Summer has come and gone, and it’s that time of year again when we put away our swimsuits and take out our umbrellas for the oncoming rainy season. Much like how we arm ourselves with rain jackets and umbrellas, we need to make sure that our skincare and makeup is prepped and ready for the changing weather as well. Don’t know where to start? Here are some weather-approved rainy day K-Beauty picks that will have you water-proof and shining brighter than the sun!
Etude House Sunprise Mild and Airy Finish SPF 50+ PA+++
PHP548, Etude House
Even if the sun is taking a break, it doesn’t mean your sunblock should! Using a sunblock everyday is a K-Beauty necessity, and Etude House has the perfect sunblock for the transitioning weather. This product has a thin and milky texture, giving an “airy” feel when applied on the skin. It dries to a matte finish, which is great for oily-skin in humid weather. It’s a perfect light sunblock to wear under makeup without feeling stuffy or caked on.
Innisfree Skinny Microcara
A definite must have for the rainy season is a mascara that won’t run if you happen to forget your umbrella. Beauty gurus like LaMuqe swear by this mascara from Innisfree, which sports a 2.5mm diameter micro wand, hence the “skinny” in its name. You won’t have to worry about panda eyes here; and with a mascara wand this slim, you’ll be sure to have precise and perfect application each time!
Benton Honest Cleansing Foam
Honestly speaking, this is one good facial wash! (Cue canned laughter) Jokes aside, this is a great cleanser for all skin types. This product targets stress and pollution fatigued skin and leaves your face squeaky clean without feeling stripped of its moisture.
The Saem Cover Perfection Tip Concealer
PHP320, The Saem
This is a holy grail concealer lauded by many beauty influencers in Korea and around the world. Don’t let this concealer’s thin consistency fool you! The Saem has packed this with lots of pigment, making it perfect for combatting dark under-eye circles and small blemishes.
BUDGET FIND OF THE MONTH: Rire Luxe Slim Eyebrow Pencil
PHP140, Althea Philippines
As they say, kilay is life! Check out this eyebrow pencil from Rire. Which boasts an ultra slim twist-up pencil that allows you to draw precise, hair-like strokes for on-fleek eyebrows. This eyebrow pencil also features a soft tip which makes for easy blending of colour for a softer effect. The eyebrow pencil also comes with a spool brush on the end! A feature in the packaging that makes this product well worth the money spent.
SPLURGE OF THE MONTH: Missha The First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist
PHP1,520, Althea Philippines
An oldie but a goodie. Missha doesn’t call this their best selling product for no reason! It’s a highly concentrated essence known for its moisturising and anti-aging properties. Because of its consistency, it’s perfect for both day and night, and won’t leave your skin feeling slick or sticky, even under intense humidity. If you haven’t invested in this yet, go out and treat yourself to this skin nourishing essence that is packed with fermented goodness that will keep your skin feeling plumped and energised.