It’s finally the magical day we’ve each been waiting for all year long…KCON 2016 NY! By now you’ve probably already lovingly e-stalked your bias to obsess over their chic airport fashion and mentally process the fact that they are breathing the same city air as you. But before you hyperventilate into oblivion let’s make sure you have everything you need to survive #Kcon16NY (as well as LA!)
At the top of your “must-do” list for Kcon this summer should be sun protection because you want to make sure you’re looking your best for selcas and K-idol fan engagement.
So make sure you slather on SPF under your makeup or BB cream and re-apply throughout the day to prevent sunburn. I’m currently testing the Re:cipe Crystal Sun Spray 50 SPF P+++ (SPF represents the level of protection from UVB rays while P+++ represents the level protection from UVA rays.) I absolutely love it so far! It’s super light, leaves absolutely no
white cast, and can even be used as a make-up setting spray or cooling mist. There are no parabens or synthetic chemicals making it a great choice for those with sensitive skin. You can find it at Memebox on sale for $14! (New to Memebox? You can use my referral code for 25% off your 1st purchase.) For more intense sun protection make sure to pack an umbrella/parasol or bring a sun hat!
With an expected high of 80 degrees Fahrenheit it’s important to keep your temperature as cool as possible. Make sure to stay hydrated! Pack an empty water bottle that you can easily refill on-site. Bring a fan! I found mines at a local Asian dollar store, they’re super affordable and get’s the job done. If you overheat easily make sure to also pack a face mist. I have several different face mists which address different skin concerns, but for Kcon NY I wanted one that would lovingly refresh my skin & makeup and would maintain my dewy GLO throughout the day. I chose the Whamisa Organic Flowers Damask Rose Petal Mist ($38) from
GlowRecipe! It smells absolutely divine, contains actual rose petals suspended in the mist, and 90% of the ingredients are organic. (Here’s a $5 coupon for your first shopping experience at GlowRecipe.)
Don’t forget to bring your makeup essentials for quick touch-ups. How can you blow kisses to Bangtan or Mamamoo if your pout isn’t painted to perfection!? My lips are being adorned by PeriPera Rouge Pang ($16) in the shade ‘Makes Love‘ thanks to ClubClioUsa. It’s an apple-ishious glossy red with a tantalizing candy scent. The pigment is amazingly opaque so no matter what shade of melanin you are it’s going to pop divinely!
Also in my carrot shaped bag from oo35mm is: My Bangtan Boys themed K-beauty notepad, mint pen from Daiso, Hello Kitty white chocolate morsels from Hmart, re-useable chopsticks, Panda’s Dream and Banana Hand Milk lotion samples from TonyMoly, a mirror for makeup retouches from TonyMoly’s Koreatown store grand opening last year, and a Bangtan ARMY button and t-shirt repping my bias Park Jimin!
If you couldn’t make it to KCON NY or LA don’t stress! This year KCON USA is live-streaming the event so be sure to tune in at 7pm eastern time when the concerts start on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25: Kcon TV
Also, make sure to follow all the pre-concert action throughout the day with #KCON16NY stream on Twitter!