• NO.1 Missha M Magic Cushion
  • NO.2 CLIO Professional Kill Cover Glow Cushion
  • NO.3 Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion
  • NO.4 ETUDE HOUSE Double Lasting Cushion
  • NO.5 HERA Black Cushion
  • NO.6 AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
  • NO.7 moonshot Micro Setting Fit Cushion
  • NO.8 JUNG SAEM MOOL Essential Skin Nuder Cushion

8 Best Korean Cushion Foundations 2022

Feb 26, 2022

As is known to all, Korean girls prefer to use air-cushion foundation as it allows users to wear convenient and quick base makeup, great for urban girls. However, many girls who have used air cushion foundation are disappointed, because most air cushion foundations are very thick and easy to separate. There are so many Korean air cushion foundations on the market, maybe we just don't know how to choose and use them!

After discussing with my Korean friends, I rounded up the following 8 best cushion foundations. Hope this list can be helpful to you!

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  • SPF 50+
  • Buildable coverage
  • Moisturizing
  • Long-lasting
  • Lightweight
  • None

Missha is a well-known cosmetics brand in South Korea, specializing in affordable and high-quality products. The influential brand provides consumers with a variety of beauty solutions. M Magic Cushion, the only air cushion launched by Missha, is one of the brand's bestsellers and recommended by Amazon. A variety of natural moisturizing ingredients are added to the air cushion, such as bamboo water and baobab tree fruit extract. It also contains witch hazel extract that not only soothes redness but also visually reduces pores. This cushion foundation also has a great buildable coverage, helping conceal pores and dark circles. This cushion foundation can help create a lightweight, long-lasting wear, so you can wear the exquisite makeup all day without creasing and separating. M Magic Cushion also has SPF 50+ that can effectively prevent UV rays from damaging the skin.

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  • Long-lasting
  • SPF 50+
  • Moisturizing
  • Concealing blemishes
  • None

In 1992, a group of top Korean makeup artists found that cosmetics on the market were not so perfect in terms of textures and colors, which was not convenient for professional makeup artists. So, they founded Clio in 1993 out of a passion for art and makeup. The name Clio originates from a Greek mythology muse representing history and honor, which is a symbol of quality and nobility. In 2010, South Korean star Lee Hyo-ri was selected as the brand's spokesperson, making it known to more consumers through advertising. In 2015, in the Korean TV drama "The Producers", actress Gong Hyo-jin used Clio products and made it more popular.

The Kill Cover Glow Cushion is one of Clio's best sellers, also recommended by Amazon. The combination of moisturizing oil complex and ultra-hydrating hydrating protection film provides long-lasting hydration throughout the day, great for women with dry skin. The collagen and hyaluronic acid further enhance the long-lasting moisturizing. Kill Cover Glow Cushion contains many quality ingredients such as amethyst powder, pearl powder, coral powder, tourmaline, amber powder, nephrite powder and ruby powder. It will make your skin glow while concealing uneven skin tone, wrinkles and pores, making your face look firmer and tighter. This air cushion boasts SPF 50+, which can effectively protect your skin from ultraviolet rays.

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  • Full coverage
  • Evening out skin tone
  • Enhancing radiance
  • SPF 50+
  • Multiple shades
  • A bit pricey

Sulwhasoo is a high-end herbal skin care brand that is committed to solving various skin problems through herbal ingredients, favored by customers around the world. Perfecting Cushion is a well-known product of Sulwhasoo. It is popular among consumers for its lightweight and delicate texture as well as breathable, natural makeup look. You only need to pat it lightly on your skin to conceal and even out the skin tone. The unique pigment coating dispersion technology provides a smooth and shiny finish. It also contains a variety of natural nourishing ingredients to protect your skin from dryness and peeling. Perfecting Cushion also comes with 50+ sun protection, great for beach vacations. It is available in a variety of shades on the official website, so you can choose according to your skin tone. However, the product is a bit expensive, only recommended for those with enough budget.

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  • Multiple shades
  • Long-lasting
  • Enhancing radiance
  • Lightweight
  • SPF 50+
  • None

Etude House is a sweet makeup brand owned by Amorepacific Corporation, Korea's No. 1 cosmetics group. It is deeply beloved by women all over the world for its pink, dreamy princess style and trendy and creative cosmetics. Etude House was founded in 1995. As the first makeup brand in Korea, it aims to make every princess dream come true through sweet and romantic products and sincerity. After its success in Korea, Etude House's pink romance have been making inroads into the global market. Currently, the brand has opened about 800 stores around the world, consolidating its status as "K-Beauty's No. 1 Makeup Brand".

Double Lasting Cushion is designed for Asian women aged from 20 to 40. Even if you apply multiple layers, it provides lightweight makeup look. The 3 Moisture Complex including Ceramides, Panthenol, and Hyaluronic Acid as well as Double Glow technology leave your face smooth, hydrated and radiant. This cushion foundation with great coverage can help soothe redness and reduce pores. What’s more, Double Lasting Cushion features the double fix system that keeps your skin radiant for more than 6 hours without makeup separating. This air cushion also has SPF 50+ effect, which can fully meet the needs of daily use. The product is also available in multiple shades on Amazon, so you can choose the perfect one according to your skin tone.

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NO.5

HERA
Best Finely-milled Powder

$75.00

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  • Lightweight
  • Enhancing radiance
  • Long-lasting
  • Comfortable
  • Finely-milled powder
  • Pricey

Founded in 1995, HERA is a comprehensive cosmetics brand from the Amorepacific Group. The brand relies on innovative cell science to promote skin activation. Based on the science, it develops specialized products that can solve different skin problems. The brand boasts many products that contain the essence of cell science, such as CELL ESSENCE BIOME PLUS™, WISH ROCKET COLLECTION CELL ESSENCE BIOME PLUS™, and HERA YOUTH ACTIVATING CELL SERUM. These products solve many skin problems including dryness, dullness, oily pores, whitening, elasticity and wrinkles. HERA is always committed to color art and exploring the infinite possibilities of sensual beauty. It has created many products that lead the makeup trend.

Black Cushion is one of the most popular cushion foundations in Korea. The cushion foundation with finely-milled powder can blend seamlessly into your skin for a lightweight and breathable finish. The mica coated with amino acid derivatives also blend into the skin for a perfect fit and make your skin radiant. A double lasting layer will be formed on your skin when you apply the foundation—a hard layer and a soft film, which will help your makeup last long. If you apply makeup at 8:30 in the morning, your makeup will still be perfect with no dullness and separating after seven hours. The product has a great coverage that can blur imperfections. However, it is a bit pricey, only recommended for those with sufficient budget.

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  • SPF 50+
  • Natural finish
  • Antioxidant
  • Moisturizing
  • None

Amore Pacific is a well-known beauty and skin care brand in Korea. It boasts many exquisite and high-quality products. And many products have won the allure BEST OF BEAUTY award. Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ is an iconic and popular product from Amore Pacific. It contains hydrating bamboo and green tea, which deliver dewy, radiant skin and antioxidant protection. With years of research and development by professionals, the patent foam can keep moisturizing bamboo and antioxidant green tea in place, making it stable, spill-proof and easy to carry around. Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ not only hydrates the skin but also provides great coverage, making your skin look healthier and more natural. Although this cushion foundation is pricey, it comes with a refill, so I think it is worth buying.

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  • Stylish
  • Enhancing radiance
  • Antioxidant
  • UV protection
  • None

YG Entertainment developed its cosmetics business in October 2014 and officially launched the brand Moonshot. The brand is inspired by the first successful landing of the American Apollo on the moon in 1969, which is a miracle that human beings have successfully turned their dreams into reality. The brand targets women aged from 20 to 30, specializing in creative and diversified products. It also provides women with makeup solutions that are different from common makeup brands. Yang Hyun Suk, the founder of the leading popular culture company in South Korea has gradually expanded their K-POP industry to the cosmetics and beauty industry. After a year’s development, Moonshot quickly became a dark horse in the beauty industry.

Micro Setting Fit Cushion is one of the most iconic products from the brand. Its sleek, iridescent packaging is emblazoned with the brand's brand name, making it recognizable. This cushion foundation also has aqualicia extract that can moisturize dry skin, great for people with dry skin. This is a lightweight semi-matte foundation that can instantly help you get smooth skin with no residue, zero clumping, and keep your makeup in place all day long. The most unique feature is that it uses a tear drop shaped puff that evenly applies the foundation on every corner of the face including nose, eyes and lips. The product is available in two colors, among which 101 provides a bright tone and 201 creates a natural finish.

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  • SPF 50+
  • Multiple shades
  • Enhancing skin radiance
  • None

If you’re a fan of Korean beauty TV show Get It Beauty, you will certainly know the makeup artist Jung Saem Mool, who is now a celebrity makeup artist in Korea. She is good at discovering the hidden beauty of each person, and creates everyone’s own color and makeup according to the natural silhouette of the face. She firmly believes that the process of makeup is to face your own beauty. In 2015, she founded a cosmetics brand named after herself – JUNG SAEM MOOL, whose goal is to restore “self-beauty” just like the makeup created by a makeup artist. The brand is well-received all over the world for its makeup that delivers “naturally glowing skin”.

Essential Skin Nuder Cushion is one of the best sellers from JUNG SAEM MOOL. This cushion foundation is a combination of concealer and skin care. The high-quality pigment can create perfect creamy and flawless skin in one swipe thanks to the cushion’s great coverage. It also contains ingredients that can control oil production, delay oxidation and dullness, as well as brighten the skin tone, making the user look like a girl in her 20s. A variety of high moisturizing essence ingredients keep your skin from drying out while delivering a long-lasting dewy, natural glow. Essential Skin Nuder Cushion has 50+ sun protection, which can fully meet daily needs to protect your skin from UV rays. The product comes in multiple shades on Amazon, so you can choose the perfect one according to your skin tone.

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