I was testing out Lancome Shine Lover Lipstick this week and I was thinking how Japanese and Korean makeup and beauty is influencing the US Market lately! I’m seeing so many products popping up lately inspired by makeup products inspired by Korean beauty products in particular.
Recently, Lisa Elridge became the new Lancome Makeup Creative Director and you can see many of the releases from the brand such as Shine Lover Lipstick and the new Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact are very much inspired by products popular in the Asia market. Apparently Lisa has been very much inspired by Korean beauty lately!
Don’t get me wrong the US has long since been inspired by the Asian market but lately I’m seeing it even more in the beauty market.
BeautyMate Intelligent Soft 9-in-1 CC Cream was a spontaneous purchase I made recently from E-bay seller AlphabeautyUK. Beauty Mate is a Tawainese brand you may have heard of as they make a line of facial sheet masks.
This one is a white, self adapting CC Cream which I was happy about since I really love the color adapting technology of Tony Moly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream. This formula really works for me which is one reason that I purchased BeautyMate’s formula!
Let’s take a look!
Where to buy Korean and Japanese Makeup and Skincare you ask? Good question, I’m glad you asked! Asian makeup, skincare, and beauty aren’t always local to people who live in rural areas and aren’t in larger cities and heck, even sometimes when you live in a larger city you might have a difficult time locating good Korea and Japanese makeup products because you either 1. don’t live in a city with a larger Asian community or 2. your city just sucks…naaa I’m only kidding!
I’m in New York and lord knows even with a larger Asian community in places such as Flushing it does prove difficult to locate certain brands and products I’m looking for.
I’m always asked where is the best place to shop for Etude House, Jill Stuart, Tony Moly, etc…etc….
Honestly? The biggest and best selection of Korean and Japanese Makeup, Skincare, and Beauty is right online at your finger tips. Sure sometimes you’ll have to wait for airmail and this could be frustrating if you’re an instant gratification type a gal or guy. But many online stores offer EMS shipping which arrives within a few days and even regular airmail typically takes 8-10 days in most cases.
So here’s a list of some great online stores to buy Korean and Japanese Makeup and Skincare.
Shills Super Magic BB Cream ($10) is probably one of the first BB Creams I tried many years ago and it still remains a favorite of mine! This multifunction formula brightens, hydrates, and restores vitality to my duller, tired skin!
One of the first BB Creams I ever tried was Shills 8 in 1 BB Cream. I absolutely adored it to say the least so anytime they release something new I’m right on top of it. The Shills Perfect Cover BB Cream isn’t entirely new but it is one of their more recent BB Cream releases that I’ve been using most of the Summer.
This one gets a Muse Approval.