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The Indie Brand Taking K-beauty by Storm: Our Top MILLION RED Picks

Tired of the same old, same old K-beauty products? Itching for a Korean beauty brand that truly speaks to your makeup and skincare needs? Say hello to MILLION RED, an indie K-beauty brand that’s blending color theory and life’s most vivid experiences to create a full range of Korean makeup products.

MILLION RED makes makeup inspired by life’s everyday moments. As a brand, MILLION RED is represented by gorgeous imagery, delicate looks, and unique-yet-wearable shades. As defined by their tagline “Color in your moment”, they firmly believe that makeup is not only meant to highlight your appearance but express who you are and what you believe in.

Source: MILLION RED

Here, the top 3 MILLION RED makeup and skincare products we just can’t live without:

For A Dewy Glow: Light-Up Sun Balm SPF 50+ PA+++

K-beauty has never seen a primer quite like this: with a deliciously pink tint and celestial glow that would make the moon jealous, the MILLION RED Light-Up Sun Balm makes shiny skin dreams come true. 

Oddly satisfying beauty: the watery, hydrating texture of the MILLION RED Light-Up Sun Balm

This pact-type primer does way more than just give your skin the appearance of a healthy glow; thanks to a combination of Centella Asiatica (AKA “cica”), Alaskan glacial water, and ceramides, the Light-Up Sun Balm gives a boost of anti-redness, cooling, and moisturizing power. Even better, the Light-Up Sun Balm comes with a 50+ PA+++ SPF for an additional layer of sun protection.

 

For A Pop of Color: Fiction Lip

For impossibly good lip color, look to MILLION RED’s Fiction Lip. Available in 11 ultra-flattering shades, these long-lasting lip tints are perfect for day-to-night glam. These comfortable, fluffy tints are truly the every-person’s lip product; whether you’re a lover of ultra-matte lipsticks or lightweight, pigmented pouts, the Fiction Lip’s airy texture and vivid, buildable color are qualities any makeup lover can appreciate.

MILLION RED Fiction Lip Swatches (Source: MILLION RED)

Not a fan of color? Worry not — the Fiction Lip in Moment of Projection is a clear gloss that delivers seriously high shine.

 

For a Relaxing Sheet Mask Sesh: Blanc de Rouge Bio-Cellulose Mask

We all know the feeling of defeat and exhaustion after a long day at work and/or school. It’s days like these that make a multi-step skincare routine seem absolutely impossible, especially when all you want to do is relax.

The Blanc de Rouge Bio-Cellulose Masks‘s ultra-thin sheet (Source: MILLION RED)

Enter the MILLION RED Blanc de Rouge Bio-Cellulose Mask: not only does this mask minimize your skincare routine’s steps by acting as an ultra-rich essence and serum, but it also treats multiple common skin concerns with clean, safe ingredients. Those in need of a moisture replenishment will appreciate the mask’s ceramide content while those who want youthful and bright skin will notice the free radical-fighting, collagen promoting benefits of grape extract. The ultra-thin, no-slip sheet feels like a comfortable second skin, giving you the ability to move around and multi-task (if you desire). Just wash, tone, apply, and chill.

 

Also within the MILLION RED collection are two 9-pan palettes (named DELIGHT ME and SATISFY ME) and natural coverage cushion foundation (available in 6 shades).

 

Have you entered our MILLION RED Giveaway on Instagram? Click here for details on how to enter!

Korean Skincare Tips to Feed Your Skin

From double cleansing to calming treatments to sheet masks, it looks like beauty-conscious Korean women have all the right tips and tools to get flawless skin. Here are three of our all-time favorite Korean skincare tips that you need to hear!

1. Double Cleansing

In Korea, the first step in any skincare routine asks for two products: an oil-based cleanser that removes impurities, followed by a water-based one that washes away any trace of oil.
Extra tip: always choose gentle alcohol-free cleansers that do not dry out the skin.

2. Essence

A winner among Korean beauty products, essence is key in keeping your skin plump and moisturized throughout the day. Use it after your toner and before your serum by simply placing it in the palm of your hands and patting it onto your face.
Extra tip: to give your skin a quick boost when you are on the go, always keep a hydrating mist such as the 7 Days Vitamin Mist, for extra moisture. Made with soothing mineral water and precious fruit and vegetable extract, it is packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants to replenish skin and strengthen its defense system. Great for all skin types!

Seven Days Vitamin Mist

3. Sheet Masks

Korean skincare is leading in the sheet mask department. Infused with potent ingredients, these are the tailor-made versions of face serums, and can be used whenever your skin needs a boost.
Extra tip: The 7 Days Mask Set is our go-to Korean beauty product for Insta-ready skin. Made with 100% natural ingredients (green tea, pomegranate and aloe, just to name a few), these paraben-free masks hydrates, calms, brightens and repairs the skin, reducing inflammation and giving your skin a radiant glow. Remember to always pat the leftover mask essence over your face and neck since every drop is precious.

Seven Days Mask Set

Discover more about the 7 Day Line and many more on KOODING.com.Storing some of the most coveted Korean cosmetic brands right now, www.KOODING.com is ready to become your one-stop shop for beautiful skin

Meet Stephanie Ahn!

Meet Stephanie Ahn,  blogger from Toronto, Canada who loves fashion, K-pop, good eats, and versatile fashion. Here, she shares her fashion tips, makeup routine, favorite travel destinations and more with KOODING. To learn more about what inspired her to become a blogger, the best Toronto eats from a local, and more, read on.

 

Q: What inspires your fashion?

SA: Anything – trends, family, friends, music, and different cultures. I get inspired on the daily and wear whatever I’m into! 

Q: What influences your fashion style most?

SA: My mood influences my fashion style the most. My style is very diverse and I definitely do not stick to one specific style or type of clothing. Depending on how I’m feeling, I’ll go for edgy, cute, or a classy look. 

Q: What is your favorite item in your closet and why?

SA: My current favorite item in my closet is my brown leather backpack. Backpacks are an accessory that I do not normally gravitate towards but I’ve been digging the way it looks with my outfits lately.

Q: What is the best fashion investment you’ve ever made?

SA: I recently purchased a white clothing rack and it has honestly been so helpful when planning my outfits ahead of time. Would 100% recommend anyone to get a good quality rack for themselves!  

Q: What inspired you to become an influencer

SA: One of my best friends is a blogger and suggested I start an Instagram account. I decided to give it a shot and I really enjoyed it. I love sharing my outfits and lifestyle with my followers and it’s truly motivating that I can be an inspiration and create an impact for others as well! 

Q: What is your skincare routine

SA:

1. Chanel – La Mousse Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream-to-foam

  1. Chanel- La Mousse Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream-to-foam
  2. Swiss Line – Watershock Purifying Toner
  3. SKII – Facial Treatment Essence
  4. Tony Moly – Master Lab Real Mask Sheets (Intensive Hydrating or Vitamin C Brightening)
  5. Swiss Line – Force Vitale Aqua Vitale Serum 24
  6. Mary Kay – TimeWise Age-Fighting Moisturizer
  7. Shiseido – BioPerformance LiftDynamic Eye Treatment

I’d love to try these products from KOODING’s Beauty Studio:

  1.  Brilliant Tone Up E.G.G Oil https://www.kooding.com/Brilliant-Tone-Up-E.G.G.-Oil.html?cvarid=5ad8ce155128d0ea8d7912a9&cty=p&caicn=cai_view
  2. Seven Days Vitamin Mist https://www.kooding.com/Seven-Days-Vitamin-Mist.html?cvarid=5ad8ce155128d0ea8d7912a9&cty=p&caicn=cai_view
  3. Miracle Marina Collagen For Face Eye Cream https://www.kooding.com/Miracle-Marine-Collagen-For-Face-Eye-Cream.html?cvarid=5ad8ce155128d0ea8d7912a9&cty=p&caicn=cai_view

It’s very extensive, but I quickly came to realize how important a proper skin care routine is. I think of skincare as an investment and for someone who was definitely not blessed with perfect skin, this routine has helped me achieve healthy and glowing skin. 

Q: What is your makeup routine

SA: 1. Shiseido – Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face

  1. Makeup Forever – Full Cover Concealer
  2. Nars – All Day Luminous Foundation
  3. Too Faced – Peach Perfect Matte Setting Powder
  4. Nars – Laguna Bronzer (for eyeshadow) 
  5. NYX – Waterproof liner in Mink
  6. Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner
  7. L’oreal  – Telescopic Mascara
  8. Nars – Laguna Bronzer (for contour) 
  9. Nars – Orgasm Powder Blush
  10. Colourpop Golden State of Mind Palette – Golden Egg shadow for highlight
  11. Colourpop Brink for lips

Q: What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

SA: I’m obsessed with Korean variety shows, K-pop, and K-dramas 🙂 Ask me anything about Korean news and I’ll tell you all the juicy deets. 😋

Q: What’s your favorite thing about living in Toronto?

SA: I love the hustle of the city and the diverse people. You can really see that the people in Toronto are determined and working hard to reach their goals. The city inspires me to keep pushing and live a fast-paced life. 

Q: Where are your go to hang out spots, eats, and cafes in Toronto?

SA: Currently, I am loving Lavelle and Constantine to brunch. My go to restaurants are Little Piggy for some quality K-BBQ and KAKA for good sushi. But, my absolute favorite place to hang and eat is Kensington Market. Here you’ll find the most delicious eats for cheap and is probably one of the most unique and fun spots in Toronto. Some of my favorite restaurants in Kensington Market are Rasta Pasta for the best Jamaican food and Seven Lives for the tastiest fish tacos!

Q: Where are your favorite travel destinations and why (both in the states and other countries)?

SA: For the States, I recently traveled to LA for the first time and fell in love with the city. It’s a mix of the hustle from Toronto and chill, laid-back vibes. I still can’t decide if I like Toronto or LA better though! For Europe, my favorite destinations are Rome and Venice, Italy. I was in awe of the beautiful architecture every second I was there and would 100% recommend everyone to visit. Also, the food was 10/10. For Asia, obviously Korea! I go to Korea every other year to visit family and friends and it’s probably my ultimate favorite travel destination. The food, culture, and people are all amazing and I never get tired of it. I’m missing it now just thinking about it. 🙂 

Q: What are your travel essentials?

SA: Currently – Face masks, leather jacket, and resistant bands. Face masks are a must for me as my skin tends to suffer from the change in climates and location. My leather jacket pairs up with any outfit I wear so I always make sure to pack it. Lastly, I always pack my resistant bands so I can work out daily on the go and anywhere.

Q: What goals would you like to achieve before 2019?

SA: My main goal is to move my digital content creation to the next level. I want to continue to create unique and inspiring content for myself and my followers but kick it up a notch. 

Q: What is your favorite thing about KOODING?

SA: I love that KOODING houses so many of my favorite Korean clothing brands. This allows me to shop for any style and any trendy clothing piece I want. The site is also updated with new items regularly so I always have a huge selection to shop from.

To shop Stephanie’s favorite KOODING looks visit:

https://www.kooding.com/Whats-Hot/Influencer-Closet/Stephanie-Ahn/

And follow Stephanie’s Instagram & YouTube channels!

Happy Shopping!

 

Cozy Sweats with Keri Hyjurick-Stories of KOODING

Find out how Keri styles cozy sweats for an everyday look on her site !
Whether you’re going to class or picking up groceries, comfort is always a top priority. Have a matching top with some sweatpants will make your look put-together and refined while eliminating the discomfort.


Training Set by LAGirl

Comfort is seriously key for me now, especially in the dead of winter when one . cannot be bothered to be dressed to the nines 24/7.“-Keri

This cropped boxy sweater with small white stitching details on the side add the perfect amount of design to turn this basic red sweater into something more interesting. The vibrant red is a statement in and of itself and will definitely draw attention to your outfit no matter how far you are!

Share with us your style for a chance to be featured with the hashtag #KOODING and tag us as well (@KOODING).

Thanks for reading and happy shopping!

 

 

Film Festival Ready with Toshiko!- Humans of KOODING

Napa Valley’s Film Festival is a perfect combination of exciting and fun. Blogger Toshiko heads up to San Francisco to explore all that Northern California has to offer!

She manages to look poised and professional by styling KOODING clothing through two very different outfits. Outfit number one has a pop of color with her red leather jacket on top of our Mocha Coffee Dress by MOCOBLING. She adds cute accessories such as round sunnies, a small black purse, and some white heeled leather loafers to top it off.

Shop Toshiko’s look : Mocha Coffee Dress

Toshiko’s second outfit is definitely a lot girly with our lacy Moldive Beach Tee & Dress Set by Fiona. Add some rounded Ray Ban sunnies, vintage heels, and a small purse and you’re ready for wine tasting! The textures in outfit #2 definitely stand out and make the outfit unique and elegant. 

Shop Toshiko’s look: Moldive Beach Tee & Dress Set 

Make sure to check out Toshiko’s blog post up on her site and share your style with the hashtag #KOODING and don’t forget to tag us @KOODING as well! Post a blog and you might get featured on our site! For more outfits, check out KOODING.com! Happy Shopping~

Best,
KOODING Team

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