Coming from a makeup lover: there’s nothing worse than spending time perfecting your MOTD and getting it just right (eyeliner and all), only to have it smear and smudge halfway through the day. It’s inevitable for your beat to falter a little when met with uncontrollable forces, but excess heat, humidity, sweat and oils combined with makeup? Not a good combination. This is when the importance of skin prep and set[ting] come into play: with a good primer and setting spray in your kit, your makeup will be able to withstand anything that comes your way and still look good coming out of it. Get to know the best K-beauty essentials on our shelves that will help you make your makeup absolutely budge-proof; just keep scrolling to get started.


First Things First: Primer

innisfree - No Sebum Blur Primer

innisfree - No Sebum Blur Primer

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - innisfree

Put excess oils and greasiness in their place with the innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer. Made specifically to diminish the appearance of enlarged pores and fine lines, it offers an airbrushed finish to create a smooth blank canvas for the rest of your base. Mint extract and minerals help your skin remain soft and supple throughout the day, with a Jeju Green Complex supporting the skin barrier for healthier skin overall.


heimish - Artless Glow Base SPF50+ PA+++

heimish - Artless Glow Base SPF50+ PA+++

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - heimish

There’s literally nothing the heimish Artless Glow Base SPF50+ PA+++ can’t do. Not only is it a primer that elongates the wear of your makeup, it also acts as a moisturizer, sunscreen and tone-up base to simplify your makeup routine. This silky formula imparts a luxuriously dewy finish to bring life to your complexion, whether you’re layering it under makeup or wearing it alone.


ETUDE - Face Blur Primer

ETUDE - Face Blur Primer

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - ETUDE

We consider the ETUDE Face Blur Primer to be an IRL filter for your skin; it contains Baby Pixel Powder and Cover Powder to even and smooth out the skin, resulting in a brightened, poreless complexion. The lotion-like texture spreads easily and illuminates your appearance, thanks to its coral-tinted hue and subtle pearl glimmer, giving a healthy look to your skin.


THE FACE SHOP - Air Cotton Makeup Base

THE FACE SHOP - Air Cotton Makeup Base

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - THE FACE SHOP

THE FACE SHOP's Air Cotton Makeup Base is one of those makeup products that just does the heavy lifting for you. As a makeup primer, it encourages your base to apply and wear flawlessly throughout the day. As a tinted makeup primer, it corrects skin tone discoloration that can sometimes be visible no matter how many layers of foundation or concealer you apply. By color correcting your complexion first (green for redness, purple for sallowness), you don’t have to apply as much of your base makeup and avoid the risk of it caking and creasing.


eSpoir - Dewlike Jello Glowrizer

eSpoir - Dewlike Jello Glowrizer

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - eSpoir

Alert: glass skin in a bottle! The eSpoir Dewlike Jello Glowrizer looks just as hydrating as it actually is, enriched with skin-quenching Hyaluronic Acids, Squalene, Rose extracts and Niacinamide to pack on the glow for a jelly-like complexion, sans heaviness or greasiness. Hydrated skin ensures your makeup won’t crack or flake off during the day, and this watery gel primer boosts skin moisture to support a seamless MOTD look. Plus, now you know the secret to Aespa’s Winter’s mesmerizing dewiness.


Code Glokolor - Fix-on Primer In Pact SPF30 PA+++

Code Glokolor - Fix-on Primer In Pact SPF30 PA+++

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - Code Glokolor

You’ve likely never heard of an after-makeup primer until the Code Glokolor Fix-on Primer In Pact SPF30 PA+++ came along, but now that you have, let us tell you that you’ve stumbled across something good. What it is: a primer formula that is meant to be applied on top of your base makeup to set it in place. Texturally similar to a powder, the vegan formula contains Blue Lotus to keep the skin moisturized and Bakuchiol to soothe. Fans love how smoothing and lightweight this primer is, in addition to being easy to touch up on the go.


Seal It All In with Setting Spray

TirTir - Mask Fit Make Up Fixer

TirTir - Mask Fit Make Up Fixer

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - TirTir

Airy yet powerful, the TirTir Mask Fit Make Up Fixer is non-negotiable if you find your makeup melting off your face throughout the day. This water-based setting spray creates an ultra-thin, breathable shield to lock your makeup in place without clogging pores or any heaviness whatsoever. It uses Green Apple Polyphenols to to control excess sebum, curbing shine throughout wear and layering a dreamy, translucent veil over your look that shows it off in its true form.


eSpoir - Fresh Setting Fixer

eSpoir - Fresh Setting Fixer

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - eSpoir

Stay fresh-faced all day with the eSpoir Fresh Setting Fixer. This Hyaluronic Acid and Tocopherol-spiked formula spritzes out a fine mist across the skin to prolong the wear of your beat, utilizing thin fixing polymers that adhere closely to the skin to make sure everything is budge-proof through water, oil and sweat. A clean vegan setting spray, all skin types are encouraged to reach for it without fears of drying their skin out.


ABOUT_TONE. - Long Lasting Makeup Coating Fixer

ABOUT_TONE. - Long Lasting Makeup Coating Fixer

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - ABOUT_TONE.

Makeup lovers with sensitive skin may be wary of the irritating ingredients within some setting spray, but the ABOUT_TONE. Long Lasting Makeup Coating Fixer prides itself on being a non-irritating formula. The Panthenol-laced fixer keeps the complexion feeling fresh as it sets makeup into place for up to 24 hours, preventing makeup from smearing to take your base durability from 0 to 100 in just a couple of pumps.


Too Cool For School - Artclass Finish Setting Fixer

Too Cool For School - Artclass Finish Setting Fixer

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - Too Cool For School

Struggling to keep your makeup from transferring? The Too Cool For School Artclass Finish Setting Fixer puts your concerns to rest with its heavy-duty fixing effect, allowing for zero makeup transfer while still letting your skin breathe. A non-sticky polymer is responsible for its budge-proof benefits, as well as its comfortable matte finish. For a formula that does without the ‘toxic twenty’ ingredients commonly found in other products, it deserves a prime position in your daily makeup routine.


MEMEBOX - I'M MEME Power Magnet Setting Spray

MEMEBOX - I'M MEME Power Magnet Setting Spray

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - MEMEBOX

The MEMEBOX I'M MEME Power Magnet Setting Spray is everything you could want in a setting spray: lightweight, waterproof, sweat-proof, mask-proof and balancing, and that’s not all. As suggested by its name, this formula comes equipped with a Magnetic Fix System that adheres makeup to the skin, in a similar fashion of the North and South poles being drawn to each other. Not only does it enhance the wear of your look, it also reduces smearing and smudging.


So Natural - All Day Tight Make Up Setting Fixx

So Natural - All Day Tight Make Up Setting Fixx

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - So Natural

Makeup tends to fade throughout the day as it wears off, but the So Natural All Day Tight Make Up Setting Fixx secures your MOTD in place while maintaining the vibrancy it exhibits when you first applied it. This formula is simultaneously hydrating and refreshing, with a blend of Lemon, Tea Tree Leaf, Centella Asiatica extracts and Sodium Hyaluronate. No longer will your makeup fall prey to sebum and sweat; just hit the nozzle and you’re good to go.


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