According to K-beauty makeup artists such as LeoJ Makeup and Calgary Girl, it's key to create a flawless base for your makeup to achieve a polished and put-together look.
A flawless base begins with healthy, hydrated skin, so start by taking care of your skin with a proper skincare routine. Once your skin is prepped, it's time to start layering on your makeup products.
Here are some foolproof tips from top Korean makeup artists to create a perfect base for your makeup:
Follow a K-Beauty Routine
Having clean and moisturised skin is the key to achieving a flawless base for your makeup. Start your K-beauty routine using a cleanser such as iUNIK Centella Bubble Cleansing Foam to remove impurities, dirt, and makeup residues.
The Centella Bubble Cleansing Foam is a K-beauty product for a clear and lively skin. It restores water-oil balance while healing blemishes and redness. This cleanser is suitable for all family members.
Always finish your K-beauty routine with a hydrating moisturiser like ELIZAVECCA Milky Piggy EGF Elastic Retinol Cream to keep your skin healthy.
ELIZAVECCA Milky Piggy EGF Elastic Retinol Cream is formulated with three potent ingredients:
- Retinol minimises wrinkles while increasing elasticity
- Swiftlet Nest Extract to balance dry and oily skin
- EGF for nourishing your skin
This retinol cream is fast absorbing due to its fluid-like cream consistency. It's perfect for combination, oily skin.
Apply a Primer
Korean makeup artist Megumi Sekine recommends applying a primer to create an even base for your makeup. Face primers minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines. They extend the wear of your makeup.
Choose a primer that suits your skin type and concerns, such as an oil-control primer for oily skin or a hydrating primer for dry skin.
A'PIEU Start Up Pore Primer is a top-quality base for a flawless makeup look. This K-beauty primer controls sebum production and reduces large pores. It's recommended for people with oily or combination skin types.
If you have normal or dry skin types, you can use NUMBUZIN No. 3 Porcelain Base-Skip Tone Up Beige. This multifunctional product serves as sunscreen, primer, and powder in one. It smoothes out pores and covers uneven skin tone.
Use a Colour Corrector
Suppose you have any dark circles or redness. In that case, a colour corrector can neutralise these areas before you apply your foundation. Choose a colour corrector that matches your skin tone, for example, green for redness and peach for dark circles.
For Korean beauty Youtuber Hyo-jin, the foundation is the cornerstone of a flawless base. Use a foundation that suits your skin undertone and provides the coverage you desire, from sheer to full. It's best to apply foundation with a brush or sponge for a smooth, even application.
CLIO Kill Cover Founwear Cushion All New is a top-quality K-beauty foundation for skin imperfections. This semi-matte cushion adheres to the skin without thickness, leaving your skin smoother.
It controls oil production to keep makeup beautiful and clean for up to 54 hours. Conceal any Imperfections
- After applying foundation, use a concealer to cover any blemishes, dark circles, or other imperfections.
- Concealer should suit your skin tone and undertone to provide full coverage 3. Use a brush or sponge to blend the concealer into your skin.
We recommend CLIO Kill Cover Liquid Concealer for high natural coverage. This concealer covers small spots leaving a light and smooth texture on your skin.
Finally, you must set your base with powder to ensure it lasts all day.
Prefer a translucent powder if you have dry skin, like INNISFREE No Sebum Moisture Powder, or a matte powder, such as ETUDE HOUSE Zero Sebum Drying Powder, if you have oily skin. Apply the powder with a brush, focusing on the T-zone and any areas that tend to get oily.
You can create a flawless base for your makeup that will look smooth and even all day long by following these tips from your favourite Korean makeup artists. Remember, reapplying your makeup throughout the day is always a good idea to keep your skin fresh and flawless.