Given the sheer amount of Korean beauty products launching every month, it’s hard to keep up with what’s new in K-Beauty. To help you navigate the complex world of Korean Beauty, every week I break down the hottest beauty launches coming from Korea.
Unlike with my monthly posts on K-Beauty bestsellers, you won’t find any link to purchase these products as they just became available in Korea.
But without further ado, here are the latest Korean skincare offerings of the week! Don’t forget to check out this week’s skincare launches as well.
Too Cool For School – Art Class Clair Tint
Contemporary beauty brand Too Cool For School announced the launch of “Art Class Clair Tint“, a new sheer lip tint that gives lips a multi-dimensional shine like the one of a languid morning sun.
Thanks to its high reflective shine and its hyper adherent formula, the lip tint instantly plumps lip creases upon application, providing lips with long-lasting gloss and shine. Its soft formula locks in hydration to protect and moisturise dry lips.
The lip tint is available in 5 shades: #1 Ruddy Peach, #2 Litchi Rise, #3 Mirror Berry, #4 Rosy View and #5 Gleam Red.
(L-R) #1 Ruddy Peach | #2 Litchi Rise | #3 Mirror Berry | #4 Rosy View | #5 Gleam Red
Skinfood – Dolcepresso collection
Skinfood launched “Dolcepresso“, a new vintage-kitsch-style eye makeup collection inspired by soft espresso crema. The collection consists of 2 products: an eyeshadow and an eyeliner.
The “Dolcepresso Crema Shadow” is a cream eyeshadow with a soft crema-like texture that is silky on the outside and moist on the inside, like espresso foam. Its light and thin texture closely adheres to the skin for a long time, without fallout or clumping.
The eyeshadow features a soft hydrating formula that is easy to blend and comfortable to wear. The eyeshadow is available in 4 matte shades with delicate pearl pigments for a polished sparkling look. The shades are called: #01 Milk Foam Brown, #02 Rusty Orange, #03 Blush Mauve and #04 Hazy Rose.
(L-R) #01 Milk Foam Brown | #02 Rusty Orange | #03 Blush Mauve | #04 Hazy Rose.
“Dolcepresso Thin Liner” defines eyes with intense espresso-inspired colours. The 1.5mm tip was designed to create both thin and thick line with high precision, and the formula combines a hard and a soft film former with improved, long-lasting wear without irritation.
The eyeliner is avilable in 3 colours: #01 Deep Brown, #02 Violet Brown and #03 Rose Brown.
(L-R) #01 Deep Brown | #02 Violet Brown | #03 Rose Brown
Luna – Long Lasting Suede-Fit Concealer
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#01 Light Beige | #02 Natural Beige
Luna announced the launch of “Long Lasting Suede-Fit Concealer“, a new premium concealer with a an ultra-fine, highly-adherent formula that leaves skin soft like suede.
Thanks to the combination of one layer of micro coating powder and one layer of a flexible adhesive polymer, the concealer perfects the skin and doesn’t budge under a face mask. Furthermore, the formula was proven to be transfer-proof, and mask-proof in particular, through a series of human clinical trials.
The “Long Lasting Suede-Fit Concealer” contains black truffle, a premium ingredient that supports skin barrier function, and an exclusive Skin Blooming Complex that combines Rosemary, Tea Tree Leaves and Blue Flower, too soothe and revitilise skin.
The product features a super slim fountain pen applicator for maximum precision and gentle application on the most delicate parts of the face. Plus, the concealer was also recognised as functional cosmetic products, because anti-aging, whitening and UV-protecting (SPF34 PA++) benefits.
“Long Lasting Suede-Fit Concealer” is available in two shades: #01 Light Beige and #02 Natural Beige.
Espoir – 21 S/S Lookbook Palette Roco Highteen
Twice a year, Espoir launches a seasonal “Lookbook Palette” drawing inspiration from the latest trends and 21 S/S edition of the franchise is the “Roco Highteen” makeup palette.
The palette is inspired by the heroines of classic teen romcoms from the early 2000, with kitschy shades of bubblegum pinks and rosy browns, along with a packaging embellished like a tweed jacket.
The palette includes 6 eyeshadows in matte, shimmer and glitter finishes, and a bright pink blush that smells like real bubblegum.
Clio – Kill Cover Founwear Cushion All New
Clio relaunched their bestselling “Kill Cover Founwear Cushion” with a new improved formula that provides thinner and finer coverage for over 54 hours.
“Kill Cover Founwear Cushion All New” is a semi-matte cushion that effectively minimizes the appearance of pores and blemishes. Its formula is resistant to both oil and moisture, allowing the cushion to stay in place all day, even when wearing a face mask.
Additionally, the cushion puff included with the product was redesigned to enhance performance and adhesion to the skin. The new water-drop shape allows precise application and perfect adherence even in the most delicate and narrow parts of the face.
The shade range was also extended to 7: #1.5 Fair, #2 Lingerie, #2.5 Ivory, #3 Linen, #3.5 Vanilla, #4 Ginger and #5 Sand.
(L-R) #1.5 Fair | #2 Lingerie | #2.5 Ivory | #3 Linen | #3.5 Vanilla | #4 Ginger | #5 Sand
Iope – Air Cushion [5th generation]
Iope launched the 5th generation of their renowned “Air Cushion” with a new, thinner formula that adheres better to the skin.
The new cushion was reformulated using Air Cover, a specialised technology that makes the particles in the formulas finer and more uniform. This allowed Iope to create a highly-breathable and comfortable formula that helps restore and maintain the ideal water and oil balance of the skin, for maximum long-lasting comfort.
Additionally, Iope added a film former agent to the formula to prevent it from smudging when wearing a face mask. Lastly, the product was formulated using a Microbiome technology to soothe and strengthen skin.
Air Cushion Natural
Air Cushion Cover
The new Air Cushion is available in two variants: Air Cushion Cover and Air Cushion Natural. “Air Cushion Cover” is a full-coverage cushion foundation that perfectly conceals blemishes, pores, fine lines and redness for 12 hours without oxidising. Thanks to its innovative ultra-light formula (Air-Light), it adheres thinly to the skin, without looking cakey like most full-coverage makeup.
“Air Cushion Natural” is a moisturising foundation with a a thin formula and a natural-looking, luminous finish. The particles in its formula were double coated with moisturising agents to keep skin hydrated and smooth for a long time.
Both cushions are available in 6 shades: 13N, 17N, 21C, 21N, 23N and 23W.
Hera – Lingerie Collection
Following last year’s enormous success of the shade “Lingerie” from their “Sensual Spicy Nude” lip range, Hera decided to create “Lingerie Collection“, a new limited edition makeup collection based on the popular lip colour.
The collection consists of a cushion, a face palette and two lip products to create many trendy, Lingerie-inspired, nude tone makeup looks.
“Lingerie Collection Nude Glow Multi Palette” is a multi-use face palette that combines one highlighter, one eyeshadow, one bronzer and one face blush, in a convenient compact formula. The palette was formulated with an ultra-fine and soft texture that improves adhesion to the skin and prevents clumping even when using fingers to apply the product, instead of a separate applicator.
“Lingerie Collection Glow Lasting Cushion” is a limited edition repackage of Hera’s bestselling “Glow Lasting Cushion”, a glowy cushion foundation with a thin, natural-looking formula.
“Lingerie Collection Sensual Spicy Nude Gloss [#422 Lingerie]” is a new take on Hera’s iconic “Sensual Spicy Nude Gloss” in the shade “Lingerie”. The new formula was improved to reduce stickiness and improve adhesion to the lips.
Likewise, “Lingerie Collection Sensual Spicy Nude Balm [#423 Lingerie Gold]” is a reinterpretation of Hera’s “Sensual Spicy Nude Balm” in the shade “Lingerie”. The new shade features “Snow Crystal Powders”, light-reflecting particles that add a glamorous shine to the lips, and “Wax Crystal Control Technology”, that makes the formula softer and reduces stickiness.