How I Prep My Face the Night Before I Apply Full Makeup with Cosrx [Serum, Sleeping Masks & Patches Review]

When I first started out blogging about Korean Beauty, the brand that I wanted to try the most during my beginner days was Cosrx. Fast forward a couple years, I’m finally able to try Cosrx thanks to StyleKorean. I included three of the products as part of my nighttime routine to prep my face for full makeup the following day. I have oily, acne-prone skin but I think this routine would work for other skin types as well.

What’s in my nighttime routine for prepping my face for makeup?
Cosrx The Vitamin C 13 Serum
Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask
Cosrx Full Fit Propolis Lip Sleeping Mask

Cosrx The Vitamin C 13 Serum
Key Ingredients: Vitamin C (13%) & Panthenol

Review: The Cosrx The Vitamin C 13 Serum is liquidy and has a yellowish transparent appearance. As I was applying the serum, it didn’t feel sticky. However, once the serum settled on my skin, it did leave a slightly sticky finish. I was surprised that this serum left a moisture barrier on the surface of my skin, which probably explains why it left a somewhat sticky finish at the end. It took quite some time for my skin to fully absorb the serum. It didn’t look oily or greasy, it left my skin looking high hydrated and with a bright, slightly dewy complexion.

Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask
Key Ingredients: Rice Extract (68.9%) & Niacinamide

Review: Unlike other sleeping masks, the Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask doesn’t have a gel-like consistency. If I were to try to describe the consistency, it would say that it’s like a thick cream that leaves a thick moisture barrier on the surface of my skin. It may be like a thick cream, but it doesn’t feel heavy on my skin. It doesn’t feel sticky or look greasy on my skin. If you watched my video, you’ll see that I used a cotton pad to wipe my face when I woke and on the cotton pad, you’ll notice that there was hardly any dirt that stuck to my face. My face looked highly hydrated and moisturized the next day, ready for makeup to be applied onto.

Despite being like a thick cream, it doesn’t have the same properties as a cream. In my video, you’ll notice that it doesn’t spread like a cream. I need to squish or flatten the mask flat first before I can properly spread the spa mask. I like that it didn’t clog my oily, acne-prone skin.

The Cosrx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight SpaMask is a perfect choice for those who prefer their sleeping mask to not be sticky. If you especially dislike having your sleeping mask stick to your pillows or sheets, then you’ll love this overnight spa mask.

Cosrx Full Fit Propolis Lip Sleeping Mask
Key Ingredients: Honey-6 Complex

Review: Thick and glossy, the Cosrx Full Fit Propolis Lip Sleeping Mask feels heavy on my lips. When I say thick and glossy, it really is thick and glossy but surprisingly, this gloss leaves little to no stickiness on my lips. It’s fairly comfortable to leave on my lips overnight, but you’ll definitely feel that there is something on your lips when you use this lip sleeping mask. It’s really good at hydrating and protecting my lips from the cold weather. When I woke up, my lips looked plumped and moisturized.

I thought that the texture reminded me of petroleum jelly and I realized it was because Petrolatum was listed as the ingredient that made up the most of this lip sleeping mask.

Overall, the three products helped me in creating a smooth base for applying makeup because the three Cosrx products greatly contributed to moisturizing my lips and face. I find that it’s easier to create a more seamless makeup look when my face is highly moisturized, especially since I have huge pores. As for the pimple patch, I use it on my acne and cover it up with makeup.

Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch
Feature: Comes in 7mm, 10mm, and 12mm sizes.

Review: At first, I thought that the Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch would be obvious when I put it on my face because it appears to be opaque. However, upon sticking it onto my face, it became translucent. It doesn’t look that obvious on my face from afar but when you take a closer look, you’ll definitely notice it. I like how it doesn’t dry out my acne and how it stays in place on my face. I tried sticking it on right after applying sunscreen on my face, and it was still able to stay in place.

I received the Cosrx from StyleKorean in exchange for my honest review as part of the 2023 Try Me Review Me. I received no monetary compensation and all opinions are my own.

Where to get it?

You can get Cosrx products on StyleKorean and you can use the code "trymecosrxnew" to get 10% off your purchase until March 23, 2023.


  1. Oh! Must have.. perfect skincare to for my acne๐Ÿ’—

  2. Worth to try!❤️❤️

  3. this definitely looks like a very nice skin care kit with such amazing products! ๐Ÿ˜


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