Korean Beauty Tip Tuesday: “Weightlifting Kim BokJoo” x Laneige
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.
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.
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!