Decoding Korea's Coolest Beauty Trend, Cushion Makeup

Decoding Korea’s Coolest Beauty Trend, Cushion Makeup

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Beauty babes get hyped to see the latest and greatest products.

When cushion makeup made its way on the scene, the beauty buffs went nuts with this innovative concept that roots from Korea. If you know anything about K-Beauty, then you know their products are always on point.

So this was something to get excited about.

Since the cushion makeup bandwagon has been growing memento over the last few months, everything from foundations to lipsticks are popping up on the shelves. At first glance cushion products can look like a normal makeup compact, but their purpose is a total game changer for your makeup and beauty routine.

Are you ready to get the down low on cushion makeup? Scroll through to get schooled!

2295140L’Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation

For starters, cushion makeup is exactly what it sounds like. A special bouncy cushion (dense sponge) is soaked with makeup, which you use a separate makeup sponge to apply by just tapping on the pad. The biggest difference in application between a traditional foundation and a cushion foundation is weight of the formula. Since the formula in a cushion is thinner, it provides buildable coverage, perfect for those days when you don’t feel like caking on the makeup.

s1781186-main-LheroLancôme Miracle CC Cushion – Color Correcting Primer

What makes cushion makeup so innovative is that it’s multi-functional. In addition to serving  its coverage purpose, many cushion makeup products are loaded with skin-loving benefits, much like a CC cream. For example, this color correcting primer is formulated with natural ingredients such as pine extract to correct an uneven skin tone.

_12410661Lancôme ‘Blush Subtil’ Cushion Blush

Cushion makeup is versatile to apply. With a traditional liquid or powder product, you typically have to commit to using a makeup brush. That’s not the case with cushion makeup. You can use the sponge included in the compact or your finger, making cushion makeup a travel-friendly makeup option.

Pro Tip: Make sure to wash your hands before dipping your fingers onto the cushion to keep your makeup sanitary and clean.

s1744424-main-zoomSEPHORA Collection Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream

Are you thinking about hoping on the cushion train? You’ll be happy to hear that there are tons of product options available in a cushion form. One of our favorites is this lip cream, which dries like a stain. It’s lasting power is perfect for busy days where lipstick touch-ups are not an option.

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