Lee SungKyung from “Weightlifting Kim BokJoo” introduced us to some of the best K-Beauty products from Laneige!
In the latest hit drama, “Weightlifting Kim BokJoo”, Lee SungKyung’s character was spotted Laneige’s Water Bank Moisture Cream EX and the Two Tone Lip Bar. Lee SungKyung, being the girl crush that she is, made us want to try out Laneige’s two popular products for ourselves. We see a lot of PPL (product placement) in dramas, so we got to wondering – how exactly awesome are these Laneige products?
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Here’s a complete breakdown of Lee SungKyung backed Water Bank Cream EX and Two Tone Lip Bar!
Lee SungKyung is a total girl crush! She’s an actress from YG Entertainment who’s famous for her modeling years, her clear brown eyes, and her gorgeous personality!
She’s best known for her roles on “It’s Okay, That’s Love” and “Cheese in the Trap”, but she’s landed herself her first main role drama – “Weightlifting Fairy Kim BokJoo”! She plays the female lead opposite of Nam JooHyuk. The drama’s basically about a boyish weightlifting athlete falling in love for the first time with her childhood friend. It’s a MUST WATCH kind of drama!
But back to the point!
In the drama, Lee SungKyung’s character Kim BokJoo is seen using Water Bank Moisture Cream EX, while getting ready for her date with Nam JooHyuk’s character Jeon JoonHyung. So Laneige paid that much money to get a close up shot of their product – let’s find out just what it is!
The Water Bank Moisture Cream comes from Laneige’s Water Bank line, which focuses on reviving and retaining the skin’s moisture. We often see Laneige pushing this line during the cold, chilly winter seasons, when moisture just flys out the door as soon as we step outside.
But let’s focus on the Moisture Cream EX.
It’s a moisturizing cream that keeps skin hydrated for up to 24 hours while suppressing redness. Aritaum sells it for international customers through their site. You can purchase the product for a solid price of $37.70 USD. We’ll add the link below.
Aritaum’s Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream EX page.
We found a detailed review by one of Korea’s most popular beauty bloggers, ecom beauty. The cream is initially white, but goes on smooth and clear. You can actually see the before and after difference. Our beauty blogger wrote that the cream had a clear watery feel, so it would go nicely with any type of skin.
So the Water Bank line seems like a good fit for anyone living in the chilly seasons during this time of the year!
Lee SungKyung followed up her Water Bank application with Laneige’s signature lip stick, Two Tone Lip Bar.
The lipstick was also seen from various dramas, such as “Descendants of the Sun”. “Weightlifting Kim BokJoo” showed not just one, but two scenes with the signature lip color. So what is it, exactly?
The Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar is literally a two-tone lip bar for the perfect ombre makeup look! The whole gradient lip color has been a Korean beautician favorite for quite some time now. You can try it yourself by purchasing it through Aritaum for the price of $25.47 USD.
Aritaum’s Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar page.
Usually, beauticians would use multiple lip sticks with various colors to create the ombre look, but Laneige makes the look possible through a simple application of one stick! 2/3 of the lip bar has the signature color and the 1/3 has a complimentary color.
According to Miss econ beauty, Lee SungKyung used the No. 4 color in her drama. econ beauty also reviewed how the lip stick glossed on a color full of moisture, so it was well suited as a daily use lip stick. She also commented that its bright color seemed fit for the college students’ signature looks.
Ever the clever beautician that she is, she also gave us a useful tip for the Two Tone Lip Bars! You can use them as a blusher! econ beauty suggested glossing on three short strokes of the lip bar onto your cheek bones. Rub that color in a circular motion, and you’ve got yourself the perfect blush to go with your gradient lips!
Aritaumn customers have rated the two products with 5/5 stars, so no wonder our girl crush Lee SungKyung backs these products up through her drama! Let’s just hope that Laneige’s Water Bank Moisture Cream EX and Two Tone Lip Bar gets us as close to Lee SungKyung’s beauty as we can get!
January 3, 2017
Korean Beauty Tip Tuesday: Han YeSeul’s Beauty Care to Living Young
Living goddess and actress, Han YeSeul, shares her basic secrets to living and staying young!
Han YeSeul is one of the most idolized beauty icons among all Korean celebrities. After her heartbreaking split from her long time boyfriend, Teddy of 1TYM, she steps out in bright smiles to share her tips to living young. During her special feature on On Style, Han YeSeul shared a simple and easy tip to help make your young beauty last a lifetime: keep it simple!
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Follow the goddess’s 3 simple and basic tips to living young!
1. Keep It Simple & Young with CC Cream
Han YeSeul lives religiously to the fact that keeping it simple as often as she can gives her the lasting effects of her youthfulness. When she’s not required to have full makeup on her face, she simply protects her skin with CC creams that offer moisture, cover and nourishment. VT’s Milk Essence CC Pact is an easy on-the-go CC pact that is popular among Korean beauticians for its watery application look. Too Cool For School’s Dinoplatz Cinema City CC Cream is also very popular for its unique ingredients that offer a light, yet perfect cover. Beyond’s Angel Aqua Moisture CC Cream is its main CC Cream that offers the perfect moisture nourishment to your skin.
VT, Too Cool For School, Beyond
Vant 365 CC Cream & TCFS CC Cream & Beyond CC Cream
2. Keep It Simple & Young with Lip Balms
Han YeSeul’s second tip is to focus on your lips, because your beauty doesn’t end with just your skin. Since she has easy drying lips, she always carries around a lip balm in her purse. 3CE’s BARBAPAPA Tinted Treatment Lip Balm is perfect for an off-day when you need to care for your lip as much as you need to color it. APRILSKIN’s Kiss Lip Treatment is a popular product that’s one of the most recent beauty lip balm sensations. Need something more simple and fun to carry? It’s Skin has the most adorable lip balms for their Macaron Lip Balm featuring Sesame Street characters!
3CE, APRILSKIN, It’s Skin
3CE Lip Balm & APRILSKIN Lip Balm & It’s Skin Lip Balm
3. Keep It Simple & Young with Hand Cream
Han YeSeul knows that your naturally youthful beauty doesn’t end on your face. She always carries around a hand cream with her to make sure the most used part of her body is always on its tip top shape! Tony Moly’s Magic Food Banana Hand Cream is popular for its amusing shape and lasting effects. The Face Shop just released their limited time only Kakao Friends Holiday Character Hand Creams. Adorable characters added to their signature hand cream formula, and you’ve got a winner! Lastly, Skin Food’s Shea Butter Perfumed Hand Cream is well known for its classic, affordable formula that has a special scent that’s sure to make you feel relaxed and fun, while well taken care of.
Tony Moly, The Face Shop, Skin Food
Tony Moly Hand Cream & The Face Shop Hand Cream & Skin Food Hand Cream
Live as classy, gracefully and beautifully as Han YeSeul!
November 29, 2016
Korean Beauty Tip Tuesday: Easy & Beautiful Burgundy Makeup With One Lip Pencil
The burgundy makeup trend is all the craze right now. Learn how to get it easy with just one lip pencil!
It’s been chilly with the closing of Fall and the slow transition into Winter. What better way to warm up your look than with the latest burgundy trend? K-Pop idols, famous actors and beauticians have been raving about the new look as this year’s hottest look. From globally popular, makeup artist Pony to the On Style family on “Get It Beauty”, it’s the Korean beauty trend to get on ASAP.
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For those of you who aren’t makeup savy like The Great Pony, “Get It Beauty” introduced a simple and easy way to get that burgundy look with just one lip pencil! Get beautiful and trendy with these simple Korean beauty tips.
W, Ceci, Pony Makeup, Instiz
1. Burgundy Lip Pencil Eye
The “Get It Beauty” beauty expert starts off by drawing on bold lines on the eyelids, then using a blending brush to soften up the color. He uses NARS’s Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, but Tony Moly’s Spoiler Sheer Matte Lip Pencil is a perfect substitute for a budget friendly price. Etude House’s 101 Blending Pencil in red is perfect for this step as well as for future use on multiple looks.
Sephora, Tony Moly & Etude House
NARS Lip Pencil & Tony Moly Lip Pencil & Etude House Lip Pencil
2. Burgundy Lip Pencil + Shadow
To tone down the red into a nice burgundy-like color, the expert used a non-shimmery shadow in brown. He brushed on the shadow under the eyebrow to gradiate the red with the brown into an Earthy tone. He used NARS’s Blush and Bronzer Duo, which works well as shadow and cheek color. Tony Moly has a easy to carry single shadow in matte brown that’s perfect for this look. As mentioned before, Etude House’s 101 Blending Pencil is the perfect option for this look as well as a multi-player for your other makeup styles.
Sephora, Tony Moly & Etude House
NARS Shadow & Tony Moly Shadow & Etude House Shadow
3. Burgundy Lip Pencil Cheek
The burgundy makeup is only complete with a good set of red blush on your cheeks. Instead of carrying a whole another blush, use the lip pencil to draw a few lines onto your cheeks. Use your middle and index finger to evenly spread the color into the perfect blush!
4. Burgundy Lip Pencil + Lip Gloss
Next we start on the most important part – lips. The expert first creates a base with lip gloss to get a nice contour look on your burgundy lips. He used NARS Lip Gloss, but Tony Moly’s Kiss Lover Lip Lux is your pick for budget friendly beauticians! Etude House’s Twin Shot LIPSTINT is perfect for all the tint-lovers to substitute for this step.
Sephora, Tony Moly & Etude House
NARS Lip Gloss & Tony Moly Lip Gloss & Etude House Lip Gloss
5. Burgundy Lip Pencil Lip Fill
Next, we fill in the outside of the lips with the previous lip pencil. With a darker lining, your lips will look more plump and natural. Make sure to blend in the two colors nicely with your fingers or your lips.
6. Burgundy Lip Pencil + Concealer
Lastly, we can’t go out without fixing up our lip points. Use a concealer to correct the awkward lines. Koreans love to make their lips more pouty by erasing the outter lining. Our expert used NARS’s Radiant Creamy Concealer, and Tony Moly’s Face Mix Cover Pot Concealer is your budget choice! Etude House offers a Balm & Color Tint Lip Concealer that’s created just for this specific step.
Sephora, Tony Moly & Etude House
NARS Concealer & Tony Moly Concealer & Etude House Concealer
Are you brave enough to rock the burgundy look?