April 15, 2019

[Monthly Project] #31 Top 5 Korean Beauty Road Shop Brands That You Can Find In Malaysia

Monthly Project (April 2019)

#31 Top 5 Korean Beauty Road Shop Brands That You Can Find In Malaysia

If you're just starting to venture in Korean beauty stuffs, this might be helpful for you.

There are tons of Korean beauty brands out there and it can be overwhelming for those who just started. " Which brand is reliable? What is the brand's best seller? Where can I get them? Who should I ask for opinion?" etc. Trust me, I can totally relate to that.

Don't worry, Hyeon unnie is here (heh).

Let's start with what we have in Malaysia. Here are the TOP 5 Korean beauty road shop brands that you can find here in Malaysia.

Monthly Project; Top 5 Korean Beauty Road Shop Brands That You Can Find In Malaysia

What you can expect from this post:
  • Korean road shop brands that are available in Malaysia; and
  • Best selling products from each brand.


source : Etude House Malaysia Facebook Page

I'm sure you have seen a pinky-princess beauty concept stores before. It's lively and girly concept has definitely capture the hearts of many teenage girls and women in their twenties.

Their products range from cosmetics (makeup base, foundation, lip products, eyeshadow, brow pencil and etc.) to skincare. My Korean friend told me that this brand is particular popular for its single eyeshadow. Unfortunately we do not see single eyeshadow on the selling shelves here in Malaysia (update as of 19th April 2019 - single eyeshadows are available in Malaysia YAY!).

One of my very first skincare product from Etude House is the Skin Mal:gem Moist. I no longer using this emulsion; nonetheless, it was good for teenagers who just started on skincare regime.

Talking about Etude House, I must introduce to you my trusty eyebrow auto-pencil and mascara fixer. Not only they do the job, also they are 100% value for money and beginner-friendly.

Drawing Eye Brow: RM20

Dr. Mascara Fixer For Perfect Lash #01: RM33.50

Official Online Shop: http://www.etudehouse.com/my/en/

Currently, they have physical stores at Sunway Pyramid (Selangor), Central I-City (Selangor), Sunway Velocity (KL), Mid Valley Megamall (KL), Vivacity Megamall (Sarawak) and The Spring (Sarawak). (do check out their official website here for the latest location update)


source : Missha Malaysia Facebook Page

I only came across this brand rather late, around early 20s. From the outlook, it looks intimidating and I thought its products must be of my higher reach. I was wrong.

In fact, MISSHA is known as the front-runner of Korean road shops. It's inevitable to not talk about its famous base makeup products. For instance, their BB cream has high coverage, smooth-silky finish (almost like our own skin) without losing the high-end touch. No wonder the product is loved by many people.

The two MISSHA products which I wish to introduce to you are the BB cream and 4D mascara. Never go wrong for any occasion.

Perfect Cover BB Cream (50ml): RM46

4D Mascara: RM16

Feel free to drop by their physical store at Sunway Pyramid (Selangor).


source : The Face Shop Malaysia Facebook Page

If you are a hard-core K-pop fan, you must have came across this brand as many K-pop artists have been their brand ambassadors throughout the years. From Kim Hyun Joong, Suzy, Kim Soo Hyun,  f(x)'s Krystal to GOT7, the brand never fails to bring us fresh faces.

THE FACE SHOP offers a wide range of products, from skincare, makeup to body products. The products are considered inexpensive, so it is widely popular among teenagers and young working adults. Besides, there's a chance of getting limited edition of your favourite K-pop idol(s) brand merchandises upon purchase. (what a thrill!)

Bought my very first skincare set from The Face Shop back in university days. That was their Raspberry Roots series. I remember me liking the Raspberry Eye Gel. That was my first eye care product. And ever since, I got the habit of applying eye cream.

Although I didn't repurchase the set, I still have special feeling towards the brand (similar feeling as first love?). After that, I did tried on their makeup remover, daily foam cleanser, color correcting primer, blusher and so on. Personally, I love their Air Cotton Makeup Base (in purple) because of its excellent skin tone-up effect - and super affordable too!

Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam (170ml): RM18.90

Air Cotton Makeup Base (40g): RM14

Lovely Me:ex Pastel Cushion Blusher: RM24

Official Online Store: https://www.thefaceshop.com.my/

As of writing, there are 47 physical stores all around Malaysia. You can easily check them out here to find out the nearest outlet.


source : Innisfree Malaysia Facebook Page

When we talk about Innisfree, it's almost automatic to link the brand to greenery and Jeju island. This is because the brand formulates their products using natural ingredient from Jeju island.

Their product range from skincare, makeup to body products - catering to customers from teenagers to adults - men and women. Definitely a family-friendly brand, I would say. Specifically, their Green Tea Serum from the green tea series is very popular among the bloggers community.

Having said that it's clean and natural image has imprinted in their customers mind, the brand also helps raise awareness to clean and sustainable environment by launching the "empty bottle recycling program". If you have emptied the products, don't throw them just yet. Clean the bottle and bring it to the physical store - get accumulate-able points for that! (maximum of 3 Innisfree empty bottles each month)

My all-time favourite products from Innisfree are no doubt the My Real Squeeze Mask and No-Sebum Mineral Powder. Do check them out!

My Real Squeeze Mask: RM4.50/each

No-Sebum Mineral Powder (5g): RM24.50

Official Online Store: http://www.innisfree.com/my/

As of today, there are 13 outlets all across Malaysia. You can check out here to find the nearest to your location.


source : A'pieu Malaysia Facebook Page

A'PIEU is a word made up of the first alphabet "A" (means beginning) and the French word "PIEU" (means basic and foundation). With its youthful and cute image, the brand aims to present products that are suitable for young and sensitive skin - especially for those who just wanted to start skincare.

Not only they make good skincare products, they have a wide selection of makeup products that will complete your vanity desk.

To note, they make excellent base products. Specifically I was blown away by its Triple Wear Foundation - the coverage is no-doubt promising. One bottle can lasts for a long time. Definitely check them out when you're at the store.

Triple Wear Foundation SPF20/PA++: RM54.90

Moist Creamy Concealer: RM30.20

Official Online Store: https://apieumalaysia.com/

Now they have a total of 6 physical stores across Malaysia, namely Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Kuching. Check their store locations here.


Do you have products you wish to recommend me from the brands above? Let me know in the comment box. :)

Happy shopping!

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