These 5 asian-brand lip care products are our best kept secret to smoother and healthier looking lips.
Watch every beauty tutorial videos out there and we bet almost everyone would take out their trusted lip balm or lip care, before applying any lip product. Sure, some would go to the lengths of actually preparing their own natural lip care products like Kourtney Kardashian (https://youtu.be/MKPJLPy6N4o) or Priyanka Chopra (https://youtu.be/948MLgRGNyU) (I tried making this once and ended up eating it more than anything, soz). Some would also prefer tinted lip balms for the quick on-the-go trick, or even rock that wet, glossy look (Seriously how do you keep your hair from sticking on your shiny lips? Discuss).
Thus, here at Oh Beauty we stumbled upon some of our favourite asian-brands lip care products, that we’ll be applying all day long.
Kudos to Shiseido for taking sun protection seriously, as this product also contains SPF 35. It does leave some white cast on your lips, but nothing that can’t be fixed with blotting a bit of tissue and topped with your lipstick of choice. It also works well as a retexturizing treatment incase you have rough lips through the day.
This is a product that we like recently, because – prepare yourself – it smells a bit like boba milk tea. Using honey extracts as its main ingredient, the texture is thick and heavy, so it’ll be great during drier months in winter or as an everyday to-go lips moisturizer to keep on your work desk.
So we came across this product when Song Hye-Kyo used it in the 2018 TV drama series “Encounter”, and of course we googled it straightaway. With camellia oil and apricot kernel oil, the serum stick is perfect if you just want to add that natural glow to the lips without looking like you’re wearing heavy makeup, and like most South-Korean brands it brightens up your face. It’s so good that some people even claimed it to be a dupe of the infamous Dior Addict Lip Glow.
This little tube has a huge cult international following, sworn by beauty editors and bloggers on this planet. Use this leave-on lip mask before your beauty sleep, it will help remove dead skin cells while hydrating your lips at the same time, making it smooth and plump by the time you wake up. FYI it smells really good too – slightly sweet but not overpowering.
As Bali’s finest natural skin care, it’s no surprise that this product has so much natural ingredients: Coconut oil, Nut oil, Beeswax, Castor oil, Flower oil and the list goes on. One swipe and this thick gel texture will melt slowly on your lips, so keep that in mind when in a hurry. Pro-tip: store this balm in the refrigerator before using it to get that cool and spa sensation on your lips!