VANA Award 2021: 16 Best Korean Makeup Products of STYLEVANA

Although the current mask-wearing situation and rare social outings might have made some of your makeup products seem less important, it shouldn't stop you from pursuing a higher standard with the makeup products that actually deserve a shout-out. This VANA Award 2021 of Best Makeup celebrates the legendary makeup staples that all MUAs have tried, tested, and admired. From the best cushion foundation, eyeliner to setting powder and lip tint, read on to find out the 16 STYLEVANA-approved best Korean makeup products that you'll see in the makeup bags of most beauty editors and makeup artists around the world!


- Best Cushion Foundation -

LANEIGE - Neo Cushion Matte

LANEIGE Neo Cushion Matte

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - LANEIGE

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: The best thing about this buzzworthy Neo Cushion Matte is its minty, macaron-mix-pastel aesthetic (love it) in a cube-like casing (basically the size of an AirPods case) which makes it extra portable (again, love it). Not to mention its lightweight, mattifying foundation formula with SPF 42 that creates a flawless complexion in one single layer for a shine-free summer.


- Best Foundation -

Touch in SOL - Pretty Filter Perfect Finish Foundation

Touch in SOL Pretty Filter Perfect Finish Foundation

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - Touch in SOL

STYLEVANA K-Beauty Review: Cakey foundation is NOT it, and the same goes for the mid-day oily shine on your forehead during summer. The Touch in SOL Pretty Filter Perfect Finish Foundation offers all-day full-coverage with a beautiful matte finish, coupled with an airbrush effect that is perfect for oily skin types. With a lightweight, easy-to-apply liquid formula, this foundation helps create a flawless, smooth base with buildable coverage for your daytime makeup look.


- Best BB Cream -

MISSHA - M Perfect Cover BB Cream RX

MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream RX

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - MISSHA

STYLEVANA K-Beauty Review: If your best foundation and your best moisturizer had a baby, it would be the MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream RX. This STYLEVANA-approved BB cream combines brightening and wrinkle care with 30-hour lasting coverage that will keep your complexion perfectly conditioned and moisturized throughout the day. Formulated with 8-fold hyaluronic acid and SPF 42 protection, this BB cream has a bright finish + an excellent skin conditioning effect.


- Best Blush -

peripera - Pure Blushed Sunshine Cheek

peripera Pure Blushed Sunshine Cheek

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - peripera

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: The peripera Pure Blushed Sunshine Cheek has a soft and clear pastel pigmentation which is complementary for pretty much all skin tones. It melts into your cheeks with complete ease and strong staying power, thanks to its fine particles that let you sheer out the color, making it nearly impossible to overdo while withstanding sweat and sebum.


- Best Concealer -

The Saem - Cover Perfection Tip Concealer

The Saem Cover Perfection Tip Concealer

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - The Saem

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Featuring a lightweight, easy-to-apply formula, The Saem's Cover Perfection Tip Concealer is a high-performing tip concealer that perfectly covers spots, blemishes, freckles, and dark circles on your skin. Infused with oxygen complex and glacier water, this concealer helps keep your skin moisturized while giving your skin that natural, healthy glow with SPF 28 PA++ sun protection. Make this smooth concealer your new makeup staple to deliver the flawless look of your dream.


- Best Makeup Setting Powder -

innisfree - No Sebum Mineral Powder

innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brands - innisfree

STYLEVANA K-Beauty Review: innisfree’s No Sebum Mineral Powder is our all-time favorite (and also our VANA influencer kneewah’s pick in her GRWM makeup routine). This setting powder is made up of the Korean brand’s signature Jeju minerals and mint to control sebum while locking in moisture to keep skin healthy and looking fresh all day long. If you are suffering from an oily skin condition, you should give this K-beauty makeup setting powder a try. If you have large pores, you can also try the innisfree Pore Blur Powder. Or if your skin condition is dehydrated, then you should use innisfree’s No Sebum Moisture Powder for a better experience.


- Best 3-in-1 Eyebrow Pen -

The ORCHID Skin - 3-in-1 Eyebrow

The ORCHID Skin 3-in-1 Eyebrow

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - innisfree

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Want an eyebrow pen that does it ALL? The ORCHID Skin 3-in-1 Eyebrow is a solid choice for someone who needs a multi-functional (and smudge-proof, obv.) brow pen that combines pencil, powder, and brush in one for easy-to-use, quick-to-apply eyebrow makeup. Not to mention the slanted tip of the eyebrow liner that will make the shape of your eyebrows more refined, precise, and sharp. It contains different kinds of plant oil, including macadamia seed oil, apricot oil, and rosehip oil, to provide a nourishing shine to your skin.


- Best Eyebrow Pencil -

Etude House - Drawing Eye Brow New

Etude House Drawing Eye Brow New

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - Etude House

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Not skilled at drawing brows? No worries, the Etude House Drawing Eye Brow New is a lifesaver, especially for makeup beginners. Its triangle-shaped tip is super easy to apply and allows you to create sharp, hair-like strokes for the most natural-looking eyebrows. This Stylevana beauty hit is a must-have to make your eyebrows look “on fleek” every day.


- Best Eyeliner -

MACQUEEN - Waterproof Pen Eyeliner

MACQUEEN Waterproof Pen Eyeliner

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - MACQUEEN

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Whether you're a makeup beginner or a "frequent flyer" (a nickname we have for winged-liner expert), the MACQUEEN Waterproof Pen Eyeliner makes it fun for everyone who's down to experiment with different eye makeup looks. It's easy to mess up a perfect wing but with a fine-tipped eyeliner like the MACQUEEN Waterproof Pen Eyeliner, you can create deep and defined eye lines quickly and effortlessly in easy-to-contour thin, smooth strokes that can be layered for a bold look.


- Best Eyeshadow Palette -

Romand - Better Than Eyes

Romand Better Than Eyes

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - Romand

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Ready to fall head over "hues" for the best summer eyeshadow palette? The Romand Better Than Eyes comes packed with a quad of 4 harmonious shades ranging from matte to glittery finishes which land the perfect uplift to help with versatile summer eye makeup from everyday wear to special occasions. The smooth and fine particles help create a defined look and are infused with oil-blotting ingredients for prolonged wear.


- Best Eyeshadow Glitter -

colorgram:TOK - Milk Bling Shadow

colorgram:TOK Milk Bling Shadow

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - colorgram:TOK

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: The fan-favorite colorgram:TOK Milk Bling Shadow makes creating a dramatic eye makeup look so easy and effortless. The long-wearing mix of pearlescent and glittery particles helps accentuate your lash line with a subtle yet sparkly finish. If you're someone who loves a touch of sparkle but hates the fallout of powder shadow, this eyeshadow glitter will definitely get the job done.


- Best Mascara -

heimish - Dailism Smudge Stop Mascara

heimish Dailism Smudge Stop Mascara

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - heimish

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: This heimish Dailism Smudge Stop Mascara is a cult-favorite among lash lovers for its intensity, creaminess, clump-free buildability, and blackness. Not to mention its smudge-proof formula that makes your lashes stay perfect all day long without flaking or appearing clumpy. Want to achieve that volumizing eye look? This STYLEVANA bestselling mascara will definitely get you there.


- Best Lip Balm -

Rohto Mentholatum - Water Lip Colour Balm

Rohto Mentholatum Water Lip Colour Balm

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - Rohto Mentholatum

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Cracked, chapped lips are no match for the Rohto Mentholatum Water Lip Colour Balm. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, aloe vera leaf extract, collagen and honey, this lip balm feels rich and moisturizing on the lips. Depending on swipe strength, this lip balm will also leave your lips with a wash of color ranging from a sheer tint to a glossier, more saturated sheen.


- Best Lip Gloss -

Romand - Glasting Water Tint

Romand Glasting Water Tint

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - Romand

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: Romand's Glasting Water Tint has a dreamy, glossy appeal that is as regal and eye-catching as can be. Complement your fair skin tone with this Romand coral-pink shade that is equipped with a high-shine, rich-hue sparkly finish, giving you a kissable, sumptuous uplift for your entire hot girl summer makeup look. Not to mention the classy veneer that will make your fair skin tone more radiant and illuminating.


- Best Lip Tint -

peripera - Ink Airy Velvet Tint

peripera Ink Airy Velvet Tint

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - peripera

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: There's no doubt that peripera's Ink Airy Velvet Tint (Genius Rosy Pink) is a bestselling favorite at STYLEVANA because of its unique blend of purple-ish rose pink shade, which is what makes it look so appealing and alluring on fair skin toned beauties like you. The velvety-smooth lip tint, all enriched with mango oil and green tea seed oil to nourish and contour your lips, has a super-hydrating, mask-proof finish so you don't have to worry about the awkward stain on your mask when you're on a romantic summer date.


- Best Lip & Cheek Tint -

MACQUEEN - Cushion Tint Lip & Cheek

MACQUEEN Cushion Tint Lip & Cheek

Courtesy of Korean Makeup Brand - MACQUEEN

Stylevana K-Beauty Review: The major reason people love this MACQUEEN Cushion Tint Lip & Cheek as much as they do is its rich color payoff. This lip tint doubles as a cheek tint which brings a refreshing coral stain for both your lips and cheeks. Keep it in your purse whenever you need a touch-up that dries down instantly for a transfer-free finish.


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