When we think of K-pop, our mind goes through their extensive discography, chart-busting moves, and many addictive bop beats. The culture has trickled down to colloquialisms, into our food preferences and our vanity cases. And thanks to the never-ending popularity of the K-pop phenomenon in the country, people are discovering newer and more effective K-beauty products on a daily basis.
As an avid K-pop or K-drama and K-pop fans, we have always been fascinated by the beauty looks these idols serve in their music videos. And while we are talking about this, we all are aware of the fact they didn’t wake up looking this stunning. These K-pop stars have access to some of the best products and dermats around the world—things we can only dream of. Shopping like them might leave a huge dent in your bank account (and make us eat ramen for the whole month).
But finding similar products are lot easier these days, thanks to super-spy K-pop fans. Numerous Korean cosmetic knockoffs exist and often times even perform better than their more costly equivalents. So, get ready to shop these much-loved K-Beauty dupes used by your favourite idols from high-end brands, ranging from top-tier Korean foundations to lip tints, so you don’t have to empty your bank account every time you get dolled up!
1. BTS’s Sheet Masks
We can’t talk about K-beauty without discussing face mask sheets. Spotted on BTS members’s V Live numerous times, the Mediheal Tea Tree face mask is meant to suit all face skin types. The mask leaves your skin smoother, clearer, and more radiant-looking. You can find a similar formulation in this Innisfree My Real Squeeze Mask.
2. Jennie’s Lip Colour
Jennie’s (Blackpink) makeup vanity makes space for Giorgio Armani’s Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick. Which is known for leaving a perfect matte finish with intense colours. And to achieve this on a price point that won’t burn a hole in your pocket, we have found just the shade. Try LoveChild Masaba – Mad-Matte Liquid Lipstick range.
3. TXT Taehyun’s Hair Spray
Even with all the leg-breaking dance moves and crazy choreography, these idols hairstyles barely move an inch. While searching, we found this cult favourite hair spray that TXT’s Taehyun has been spotted using multiple times. The original Aqua Net Professional Hair Spray might seem a bit heavy for a hair spray, but you can swap it with L’Oreal Professional Tecniart Constructor Thermo-active Spray, which promises heat and texture protection. We are calling it the perfect dupe.
4. Jimin’s Lip Balm
Lip balms are for everyone and for every season, and Jimin keeps his lips moisturised all the time. His go-to lip balm is Rohto Mentholatum Lip Care in shade red has SPF20/PA++ to protect lips from ultraviolet rays. You can achieve a similar colour with Nykaa serial kisser balms as well.
5. Jung Kook’s Eyeliner
Sharp enough to kill, Jung Kook’s make up artist has been seen using these Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner that insures easy application, drawing perfect lines from bold cat-eye look to delicate thin lines. To rock this bold eye look like him, one can opt NYX Epic Ink Liner.
6. Hyuna’s Lipstick
Red is definitely Hyuna’s colour; the K-pop queen has been spotted in different hues of red on multiple occasions. As YSL Beauty’s ambassador, her go-to pick is YSL Volupte Plump, which might be quite heavy for our pocket, so to get a similar shade, you can choose from the Revlon Colorburst Lipstick range.
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