitalizes you skin as well.

The other brand that you need to check is the Face shop Blackheads out Charcoal Pore Strips which is also using charcoal as the main key ingredients. You will find this brand is slightly more expensive but their effect of removing the black heads are far superior, unfortunately that is the only thing it’s good for. There are other notable products such as Laneige water sleeping pack, Skinfood black sugar mask and Innis Free Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, but these are priced way more expensive.

2. Choose the mascara

The next on this guide to Korean style makeup is to choose for the best mascara that they have produced, unfortunately, for this one, there are not many choices available. If you want to try your hands on Korean mascara then there is no better product to test it for other than the Holika Holika Magic Pole Mascara 2x Long Lash.

What makes this mascara unique is the one of a kind wand which has spikes on each of its sides and at the end of the wand you will find spiked ball. This unique shape makes it possible for you to reach out even the tiniest of your lashes, but the formula of the mascara itself is very good, it last long and can be used for curls to thicken or to lengthen your lashes.

3. Get the lip makeup

For the next topic, we are going to look at the beginners guide to Korean makeup for the lips. If you are new to Korean makeup and its product then there is only one brand that you need to try for your lips makeup and that is Etude House, one company known not only for their quality, but also for their sweet and cute packaging.

One lip makeup product that you could try is the Dear My Milky Gloss in which this line of lip makeup excels itself at giving you the milky finish on the lips, it also comes with a very cute packaging and various food based flavors. Other line of lip makeup from Etude House that is also very top quality is the Fresh Cherry Tint, this is practically the product that you have to buy if you want to get that gradient looks on your lip just like those Korean celebrities.

4. Primers

Moving on to the next 101 guide to Korean makeup is what primer to go for. There are a lot of primers that you can choose and each are offering different features so you can choose one that suits you the best. The most popular one would be the award winning The Face Shop Face It Oil Cut Pore Balm, this product is known for its ability to cut of oil, hides your pores and other imperfections.

It gives you the perfect finish which means that it must be used after you are done with your makeup, this primer will make sure that your makeup stays in place. Other products to look out for is The Face Shop Face It Primer Velvet Skin which will makes your skin feels like velvet; Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer for your eye makeup and Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm that comes with a cute egg shaped packaging and a great product to covers up for your pores.

5. Makeup Removers

Other popular must have Korean makeup products that you need to have is the removers, there are many products to choose from. Innisfree Green Barley Bubble Cleanser is not only very smooth and gentle on the skin, but is also eco friendly. However despite its gentleness, it is highly effective at removing your makeup while making sure that your skin is undamaged. The Herb Day Cleansing Foam from The Face Shop makes washing your face a lot more fun and enjoyable because how easy it is to get it as foamy as possible, it is highly effective to remove your makeup as fast as possible.

Etude House One Shot Clean is another product that can clean your makeup super fast; while The Face Shop Rice Water Eye and Lip Makeup Remover is highly gentle on your eyes and lips; Laneige Strawberry Yogurt peeling Gel has superb strawberry scent, it is gentle and very soft.

6. Facial treatments

The next on this list is the guide to Korean makeup product for your facial treatments. The Missha Time Revolution First Treatment is the one that you should get; this facial treatment product is a perfect solution for those who have acne problems. Not only that, this product will also moisturize your skin and give it a delicate finish. Other product to look out for is the Nature Republic Hawaiian Fresh Clear Serum which is also a perfect product for controlling pores. It also moisturize the skin and is very gentle so it can be used anytime anywhere.

7. Night cream can’t be forgotten

When choosing Korean night creams, the list is very long, but you should try to get the Etude House Collagen Moistfull Cream; an established name for this kind of product due to its high end quality and how healthy it is. But if you want something unique then you could try to get the Skin Food Miracle Food 10 Solution Cream which contains 10 healthy ingredients considered as the 10 miracle foods, of course, this product is super healthy to your skin. Other product to look out for is the Innisfree Orchid Enriched Cream for those who wanted orchid scented organic cream and the Face Shop Mango Seed Butter cream which is considered as the best of the best.

8. Body care is a must

For this particular topic, there is only one product that we can recommend if you want to try the Korean body care product and that is the Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel. This gel is super popular due to its versatility; it can be used for everything from treating your hair, to your toes. It has high amount of Aloe Vera; close to 92% and it can even be used to treat razor bumps as well.

9. Concealer

As for the concealer, the only one that you must get is the Skin Food Salmon Darkcircle Concealer. It will blends to your skin no matter what skin tone you has, it’s very creamy and it’s able to give you a fresh finish. Nothing comes close to this product on this category unfortunately, so get this one and nothing else if you are curious.

10. Cushion compact

For the cushion compact, the list of quality products are very long; IOPE Air Cushion Sunblock EX-Cover SPF 50 is a product for those who wanted a healthy product that can give a superb glow on their skin. The Etude Precious Mineral Any Cushion is a versatile product that can be used for brightening, moisturizer, sunscreen, and many more.

Laneige Sow BB Soothing Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++ gives you full coverage without much effort and has superb quality. While the Hera UV Mist Cushion is known for its superb longevity and staying power, it will take care of your skin’s health while you are wearing it.

11. BB cream for skin

The Korean makeup brand worldwide reputation comes initially from their BB cream, so the list will be very long. The Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream and Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream are two of the best products that you just need to try, there are guaranteed quality. Missha also has M Signature Real Complete BB Cream for those who want something more lightweight.

Meanwhile, the Nature Republic Snail Therapy BB Cream utilize snail extract to make quality BB cream that has natural finish and make your skin flawlessly smooth. The Skin79 Super plus Beblesh Balm Triple Functions VIP Gold is a top products that can be used for any types of skin, has full coverage and highly buildable for various kinds of glow.

For those who wanted to get into touch with the Korean makeup, get some of those products listed on this guide to Korean makeup and you are set.