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why these cushion compacts have become a huge beauty staple

Update:19-06-2020
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Unless you’ve been living in a digital-less world in th […]

Unless you’ve been living in a digital-less world in the last decade, the term “cushion compacts” shouldn’t sound unfamiliar to any seasoned beauty devotee.

In fact, cushion compacts are hardly a new phenomenon – they have broken the beauty internet since its emergence back in 2008. In Korea, these genius creations from K-beauty brands make up more than 40% of the foundation market.

If you are wondering why these cushion compacts have become a huge beauty staple in every Korean beauty junkie’s beauty bag, they are essentially cushions soaked in BB cream housed inside a compact which come with a wide range of perks such as sheer finish, multiple reapplications and strong SPF.

Despite their rampant popularity in Korea and around the globe, we have so many questions – what sets them apart from foundation and BB cream? How do we clean it? Which brand should we go for?

While cushion compacts are known for delivering a “natural glowing effect”, users shouldn’t skip the vital step of applying loose powder after using cushion compact, Seasoned beauty junkies should be fully aware of the powerful effects of loose powder in terms of longevity and oil control by now.

If there’s one core beauty tip we should bear in mind, it’s to always make sure your foundation shade is on point. “Most Korean brands are geared towards Asian skin tones, meaning a lot of beige with yellow undertones。

Essentially, it’s your undertone that determines which exact shade will be the best match for your skin. “I find that the shades offered by western brands often lean towards the red hue, which don’t always work on Asian complexions。”