By now, if you’re a beauty lover like we are, you’ve probably already figured out that the best beauty trends and technology comes Korea. BB cream, CC creams, double cleansing, sparkling water products, gradient lips—they do it all. But if you’re not a complete beauty snob and there was one trend you needed to know about right now, we’d say it’s the compact cushion.
The compact cushion is pretty much everything you love from BB’s and CC’s, along with extra perks, all in a compact. The “cushion” part comes from the saturated sponge inside of the compact which contains the makeup. The coverage tends to be light but can be built up to medium for most and the formula makes it look like your have nothing on your skin.
Most cushions include high SPF, moisturizing ingredients, anti-aging, and brightening components so they really do it all. If you’re on the hunt to try the beauty trend or just want to try a new one, here are our picks for some of the best cushion compacts out right now.
Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion SPF 50/pa+++, $16.63. Etude House makes great products at a low cost and their cushion is not the exception. It’s best
suited for those with normal to combination skin as it tends to last a little longer due to sebum control powder.
Innisfree Long Wear Cushion SPF 50/PA+++, $20. If you’re into natural ingredients in your makeup, you’re going to like this cushion the best. The finish is slightly dewy but has a strong staying power and the coverage is medium.
AMORE PACIFIC Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, $60. This compact is perfect for those who want light coverage with a dewy finish. It’s also great for those with sensitive skin on the drier side.
Lancôme Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact Foundation, $46.50. This is Lancome’s newest product and is comparable to it’s Korean counterparts: it has sheer to buildable coverage, hydrating, and has a natural finish. While it doesn’t have SPF or added skincare benefits, it’s more readily available and a good option if your looking to try a cushion compact.