5 new-in-Singapore K-beauty brands to check out

Everything you need to know about these new arrivals

5 K-beauty brands that have just landed in Singapore
5 K-beauty brands that have just landed in Singapore
09 Nov 2018

5 K-beauty brands that have just landed in Singapore

Good news, fans of K-beauty products. You no longer have to beg your Seoul-bound friends to lug back makeup and skincare products for you because more K-beauty brands are calling Singapore home.

According to Helene Chung, the co-founder and director of Just Trend who brings in Unpa, Nakeup Face and 9CC, there are still many more K-beauty brands who would like to come to the Little Red Dot, as Singapore’s market size, high disposable income and high interest in beauty are very attractive.

And what makes Singaporeans still lust for more K-beauty brands? They are “wallet-friendly and functional, innovative products with new formats and textures, and R&D development of effective skincare ingredients, are the key points of differentiation,” says Helene.

So expect to see more K-beauty brands arriving on our shores soon. In the meantime, here are five new K-beauty brand arrivals to check out:

I’m Meme
I’m Meme
09 Nov 2018

I’m Meme

Price: $15.90 - $55.90

Known for its trendy, pocket-friendly makeup products, the full collection includes everything from eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks to contour and highlight sticks and makeup brushes. The latest ambassador for I’m Meme is Korean idol Wanna One and Nuest’s Hwang Min Hyun.

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I’m Meme Multi Cube Eye and Cheek Palette, $32.90

A handy compact that contains four eyeshadows and a blusher, it slips easily into your bag for quick and fuss-free touch-ups anytime, anywhere. Comes in five shade options, our favourite is the versatile All About Coral (left) that works well on most Asian skin tones.

I’m Tic Toc Lipstick Stain, $19.90
I’m Tic Toc Lipstick Stain, $19.90
09 Nov 2018

I’m Tic Toc Lipstick Stain, $19.90

The adorable heart-shaped tip is not only aesthetically pleasing but it is functional too, as it helps define the lips for a precise lip colour application. It’s slim packaging also makes it easy to tote around in your bag as well. Comes in 10 shades.

I’m Multi-Stick, from $26.90
I’m Multi-Stick, from $26.90
09 Nov 2018

I’m Multi-Stick, from $26.90

Pressed for time or just lazy to do a full makeup look? These fuss-free products are just what you need. Just slick on, blend with your fingertips and you’re good to go. The blushers, bronzer and highlighter are hardworking products that can also double-up as eye and lip products too. Choose from two blushers, one bronzer, one highlighter and one contour stick options.

Available at selected Guardian Pharmacy stores.

Unpa Cosmetics
Unpa Cosmetics
09 Nov 2018

Unpa Cosmetics

Price: $19.90 - $33.90

Harnessing the power of Big Data - the brand currently has a following of 1.9 million on its social networking sites to tap into - Unpa Cosmetics knows what women want and need. It started out as an online beauty platform but has since introduced its own innovative beauty products that have been flying off the shelves.

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09 Nov 2018

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Bubi Bubi Lip, $19.90

The brand’s top seller - this product was what put the brand on the beauty map - this bubbly lip scrub works like gentle chemical peel to remove dead skin to reveal a smooth, soft and oh-so-kissable pout.

Bubi Bubi Face, $33.90
Bubi Bubi Face, $33.90
09 Nov 2018

Bubi Bubi Face, $33.90

Inspired by the success of the Bubi Bubi Lip, the Bubi Bubi Face works in a similar manner. Infused with a natural complex of Pineapple, Papaya, Witch Hazel and Oat extracts, this cleanser-scrub sloughs off dead skin cells while removing all the impurities and gunk to reveal a smooth, soft and supple complexion.

Cha Cha Toothpaste, $19.90
Cha Cha Toothpaste, $19.90
09 Nov 2018

Cha Cha Toothpaste, $19.90

Known for its deodorising properties, the use of Activated Charcoal together with Peppermint and Spearmint oils help remove impurities and bad breath causing bacteria, while leaving your mouth minty fresh. Its unique hue - yes it’s actually charcoal in colour - makes for an interesting daily tooth care routine too.

 Available at selected Watsons stores

9CC
9CC
09 Nov 2018

9CC

Price: $5.90 - $31.90

Inspired by the “energy of the South Korean sea”, this brand uses marine-derived active ingredients such as Fish Collagen, Sea Staghorn and Black Pearl to nourish the skin for a well-hydrated, youthful and radiant complexion. 

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​​​​​​​9CC Concentrated Collagen Serum, $5.90

While it can easily be mistaken for a small ball that your pet might play with, it’s actually a concentrated pack of Marine Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid and Sweet Potato Oligosaccharide. Combine it with your regular skincare products such as essence, serum and/or moisturiser, mix and apply to get an instant skin firming booster.

9CC Brightening Water Drop Moisturizer, $31.90
9CC Brightening Water Drop Moisturizer, $31.90
09 Nov 2018

9CC Brightening Water Drop Moisturizer, $31.90

This lightweight moisturiser is enriched with Black Pearl and Algae extracts to soothe and hydrate the skin. But what makes this hydrator so unique is its intelligent water drops feature that is able to detect if skin is too dry or oily and to help balance skin’s natural oil-water ratio to keep it in its optimal condition always.

Available at selected Watsons outlets

Nakeup Skin
Nakeup Skin
09 Nov 2018

Nakeup Skin

Price: $26.90 - $46.90

Combining the words “naked face” and “no makeup”, Nakeup Skin believes that confidence comes from having good skin. It uses eco-friendly skin-loving ingredients to help you achieve a smooth, healthy and flawless complexion.

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09 Nov 2018

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Nakeup Face 10% AHA Scaling Cream, $33.90

Contains 10 per cent fruit-derived Glycolic Acid, this helps lighten pigmentation and reduces the appearance of blemishes as it gently exfoliates the skin while unclogging the pores dissolving the impurities trapped within. The result is a smoother and brighter complexion in a jiffy.

Nakeup Face One Night Cushion, $46.90
Nakeup Face One Night Cushion, $46.90
09 Nov 2018

Nakeup Face One Night Cushion, $46.90

Infused with 24 skin-loving ingredients, it not only helps cover blemishes and flaws, but also keeps skin hydrated by boosting its moisture-retention properties for a radiant complexion. Most importantly, it contains no talc, parabens, artificial fragrances and ammonia, making it suitable for even the most sensitive of skins.

Nakeup Face Velvet Scandal Lip Tint, $26.90
Nakeup Face Velvet Scandal Lip Tint, $26.90
09 Nov 2018

Nakeup Face Velvet Scandal Lip Tint, $26.90

The easiest way to achieve a kissable pout. The use of Zhi Mu, a Chinese herbal extract, helps fill out the lip lines to give the illusion of plump lips while Rose Hip, Grape Seed and Olive oils keep them soft and supple. Comes in three shades - Nude Scandal, Wedding Scandal and Kiss Scandal.

Available at selected Watsons outlets

Gesgep
Gesgep
09 Nov 2018

Gesgep

Price: $7 - $89

Created by celebrity makeup artists Son Dae Sik and Park Tae Yoon, the collection is inspired by the idea of creating fuss-free products that allow for minimum effort while delivering maximum result. After all, they would know best having worked with some of the biggest Korean celebrities such as Gianna Jun, Song Hye Kyo, Lee Na Young, Girls’ Generation, CL and Son Ye Jin.

 

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09 Nov 2018

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Gesgep G Palette, $24 (for the case), $28 per eyeshadow and $39 per highlighter/blusher

The easiest way to discover Gesgep’s makeup, this personalised compact can be filled with your favourite shades for easy touch-ups anywhere, anytime. Choose from a combination of eyeshadows, blushers and highlighters. Each compact comfortably fits six eyeshadows, four eyeshadows and two blusher-highlighter or three blusher-highlighter combinations.

Gesgep One Veil 1ster, $50
Gesgep One Veil 1ster, $50
09 Nov 2018

Gesgep One Veil 1ster, $50

A makeup primer that will help you achieve that lit-from-within Korean glow that many of us desire. It also contains Camomile and Mastic Gum extracts to soothe and hydrate the skin, leaving skin smooth and supple as well.

Gesgep Preparing Mask, $30 (box of seven sheets)
Gesgep Preparing Mask, $30 (box of seven sheets)
09 Nov 2018

Gesgep Preparing Mask, $30 (box of seven sheets)

Infused with Pearl Powder, Hyaluronic Acid and Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, this sheet mask instantly soothes, hydrates and brightens the complexion while prepping the skin for makeup application that follows.    

Available at Escentials and Metro Causeway Point

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