7 Must-Have Back to School Korean Makeup Products

Kim So Hyun

With school back in full session, it’s no surprise that girls all over the world are going to be searching the best products to dress to impress.  From watery eyes caused by an excessive amount of yawning in class to sweaty faces caused by the extreme heat in gym class, there are a variety of factors that make it hard to put on makeup for school. However,  here are seven Korean beauty products that will not only last through an entire day of school but also make you the center of attention at your school!

Shine FixAritaum Shine Fix Eyes

When applying eye shadows for school, I definitely try to reach for the eye shadows that I know won’t budge all day. I mean, who wants to have to go to the bathroom every couple of hours during school to retouch their makeup? Because I prefer long lasting eye shadows for school, instead of regular powder eye shadows, I realized that cream eye shadows are a better alternative.

Most cream shadows are either glittery or matte, but these eye shadows add the perfect sparkle to your eyes. The sparkles embedded in the cream eye shadow have no fallout, so you won’t have random glitters falling all over your face. The Aritaum Shine Fix Eyes are not only an absolute must-have for a long day of school, but the colors are also absolutely gorgeous. Each eye shadow creates an immediate glow that can be seen in all angles of light.

Eye LinerTony Moly My School Tox 4B Liner Pencil

One thing that is a must-have for students of every age is most definitely a pencil. Whether you’re a high school student or a college student, it’s no surprise that you need to have a pencil in your bag at all times to take notes. The Tony Moly My School Tox 4B Liner Pencil is the cutest eyeliner that you can take to school. Not only is the packaging for the eyeliner absolutely adorable, the eyeliner itself is also amazing for school. Because of it’s creamy texture, super pigmentation, and waterproof lasting power, it won’t budge all day even if you rub your eyes. Tony Moly definitely does not disappoint when it comes to eyeliners!

Mono EyesAritaum Mono Eyes

The Aritaum Mono Eyes is one of my absolute favorite single eye shadow lines. These single eye shadows come in every color and every texture that you can imagine. Depending on your own personal preference, you can choose between a matte, satin, shimmery, baked, cream, or glittery eye shadow. Not only do they come in different textures, the color range for these eye shadows is also incredible. From your everyday daily browns and pinks to more adventurous purples and blues, the Aritaum Mono Eyes collection has every color you can think of.

The Aritaum Mono Eyes also have great lasting power and great color pay-off. I know that if I apply these eye shadows for school that I definitely do not need to retouch my eye shadows throughout the day. Some of my personal favorites from the Mono Eyes collection include numbers 91 Gardenia, 123 City Nomad, 41 Cashmere, and 93 Social Lights.

Aritaum Color Lasting Tint

The Aritaum Color Lasting Lip Tint one of my most favorite lip products. This product is perfect for school because it gives you just enough shine to your lips without making them seem overly glossy. With a wide range of colors, you’re able to pick and choose whichever color you want to rock for the day. Like its name suggests, this lip product gives your lips lasting color for over eight hours. With this product, you won’t need to worry about your lip color after lunch!

Tony Moly LipTony Moly Cool Tox Multicolor Pencil

One thing that I definitely miss about the younger days of my education is definitely coloring time. I guess now that I’m in college, I don’t get to do coloring books for credit, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t have color in my life! The Tony Moly Cool Tox Multicolor Pencil is the perfect product to mix and match to find your perfect lip color. The different colors are easily mixed when layered on top of each other. Also, the packaging for this cute little product will definitely be a conversation starter!

PerfumeAritaum Eau De Perfume

Perfume is a must in school especially if you have a sweaty gym period. If I had the money, I would definitely run to Jo Malone and grab myself a couple of their colognes. However, as a student, I do not have the money to freely spend on expensive perfumes. The Aritaum Eau De Perfume comes in a variety of scents and is extremely affordable! Taking the most popular perfumes scents as inspiration, the Eau De Perfume comes in many pleasant fragrances.

A couple of my favorite scents from this collection include the grapefruits and the nectarine honey scents. The grapefruits scent is a crisp and clean scent that’s perfect for waking up in the morning whereas the nectarine honey scent is a warm and sweet fragrance that is an amazing pick-me-up for a long day of classes.Etude House

Etude House Precious Mineral Magic Pearl Aura Any Cushion

Although the name of the product is definitely a mouthful, this cushion foundation is one of my absolute favorites. For those of you who aren’t yet familiar with cushion foundations, a cushion foundation is a foundation that is in the form of a pact. The foundation is soaked within the sponge that the pact contains and is applied with a puff.

The reason why this cushion foundation is different from other cushion foundations is because within the sponge, there are white areas that are filled with a pearly essence rather than just a foundation. The mixture of the foundation and the pearly essence creates perfectly moist skin for dry classrooms. Also, the foundation itself has a lot of coverage so even if all your exams are causing acne, this foundation can be used in place of a heavy concealer. When applied, the foundation feels light as if it’s not even present. That’s definitely a must-have especially if I’m going to be in eight or more hours of school every day.

Those were my seven must-have Korean beauty products for back to school. Have you tried any of them? What are your must-have beauty products for school? Be sure to leave a comment!