HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT KOREAN CUSHION FOUNDATION
So what exactly is a Korean Cushion Foundation? Cushion foundations are designed for super easy foundation application. The cushion and applicator allow the foundation to be evenly distributed on your face. For those that love the light coverage of BB Cream, cushion foundations allow you to transport it easily with you wherever you go!
Want to know a little more about what your cushion foundation can do for you? Check out these important features that can help you decide which patch is best for your needs.
You should never leave the house without SPF on your face! All the products on this list provide SPF Coverage. We list out the amount of coverage that each cushion foundation provides in addition to PA coverage. For PA the more plus signs equals to the more coverage there is!
Korean Cushion Foundations tend to be quite light and many even help lighten the skin. Darker and tanner skins might not find the perfect color fit. We let you know how many color options are offered by the brand.
Many of the Cushion Foundations on this list come with a refill which is a huge bonus. This gives you maximum bang for your buck. Check the individual review to see if the product comes with a refill or not
Price is definitely an important factor to consider when selecting the perfect cushion foundation. Most of the foundations on this list are quite affordable but there are also premium picks!
THE BEST KOREAN CUSHION FOUNDATIONS
Mastering the Art of Cushion Compacts
There are so many types of cushion compacts but how do you pick the right one? Remember to use the right cushion compact, it all comes down to the selection of the right finish and coverage for your skin tone. Michelle Pham is a famous youtuber and we love her tips on how to find and apply the cushion compact. We did a youtube cut up video below, check it out!
To apply, load the application sponge and blot it onto your skin in small even pats.
For those who have fair skin here are some suggested brands from S. Korea that will match your skin tone: Etude House, Lancome, Iope, Hera, Laniege, Vida Vici, The Face Shop. (Basically all the brands will have something for your skin tone because Koreans prefer light skin.)
For those who have light to medium skin tones here are some suggested brands: AmorePacific, Sulwhasoo, Innisfree, Hera, Pur, Vidi Vidi, Laneige, Lancome
For those who have a darker skin tone here are some suggested brands: Laneige, Lancome and Pur
*In addition cushion compacts are also available in color correction compacts.
When selecting a cushion compact for dry skin find a compact that is foundation based, look for one that is bb or cc cream based. For application use a good moisturizer and hydrating primer or spray a moisturizing toner directly to the sponge (this will keep your skin hydrated and will keep your foundation from settling in fine lines). Continue to build your desired coverage by adding thin layers, press and lift in order to avoid streaks and dry patches.
Here are some great Cushion Foundation picks for dry skin:
When selecting a cushion compact for combination skin there is a wider range of compacts to pick from. For application start by applying your cushion compact around your jawline and cheeks. Then dab around the t-zone area with a beauty blender in order to avoid build up. Then set it with powder for a great finish.
Here are some picks for combination skin:
When selecting a cushion compact for oily skin make sure it is a mattifying or satin finish. Stay away from “hydrating benefits,” and look for one with a lightweight formula. When it comes to application start by using a mattifying primer to soak up any oil or build up and keep your skin matte. Then finish with a mattifying spray and translucent powder.
Here are some picks for oily skin, acne prone skin, and mature skin:
When selecting a cushion compact for acne and mature skin, make sure you keep your skin balanced. You want to look for cushion compacts with added benefits and stay away from products with heavy formulas and harsh ingredients.
For application start with a primer to smooth out fine lines or blemishes. Apply with a damp sponge and make sure you are applying in thin layers. Touch it up with a spot concealer. Once done with the application finish it up with a hydrating setting mist.
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