Korean Beauty Brands You Need to Know About

Jul 17, 2015

Written By: Kelly Morales

Ever since BB Cream came over from Korea years ago and reinvented our everyday makeup routine, we’ve kept our eyes on what the rest of the Korean beauty industry has to offer. Aside from the adorable packaging, there are some seriously groundbreaking products. With the Korean beauty offering becoming more and more accessible in the US, we’ve decided to round up our favorite Korean beauty brands you need to know about and the top products from each that you should definitely add into your cart.

Etude House

Etude House

If you’re a sucker for packaging, we apologize in advance! Hand lotion in the shape of a panda and dessert looking compacts, Etude House takes the cake (get it?) for cutest packaging and great products at an affordable price.

Top Picks:
1. Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener, $9.00
2. Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer, $11.30
3. Etude House Color My Brows, $8.72
4. Etude House Precious Mineral Magic Any Cushion, $18.00

Banila Co.


Banila Co.’s skin focused makeup, ensures that it’s never cakey and always natural looking. They’re most well-known for their miracle-working makeup removing cleanser and CC Cream.

Top Picks:
1. Banila Co. Prime Primer Classic, $21.51
2. Banila Co. Cover 10 Perfect Concealer, $17.91
3. Banila Co. It Radiant CC Cream, $36.01
4. Banila Co. Clean It Zero, $26.01



Most known for their groundbreaking BB Cushion, which remains to be one of the best-selling cushion compacts, Laneige has also nailed it with their amazing skincare products. Mineral water is the key ingredient in their skincare, from anti-aging to hydration, their revolutionary products are a must try.

Top Picks:
1. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, $35.01
2. Laneige Water Bank Serum, $35
3. Laneige BB Cushion, $34
4. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream, $32

3 Concept Eyes


3CE, made for the urban cool woman, is the brightest and boldest of the bunch. There are countless products to choose from, but they specialize in dewy skin, bright lips and nails, and soft shimmery eyes — yes, please!

Top Picks:
1. 3CE Waterful Concealer, $15.11
2. 3CE Lip Marker, $12.93
3. 3CE Cream Blusher, $9.54
4. 3CE Nail Lacquer, $5.61

Let us know in the comments below what your favorite Korean beauty products are. You can also check out our Korean Skincare Haul for more in depth reviews on some of these products.

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