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These Korean Cushion Compacts Might Come In Handy For Your WFH Beauty Regimen

The Korean cushion compacts that will not budge, no matter how oily and sweaty you get.

Once upon a time, when you have oily or combination skin and find that your base makeup starts to melt off after a few hours post application, you would turn to the Korean cushion compacts in your beauty arsenal. They are lightweight, give great coverage and ensure that your skin stays shine-free all day. These days, they serve as another function: as an easy way to zhuzh up your skin for all the video calls we’re jumping on while we #WFH. Here, we pick out the ones to buy.


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1. 3CE Fitting Cushion Foundation, $61, Sephora
The lightweight formula adheres to skin instantly while providing excellent coverage just like a liquid foundation, but with the added hydration benefits of a cushion. This one brightens, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and provides UV protection all in a portable compact. The only downside to this is that it only has two shades to choose from. 2. Dear Dahlia Skin Paradise Pure Moisture Cushion Foundation, $68, Sephora
From the recently new-to-town Korean beauty brand, a lightweight, long-lasting compact foundation with a non-drying, semi-matte finish that’s skin-pampering at the same time. How? It’s infused with the dahlia variabilis flower extract, which has proven antioxidant properties known to help protect the skin from damage and provide anti-ageing benefits to promote healthy-looking skin. 3. Laneige Layering Cover Cushion & Concealing Base, $43
Expect high coverage when it comes to this 2-in-1 combination of a foundation cushion plus concealer. It will cover skin blemishes to bumpy pores and provide a flawless and luminous finish to the skin. This is thanks to its illuminating jewels that are infused inside to liven the skin while giving it a rosy-pink glow with a semi-matte finish. 4. Aprilskin Magic Snow Cushion, $35.90
The third (and newest) version of Aprilskin’s Magic Snow Cushion is made up of a 45% moisturising serum that hydrates the skin adequately to leave it with a velvety smooth complexion that doesn’t feel oily or sticky. 5. VDIVOV Double Stay Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ and Refill, $44
As its name implies, this makeup cushion is said to have long-lasting, seamless coverage that feels like a second skin. It features the double-cover system, which is a layer created by dual-sized cover powder particles for better coverage, and double-fitting system – a lightweight technology that delivers skin-fitting base makeup. 6. CNP Laboratory Propolis Ampule In Cushion, $54
This cushion boasts of the brand’s Triple Cover Complex that aims to provide flawless coverage to leave the skin looking natural and flawless. Formulated with a skin fixer powder that prevents oxidation, fret not about dull-looking or discoloured complexion. 7. Laneige Powder Fit Cushion, $40
With a new cream to powder formula, this new cushion provides UV protection and comes packed with brightening and anti-wrinkle properties to keep your complexion flawless and matte throughout the day. It is also formulated with a unique airy powder that forms a breathable, comfortable layer on the skin. It also contains oil paper powder that absorbs excess sebum, which is perfect for oily and combination skin.  8. Etude House Real Powder Cushion, $32
This goes on wet but dries to a matte, powdery finish and offers medium, buildable coverage. It also comes with SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. 9. Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control, $59
This hydrating cushion helps to control oil and excess sebum while also blurring out any visible pores for a more flawless and even finish. 10. Mamonde Cover Powder Cushion, $44
With a lightweight formula that contains peach flower extract to deliver moisture to skin, this long-wearing cushion offers high coverage and gives a semi-matte finish. 11. Moonshot Microfit Cushion, $36, Sephora
This lightweight cushion has an anti-darkening formula for a brighter, more radiant complexion. It also gives great coverage to cover dark circles and other blemishes. 12. Hera Black Cushion, $69
This contains SPF to protect your skin from UV rays. With a semi-matte formula, this gives a light and natural finish with medium, buildable coverage. It also gives your skin a slight luminosity without making it look greasy. 13. Innisfree My To Go Cushion, $38
Available in a shade range of nine different shades, this cushion compact is equipped with an embossed finish ‘blending plate’ to help foundation smear onto the cushion puff easily for an even seamless application. 14. Aprilskin Perfect Magic Cover Proof Cushion, $36.90, Guardian
Said to be sweatproof and waterproof (basically an oily girl’s dream), the pink portion of the cushion holds hydrating properties thanks to the camellia flower and calming effects thanks to tulip extract. The skin-soothing effects are further enhanced by the allantoin flower, blue aquaporin and aqua ceramic.