What foundation do kpop idols use
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What Foundation Do K-pop Idols Use? BTS, Twice, & More

Have you ever wondered what foundation k-pop idols use to get that flawless glass skin? Scroll through my list or click on your favorite k-pop idol group to find out what products they use for daily wear and stage performances. 


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Korean makeup artist WONJUNGYO (원정요) has worked with Twice and put together some iconic looks for the girls’ music videos. She revealed some of her favorite foundations including  YSL Touché Eclat Teint Creme;   Dior Forever Skin Glow ;  Estée Lauder Double Wear;  and Estée Lauder Futurist Aqua Brilliance Foundation. In addition to those she has also used Aprilskin Magic Snow CushionBelief Moisture Bomb CushionJung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Long Wear Cushion;  and The Saem Cover Perfection Tip Concealer to brighten the eye area.

One of Twice’s other makeup artists LULU Jia revealed in an interview with ELLE Korea that “Dahyun doesn’t do base makeup.” You can find out more about that here.


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BTS is loved and adored all over the world for their multiple talents, charming looks, and fun personalities. Their makeup artists are always rotating through a variety of different beauty products from both Western and Asian brands. This includes MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus FoundationChanel Le Teint Ultra Wear FoundationYSL Youth Liberator Serum FoundationYSL Touché Eclat Le Teint Foundation;  and Shiseido Spotscover Foundation.

A while back Jin posted a photo where a shelf of NARS Sheer Glow Foundation can be seen behind him. BTS also has their own unique makeup brand called VT x BTS. You can see their website here and browse through many different kinds of cushion foundations along with other cosmetics. 


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On her own personal YouTube channel Solar has revealed some of her favorite makeup and beauty products. She has been seen using the HANYUL Cover Foundation and Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation. In a fun video where Solar tried a member makeup challenge, her makeup artist was also using the same Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation. This foundation was used to recreate Hwasa, Wheein, and Moonbyul’s signature makeup looks.

Subscribe to Solar’s YouTube channel here and check out her makeup videos listed below:

This summer! Solar’s stage makeup | Found a good foundation
Makeup for when eating hot and spicy tteokbokki


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NCT & WayV

With a current lineup of 23 members and a very unique concept NCT is rapidly gaining attention and popularity worldwide. NCT’s makeup artists seem to stick with their tried and true — Estée Lauder Double Wear and Etude House Double Lasting Foundation. The makeup artists have been using these two products from earlier comebacks right up to the most recent promotions for RESONANCE. They are both very high quality foundations and perform similarly on the face. NCT’s stylist has also used NARS Sheer Glow Foundation on Jeno when he hosted The Show.

Another thing worth noting is that NCT 127 are ambassadors for Nature Republic and NCT DREAM are ambassadors for CandyLab Cosmetics. The makeup artist used Nature Republic Green Derma Mild Cica Serum Cover Cushion on NCT 127 members. For the CandyLab photoshoot NCT DREAM members were using CandyLab Double Pop Peach Dewy Tone Up & Cover Cushion.


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In Sorn’s Everyday Makeup Tutorial she said that she doesn’t really like to use foundation because it feels too thick. Instead she prefers a cushion which is much lighter on the skin and is more comfortable for daily wear. The cushion that Sorn likes is the Too Cool For School Fixing Cover Cushion. She also mentioned that CLC members Seungyeon and Elkie like this cushion as well.

To complete her base makeup Sorn also uses the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Pact and her favorite Courcelles Concealer Pencil. If you’re interested in seeing the rest of her everyday makeup routine click here and subscribe to her YouTube channel here. You can also see Sorn getting her makeup done in these two videos listed below:

Chatting with and doing Sorn’s Makeup
Catching up with Sorn + A soft glam look

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Blackpink made a special guest appearance in an episode of South Korea’s tv show called Get It Beauty. In that episode the girls revealed some of their own daily skin care and makeup products. Jisoo and Rosé both like the Moonshot Face Perfection Balm Cushion. Jennie’s pick was the Shu Uemura Petal Skin Cushion. Lisa likes many different products including Dior Dream Skin Perfect Skin FoundationLe Blanc FoundationMoonshot Micro Setting Fit CushionMoonshot Micro Correctfit Cushion;  and Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder.

In a Refinery29 video, Blackpink’s makeup artist Myungsun Lee used Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation to recreate Jennie’s iconic look from the “Kill This Love” music video. Click here to see the full makeup look.

Lisa was chosen by MAC Cosmetics to be the first ever k-pop idol representing the brand. For a fun holiday party look, Lisa wore MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation and the Extra Dimension Skinfinish Highlighter in Snow Gold.

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Tiffany Young

Tiffany Young shared all her beauty secrets in a video for Vogue’s YouTube channel. She showed the viewers her daily makeup products and gave some beauty tips as well. Tiffany emphasized the importance of using base products before applying foundation. First she mixed a small amount of RMK Creamy Polished Base Primer and Etude House Glow On Oil Volume Base together on the back of her hand. Then she applied the primer evenly all over her face before starting her base makeup.

For the actual base makeup Tiffany used RMK Liquid Foundation and applied it in a thin even layer using a flat foundation brush. Click here if you’re interested in seeing her full skin care and makeup routine.


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