Here's Everything That's On Our Seoul Fashion Week Beauty Packing List
Mac Cosmetics Studio Fix Complete Coverage Cushion Compact SPF 50/PA++++, $63.00
The longevity of a face beat lies in the base. If you’re looking for one that won’t budge throughout the day, Mac’s 24-hour long-wearing and water-resistant cushion foundation is the answer. The formula has sun protection of SPF 50 and it’s crafted to instantly hydrate the skin too. Housed in the form of a portable compact, it’s perfect for on-the-go touch-ups, although we don’t foresee you needing that.
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder, $60, Sephora
Now, of course, the longevity of the base lies in a good setting powder that will hold all your hard work in place. Set and forget with this sheer-to-full coverage powder that’s said to deliver a skin-softening, flawless effect in 30 seconds – thanks to its optical-blurring pigments that camouflage pores, dark spots and other imperfections. Infused with hydrolysed silk, hydrolysed collagen, niacin and peptides, the talc-free formula won’t settle into lines or pores. It can be also be used alone as a buildable coverage foundation on mornings where you’ve hit the snooze button one too many times or as a powder to control midday shine if you’re an oily-skinned girl.
Anessa Perfect UV Spray Sunscreen Aqua Booster, $30.90, Watsons
Though your foundation might have SPF in it, it’s never enough. You need to pile on seven times the normal amount of foundation to have proper protection from the sun’s harmful rays, but to be honest, nobody would do that. This is exactly why this sweatproof, waterproof, and friction-resistant spray-on sunscreen is a must-have in your for easy reapplication of as the day goes by.
Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Lip Gelee in #03 Sunlit, $76
When in Korea, do as the Koreans would. And a big staple of Korean beauty is none other than a gradient lip that’s created with a lip tint. Tom Ford’s hydrating gelee lipstick tint delivers lightweight, transparent colour with a glossy shine. Our pick? This vibrant tangerine colour that’ll make your lips the centre of attention.
Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream in #01 Bad Blood Ruby, $49
The fifth and newest finish of Lancome’s L’Absolu Rouge lineup, the Rouge Ruby Cream that reportedly contains up to 25 per cent more pigment than it’s predecessors, to deliver the most intense color pay-off ever. It features a cream satin finish enriched with pro-xylane and rose extracts that soften the lips to keep them comfortable for hours on end. Tourmaline gives the shades a natural luminosity. To top it off, the new ergonomic, ruby-shaped bullet makes it the ideal shape for precise application. With this siren red, you’re ready for street style photographers at every corner.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy in Original, $39
Stash this ultra-nourishing lip treatment – that boosts moisture, enhances volume and smoothens the lips – in your makeup bag for a little pick-me-up when your puckers feel chapped. Its transparent colour makes it perfect to layer under any lip colour.
Chilly weather always dries out the skin because cold air equates to dry air that saps out moisture from the skin. To combat that, bring around a bottle of hydration in the form of this facial mist that’s Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir. Created with grape extract, lemon balm and nourishing essential oils, it can be used as a radiance essence mist, makeup setting spray as well as a cooling mist. It provides an instant burst of radiance and tightens the appearance of pores on your skin.
Pixi Palette Chloette Face Palette, $35, Sephora
This face palette houses it all – from neutral eyeshadows to versatile pink blushers that will lend a natural flush to the cheeks to a glimmery highlight for the highest points of the face. Its sleek packaging allows it to be fitted easily into most bags.
Jo Malone Poppy & Barley Cologne, 30ml, $110
The London perfume label’s latest perfume release is a lively, floral scent that smells of vibrant poppies and enhanced with rose, violet and juicy blackcurrants. We love this inviting and uplifting scent that sets a good mood each time you take a whiff of it.
Crabtree & Evelyn Satin Hand Cream, $34
Our face is always at the receiving end of tender, loving care and moisturising but it’s important not to neglect the other parts of our bodies as well – such as the hands that are the most commonly exposed. Loaded with major hydrators, skin-softening coconut oil, aloe vera and mallow flower extract, this silky formula comes in a pleasant rose scent that really incentifies us to slather it on.