Makeup trends come and go (shoutout to wavy eyebrows and Instagram makeup), but one trend is here to stay – Korean makeup!
However, Korean makeup brands can be very expensive in Singapore and authenticity is a gamble when buying online. We tell you which sites are the best for buying reasonably priced and authentic Korean makeup!
Lazada is one of the most popular marketplaces in Singapore, however, with so many sellers on the platform, it’s difficult to discern who’s selling the real stuff! Fortunately, Lazada let’s you know which are the “Official Stores”, so you will know that what you’re buying is straight from the source!
In any case, always check the seller’s ratings and user reviews to verify the authenticity and quality.
Peripera Peri’s Ink The Velvet @ Lazada
Let’s start with the lips. While matte lipsticks may be our go-to for long days in the office, we have to admit that it isn’t always great for the lips. A great alternative is Peripera’s Peri’s Ink The Velvets. Not only is the pigmentation great, it sits on the lips for a long time and dries down to smooth over any lip lines for a flawless finish.
Too Cool For School Art Class by Rodin (Shading)
This list will not be complete without some form of contour. Too Cool For School’s Art Class by Rodin features 3 different contour shades. To use, simply take a brush and blend the 3 colours together or dip into the individual shades to use them separately. Besides the face, the contour is suitable for body use too!
Althea promises to source for its beauty products direct from the original sellers in Korea, and even guarantees a 200% refund if any of the goods are found to be fake. With a guarantee that bold, they mustn’t be kidding around!
Mamonde Vivid Touch Stick Shadow
Mamonde’s Vivid Touch Stick Shadows are the best if you’re a lazy girl who doesn’t have time to deal with brushes and powdery fallout. These creamy jumbo pencils come in 5 wearable shades, perfect for daily wear. Thanks to the creamy formula, the shadow glides easily onto the lids.
For fancy occasions, simply place a lighter shade on the inner part of your eyes, and use a darker one on the outer corners for a smoky finish!
MISSHA Rolling Heartful Blusher
Rather than your rudimentary blushers, MISSHA’s Rolling Heartful Blusher is a little different. The blusher comes in 4 different shades of mini coloured hearts. All you need to do is use the applicator that is provided, lightly blend the hearts and brush the colour on to the apples of your cheeks to add a natural flush.
Like Althea, Hermo also promises 100% authenticity for its products. If you’re not satisfied, you can even return your items with its 14-day unconditional refund.
I’m Meme I’m Multi Stick Foundation
Dealing with messy foundation is such a bother. I’m Meme’s I’m Multi Stick Foundation allows for precise placement of the product whilst the creamy formula makes it easy to blend. It provides the perfect amount of coverage (buildable for those who want more coverage) and a natural glow.
Klairs Creamy & Natural Fit Concealer
Dark eye circles are inevitable thanks to late nights. However, there’s no need to fret for there’s an extensive range of concealers at your disposal. Question is – what works best? Well, we highly recommend the Creamy & Natural Fit Concealer from Klairs. It hydrates and soothes while providing excellent coverage to conceal pores, blemishes, redness, and any other problematic areas – ideal for folks with even the most sensitive skin!
Like Lazada, Qoo10 is a marketplace which features many sellers listing Korean beauty products. Always check the seller reviews and ratings and where the country of origin is (it better be Korea!) to ensure that you are purchasing authentic products.
ARITAUM Real Ampule Colour Corrector
Colour correcting is the latest fad and we can’t help but jump onto the bandwagon. ARITAUM’s Real Ampule Colour Corrector uses neutralising colours to conceal dark circles and skin imperfections for a flawless base. Plus, their product contains 5 key ingredients – royal jelly, propolis, ice plant, milk protein and apricot extract – that work together to moisturise the skin for a more supple complexion.
Shopee is another online marketplace that also has many Korean beauty products available. Because it’s a (largely) C2C platform, you have to do your due diligence to determine the authenticity of the products. Always check the seller reviews before purchasing!
MISSHA’s M Super Extreme Powerproof Eye Liner
Great eyeliners are hard to come by and MISSHA’s has become one of our makeup essentials. This waterproof eyeliner is silky smooth during application to create precise lines. Once this eyeliner dries down, it doesn’t budge and lasts for the whole day, the perfect beauty product for our hot and humid weather!
Who says you can’t keep up with makeup trends without breaking the bank? You absolutely can! Besides Korean makeup, these sites also offer a plethora of affordable beauty products from the US and other regions. All you need is a little more patience and a keen eye to suss out all the best deals.
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