What is Korean lip makeup?
Korean lip makeup is a group of makeup products designed specifically for your lips. They provide your lips with colour, dimension, define their shape and come in a wide variety of textures and finishes to suit your makeup style and personal preference. Korean lip makeup is the perfect addition to any makeup routine as it can also help conceal dry, uneven lips while giving them adequate moisture.
Different Korean lip makeup products
Lip stick: Lip sticks are among the most popular lip makeup products. They provide varying levels of coverage with a range of finishes like sheer, matte, creamy, metallic or glossy depending on the brand and formulation.
Lip Tint: Lip tints have a liquid texture that comes with an applicator. They give your lips a more subtle, natural wash of colour effortlessly and have a quick-drying formula that lasts for longer durations.
Lip Liner: Lip liners work by outlining the perimeter of your lips with precise lines to define its shape before filling it with colour from other lip makeup products. Lip liners can also double as lip stick to give your lips an intense, vivid colour payoff.
Lip Gloss: Lip gloss, just like its name, gives your lips added shine and a glass-like finish. This gives it the illusion of fuller-looking, plumper and fresh lips in just one swipe. They can be used together with any other lip makeup products, or on their own.
- Lip Balm: Lip balms often sit in between lip care and lip makeup product as they provide moisture, nutrients and protection for your lips while leaving it with a subtle wash of colour or glossy finish. Lip balms can be reapplied at any time of the day to leave your lips healthy, smooth and soft.
How to use Korean lip makeup?
Korean lip makeup is used to define, add a flush of colour and enhance the look of your lips to make them stand out. To ensure that your lip makeup applies smoothly and flawlessly, it is important to start with a clean base, by removing any residual impurities with a gentle lip and eye makeup remover. If you prefer, you can even use a lip scrub to exfoliate dead skin cells, which will help in preventing clumps or uneven makeup application. After exfoliating your lips, apply a layer of lip balm to keep it moisturized and help your lip makeup last longer.
To add more definition to your Korean lips or give them a fuller appearance you can start with your choice of lip liner to carefully outline your lips. Next, follow with a lipstick or lip tint and apply it in thin layers until the desired outcome is achieved. You are free to mix and match colours to create gradation lips to give it added dimension. Finally, finish your lip makeup routine with a lip gloss for added shine and plumper, fresh appearance; alternatively, lightly dust setting powder for a more intensified, matte finish.
In selecting the best Korean lip makeup products, it is recommended to avoid products that contain harmful ingredients like parabens, drying alcohols or harsh chemicals that can cause irritation or dryness especially in those with naturally dry, sensitive skin. Instead, look for ingredients that contain natural emollients from plants, seeds and nut oils that will not only provide beautiful colour payoff but at the same time maintain adequate moisture levels of your lips.
Korean lips makeup products such as lip tints can sometimes be used on your cheeks as a liquid blusher too! They can give your cheeks a healthy-looking, rosy complexion simply by blending them in with the rest of your Korean face makeup products. Shop all your makeup needs from BONIIK, the best K beauty, skin care and makeup store in Australia!