How Korean beauty guru makes her makeup glowy and long-lasting

Admit it, there are times that you go straight for the primer and foundation, and forget about moisturizing first.

Come on, we see you.

If you're one of those people who think moisturizing is an optional step in makeup, let Clinique and Korean makeup guru Pony convince you otherwise.

For Clinique's Hydration Bar campaign, Pony created two looks-daytime and office-using Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (S$73) for her base.

This lightweight gel-cream gives 24-hour hydration with its activated aloe water and natural hyaluronic acid formula.

The result is an all-day glowy look as Pony showed in her makeup tutorial. (Currently loving that subtle eye makeup and popsicle lip!)

"Your makeup won't set properly if your skin is too dry," Pony says in a press release.

"It's good to leave the moisturizer on your face like a quick moisturizing face mask too."

Pony is known as "Korea's most famous beauty guru," with makeup videos ranging from natural-looking tutorials to celebrity-inspired glam.

She also has two million (and counting!) subscribers on her YouTube channel and almost four million followers on Instagram.

There are two other products in the Hydration Bar line. For a matte base, the Pep-Start HydroBlur (S$43) promises six-hour oil control and hydration.

It also blurs out fine lines and wrinkles. Meanwhile, the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (S$52) gives a healthy glow and improves the skin's moisture-barrier strength in eight weeks.

If you want to put the products to the test, you can pick them up at Clinique stores nationwide and do whatever makeup look with it.

Maybe even follow Pony's techniques for a versatile K-beauty look.

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