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      • Look Flawless with a Visit to Beauty Play

        • 04/17/2023

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  • Participants at a Beauty Play event

    Do you love K-beauty? Want to experience the real K-beauty? Curious about the latest trends in K-beauty? If you answered “yes” to any of the previous questions, then you have to add Beauty Play to your travel itinerary!

    Interior of Beauty Play

    Answers you can expect to find at Beauty Play include how to achieve the highly sought-after “no makeup” makeup look, the ever-popular glass skin look featuring a bright and dewy skin tone, the latest products to treat a variety of different skin issues, and even the vibrant make-up looks used by hallyu stars!

    Interior of Beauty Play

    Beauty Play can show you the true identity of K-beauty in all its aspects. Supported by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, and operated by the Korea Cosmetics Industry Institute, Beauty Play is a K-beauty platform you can trust. To add icing to the cake, it’s located in the popular tourist area of Myeongdong.

    Interior of Beauty Play

    Beauty playground

    Cosmetics on display at Beauty Play

    Beauty Play allows you to experience for yourself the different K-beauty products and styles you have seen in advertisements or through social media channels. They have over 100 products from 30 different brands for everything from skincare and makeup to body and hair care. All products have passed rigorous screening both at the Korea Cosmetics Industry Institute and by outside experts, and all are made in Korea so you can be sure you’re trying true K-beauty cosmetics. Beauty Play also changes their line-up every two months in keeping with the seasons, so you can easily find the latest trends and popular items when you visit.

    Interior of Beauty Play

    Another amazing aspect of Beauty Play is that the products are all from small to mid-sized beauty brands! You’ll be able to find the newest brands and trends here.

    Getting to try out all these great products is enough of a reason to visit, but Beauty Plus offers plenty more programs. The most popular program they offer is the makeup service. After a brief meeting with a makeup artist to discuss what type of style you are wanting, the artist will give you the perfect look! If you have already done your makeup before coming, sign up for the hair styling!

    Make-up class at Beauty Play

    If you are after healthy skin, the pride of K-beauty, then be sure to try the skin diagnosis service! The program analyzes your skin and provides results regarding the age of your skin, pore quality, pigmentary discolorations, skin type, wrinkles, and elasticity. With these results, you will be recommended products to help problem areas, and even given samples to try at home!

    Skin diagnosis service at Beauty Play Results of the skin diagnosis at Beauty Play

    The personal color test is another fun program that can have long-lasting results! After taking a picture at the kiosk, the machine will analyze your skin tone and give you results in just 10 seconds! Results include a list of colors that suit you, a list of colors to avoid, and recommended makeup colorings.

    Personal color test at Beauty Play Personal color test at Beauty Play

    The greatest thing about all these programs: they’re all free! Upon arriving at Beauty Play, simply scan the QR code to sign up for the programs you want. You’ll have to register some simple information, but then you’re all set! If you have any questions about K-beauty, you can ask any of the staff for help. They can provide consultations on everything from makeup methods to skin treatments. While everything is free, it’s a good idea to make a reservation before visiting.

    Make-up class at Beauty Play

    On a final note, you don’t have to worry about anything being lost in translation, as the staff can communicate in English, so visit Beauty Play and enjoy all of their different services!

    Mini Interviews

    Mandy

    All the beauty services at Beauty Play are really special. I have always been very interested in K-makeup, but this was my first time getting makeup done by a professional makeup artist, so I was really happy.

    Mandy (German)

    Angelina

    I think a lot of women around the world are interested in having healthy-looking skin like so many Korean women have. During my visit to Beauty Play, I took the skin diagnosis and found the skincare routine to match it. I’m looking forward to seeing my skin improve with this new routine!

    Angelina (Russian)

    Ryu Bomi (Beauty Play manager & makeup artist)

    Beauty Play is a space where you can experience tried and true K-beauty products recommended by the Korea Cosmetic Industry Institute. I recommend visiting Beauty Play to anyone who is interested in finding the perfect K-beauty makeup look or learning about healthy skincare routines.

    Manager Ryu Bomi

    Beauty Play

    • Address: 3F, 73, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 명동길 73 3층)
    • Inquiries: +82-70-4070-9675
    • Website: beautyplay.kr (Korean, English)
    • Instagram: @beautyplay.official

    More Info

    • 1330 Korea Travel Helpline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

    * This column was last updated in March 2023, and therefore information may differ from what is presented here. We advise you to check for updates before visiting.

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