2015

South Korea’s Top Makeup Brands: Part 2

Hi guys!!! I’m back with South Korea’s Top Makeup Brands: Part 2~^^
This time I’ll talk about Holika Holika, Skin Food, banila co., and TONYMOLY.

P.s. follow my Instagram account @dariasanchez if you want to follow me and my adventures in Seoul, South Korea! :-)

Holika Holika (홀리카홀리카)

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Holika Holika is supposed to evoke the feeling of magic and mystery. They advertise their products with the “magic moment,” showing how one’s skin can change in just a magic moment after using Holika Holika products. It sounds cheesy and possibly and over exaggeration, but I can attest to the fact that it really does change one’s skin instantly. Since I first tried Holika Holika’s “Good Cera Super Cream” I have been coming back for more time and time again. It’s the best skin cream I ever tried at an affordable price of 18,900 KRW for a 60mL bottle. Even my dad tried and loved it, and then he kept it for himself! I had to go buy myself another bottle! They also have a Canadian English website. Their story as shown on their website says, “Holika Holika products feature unique, eye-catching packaging to appeal to young, style-conscious consumers, both female and male. Our brand is offering affordable prices on high quality products made with the finest ingredients. The vision of Holika Holika is to provide fun practice cosmetic products to enhance every woman’s natural beauty.” Holika Holika has stores in South Korea, the US, Canada, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia and is constantly expanding and branching out. If you like magic-like brand image and want to use products to ‘transform’ your look, you must shop at Holika Holika!

Skin Food (스킨푸드)

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Skin Food is a food cosmetic brand, the very first in Korea. The company is quite old, being founded in the year 1957! It uses foods high in vitamins and natural skin enhancing properties to make its products. For example, some products include ingredients such as avocado, rich in moisturizing oils and vitamin e; or tomato, full of natural antioxidants and vitamin C which brightens the skin; and so on. Their motto is, “Food that is good for your health, is also good for your skin.” Their product names such as ‘Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream’ and ‘Carrot Collagen Eye Sheet’ really reflect the brand’s image. Also, the Skin Food logo is an angel to convey the idea that their products and good and pure. All product packaging have a cute little angle on them! If you want to nourish your skin as you do your body and keep your skin healthy for years to come, you must shop at Skin Food!

Banila Co. (바닐라코)

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Banila Co. is spelt like this instead of Vanilla Co. because the Korean language doesn’t have the letter ‘v.’ Banila Co. is quite a popular brand among women aged 20 to 30 years old. They are most known for their foundation and primer products and also their ‘clean it zero’ cleansers. With a quick look at its global website, it is easy to see so many of their products won beauty awards such as ‘Best of Beauty 2013 Editor’s Pick allure’ and ‘Cosmo Beauty Awards 2013.’ My favourite product from this brand is the delicious smelling, smooth, and moisturizing Miss Flower& Mr. Honey Cream (cute name, right?!). The bottle is designed like a honey comb shape. As described on the website, this cream replenishes with honey glowing effect, moisturizes with a double layer of honey radiant glow, and coats with a new type of honey glowing coat. Actually, I am not sure what it means, but it makes my skin smell and feel oh so good – such a delicious honey smell! Banila Co. is a little bit pricier than the other road shop makeup brands in this and the previous article. However, I think their amazing products make up for it.

TONYMOLY (토니모리)

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TONYMOLY translates to “nice and trendy” and it definitely has playful and adorable products that are too cute to handle! TONYMOLY is all about perfect skin – the company constantly researches and practices ethical skin care principles in efforts to offer the best skin products to their consumers. On their website, they introduce themselves by saying, “TONYMOLY aims to inspire and give you the perfect skin. TONYMOLY is a global cosmetic brand that offers the ideal skin look.” They have this best-selling hand cream, and it is in the shape of a banana! No wonder people need their hands on it. In fact, it seems they have a lot of best-selling creams. One of the products I like most is the Panda’s Dream So Cool Eye Stick which is a stick eye serum that helps de-puff the eyes. I know we all could use this in the morning when we don’t get enough shut eye!  Also, its packaging is a cute little panda holding a bamboo stick. If you love buying the newest must-have products and enjoy adorable packaging, you must shop at TONYMOLY!

That’s all for now!

Do you have any favourites? Leave a comment below~

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