Tag: cosmetics

Product Placement in Kdramas

Prime Minister and I: Nam Da Jung walks into a Subway to attend a meeting of the wives, where she heartily chomps down on a Subway sandwich. The Greatest Love: No one drank anything but Vitamin Water, and being the celebrity printed on the bottle was pretty much […]

Korean women’s beauty routine

The skin care industry is notoriously recession-proof. According to Euromonitor International, this industry even grew during the global recession between 2007 and 2011, by an addition of $15 billion to reach a value of $96.5 billion in total. And I’m betting that the Korean women were among the […]

Paper face masks: A Korean beauty secret

They are hard to miss. From neighbourhood corner stores to luxury department stores, virtually everywhere you go in Korea you will see mounds of these. On the streets of busy shopping districts like Myongdong, sometimes they are even handed out for free. These are facial masks, or face […]

Vancouver Fashion Week Part Two: Missha Cosmetics

Vancouver Fashion Week’s focus on international designers naturally brings in international media coverage. And with international media comes international sponsors.  This season, one of the main sponsors for Vancouver Fashion Week was Missha, a Korean cosmetics and skincare company. I have already talked about the popularity of BB creams […]