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November 23, 2017

Here’s What a K-Beauty Guru Buys on Black Friday (Jump on This Now!)

Ready for Black Friday? Yeah, neither are most of us. There’s just so much choice out there! So take it from this K-beauty guru and see what she’d buy on the year’s busiest shopping day ever. (P.S. the sale is up right now!) Ready? Set! Shop!



OK, y’all! Listen! We’re having an awesome Black Friday sale, and I’ve already got my list ready. I’ve tried to limit myself to one product from each brand on sale to get a good variety. Check out my future haul and my reasons behind the picks!


Clio Virgin Kiss Tension Lip Oil Tint

Regularly $17.61, now $13.21


It’s getting cold and dry and I need to be able to wear a slick of balm with whatever lip color I’ve chosen for the day. The best and most moisturizing way to stain lips in a balm-friendly way is with an oil-based tint. I’m a huge fan of Clio’s lip products, so I’m dying to try the Clio Virgin Kiss Tension Lip Oil Tint, specifically in the shade Cinnamon Spice — how fitting for the holidays.


The Saem Iceland Micro Hydrating Eye Stick

Regularly $8.50, now $6.38


I love Iceland, I love hydration, and I would be a damn fool not to pick up something shaped like an adorable freaking bear.


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Skinfood Beauty in a Food Mask Sheet Horse Fat

Regularly $1.98, now $1.49


Look. I love horses. I had one growing up. His name was Bear and he was an old Appaloosa that I would ride through the Dairy Queen drive-thru (yes, that really happened). But I have also eaten horse meat, as it’s not all that uncommon where I now live. Horse fat is a by-product of the horse meat market, and if you’re opposed to the meat, I understand. I’m more of the “waste not, want not” type, and at least the by-product is going to use. Flimsy justification? Maybe. But I do quite enjoy the effect of horse fat (sometimes called mayu) on my skin, as the Guerisson Complex 9 Cream showed me. I’d like to also give this sheet mask a whirl and see how it performs.

Peripera Mini Mini Fashion People's Carrier

Peripera Fashion People’s Carrier

Regularly $30, now $22.50


Adorable packaging, killer products, and already a great deal before the discount. I’ve been eyeing this lip tint and concealer kit for the sister-in-law for Christmas; she better hope I have the willpower not to break it open and keep it for myself 😉


Goodal Moisture Barrier Duo Sleeping Mask

Regularly $20, now $15


I am a huge fan of the Moisture Barrier line, and this new Duo Sleeping Mask looks like it just might be the perfect antidote to those harsh winter nights. I have a lot of nighttime outdoor activities coming up this winter, and I’m pretty sure this is going to be a must-have to protect me all night long!


Missha M Magic Cushion Strobeam Opal 15g


Missha M Magic Cushion Strobeam Opal

Regularly $20.09, $15.68


Um, cushion? Sparkly? Strobe? Bih, you better get on my face. “Shimmery opal pearl particles make it look as if a ring light is in front of you” — say no more, you’re coming home with me.


Innisfree City Vacance Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++

Regularly $16, now $12


One of my New Year’s skin resolutions is to have a portable sun protection product in each of my purses, ready to go. Innisfree has never disappointed me with their liquid sunscreens, so I have high hopes for this high protection, highly portable stick!

Nature Republic EXO Edition Hand and Nature Hand Cream 9 Set

Nature Republic EXO Edition Hand and Nature Hand Cream 9 Set

Regularly $35, now $26.25


Although I’m not a K-pop fan myself (with the exception of BigBang, thanks to my daughter), I’ve got quite a few K-poppers in my life. Now I just have to decide if one person is going to get this or if I’m going to break it up into smaller sets.


Iope Men Air Cushion SPF50

Regularly $27.50, now $20.63


My husband is a working model — sounds cool, but trust me, it’s not very glamorous. Sometimes he’ll get calls from his agent sending him to auditions and go-sees with little warning. When that happens, he needs to look like he has lowkey perfect skin when in reality he highkey doesn’t. He doesn’t have acne anymore, but there are still imperfections that this cushion would make short work of, so this is going in his stocking for X-mas.


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Innisfree Blueberry Rebalancing 5.5 Cleanser

Regularly $5.91, now $4.43


I’ve got two products for my Innisfree list. I need to grab this cleanser for the very boring reason that I’m out of it and it’s one of my favorites. It’s a damn good simple low pH cleanser, and I love how creamy it is.


Mamonde Vivid Touch Stick Shadow

Regularly $7.23, $5.42


Gimme a nice fat shadow stick to hit up my inner corners with a pixie glow. These twist-up sticks are large (as in, they’ll last a long time), and #1 is a pure white shade that will give the upcoming winter snowflakes a run for their sparkly white money.


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Tony Moly Naturalth Goat Milk Premium Cream

Regularly $32.50, now $24.38


I haven’t been Tony Moly’s biggest skincare fan, but after being totally wowed by their Naturalth Goat Milk baby body wash, I totally want to give this grownup Goat Milk Cream a try! The first ingredient in this glycerin-based cream is indeed goat milk extract, so I’m intrigued and excited!


Hanyul Ja Cho Oil Cleansing Balm

Regularly $35.36, now $26.52


I’ve run through my SanDaWha oil cleanser and my last hoarded bottle of my favorite discontinued oil cleanser. I need a fresh start, and I want a fancy balm to start the new year off right. Hello Hanyul. Hello sweet skincare haul!


Have you tried any of these goodies? What’d you think? And what do you have on your Black Friday list? Let me know in the comments!



Coco Park is an author, beauty journalist, blogger, podcast host, and all around oddball living in Montreal Quebec with her family. Originally from the southern USA, she worked for several years in the makeup industry as a professional makeup artist and holds a certificate in esthetics. She is a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Want to know more? Check her out on the Beauty Beyond Basics podcast, on her blog, on Instagram @thebeautywolf, and in her book "Korean Beauty Secrets: A Practical Guide to Cutting-Edge Skincare & Makeup."