Today, I’d like to share with you guys the 10 best Korean makeup products to buy in 2020! In Japan, there is currently a huge South Korean boom among young generation and people are obsessed with South Korean pop culture including idols, food and beauty products. Especially Korean beauty products are hugely in demand all over the world now since they are affordable and great quality. In Japan, Korean beauty products are almost as common as Japanese beauty products, many products can be purchased at shops easily. Places like Shin Okubo (Japan’s biggest Korean Town) in Tokyo, there are numerous Korean cosmetics stores selling the latest trendy Korean beauty products. In this article, I’d like to introduce my picks of 10 best Korean makeup products you can buy in Japan! So let’s check them out 🙂
1. Missha Triple Shadow
Price: 820 yen
Missha Triple Shadow (ミシャ トリプルシャドウ) is triple coloured eyeshadow which has been trending on social media nowadays. You don’t need to use brush nor chip to apply the shadow as it creates natural graduation when you apply it by your fingertip. You can either use a single colour or blend them together and create a colour as you like. The powder contains Argan oil and has moist texture. It’s compact size and wouldn’t take much space in your makeup bag.
2. Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint (Ice Tint)
Price: 756 yen
Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint (Ice Tint) (Etude House Dia Darling Water Gel Tint (Ice Tint)) is lip tint that comes in colorful popsicle shaped bottles. Since they look super cute and 100% instagram-worthy, this lip tint soon became the hottest makeup products. The long lasting lip tint is available in 6 vivid colors.
3. Peripera Sugar Twinkle Shadow
Price: 900 yen
Peripera Sugar Twinkle Shadow (Peripera シュガー トゥインクル リキッド シャドウ) is liquid eyeshadow with shiny glitter that giver an shimmer accent on your eyelids. It’s a water based formula that stays for all day. The shades are available in 6 colours, and I’d recommend you to use different colours in different occasions.
4. LABIOTTE Wine Lip Tint
Price: 1,000 yen~
LABIOTTE is a new cosmetics brand by TonyMoly which is one of the most famous Korean beauty companies. LABIOTTE Wine Lip Tint (LABIOTTE ワインリップティント) is their best selling products after becoming a sensational hit on the internet for its unique package just like a wine bottle. Another reason why this product became so famous is that it was featured on the popular TV drama “Cheese in the Trap”. Apparently, the main actress, Kim Go Eun was wearing this tint in the drama. The lip tint was designed as a luxurious bottle of French wine. The watery tint moisturizes your lip and avoid from dryness.
5. CLIO KILL COVER Cushion Foundation (3 types)
Price: 3,000 yen~
CLIO Kill Cover Cushion Foundation (クリオキルカバー クッションファンデーション) is one of the most popular cushion foundations in South Korea right now. The CLIO’s cushion foundation range is known for its high coverage so that you won’t need to apply concealer. Despite the high coverage, the products contains 60% water serum that also gentle on your skin. CLIO KILL COVER cushion foundations are available with 3 types: FOUNWEAR CUSHION XP (Long lasting), AMPOULE (Moisturizing) and CONCEAL (High coverage).
6. ARITAUM Shake Shake Cushion Blusher
Price: 1,000 yen~
ARITAUM Shake Shake Cushion Blusher (ARITAUM シェイクシェイククッションブラッシャー) is an unique blush that you use by shaking as the name suggests. More you shake the bottle, it produces brighter colour, so you can adjust the colouring how you like. The shades are available in 6 different colours which are all suitable for daily use.
7. 3CE Sparkling Liquid Pigment
Price: 3,610 yen
3CE Sparkling Liquid Pigment (Sparkling Liquid Pigment) is one of the most trendy makeup products from South Korea. The liquid pigment contains plenty of pearls and glitters that creates sparkling look on skin once applying. I’d recommend to use it as eyeshadow or overlaying on to it to have the gorgeous look for special occasions. The liquid type pigment is much easier to use than powder ones. If you like the makeup like TWICE’s Tzuyu or the popular model, Taeri, this is one of the makeup item you should have in your makeup bag!
8. Peri Pera Ink Highlighter
Price: 1,200 yen
Speaking of highlighters, powder and stick are the most common types, but Peri Pera Ink Highlighter () is a liquid highlighter. It’s available in 3 colours which you can chose depending on your skin tone. The liquid type highlighter is very easy to apply and blend on the skin, moreover it lasts pretty long. It’s recommended item if you like to have glowy looking skin.
9. Too Cool for School Art Class by Rodin Shading
Price: 2,000 yen~
Too Cool for School Art Class by Rodin Shading (Too Cool for School アートクラス BYロデン シェーディング) is a shading powder which has become a cult beauty product in South Korean. The contouring powder comes in three gradation shades, which are easy to blend and use for multiple parts on your face and body such as nose, hair lines and chin. If you have never tried any contours or not sure about colours, this one is very easy to use and create colours to match your skin tone.
10. the SAEM Mineralizing Creamy Concealer
Price: 1,200 yen~
Concealers by the SAEM is very popular in Japan, especially the tip concealer which are sold for around 500 yen. the SAEM Mineralizing Creamy Concealer (the SAEM ミネラライジングクリーミーコンシーラー) costs slightly more than the tip type, but it has better longevity especially around eyes which are usually easy to get smudge. It also has great coverage. The concealers with high coverage seem to get dry faster, but this one contains high moisturizing ingredient that keeps skin hydrated. The shades are available in 6 colours.
How did you enjoy the list?? Korean beauty products are not only great quality, but many of them look really cute and also affordable that make me want to collect many items! Numbers of Korean beauty brands have now shops in Japan, so if you are considering to get some items, how about trying them out at the shop first??
Thank you very much for reading! I’d like to recommend you to read some more articles about trendy beauty products in Japan 🙂