This month, the Canadian Beauty Bloggers are focusing on K-Beauty products. Sure, everyone has picked up a sheet mask or two, but it can be confusing and expensive to try out other products. iHerb however carries a large selection of various K-Beauty products and offer free or discounted shipping worldwide. This post is sponsored by iHerb, but they let me pick all the products myself and all opinions are my own. So onto my three affordable gift boxes for trying K-Beauty!
If you are shopping K-Beauty with iHerb, you can get a discount off your order by clicking here! If you are a new customer, that link will also give you $5 off when you spend $40 (US) or more. You need to make sure you have spent the minimum for free shipping after the coupon is applied.
Top Picks for a Mask Lovers K-Beauty Gift Set from iHerb
It wouldn’t be K-Beauty without some masks! But not just plain old sheet masks. iHerb carries a large selection of various masks. From pimple patches to lip patches. Even better, all of these masks came to less than $26 US! Read on to see my mask picks.
The COSRX One Step Original Clear Kit has been on my list to try for a while. It is One Step label but actually contains three steps. A generous sample of their Low pH Good Morning gel cleanser, a One Step Original Clear Pad to tone and finally, Holy Moly Snail Mask. I have a full review on this coming up, so check back to see it!
I think most people have heard of COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patches. They absorb oil from blemishes and keep them protected so you don’t pick at them leaving scaring. They are currently the #1 best seller in the K-Beauty mask section at iHerb so be sure to add one to your cart.
I will admit, I find nose strips very satisfying. I get strawberry nose even with regular cleansing, oily skin toner and exfoliation, so am a regular nose strip user. Holika Holika Pig Clear 3 Step nose strip set includes a regular nose strip along with an exfoliating starter strip and a moisturizing finishing strip.
More on Mask Lovers K-Beauty Gift Set from iHerb
Next up, some Dear, Klairs sheet masks, because you always need some sheet masks. Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Sheet Mask cools irritated skin while purifying and helping with large pores. Dear, Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Tencel Sheet Mask has five types of ceramides to help strengthen the skin’s protective barrier.
Then onto some of the more fun masks meant for various areas of your face. TONYMOLY Kiss Kiss Lovely Lip Patch to make up for all those drying matte lippies. Etude House Collagen Eye Patches for after that long night. And finally, TONYMOLY Mr. Smile Patch. While it looks like a moustache, you wear it a little further over on your smile lines.
Makeup Lovers K-Beauty Gift Set from iHerb
Makeup can be hit or miss as a gift unless you know the shade for each brand. K-Beauty shades can differ a lot by brand. So I tend to stick to non-foundation type products for gifts. This K-beauty gift set from iHerb cost me less than $38 US and includes a generous sized primer, eye primer, loose powder, brow pencil, lippy and makeup remover wipes.
A good primer is always useful. Etude House Face Blur is a cream style primer meant to smooth, hide pores and even out tone. You get 1.23oz for under $15 which is a great price for a K-Beauty primer and it has SPF33. You don’t always think to wear sunscreen in winter so it is nice to have it in a product I would use daily.
With holiday party season coming up, an eye primer can help your colourful eyeshadow pop and last all night. Etude House Proof 10 eye primer comes in a bottle with a doe foot applicator. It is ranked #7 for all iHerb eyeshadow products so definitely a fan fave worth adding to your gift set.
More Picks for a Makeup Lovers K-Beauty Gift Set from iHerb
Add on a lip product, because you can never have too many lippies. I chose TONYMOLY Petite Bunny Gloss Bar in Juicy Apple, a nice sheer pink. It isn’t super shiny like a gloss, more like a pigmented balm that hydrates as you wear it.
Fill in your brows with Etude House Drawing Eye Brow. This comes in a dark brown that matches my brows well. It has an angled brow pencil and a spoolie to finish off your brows and make them look more natural.
Finally, set your look with Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder. This loose powder has Jeju mineral and mint to control oil and set makeup. Even better, it smells like candy.
Remove it all with TONYMOLY Cleansing Wipes, because we have all been there at the end of a hard day when you just want to fall into bed and forget you have makeup on.
K-beauty Gift Set from iHerb for the Perfect Makeup Base
Looking for a gift set for someone who loves makeup but has almost everything? Help get the perfect base for cosmetics with This set comes to around $36 US and includes a moisturizing snail gel cream, primer, eye primer and pimple patches to get a smooth base for makeup. These products all make the top 15 products in their iHerb categories so are obviously popular and will work for most skin types.
Top Picks for a Base Themed K-beauty Gift Set
Start with the COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patches that were also included in my mask lovers gift set. They help dry out the pimple without popping leaving scarring for a smoother base look.
Follow up with Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream to moisturize. The multi action formula contains 80% of snail secretion filtrate to help repair your skin along with hyaluronic acid to help keep your skin moisturized longer. It absorbs quickly so you can get on with your makeup routine.
Shopping with iHerb
If you are not familiar with iHerb, while they are based in the US, they ship to over 160 countries and carry over 7,000 bath and beauty products that can be shipped internationally. I often avoid international shipping because I hate paying brokerage fees. But iHerb offers two really affordable international shipping options that allow you to prepay taxes – without the $10+ fee for collecting customs. I paid just a few dollars for shipping with DHL plus the taxes owed and my order was here in a couple of days! But they have a slightly slower option for free shipping when you spend $40 too, but it can come with duty owing at the door.
All Customers can get a discount off their iHerb order and New Customers can get an additional $5 off their minimum $40 order by clicking here. So a great time to try out iHerb or make that order for items sitting in your cart. Their K-Beauty section has a huge selection of products to make your own holiday gift set. Choose from masks, skincare, treatments, makeup, tools and more to make your personalized K-beauty gift set from iHerb.
Check back through the month as I review some of these in-depth to see if it is something you want to include in your own gift.