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How To Get That Perfect K-Beauty Summer Glow

The summer heat somehow gets more and more extreme every year and it can get a little hard to maintain the freshness of our makeup throughout the day. What we need is a makeup regimen that can keep our face looking bright and fresh despite the weather.

One thing we can use as inspiration is how Korean girls seemed to have mastered the dewy-but-not-oily look. So read on to find out how to get that perfectly wanted summer glow!


Prep your skin with ampoules

(photo from beautifulbuns)

If you don’t know about how amazing ampoules are, we’ve already gushed about how they could be the next big thing in skincare. The key to nailing the K-beauty summer glow is by making sure that your skin is at its A-game.
Prime your face for a smooth base

To get that poreless and flawless finish as well as to ensure that your makeup stays perfectly in place, reach for a primer that suits your skin type. We're currently loving the Etude House’s Face Blur. It's lightweight and does not clog the pores which is a top priority especially during the humid season.
Use a lightweight, hydrating foundation

A foundation with heavy consistency can make it hard for your skin to breathe, causing sweat and oil to build up. To avoid this, we recommend using a cushion foundation like The Face Shop’s CC Cushion. It's moisturising and light to wear and compatible for those with normal to oily skin types.
Go for straight and soft brows

Anything too loud or bold should be reserved for autumn because summer is all about looking easy on the eyes! Avoid overly sculpting your brows and opt for simply filling in the gaps with one of our top product picks: Kill Brow by Clio.
Finish it off with a pink or coral shades

Since we’re going for a natural and summer ready look, pink and coral tones are the best to wear during the day. Give your cheeks a natural splash of colour with the Tony Moly Crystal Blush in 03 and swipe your lips with the Laneige Two-Tone Lip Bar to complete the look. 


Did we miss any of your favourite K-summer glow products? Share it with us in the comments below!