If you’ve been on Instagram at all recently, chances are high you’ll recognize Irene Kim. The Korean model—known to her almost 500K followers as @ireneisgood—has exploded as a bona fide street style star and beauty icon over the past year, with her instantly recognizable (and ever-changing) pastel mane, porcelain skin, and head-turning outfits. We’re thrilled to announce that Kim will be sharing her beauty secrets exclusively to Byrdie in the coming weeks (poreless skin tips included). Last month, she shared her five-step skincare routine. This month, it’s all about budget beauty. Ahead, you’ll find her five favorite Korean beauty products, all under $10. Keep scrolling to see them all!
Hi Byrdie readers!
I live on the yellow brick road of beauty: Garusu-gil. Every other store is a beauty “road shop” (that’s what we like to call the boutiques here) or a new brand store under construction, and most of my beauty shopping is done spontaneously because of my busy schedule. The two programs I do in Korea, Style Live and K-Style, are all about Korean fashion and beauty, and sometimes I find myself making a quick BB cream run between shoots. For my June column, here are five of my favorite Korean beauty items that I can buy in bulk without feeling guilty. Even if you’re just on a quick beauty run or an online spree, you'll definitely get a big bang for your buck!