When it comes to beauty, there's no denying that South Korea is often one step ahead of the game with some of the most forward thinking, innovative products on the market.
The region is also renowned for its unique and experimental approach to make-up, so we decided to investigate a little further. From the fun, to the scientific, here are five K-beauty trends that you need to know about right now…
Make your lips the centre of attention by creating a two-tone, ombre effect. A popular K-beauty trend, this look usually features a pale muted outer lip with a bright, cherry red centre blended out. Finish with a coat of clear gloss to complete the look.
We love: Matt Touch Lipstick Dhs120
How many steps do you have in your skincare regime? In Korea emulsions are a popular additional product that slots in after your serum and before moisturiser. The lightweight, hydrating formula helps form a barrier to seal in all the goodness you’ve just applied.
We love: Jeju Volcanic Lava Pore Lotion Dhs132
The trend for glass skin is still going strong! Think glowy, dewy, almost wet look skin, highlighted to perfection for a ‘glass’ look finish. This one is all about the prep so make sure to perform a hydrating skincare regime before selecting a moisturising foundation.
We love: TFS Oil Control Water Cushion SPF50 Dhs132
Smiling Eyes/ Aegyo Sal
Aegyo sal roughly translates to ‘eye smiles,’ and this Korean born trend involves accentuating puffiness, or eye bags with a soft tracing of brown pencil eyeliner under the lower lashline. Many swear that the look is youthful and makes eyes look bigger. We're not joking!
We love: Inkgel Pencil Eyeliner Dhs63
This new breed of face mask has been designed to wear as you sleep – no peeling or rinsing required! Apply before bed and let the goodness sink into your skin as you sleep. Wake up to a beautiful complexion, with minimal effort.
We love: Baby Face Ampoule Sleep Mask Dhs63 at The Face Shop
All products are available at The Face Shop, Ibn Batutta mall Dubai.
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