After what feels like eons of Instagram brows, painstakingly applied cat-eyes and 97 layer eyeshadow looks, barefaced beauty is having a moment. But the K-beauty take on no-makeup makeup look is officially back in action — but this time with a K-beauty twist. And you don’t need perfect skin to pull it off. Read on to learn about our favorite skincare stars for faking flawless skin in the comfort of your own bathroom.
Deceivingly Dewy Skin
Yuri Pibu Artichoke Power Essence is a layerable product you can wear underneath your regularly scheduled moisturizer and SPF to deeply drench skin with nourishing squalene and ceramides. Applied over toner, this essence treatment helps to hydrate, nourish, and smooth skin and aids in lessening the appearance of pores. Essences are a modern, lightweight skincare stunt double for serums. For the dewiest skin, just a dab of this daily will work wonders. If you can’t get enough glow, check out our Glowpedia for a full rundown of how to achieve the three most popular Korean glows a.k.a. gwangs.
Disappearing Dark Circles
Blossom Jeju Pink Camellia Soombi Blooming Eye Gel Cream is your new bright-eyed go-to. It’s a light-textured eye gel that yields a mega dose of moisture and nourishment for a bright, radiant effect that counteracts undereye darkness. Tap it around your gaze for a refreshed effect.
Make P:Rem Capsule Sun Gel boasts a fresh, matte finish, thanks to its innovative gel formula. Ideal for all skin types, but especially combination and oily skin, this SPF absorbs quickly, but most importantly, dries clear, so it works well for all skin tones. Plus, it blends good-for-your-skin ingredients like birch sap and sea buckthorn, ivy leaf, and sunflower seed extracts to lightly moisturize and nourish the skin while protecting it from sun damage.
Even Out Your Skin Tone
Glow Recipe Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer’s silky texture provides instant luminosity, thanks to its antioxidant-packed watermelon formula that floods skin with weightless hydration. Perfect for oily or combination skin, this oil-free hydrator also won’t clog pores.
For a subtle take on strobing, illuminate your skin by sweeping a lip balm (we love Whamisa Organic Seeds Lip Moisture) only where the light hits, like on the tops of the cheekbones, cupid’s bow and brow bones. Gently tap it onto the lids for a low-key eye-gloss moment like we’ve seen recently on the runways. Super easy and on trend? Sign us up!
With all these great skincare options, who even needs makeup anymore? Ok, maybe mascara. You’ll have to pry that from our cold, dead hands.
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