Peel off makeup is going to blow up in 2017.

South Koreans have been sending some crazy trends into the makeup world over the last couple of years. 2016 was no different. One such crazy trend was peel off makeup and it’s set to explode in 2017. No, it’s not as scary as it sounds. There ain’t no zombie shenanigans going on, but it’s definitely weird. Does it work? Let’s figure that out.

Peel off makeup isn’t new. It’s been making the rounds in South Korea around the fringes of cosmetics for ages. Basically, it’s a temporary tattoo that stains your skin for days at a time that looks like makeup. You know, like those temporary tattoo’s you got as a kid to look super hardcore. But, only recently it’s been getting serious attention from the mainstream, such as Tony Moly, Etude House and Berrisom.


The most popular types of peel off makeup are brow and lip tints. Probably not going to see a peel off full face foundation anytime soon. They come in a thick and glossy solution in lots of colors and tints. You apply with the included applicator and quickly remove mistakes with a wet cotton bud (don’t ever let mistakes set). After waiting from 30 minutes to overnight, depending on how dark you want it, you peel off the remaining film to reveal the stain.


Is it for you? Well, even though peel off tints tend to last days on end they takes ages to apply, and you don’t even know what it’s going to look like until you peel it off. This means you’re going to have to do some experimentation on how long you are going to leave it on.

That being said, if you are like me, and you’d rather sleep in than spending an extra half hour putting on your face in the morning before work, peel off makeup ensures makeup that doesn’t budge, smudge or fade for days at a time. Get that extra 10 minutes sleep every morning so you can slap that snooze button just one more time.


Get your very own brow tint right here! Lipping’s 7 Day Brow Tattoo Pen! Perfect for the busy modern woman. Set your brow on Sunday night and retouch it next Sunday! Always have perfect brows with minimal effort.

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