5 Korean Makeup Hacks To Get You Selfie-Ready In Under 5 Minutes
5 Korean Makeup Hacks To Get You Selfie-Ready In Under 5 Minutes
Instead of trading sleep for skincare, these time-saving Korean Beauty hacks to add to your morning routine will get you selfie-ready in no time!
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So you've slept through your 10th alarm this morning--we get it, there are never enough hours to get in the beauty rest we all want (and desperately need) in a night. But even when your bed beckons, there are some things you just can’t compromise on--one of which is a good morning routine.
A solid morning routine doesn’t just give you that morning glo’ up to get you looking selfie-ready, it sets the tone for the rest of your day--after all, skincare is self-care! So instead of trading sleep for skincare (or vice versa), here are 5 time-saving Korean Beauty hacks that’ll get you ready in no time
1. Etude House Tint My Brows Gel
If our eyes are the windows to the soul, then our eyebrows are the all-important frames that shape the rest of our face. There are some parts of a routine that you must never--and I mean never--skip. One being SPF, and the second being your brows.
But getting your arches just right can be a challenge, especially if you’re already strapped for time in the morning. So instead of shakily pencilling in your brows in your morning Grab rush, an easy and affordable alternative is the Etude House Tint My Brows Gel!
Much like brow embroidery, tinting your brows gets you full and carefully flicked brows that don’t require filling in or touching up. This won’t last you months, but it saves a ton of time for days! We recommend applying this on a Sunday night, post-shower, pre-skincare. After you’ve tinted your desired areas, just leave the gel on to dry and let the pigment set in for at least 2 hours.
Let it sit overnight before carefully removing the gel--just remember not to tug or yank at the dried gel unless you’re looking to wax a patch of your brow off! You can use water to gently remove the dried gel as well, but don’t go in with soap unless you want to remove some tint as well! After an overnight tint session, you can expect full, natural-looking brows for about 3 days to a week, depending on how you care for the tinted area.
2. 3CE Back To Baby Makeup Base
A good time-saving beauty routine must, of course, have its rules. One of which is: invest in good multi-acting products. Besides saving time, it can do your skin wonders to have double or triple acting products instead of layering tons of product on.
In this time-saving tip, we’re looking at the 3CE Back To Baby Makeup Base which acts as both a colour corrector, a primer and SPF while giving you an instant lift with its plumping and anti-wrinkle properties.
Did we mention that it hydrates and brightens your complexion as well?
The base is available in 2 variations from Sephora; mint green to reduce red or pink undertones (this is great if you’re experiencing some skin inflammation or irritation) and lavender to reduce dull yellow undertones, to bring out that healthy natural glow.
When you’re pressed for time, having something of an all-in-one product can save you those extra few minutes to get the rest of your makeup just right.
The thing we love especially about perfecting primer bases such as these is that a good base sets the stage for a flawless overall makeup look.
3. Laneige White Dew Vita Capsule Sleeping Mask
Another time-saving beauty rule is to be prepared. Instead of rushing in the morning, we suggest investing in Korean skincare products that treat your skin while you sleep!
One big thing we look to Korean beauty products for is to help us achieve that enviable glass skin look. So it’s a no brainer that Korean beauty brand Laneige came up with this intensive care sleeping mask.
With a vitamin C-rich formula, the White Dew Vita Capsule Sleeping Mask treats hyperpigmentation and sun damage to give you a brighter, more even skin tone.
This is great for anyone who’s dealing with hyperpigmentation issues and dark spots. On top of that, the mask gives your skin a dose of hydration throughout the night, so you’ll wake up with a fresh, bouncy, and youthful looking complexion.
4. MISSHA Cover Glow Foundation
I personally love a good cushion compact. Not just because they give some of the best dewy skin finishes, but also because they’re the perfect portable option for the occasional touch up throughout the day.
The MISSHA Cover Glow Foundation compact has gotten a ton of love online for its multi-acting properties (yes we’re still all about multi-acting) and its flawless finish. With their high coverage formula, you need only to apply a light layer of foundation to achieve a smooth, even base which lets your skin breathe throughout the day.
The hydrating foundation also acts to plumps skin, giving your complexion a youthful bounce while their pearl-infused formula creates a radiant glow and evens out fine lines and imperfections.
For a light, natural look, you can apply this in a matter of minutes and still afford to skip on the concealer, since its high coverage formula and multi-acting properties will take care of the rest. And if you’re in a real rush, you could apply this flawlessly while en-route to wherever you need to get to!
5. The Face Shop Colour Contour Eyes Palette
A trick to getting great eyeshadow looks in seconds is colour coordination. That’s why investing in some beauty basics--like a good neutral shadow palette--can save you so much time. THEFACESHOP has a range of eyeshadow palettes called “Colour Contour Eyes” which comes with 15 versatile shades that you can mix and match with each other to create a ton of different looks.
The palettes are designed to have shades that already complement each other, so you won’t go wrong no matter the combination! To make the most out of a palette like this, we have a simple and foolproof Korean beauty trick, which is to apply 3 shadow shades in sections.
Divide your eyelid into three horizontal sections; the inner corner, the middle, and the outer corner. Apply the lightest shade in the inner corner, the medium in the middle and the darkest in the outer corner.
The beauty of this method is that you don’t have to do this skillfully or neatly, in fact, you could use your fourth finger to dab the shadows right on your lids.
It might be looking like a bit of a mess at first, but after you blend the shadows together outwards (gentle sweeping motions towards your outer corners), the shades meld and form a gorgeous gradient look with no effort (or time) spent at all. Like we mentioned earlier, this works great with THEFACESHOP’s Colour Contour Eyes palettes because these palettes come with shades that already complement each other. All you have to do is find the right shades that work with your skin tone, and you’re all set.