The BB (beauty balm) Korean cushion compact is a must have foundation compact. A Korean Cushion compact is a refillable foundation soaking into a cushion. Imagine pouring your favorite BB cream into a compact. Then, put an absorbent sponge (cushion) on top of it. When you press down on the cushion, the liquid formula is released. To apply the product, you can use a polyurethane puff that comes with the compact. BB cushions retain the original coverage and sun protection so they can improve your skin’s complexion. Korean Cushion Compacts are faster and easier to use than traditional foundation compacts. They are also easier to carry with you for touch ups. Everything you need is in the compact. Our team has set out to find the 10 Best Korean Cushion Compacts 2017. Here is what we found.
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- 10. Missha M Magic Cushion Moisture Foundation SPF50+/PA+++ No.23
- 9. HERA UV Mist Cushion (SPF50+/PA+++) – #C23 Cool Beige Cover by Beauty Shop
- 8. The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion #V203 Natural Beige
- 7. [Holika Holika] Face 2 Change White Cushion BB (SPF50+PA+++) 20g (#23 Natural Beige)
- 6. ETUDE Precious Mineral Any Cushion BB Cream Compact Type SPF 50+ PA+++ #N02
- 5. Clio Kill Cover Liquid Founwear Cushion Makeup Plus Refill, Linen/003, 0.67 Ounce
- 4. Innisfree . Long Wear Cushion Spf50+/pa+++ #21
- 3. VDL Beauty Metal Cushion Foundation Long Wear A203
- 2. Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion #13 Light Pink (15g*2)
- 1. AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ 204
Missha has become a famous brand not only in Korea, but also worldwide. Its BB cream is one of the most famous BB creams. The Missha M Magic Cushion contains ingredients help to against aging wrinkles and prevent from sun damaging (with SPF50+,PA+++). The Missha cushion provides a moisture matte and natural shine on your skin without buildup. The blue colored sponge also helps to add a natural look with its soft texture. It absorbs sweat so it lasts longer without darkening. Its main ingredients are Bamboo Water & Baobab Tree Fruit Extract, which help provide moisture and Witch Hazel Extract to help soothe your skin.
Using HERA UV mist cushion will give a smooth finish as it contains silicones. It provides plenty of moisture to the skin plus the cooling effect with clay-mineral water help to make your skin look naturally bright. The sun protection with SPF 50+/PA+++ helps to save from sun damage. Used as a light makeup, it will provide long lasting results, up to 12 hours, even in hot humid weather.
The C series gives more coverage for a flawless, healthy looking and glowing skin. The N series is recommended to give you a natural, clear and shining skin. If you use the N series, you can cover any skin imperfections by dabbing on some C series after applying the N series.
The Face Shop oil control water cushion definitely works according to its name. It does control the oil. More than that, it is also waterproof and can last for almost a day. It gives a matte finish for a flawless look. It is shine free by controlling sebum, which is an oily or waxy substance that is secreted by exocrine glands. It has a very light shade. You may need to have nice skin to use this cushion, as it doesn’t cover blemishes well. However, you can build up the coverage with this cushion without looking very cakey.
If your skin condition and complexion are good, and you want a natural makeup look, then Holika Holika cushion is the best choice. The cushion contains menthol ingredients that gives your skin a cooling effect and helps to constrict the pores. Its absorbs sebum,which is an oily or waxy substance that is secreted by exocrine glands, and leaves a refreshing matt finish. It contains a whitening floral complex which will leave your skin tone lighter, brighter and even. It also contains 20g of tea tree extract, which is mild enough even for troubled or sensitive skin.
The Etude House cushion has very good coverage that makes your skin look flawless and natural. The cushion contains pearl mineral powder, which can lighten up and refine skin condition. It also contains a moisturizer, sunscreen and wrinkle minimizing ingredients. Be careful of building up your makeup with this cushion as it could cause a cakey face. It has 4 different shades: N02 Light Beige, C02 Rosy beige, W13 Natural Beige and W24 Honey Beige.
Clio Kill cover liquid cushion is available with 4 shades. For cool tones, use BP Lingerie for a rose beige color with a tint of pink. For warm tones, use 4 BO Ginger, which is used to balance out yellow or reddish skin. BY Linen promotes a natural pure skin tone with its natural beige color with a tint of yellow. 5 BY Sand is a mild beige that evens out dull or reddish skin. A package of the Clio Kill cushion comes with a bottle of cushion refill. Clio Kill is clinically tested to last all day. It prevents sebum and leaves your skin soft and radiant.
This is a long wear cushion compact that will make your skin look brighter and smoother. The #21 Natural Beige is perfect for pale skin, giving you a natural look with nice coverage and can be last for up to 12 hours. It contains SPF 50 and PA+++ for UVA and UVB protection. PA is a Japanese rating system to gauge the effectiveness of sunscreens. +++ is the highest rating. Innisfree . Long Wear Cushion is formulated to be sweat proof and strong against sebum.
VDL cushion foundation has very nice coverage giving you a super natural flawless look. This cushion foundation completely refines your complexion and claims to last 24 hours. #203 is a natural ivory beige color. The moisture retaining formula won’t leave you cakey faced. The most advance design of this cushion foundation is the metal plate that is intended to give the foundation a cooling effect when you apply it to your face. The metal plate also keeps the application puff from directly touching the foundation, which should reduce bacteria transfer. This foundation also comes with a slight powdery pleasant fragrance. It contains SPF 50 and PA+++ for sun protection. PA+++ is the maximum sunscreen rating in Japan.
Besides the elegant packaging, The Sulwhasoo cushion gives your face a glowing and luminous look and gives your complexion a lightening effect. It can also provide anti-wrinkle protection from UV rays with SPF 50 and PA+++. PA+++ is the highest Japanese sunscreen protection. You will be impressed with the high quality of the coverage, but it might be too heavy for oily skin. It can last for almost a day without leaving your face with a cakey look. It comes with a relaxing herbal scent, that is not overwhelming or artificial smelling. Choose your suitable shades provided by Sulwashoo.
Not only is this a simple BB cushion, it is also a skincare product contain anti-aging essence. Another special feature of this BB cushion is that it contains high sun protection with SPF 50+, which helps to protect against UVA and UVB rays. Amorepacific cushion compact fills micro lines and ensures color builds into fine even layers. This AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact replaced the water in oil base with with a Hydrating Bamboo SAP formula. The non-absorbing Air Cell puff applicator cools and soothes the skin. A pack of the Amorepacific cushion compact comes with a refill.
Using BB cushion is easy and a big time-saver compared to traditional foundation applications. However, not all BB cushions are the right product for every skin type, so choose the one which is best suit with your skin condition as we have described above.