There's nothing like a killer makeup routine to inspire confidence, and make you look and feel your best everyday! Our End-of-Year VANA Awards for the 13 best Korean makeup products of 2022 consist of first-rate mainstays and the most sought-after makeup hits, including cushion, eyeshadow palette, lip tint and more, to jazz up your MOTDs and help you find your most beautiful self. You’ll find these irresistible MVPs in the collections of world-renowned MUAs, influencers, as well as the Stylevana Team and Family.
Without further ado… the 13 best Korean makeup products for 2022!
- Best Primer -
STYLEVANA K-Beauty Review: Make pores vanish with the innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer. As its name suggests, it’s a sebum-controlling makeup primer that smooths out skin texture, including blemishes and pores, to create a silky-smooth canvas for your makeup. Its formula contains skin-friendly ingredients, including Mint to maintain ideal oil-water levels, Green Persimmon extract to tighten enlarged pores, and the brand’s own Jeju Green Complex for overall skin health.
- Best Foundation -
Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Meet your new Holy Grail foundation - the Etude House - Double Lasting Foundation (SPF35 PA++). This soft matte base touts 24 hours of comfortable wear with high adherence and coverage so pigmented you won’t even need to reach for your concealer. Its buildable texture doesn’t cake, and is versatile to your preferred level of coverage - build it up or sheer it out to your heart’s desire.
- Best Cushion Foundation -
Stylevana K-Beauty Review: When a bestselling cushion gets an upgrade, you just know it’s going to be next-level good. The moonshot Micro Glassyfit Cushion SPF 50+ PA++++ gives the OG Micro Settingfit Cushion a run for its money with lasting, smooth 48-hour coverage, courtesy of micro powders in its formula. Coupled with SPF 50+ PA++++ protection against harmful UV rays and a refreshing aqueous texture, this is a failsafe cushion that you can depend on for flawless daily makeup.
- Best BB Cream -
STYLEVANA K-Beauty Review:Makeup that also heals and protects your skin? It sounds too good to be true, but the PURITO Cica Clearing BB Cream is real and here to stay. This medium coverage BB cream is chock-full of skin-loving ingredients, including Centella Asiatica extract, Niacinamide and Panthenol, to hydrate and soothe the complexion while offering a healthy, skin-like velvet finish. Whether you’re into no makeup-makeup or a full beat, this skin wonder will satisfy your every need and more.
- Best Concealer -
Stylevana K-Beauty Review: No, it’s not an Instagram filter… it’s just The Saem's Cover Perfection Tip Concealer. A weightless formula infused with Oxygen Complex and Glacier Water, this steady-selling concealer has garnered worldwide attention for its creaminess, thin texture, and overall flawlessness. Be it dark circles, blemishes or redness, this concealer can and will cover up anything without looking crusty or cakey. Did we mention it also includes SPF 28 PA++ protection?
- Best Powder -
Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Kill that T-zone shine with an everlasting fan fave, the innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder. The double sebum-control system helps to control sebum secretion so the complexion stays oil-free and fresh without feeling dry or cakey, thanks to a combination of Jeju minerals and Mint. It's so finely milled that it’s utterly undetectable on the skin, leaving nothing but a soft, smooth finish. A versatile powder, it can even be utilized as a refreshing dry shampoo or deodorant.
- Best Shading -
Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Look into any K-beauty junkie’s makeup collection and you’ll be sure to find the Too Cool For School Artclass By Rodin Shading. The success of this bestselling palette lies in its buildable contour powders of 3 shades that allow you to customize the perfect tone for your skin. The fine powder gives a natural matte finish that remains skin-like and never ashy, giving the appearance of defined cheekbones, an impeccable nose, and a snatched jawline.
- Best Blush -
Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Creating effortless flushed cheeks has never been easier with the A’PIEU Juicy-Pang Water Blusher. This liquid blush formula reigns supreme over others for its dewy, soft texture that gives the cheeks a plumped-up appearance, reminiscent of delicate watercolors. It even includes Bulgarian Rose Water within its formula to hydrate and soothe the skin. Use this blush to blend a sheer wash of color onto the cheeks, or build it up for a more intense, juicy glow.
- Best Eyebrow Pencil -
Stylevana K-Beauty Review: The beauty of the Etude House Drawing Eye Brow (New) is that anyone using it can accomplish flattering brows. This clump-free, buildable formula allows you to fill in your brows to make them look naturally fluffy and full. It includes high-adherence powder, wax and oil for brows that last all day, so you don’t have to worry about your brow tail disappearing at any point in time.
- Best Eyeshadow Palette -
Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Forget your single shadows and loose glitters - the peripera All Take Mood Technique Palettes have got everything you need covered. These palettes are carefully created for the makeup beginner to achieve pro-level skills and technique, complete with matte, shimmer and glitter finishes, carefully curated color stories, and adaptable shadows for various steps of the routine. Your vibe, your call, when it comes to choosing your desired shades: daily nude browns (#1 Around Brown), mauve-y cherry tones (#2 Shall We Cherry?), or soft coral browns (#3 My Autumn Mood).
- Best Eyeliner -
Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Not to be biased, but the CLIO Sharp So Simple Waterproof Pencil Liner is one of my absolute favorites. The first time I tried it on my eyes I was so impressed with how smooth the pencil is, as well as the full pigmentation it delivers in just one swipe. My cat-eye flick lasted the entire day, through commuting, classes and even the gym (a major sweat fest occurred), and it’s been a makeup bag staple ever since. A great thing about this liner in particular is its sleek 2mm nib that doesn’t require any sharpening, so there’s none of that faffing around with a sharpener and loose shavings.
- Best Mascara -
Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Everyone and their mothers are obsessed with the ISEHAN Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl Super Waterproof Mascara, and we can totally see why. Year after year this mascara has won over fans with its ability to transform spindly, straight lashes into lengthy, fluttery ones that hold a curl from the minute you apply it to, to the moment you wash it off. Its waterproof formula withstands oil, sweat and water, meaning it won’t smudge or flake off throughout the day, and it’s been given the green light for use on even the most sensitive of eyes.
- Best Lip Tint -
Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Try to find me a more swoon-worthy lip tint, I dare you. The Romand Juicy Lasting Tint is liquid perfection in a bottle, giving the lips a decadent juicy sheen in ultra flattering vibrant tones. The syrupy smooth formula adheres to the lips like a comforting hug, the pigment melting into the lips for full-day longevity. Being a lip tint, it has the adaptability to create an alluring, full glossy pout, or offer a whimsical wash of color depending on your mood. From nude neutrals to bold reds, you’re sure to find a shade for your every look.
Which award-winning Korean makeup products are you going to be picking up? Check out the End-of-Year VANA Award Winners of Best Skincare and stay tuned for the the upcoming End-of-Year VANA Award for the best hair & body products! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to get more instant product updates and skincare tips!