Trying out Korean cushion foundations is a great entry-level product if you want to begin experimenting with make up in Korea but do not know where to start.
Cushion foundations are a Korean invention that combines the most desirable elements of different products: the convenience of a compact, the hydration of a BB cream, and the coverage of a foundation. Most Korean cushion foundations also use similar ingredients to popular skincare products.
About Korean Cushion Foundations
Cushion foundations were initially formulated by Amorepacific, which intended to make a multifunctional sunscreen product that would be easy to transport and reapply. Since their inception during the late 2000s, cushion foundations have been a staple of Korean beauty but have only gained popularity in the West in the last few years.
The recent surge in popularity can be partially attributed to the “glass skin” trend and the 10-step Korean skincare routine, which began circulating around 3 years ago.
Clio Kill Cover Glow Fitting Cushion Foundation
The shade range of this product is significantly better than some of the other products on this list. With shade names like Fair, Lingerie, Ivory, Vanilla, Ginger, and Lemon, this product may not be suitable for all consumers.
This is a long-lasting, light to mid-level coverage Korean cushion foundation. Clio claims this foundation will not be rubbed off by wearing a mask but also provides a light and glowy finish to the skin.
Holika Hard Cover Glow Cushion Foundation (SPF50+ PA+++)
When you want a make up in Korea that helps level up your look and improves your skin, this Korean cushion foundation may be for you! Holika Holika’s new Cover Glow Cushion Foundation claims to recharge skin from the inside.
According to Holika Holika, this product employs light refractive technology to give the skin an all-day bright and radiant appearance. This product is also formulated to hydrate the skin while also covering imperfections. The shade range of this product is ever so slightly better than other products on this list, but with only 4 shades, it may still not be an excellent option for all consumers.
Dr JART+ Cicapair Serum In Cushion Foundation SPF50+ PA+++
This is the Korean skincare brand Dr. Jart’s first foray into make up in Korea. The product claims to have all the skincare benefits of the brand’s Cicapair line with the coverage of a cushion foundation.
The Cicapair line claims to be formulated to address irritation and calm redness. This Korean cushion foundation is formulated with gentle ingredients, so it’s an ideal choice for sensitive skin. The only issue is this product only comes in one shade!
Artclass Studio de Teint Fixing Glow Cushion
The new Korean cushion foundation from Artclass Studio is a full-coverage product. Artclass Studio claims the foundation is infused with gold collagen, making the skin appear firm and radiant for 48 hours. However, it only comes in 3 shades, Porcelain, Ivory, and Beige, that accommodate incredibly fair skin tones.
WAKEMAKE Vegan Clean Pure Cover Cushion
Vegan skincare, beauty, and make up in Korea are becoming increasingly popular. WAKEMAKE is one of many brands inspired by the natural world, utilizing all-natural products for their pebble-inspired new cushion foundation. The product claims to be perfect for wearing under a mask and has SPF 38. The Korean cushion foundation, however, only comes in 3 shades and may not be suitable for all customers.
Many of the products and brands on this list can only be purchased within South Korea but do not worry. The Daebak Company has a wide selection of Korean beauty brands and international shipping! Get cushion foundations from Etude, Espoir, HERA, LANEIGE, and more with some products advertised by your favorite Kpop idols and Kdrama stars.
Many readers will notice that many Korean beauty brands have limited shade ranges but do not despair. We will visit the La Neige showroom in Myeongdong to get a custom foundation made from 150 shades!