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December 18, 2017

Vanity Fare: What’s on the Top Shelf of Courtney of Black Girl Gone K-Beauty

In our continuing Vanity Fare series, where we take a peek into the beauty routines of our favorite beauty insiders, we talk to Korean beauty enthusiast and blogger Courtney from Black Girl Gone K-Beauty about her killer budget-friendly routine, perfect for treating combination skin and hyperpigmentation.



What started her K-beauty obsession:


I got into K-beauty because of women I followed on social media. I joined a group called Geom Girls on Facebook, which is a group dedicated to skincare and women of color. I have combination skin that suffers from post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. I did not have a steady skincare routine and I was fed up with my skin being in the condition it was.


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Her morning and nighttime routines:


My morning routine is fairly short and simple. I use COSRX Low pH Cleanser, followed by the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner, the Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum, Tosowoong Camellia Oil, and Lagom Sun Gel.


My nighttime routine starts with removing my makeup using the Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil. I then use the Nooni Snowflake Whip Cleanser, followed by Son&Park Beauty Water, COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence, COSRX Triple C Lightning Liquid, a sheet mask (the kind depends on my mood), and last but not least, the Skinfood Royal Honey Essential Queen’s Cream.


Her holy grail products:


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Son&Park Beauty Water is a product that I will continue to buy. I also love Nooni products and anything by COSRX. Leaders sheet masks are another favorite of mine!


Her makeup routine:


My basic makeup routine uses my three favorite: Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation in the shade 540 Suede W, Ben Nye setting powder in the shade Nutmeg, and Cover Girl Queen Collection Mascara.


How embracing a K-beauty routine has helped her skin:


K-beauty has gotten my combination skin under control. I used to suffer frequent blackheads and cystic acne, and it has been become very rare that it happens now. My overall skin texture is brighter, and my hyperpigmentation is finally clearing up.


You can find Courtney on Twitter (blackgirlgonekb), Instagram @Blackgirlgonekbeauty, and her blog Black Girl Gone K-Beauty.


All photos courtesy of Courtney.


Sheryll Donerson got her start as a beauty writer by writing K-beauty reviews for her blog, The Wanderlust Project. These days, she's lifting heavy weights, eating tacos, drinking (too much) coffee and is 1/4 of the beauty podcast, Beauty Beyond Basics (or Triple Bees for short). You can find her on Instagram and Twitter at @sheryllrenata.