Korean Beauty Secrets I Learned in Seoul, by Chriselle Lim

These days, being a multihyphenate is practically a requirement for running a successful blog—but Chriselle Lim, creator of The Chriselle Factor, was one of the first. Stylist, trendsetter, outfit-inspirer… and now a new mom, lifestyle icon, and beauty authority (you may have seen her recent videos with Estée Lauder), Lim is an influencer in the ultimate sense of the word—which is exactly why we’re thrilled to announce her as our newest Byrdie contributor! Each month, she’ll be sharing all of her beauty favorites—from the best beauty tips she picked up on her travels (and trust us, there’s a lot) to the new products she’s currently coveting. For her first column, we asked her to share a photo diary of her recent trip to Seoul, along with the buzzy treatments she tried and trends she picked up while she was there. Enjoy!



Courtesy of Chriselle Lim

Hi Byrdie readers! 

As most of you know, I am a Korean American living in Los Angeles, but I do make an effort to visit Seoul, Korea, at least once a year. Besides the yearly visit to the grandparents, I find myself being completely inspired by the culture, food, technology, street style, and of course beauty innovation. I recently went on a girls’ trip with Alicia Yoon of Peach & Lily during Seoul Fashion Week, and needless to say, it did not disappoint. I left with a belly filled with Korean street food (and jeans that were too tight), a suitcase filled with beauty products, and glowing skin! So, for my first column as a Byrdie contributor, I wanted to share with you some of the beauty secrets I discovered while I was in Korea, innovative products I recently discovered, and some unseen photos and selfies from my trip! Keep scrolling for my official Korean beauty diary!