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Have You Checked Everything Off Our Seoul Fashion Week Beauty Shopping List?

As Seoul Fashion Week slowly draws to a close, these are all the Korean beauty products that we're going to stock up on before jetting back home.
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November 2019
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3ce Skin Finger Sponge, US$8 (S$10.90)
When it comes to applying to complexion products, there are multiple tools for that – such as a flat top kabuki brush, a beauty blender, and the list goes on. Here, a new application method by 3ce. Made to mimic fingers, this sponge’s unique shape is said to make it adhere close to the skin and blend liquid products out better. 3ce Pink Boutique Body Butter Cream, US$17 (S$23.20)
Though part of 3ce’s range of beauty offerings are retailed at Sephora, it’s newer body care line isn’t. And with this cute millennial pink packaging, we feel that it warrants a trip down to Stylenanda’s Pink Hotel to pick it’s body care products up. With skin-conditioning ingredients like the mineral-rich Belgian spa water and shea butter, this body butter not only looks good; it makes your skin look good too. Peach C Soft Mood Eye Shadow Palette in Soft Brown, KRW32,000 (S$37)
One hallmark of Korean beauty looks has got to be its simple eyeshadow looks that nicely add enough colour and definition to the eyes, without looking too OTT. This nine-pan shadow with a mix of shimmery and matte shades will be your best friend when it comes to emulating those looks. Lily By Red Mood Liar Velvet Tint, KRW9,000 (S$10.40)
Marketed as a tattoo tint, this lip tint is said to dry 10 seconds after application and not budge after that. It’s also said to have a Long Stay Coating Layer System which keeps the pigment and moisturising ingredient tightly locked onto the lips without highlighting dead skin cells and fine wrinkles of lips.   Banila Co Halloween Edition Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm in Original, KRW18,000 (S$21)
The brand’s star product has got to be its cleansing balm. In light of Halloween, cop it in an adorable limited-edition The Nightmare Before Christmas-themed packaging in collaboration with Disney, instead of its usual pink-coloured tub. Amorepacific Time Response Skin Restoring Night Elixir, KRW480,000 (S$556)
The beauty conglomerate’s latest skincare offering that just launched at the start of this month? This Time Response Skin Restoring Night Elixir that promises intensive nourishment and skin revitalisation, no matter the season. It’s said to be as hydrating as a sheet mask, thanks to the drops of green tea oil drops that are combined with the brand’s key ingredient, Absoluti, to provide green tea’s anti-aging and nutritional benefits. I'm From Volcanic Mask
This clay mask contains 8.6 per cent of natural pure Jeju volcanic rock to effectively remove excess oil from the face. The mineral-rich mousse formula removes gunk in the pores of the skin while simultaneously getting rid of dead skin cells that sit on the surface of the skin. It also delivers a cooling effect to soothe skin. Cosrx AC Collection Calming Liquid Mild
Basically, a god-sent liquid toner for sensitive and acne-prone skin. While BHA, PHA and Camellia Sinensis leaf water gently even out the skin tone and control oiliness, Centella Asiatica extract treats acne spots. Cosrx AC Collection Acne Patch
Although the OG version of Cosrx’s Acne Pimple Master Patches is undeniably well-loved for a good reason, this updated version’s even better. It now comes in three sizes – small, medium and large – to cover those pesky pimples better. This new spot patch also comes in a much more flexible material than its predecessor, meaning that it can bend to fit curved areas. That’s not all – Centella Asiatica extract soothes and reduces the redness of the zit, while the patch absorbs sebum. Mediheal API Proatin Mask, KRW3,000 (S$3.50)
It’s not a proper K-beauty shopping list if we’re short of a beauty staple that the Koreans swear by. Yes, a sheet mask. 1025 Dokdo Toner, KRW30,000 (S$34.80)
Packed with 74 types of natural minerals from the deep seawater of the Ulleungdo mountain, this gentle and watery toner helps to exfoliate and refine skin texture, leaving it feeling dewy and supple without any sticky after feel. This is especially good for those with sensitive skin because it contains panthenol, allantoin and betaine that all work together to moisturise and protect the skin.