12 Cult-Favorite K-Beauty Products At Sephora That Are Worthy Of Their Near-Perfect Reviews
K-beauty is known for blurring the line between skincare and makeup. It's 2019 after all, why should you have to pick between hydrated, healthy skin and a great makeup look? Likewise, so many of the cult-favorite K-beauty products at Sephora refuse to pick either, and even bridge gaps you may've not known you had between your skincare and makeup routines.
Take a look at the LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask to see that for yourself. From a quick peek at its page, you may agree that a mask for your lips is inarguably handy, especially during the winter; you apply the balm before falling asleep and let the vitamins, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid seep into chapped lips overnight. But between choosing a $20 lip mask and a $2 chapstick somewhere else, you may end up whisked away to other corners of Sephora's website.
That's where the beauty community comes in. Over 3,500 shoppers have left perfect 5-star reviews for the lip mask on Sephora's website, making it known to all shoppers that this lip mask doesn't just help chapped lips — it's vital to makeup application. Reviewers note that the mask not only eliminates the need for other products like lip exfoliators, it creates a smoother canvas for future lipstick applications.
So while you are spending a little more on a mask than on a drugstore chapstick, you get that much more in results; and since you use the balm at night, it's less likely you'll lose it somewhere in your purse. (Plus, reviews say that one lip mask container will last forever.)
Once you transform your lips, other K-beauty products are on-deck to make the rest of your face ready for makeup. The AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel and Saturday Skin Rub-A-Dub Refining Peel Gel are fan-favorite treatments that remove dull skin. Saturday Skin's retails for $28, while the AmorePacific peel will cost you $60. Both are formulated with papaya enzymes and have hundreds of glowing reviews — the key difference (beyond the rest of the ingredients, of course) is that AmorePacific's peel is packaged in the bottle as a powder, not a gel.
Spoiler alert: You don't need to read all of the reviews at Sephora for each K-beauty product. Just keep scrolling for a list of a few favorites that will help your skincare and makeup routines sync up perfectly.
LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask
How great can a mask just for your lips be? Well, according to over 3,500 5-star reviews: pretty amazing. All you have to do is put it on before bed, and voilà — smooth, flake-free lips by morning.
belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb, 1.68 oz
Not only does this top-rated gel-cream hydrate skin, it also minimizes pores by including the herb lady's mantle.
Neogen Dermalogy Day-Light Protection Sun Screen SPF 50 PA+++
This moisturizing, lightweight sunscreen absorbs into your skin quickly, but still delivers an impressive SPF 50 punch.
Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer
Reviewers say this blurring primer really works, and helps keep makeup in place during the day.
Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask Hydration
This affordable mask lets you try a formula similar to Too Cool For School's popular Egg Cream Mask, with an additional splash of hydration.
LANEIGE BB Cushion Hydra Radiance SPF 50
Need a touch of coverage? Try out this BB cushion from LANEIGE: It says the formula is "foundation-forward".
AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel, 2.5 oz
This best-selling peel comes out of the bottle as a powder, then transforms into a lather with a few drops of water. It's safe for daily use, as well, so you won't ever have to worry if your moisturizer is actually permeating your skin deeply enough.
Dr.Jart+ Ceramidin Cream
It's basically impossible to pick which one of Dr.Jart+'s moisturizers to spotlight, but the Ceramidin Cream's focus on the unique, skin-repairing lipid makes it stand out. That, and the 650 perfect reviews.
AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
This all-in-one cushion compact delivers skin-enhancing coverage with SPF 50 protection.
Private Doctor Minus Serum
While newer, this cutting-edge anti-aging serum — crafted by ID Hospital's founder Dr. Sanghoon Park — has a 4.8-star rating.
Saturday Skin Rub-A-Dub Refining Peel Gel
This beloved gel uses the enzyme bromelain to peel away dullness and reveal brighter, fresher skin.
LANEIGE Water Bank Moisture Cream
Another win from LANEIGE, this 4.4-star moisture cream combines six minerals and olive squalane.