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My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – Korean Cushion Comparison!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in A.True, A'pieu, Amore Pacific, BEAUTY, Belif, Beyond, borntree, BRANDS, Code Glokolor, Dr. Jart, Dr.Jart+, Espoir, Etude House, Hera, Innisfree, IOPE, Isa Knox, Lalavesi, Laneige, LAPCOS, LIME, Lirikos, MAKEUP, Mamonde, McQueen New York, Missha, Ohui, Peripera, Primera, Skin Food, Skin79, Sulwhasoo, The Saem, VDL, Verite, W.Lab
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Finally did it! Here’s my Korean Cushion Foundation collection and comparison post I mentioned over 2 months ago on Instagram. It took me a long time to go through my whole collection and decide how I would do this post! I’m still not 100% happy with it, but I thought something is better than nothing!

Oh, and I do know I have MANY MANY cushion foundations! *sheepish smile* And yes, I know I only have one face :) and no one really needs this many at one time! Please note that my collection has been accumulating over a couple of years :)

Ok, so a few things to help you around this post:

  1. Cushions have been sorted into 4 season types: (i) Summer; (ii) Spring/Summer; (iii) Spring/Autumn; and (iv) Autumn/Winter.
  2. Within each season, cushions have been sorted from the most affordable to the most expensive.
  3. Yellow Star – Best Value; Blue Star – Best Coverage; Pink Star – Pink Tones Available; Green Star – Most Matte; Purple Star – Most Dewy; Fluro Yellow – Most Glowing; White – Most Light Weight; Red Star – Best Oil Control
  4. This is a VERY LONG post, so here are some shortcuts:
    • To find out which cushions are included in this post, jump to “Swatches for all seasons” to see swatch pictures which shows all the cushions together.
    • To look at a particular season, click on the season links below, and you can jump down the post to each season :)
    • To see which cushions are in a particular season, jump to the season and look at the swatch picture, which will tell you all the cushions in that season.
    • To find a particular cushion, the best way is to do a “find” search in your web browser for the cushion’s name.
    • To just see all swatches, click on pink “Swatches for all seasons” below.

SUMMER

SPRING/SUMMER

SPRING/AUTUMN

AUTUMN/WINTER

Swatches for all seasons

 

Ok, here we go! Get ready for a LONG post! :)

SUMMER

My Korean Cushion Collection - SUMMER

Cushion Swatches (Spring Summer Part 1)

Cushions I’ve put under “Summer cushions” have a drier formula with a flat matte finish formula or a satin matte finish formula. These formulas are typically suitable for hot summer weather and humid climates, particularly if you have oily skin. I don’t have dry skin, so I’m not sure how well drier formulas work for dry skin in summer/humid weather.

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - SUMMER

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – SUMMER

Peri’s Water Cushion

Peri's Water Cushion

Peri’s Water Cushion

Peri's Water Cushion

Peri’s Water Cushion

Season: Summer for all skin types. Maybe spring as well for very oily skin.

Formula & Finish: Gel like liquid formula with a satin finish.

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned formula that leans dark on the skin. Not brightening.

Coverage: Light to medium.

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Refills only for Peripera cases. I don’t know whether it fits into sister brand, Clio’s cushion cases. I don’t own any Clio cushions.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge that is quite firm.

Volume: 13g (no refill)

Price: KRW15,000 (clubclio.co.kr)

General Comments: I’m not actually sure of this was created to be a summer formula. But on my oily skin it feels dry, so I put it in Summer. I haven’t used this many times and the cushion is already feeling low on product.

Purchase from: clubclio.co.kr via Avecko or eBay seller RoseRoseShopAU


Etude House Precious Mineral Proof Any CushioN

Etude House Precious Mineral Proof Any Cushion

Etude House Precious Mineral Proof Any Cushion

Etude House Precious Mineral Proof Any Cushion

Etude House Precious Mineral Proof Any Cushion

Season: Summer for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Slightly thicker and drier liquid formula, that has a soft matte finish.

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned, lean slightly grey.

Coverage: Light to medium

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Very good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge with average firmness

Volume: 15g (no refill)

Price: KRW 18,000 (etude.co.kr)

General Comments: This was released in 2014. There was no new formula released in 2015. Don’t know what will happen in 2016. But from the fact that it’s included in the “Bye bye” sale on Etude House website, it’s either going to be discontinued or replaced this coming Korean summer. Random note: this is my least favourite Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion formula.

Purchase from: etude.co.kr (refill only) via Aveckoibuybeauti; eBay seller f2plus1

Other Post: Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion Comparison


Skin79 Pink Pumping Cushion

Skin79 Pink Pumping Cushion

Skin79 Pink Pumping Cushion

Skin79 Pink Pumping Cushion

Skin79 Pink Pumping Cushion

Season: Summer for all skin types. But I would recommend this one mostly for oily combo skin.

Formula & Finish: light liquid formula with a very light satin matte finish.

Shade & Tone: Slightly pink yellow tone. Applies more grey and needs time to adjust to yellow beige tone.

Coverage: Light to medium (need a few layers to get to medium)

Long Lasting: Ok to Good

Oil Control: Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: case and refills only fits into Skin79 pumping cushions.

Sponge Type: Not applicable. It has a plastic plate with holes where product comes out when you pump it.

Volume: 15g (no refill)

Price: KRW 23,000 (from CJmall.com)

General Comments: the formula is feels very light on the skin. Like you’ve got nothing on the skin. It reminds me of the Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion, minus the shade changing nightmare.

Purchase from: cjmall.com through Avecko and eBay sellers Rubyrubyshop and bringbringshop


Lalavesi Akma Cushion SS Natural

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SS Natural

LALAVESI AKMA CUSHION SS NATURAL

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SS Natural

LALAVESI AKMA CUSHION SS NATURAL

Season: Summer for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Dry creamy liquid consistency with a satin-matte finish.

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned. Slightly lighter than the SS Classic.

Coverage: Light to Medium (Coverage is significantly less than SS Classic)

Long Lasting: Ok only because of higher amount of product needed for medium coverage.

Oil Control: Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++ (only Lalavesi formula with 50+)

Case & Refills: case and refills fit Lalavesi, LIME, W.Lab cushions

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge. Quite firm.

Volume: 20g (higher in volume than other cushions) (no refill)

Price: KRW 12,000 for refill. KRW 22-26,000 for case with cartridge

General Comments: formula dries up in case in short amount of storage time. I’ve had mine for 6 months. It’s already starting to harden. Also I find Lalavesi puff applicators are a bit too thin, they don’t give the “bounce” I like to blend.

Purchase from: Lalavesi through Avecko. Some Lalavesi cushions also available from Testerkorea.com

Other Post: Lalavesi Akma Cushions

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SS Classic

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SS Classic

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SS Classic

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SS Classic

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SS Classic

Season: Summer for all skin types. May be too dry for dry skin types.

Formula & Finish: Dry liquid formula with very flat matte finish. 

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned. Slightly darker than the SS natural.

Coverage: Light to medium

Long Lasting: Medium-High. BEST COVERAGE!

Oil Control: Very Good

Sun Protection: SPF47+PA+++ (slightly lower than usual SPF50+ of other cushions)

Case & Refills: case and refills fit Lalavesi, LIME, W.Lab cushions

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge. Quite firm.

Volume: 20g (higher in volume than other cushions) (no refill)

Price: KRW 12,000 for refill. KRW 22-26,000 for case with cartridge

General Comments: Most matte looking formula out of all the cushions I own. Very good for oil control and summer hot and humid weather. But can look too flat and dry if not worn during humid hot weather. Also I find Lalavesi puff applicators are a bit too thin, they don’t give the “bounce” I like to blend.

Purchase from: Lalavesi through Avecko. Some Lalavesi cushions also available from Testerkorea.com

Other Post: Lalavesi Akma Cushions

Code Glokolor L.Ice Metal Cushion

Code Glokolor L.Ice Metal Cushion

Code Glokolor L.Ice Metal Cushion

Code Glokolor L.Ice Metal Cushion

Code Glokolor L.Ice Metal Cushion

Season: Summer for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Creamy liquid consistency with a very dry satin matte finish.

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned.

Coverage: Light to medium

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Very good.

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills only fit Code Glokolor Metal Cushion cases

Sponge Type: Not applicable

Volume: 15g (no refill)

Price: KRW 28,000 (http://codeglokolor.lgbeautymall.com)

General Comments: Not great with pores. Probably the second most dry after the Lalavesi SS Classic. Also I find the puff applicator a bit too thin, it doesn’t give the “bounce” I like to blend.

Purchase from: Code Glokolor via Avecko

Other Post: Code Glokolor – L.Ice Metal Cushion and L.Double Lipquid

Mamonde Cover Powder Cushion

Mamonde Cover Powder Cushion

Mamonde Cover Powder Cushion

Mamonde Cover Powder Cushion

Mamonde Cover Powder Cushion

Season: Summer for all skin types. Maybe Spring for oily skin.

Formula & Finish: Liquid to powder with satin-matte finish. Really fine pigments for a matte formula.

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned, leaning orange

Coverage: Light to medium

Long Lasting: Very Good

Oil Control: Excellent!

Sun Protection: SPF 50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge, average firmness.

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 30,000 (amorepacificmall.com) BEST VALUE! (for summer cushions)

General Comments: Very good summer matte formula! It would be my favourite if it was less orange in tone. It has very fine pigments and the formula is a satin matte-long lasting formula that doesn’t look dry on the skin.

Purchase from: Amore Pacific Mall or Aritaum via Avecko

Other Post: Mamonde Cover Powder & Moisture Mask Cushion

Espoir Nude Cushion Dewy

Espoir Nude Cushion Dewy

Espoir Nude Cushion Dewy

Espoir Nude Cushion Dewy

Espoir Nude Cushion Dewy

Season: Summer for all skin types. Good for humid weather.

Formula & Finish: Creamy liquid with satin-matte finish.

Shade & Tone: Petal is a yellow tone leaning neutral beige. Pink tone shades available!

Coverage: Light to medium

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Only espoir cushions

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 35,000 (Espoir.com)

General comments: This formula is meant to be dewy, but it’s not. It is more matte than the usual dewy formula.

Purchase from: Espoir via Avecko

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Spring/Summer

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - Spring/Summer

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – Spring/Summer

Spring/Summer cushions have a less dry formula and finish than summer cushions.  The ones in my collection are all satin-matte finishes. None of them have a flat matte finish. These are good for spring/summer for oily skin and combination skin, because the slightly less matte and dry formula works better when the weather may not be as humid as summer. Dry skin types may like these in summer too :)

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - SPRING/SUMMER Part 1

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – SPRING/SUMMER Part 1

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - SPRING/SUMMER Part 2

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – SPRING/SUMMER Part 2


 

A’pieu Air Fit Cushion

A'pieu Air Fit Cushion

A’pieu Air Fit Cushion

A'pieu Air Fit Cushion

A’pieu Air Fit Cushion

Season: Spring/Summer for all skin types.

Formula & Finish:  Liquid formula with a stain matte powder finish.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned

Coverage: light to medium

Long Lasting: Only ok. Does cake a little after a while around dry skin and pores.

Oil Control: Satisfactory

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: A’pieu only

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 13.5g

Price: KRW 5,800 (no refill); KRW 9,800 (Doraemon ed. with one refill)

General Comments: this is the most inexpensive cushion, but not the best value. 

Purchase from: A’pieu Doraemon edition and Original through Avecko; ibuybeauti doraemon edition (one refill) and original; eBay seller RoseRoseShopAU

Other Post: A’pieu Doraemon Air Fit Cushion Limited Edition


Missha M Magic Cushion

Missha M Magic Cushion

Missha M Magic Cushion

Missha M Magic Cushion

Missha M Magic Cushion

Season: Spring/Summer for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Light liquid formula with a powder satin-matte finish

Shade & Tone: yellow toned. Leans light for no.23.

Coverage: Medium

Long Lasting: Medium

Oil Control: Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Only fits M Magic cases and refills. Refills do not fit into the Signature case.

Sponge Type: Polyester sponge.

Volume: 15g

Price: KRW 6,800 (no refill); KRW 11,800 (with 2 extra refills) BEST VALUE!

General Comments: Formula is slightly drier and more powder like than the Missha Signature formula. Pigments also not as fine. Not recommended for when you have dry “sick skin”. Yep, I tried it… didn’t look very good on my dry sick skin.

Purchase from: Missha original (no refill) (with 2 extra refills) and Line Friends Edition (extra refill and puff) through Avecko; ibuybeauti original (no refill) (2 extra refills) and Line Friends (extra refill and puff) (2 extra refills, no extra puff); Cosmetic-Love.com (refill and extra puff)

Other Post: Missha x Line Friends Collection


Beyond Stay Long Micro Foam Cushion

Beyond Stay Long Micro Foam Cushion

Beyond Stay Long Micro Foam Cushion

Beyond Stay Long Micro Foam Cushion

Beyond Stay Long Micro Foam Cushion

Season: Spring/Summer for all skin types. 

Formula & Finish: Light liquid formula with a powder soft-matte finish. Very fine pigments

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned in the case, but on the skin it looks a little pink. Don’t know how that happens…

Coverage: Light to Medium

Long Lasting: Yes

Oil Control: Very Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Cases & Refill: fits into Beyond, Isa Knox and Belif case and refills. Refills also fit into Amore Pacific brand cushion cases (inc. Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, Laneige, Primera and Mamonde), except Innisfree. But Beyond case does not fit Amore Pacific brand refills. It’s too flat, the lid doesn’t close properly.

Sponge Type: Tight cellulose type foam. What LG calls “micro foam”. It’s very soft and squishy. Very good at holding product and not over soaking puff. (All LG Beauty brand cushions seems to use this sponge)

Volume: 15g (no refill)

Price: KRW 20,000

General Comments: formula does catch onto pores a little if skin is dry, but oil control is very good. The fine pigments make the finish look very nice.

Purchase from: Beyond through Avecko


Lapcos Stay With Me Cushion

Lapcos Stay With Me Cushion

Lapcos Stay With Me Cushion

Lapcos Stay With Me Cushion

Lapcos Stay With Me Cushion

Season: Spring/Summer for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Dry liquid formula with powdery soft-matte finish. Turns to satin-matte glow cos oil control is not the best.

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned

Coverage: Light to medium

Long Lasting: Medium

Oil Control: Only ok.

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refill: only LAPCOS

Sponge Type: Polyester sponge

Volume: 12g (no refill)

Price: KRW 20,000 (lapkorea.com)

General Comments: although oil control isn’t the best, it actually settles into a slight dewy look. But in humid summer weather this would probably turn into an oil slick…

Purchase from: LAPCOS through Avecko

Other Post: LAPCOS Stay With Me Cushion


Skin79 Hyaluronic Cushion

Skin79 Hyaluronic Cushion

Skin79 Hyaluronic Cushion

Skin79 Hyaluronic Cushion

Skin79 Hyaluronic Cushion

Season: Spring/Summer for all skin types. Oily skin could probably use this in Autumn too or in humid climates.

Formula & Finish: Liquid formula with a slightly dewy finish look, but feels more stain-matte.

Shade & Tone: Yellow undertoned with slight grey tones

Coverage: light to medium (need to layer a lot to get to medium)

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case and Refill: Similar to Innisfree, but doesn’t fit.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 15g (no refill)

Price: KRW 23,000 (cjmall.com)

General Comments: This applies more grey toned and needs time to adjust to yellow beige tone. Looks quite brightening on the skin.

Purchase from: cjmall.com through Avecko and eBay sellers Rubyrubyshop and bringbringshop


Isa Knox x Bardot Micro Foam Cushion

Isa Knox x Bardot Micro Foam Cushion

Isa Knox x Bardot Micro Foam Cushion

Isa Knox x Bardot Micro Foam Cushion

Isa Knox x Bardot Micro Foam Cushion

Season: Spring/Summer for all skin types.

Formula & Type: Light liquid formula with a powder satin finish.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned ivory. No.23 leans a little pink and light in shade.

Coverage: light to medium

Long Lasting: Very Good

Oil Control: Very good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refill: fits Isa Knox, Beyond and Belif case and refills. Refills fit into Amore Pacific brand cases (inc. Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. But the Isa Knox case does not fit Amore Pacific refills.

Sponge Type: Tight cellulose type foam. What LG calls “micro foam”. It’s very soft and squishy. Very good at holding product and not over soaking puff. (All LG Beauty brand cushions seems to use this sponge)

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 28,500

General Comments: pigments are very fine, so the finish looks very flawless.

Purchase from: Shinsegae or CJmall.com through Avecko


VDL Metal Cushion Foundation

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation

Season: Spring/Summer for all skin types. Oily skins may be able to use this in Autumn too.

Formula & Finish: Gel liquid formula with a satin finish.

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned, leans a little orange.

Coverage: Medium

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refill: Only VDL Metal Cushion

Sponge Type: Not applicable

Volume: 15g

Price: KRW 30,000 (no refill); KRW 40,000 (with refill) (vdlcosmetics.com)

General Comments: there is a plastic plate that comes with the foundation, that you can place over the metal plate so the puff doesn’t touch the plate while in storage. Good idea!

Purchase from: VDL Cosmetics through Avecko; ibuybeauti and eBay sells the EX version. There’s also now a VDL Expert Metal Cushion Foundation that I’m very curious about!


Verite UV Multi Cushion DX

Verite UV Multi Cushion DX

Verite UV Multi Cushion DX

Verite UV Multi Cushion DX

Verite UV Multi Cushion DX

Season: Spring/Summer for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Creamy liquid to powder formula with a soft powder matte finish. 

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned and leans slightly darker than the LX.

Coverage: Light to Medium

Long Lasting: Very Good

Oil Control: Very Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge, average firmness.

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 40,000

General Comments: This cushion has been discontinued… :(

Purchase from: This cushion has been discontinued… :(


Verite UV Multi Cushion LX

Verite UV Multi Cushion LX

Verite UV Multi Cushion LX

Verite UV Multi Cushion LX

Verite UV Multi Cushion LX

Season: Spring/Summer for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Creamy liquid to powder formula with a satin powder matte finish. Not as finely pigmented as the DX formula.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned. Slightly lighter in shade than the DX.

Coverage: Light to Medium

Long Lasting: Very Good

Oil Control: Very Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge, average firmness.

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 40,000

General Comments: I like the fine and smooth pigments of the DX formula, but the satin glow and shade of the LX…

Purchase from: AmorePacificMall or OliveYoung or various TMON sellers through Avecko


Dr.Jart Time Returning BB Cushion

Dr.Jart Time Returning BB Cushion

Dr.Jart Time Returning BB Cushion

Dr.Jart Time Returning BB Cushion

Dr.Jart Time Returning BB Cushion

Season: Spring/Summer for drier skin types. Maybe mainly Spring/Autumn for oily skin.

Formula & Finish: Formula is thicker and creamier than others. Has a slightly glowing dry satin-matte powder finish. Formula is not as moist and dewy as most Spring/Autumn formulas.

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned. Shade 

Coverage: Medium

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Bad in hot summer weather. After a few hours face was like an oil slick! Imagine will be good in spring or autumn for my oily skin, as skin is less hydrated. But when applied the formula feels quite dry. I’m confused…

Sun Protection:  SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Dr.Jart cushion only

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge. Very firm.

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: around AU$45 (can’t remember exactly…sorry)

General Comments: At first the formula feels really creamy and like it’s going to be a autumn/winter cushion. But it dries to a powder satin matte. That’s why I put it under Spring/Summer.

I haven’t been able to find this cushion anywheer else besides in store at Sephora Australia… anyone find it somewhere else?

Purchase from: in store at Sephora Australia

Other Post: Dr.Jart Time Returning BB Cushion


A.True Real Black Tea True Active CC Cushion

A.True Real Black Tea True Active CC Cushion

A.True Real Black Tea True Active CC Cushion

A.True Real Black Tea True Active CC Cushion

A.True Real Black Tea True Active CC Cushion

Season: Spring/Summer for drier skin types. Maybe Spring/Autumn for oilier skin. I think it became Spring/Summer because the oils have separated from the pigments….

Formula & Finish: Light and thin consistency liquid formula with a slightly dewy satin finish.

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned

Coverage: Light to medium

Long Lasting: Only OK. The pigments seemed to separate on my skin after a while. Highlighting pores and lines.

Oil Control: Not good. Starts looking oily around 1 hour.

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case and Refills: Only fits A.True refills

Sponge Type: polyester foam sponge ball wrapped around another sponge soaked with the formula. Weird sounding I know, it’s hard to explain…

Volume: 12g (no refill)

Price: USD 34.20 (ibuybeauti.com with one free refill) (approx. KRW 41,000)

General Comments: I wanted to like this one… if only the pigment and oils didn’t separate both on the face and in the cushion case.

Purchase from: ibuybeauti


Lirikos Marine Collagen Cushion

Lirikos Marine Collagen Cushion

Lirikos Marine Collagen Cushion

Lirikos Marine Collagen Cushion

Lirikos Marine Collagen Cushion

Season: Spring/Summer for most skin types. Oily skin can try autumn too :)

Formula & Finish: Dry creamy formula with a satin-matte finish.

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned beige. Leans slightly darker than the Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion

Coverage: Medium

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Very Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge. Firm.

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 45,000 (amorepacificmall.com)

General Comments: formula feels much drier and thicker than the Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion.

Purchase from: AmorePacificMall or various TMON sellers through Avecko


Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion (Long Lasting Formula)

Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion Long Lasting

Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion Long Lasting (IOPE Case)

Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion Long Lasting

Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion Long Lasting

Season: Spring/Summer for all skin types

Formula & Finish: Creamy liquid formula with a satin-matte finish. Formula is drier than the Natural formula. It’s very smooth and finely pigmented for a powder matte formula.

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned, slightly darker than the Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion Natural formula.

Coverage: light to medium. BEST COVERAGE! All S/S have similar coverage. But I would choose this one if I had to choose one.

Long Lasting: Very Good

Oil Control: Very good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge.

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 45,000 (amorepacificmall.com)

General Comments: One of the best summer formulas! One of my favourites! It’s hydrating, but dry enough to hold up against the heat quite well :) Feels more dewy and moist on the skin than the Lirikos Marine Collagen cushion.

Purchase from: AmorePacificMall or various TMON sellers through Avecko.


Hera UV Moist Cushion

Hera UV Mist Cushion

Hera UV Mist Cushion

Hera UV Mist Cushion

Hera UV Mist Cushion

Season: Spring/Summer for dry skin types. Maybe Autumn too for oily skin.

Formula & Type: slightly dry creamy liquid formula with a powder like satin-matte finish.

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned. New update for 2016 includes Pink tones!!

Coverage: Light to medium. Update for 2016: now comes in Nude and Cover versions.

Long Lasting: Very Good

Oil Control: Very Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: polyester foam sponge.

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 45,000 (amorepacificmall.com)

General Comments: powder finish, not preferred. I find the powdery dry formula harder to blend and apply. UPDATE: there has been an update to the HERA UV Mist cushion for the coming Korean summer 2016. There are now a “Nude” and a “Cover” version of the cushion. And the cushion has new packaging and an increased shade range!! Including Pink Tones!!

Purchase from: AmorePacificMall or various TMON sellers through Avecko; ibuybeauti

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion

Season: Spring/Summer for all skin types. More summer for drier skin.

Formula & Finish: Creamy liquid formula with a satin-matte finish

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned. Slightly darker and more beige than Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening.

Coverage: Medium

Long Lasting: Very Good

Oil Control: Very Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 60,000 (amorepacificmall.com)

General Comments: both Sulwhasoo cushions are very similar in the feel of the formula. From my use of the two, the only difference are the skincare benefits and shade.

Purchase from: AmorePacificMall or various TMON sellers through Avecko; ibuybeauti

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening

Season: Spring/Summer for all skin types. More summer for drier skin.

Formula & Finish: Creamy liquid formula with a satin-matte finish

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned. Slightly lighter and more yellow than Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion.

Coverage: Medium

Long Lasting: Very Good

Oil Control: Very Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 60,000 (amorepacificmall.com)

General Comments: both Sulwhasoo cushions are very similar in the feel of the formula. From my use of the two, the only difference are the skincare benefits and shade.

Purchase from: AmorePacificMall or various TMON sellers through Avecko; ibuybeauti

Amore Pacific Treatment Colour Control Cushion

Amore Pacific Treatment Colour Control Cushion

Amore Pacific Treatment Colour Control Cushion

Amore Pacific Treatment Colour Control Cushion

Amore Pacific Treatment Colour Control Cushion

Season: Spring/Summer for all skin types

Formula & Finish: dry liquid formula with a powder satin finish

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned beige that leans grey. No.202 is meant to be like no.23 but leans dark.

Coverage: Light to Medium

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 65,000 original. Discounted to KRW 55,250 (cjmall.com) expensive!!

General Comments: doesn’t really brighten skin tone, nor colour correct, considering it’s called colour control….Kind of regret this one…

Purchase from: CJmall through Avecko

Ohui Ultimate Cover CC Cushion

Ohui Ultimate Cover CC Cushion

Ohui Ultimate Cover CC Cushion

Ohui Ultimate Cover CC Cushion

Ohui Ultimate Cover CC Cushion

Season: Spring/Summer for all skin types

Formula & Finish: Formula is a thin CC liquid with a glowing satin finish. The pigments are so fine!

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned that look light at first, but adjusts to a beautiful beige for yellow toned skin.

Coverage: Light to Medium

Long Lasting: Very Good

Oil Control: Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: fits only Ohui Ultimate Cover CC Cushion

Sponge Type: Tight cellulose type foam. What LG calls “micro foam”. It’s very soft and squishy. Very good at holding product and not over soaking puff. (All LG Beauty brand cushions seems to use this sponge)

Volume: 15g (three extra refills!)

Price: KRW 66,500 (with three extra refills) (ssg.com) VERY good value for a higher end product!

General Comments: limited edition packaging gorgeous! This cushion seems to be only available in limited editions. I have the 2nd ed of the Teo Yang Limited Edition. Currently it’s on the 3rd edition.

Purchase from: Shinsegae or CJMall through Avecko

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Spring/Autumn

Cushions in the Spring/Autumn season have a glowing satin finish or a dewy finish. These types of formulas are suitable for Spring or Autumn for all skin types, when the air may not be as humid as summer, but not as dry as winter. These formulas are generally not as good at oil control than Summer and Spring/Summer formulas, because of the more dewy formulas and hence why they’re more for drier weather and seasons.

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - Spring/Autumn

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – Spring/Autumn

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - SPRING/AUTUMN Part 1

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – SPRING/AUTUMN Part 1

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - SPRING/AUTUMN Part 2

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – SPRING/AUTUMN Part 2


 

Missha M Magic Cushion Moisture

Missha M Magic Cushion Moisture

Missha M Magic Cushion Moisture

Missha M Magic Cushion Moisture

Missha M Magic Cushion Moisture

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Liquid formula with a dewy powder like (i.e. not competely dry) finish

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned which leans light for a no.23 shade. Leans more orange than the M Magic Cushion.

Coverage: Medium

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Only fits M Magic cases and refills. Refills do not fit into the Missha Signature case.

Sponge Type: Polyester sponge, quite firm.

Volume: 15g

Price: KRW 6,800 (no refill); KRW 11,800 (with 2 extra refills).

BEST VALUE!

General Comments: Formula is slightly drier and more powder like than the Missha Signature formula. Pigments also not as fine. Not recommended for when you have dry “sick skin”. Yep, I tried it… didn’t look very good on my dry skin.

Purchase from: Missha original (no refill) (with 2 extra refills) and Line Friends Edition (extra refill and puff) through Avecko; ibuybeauti original (no refill) (2 extra refills) and Line Friends (extra refill and puff) (2 extra refills, no extra puff); Cosmetic-Love.com (refill and extra puff)

Other Post: Missha x Line Friends Collection


LIME V Collagen Ampoule Cushion

LIME V Collagen Ampoule Cushion

LIME V Collagen Ampoule Cushion

LIME V Collagen Ampoule Cushion

LIME V Collagen Ampoule Cushion

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Creamy liquid formula with a satin glow finish. Not really dewy because it’s not as “moist” on the skin.

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned leaning neutral

Coverage: Medium

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: OK to Good

Sun Protection: SPF 50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Lalavesi, LIME and W.Lab

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge. Very firm.

Volume: 20g

Price: around KRW 12,000 (no refill)

General Comments: I’m guessing this is a dupe for the Lirikos Marine Collagen Cushion. But they are very different. This one is more thick and intended for cooler weather use. So it has a creamier formula. While the Lirikos has a sightly drier formula that’s more suitable for Spring/Summer.

Purchase from: TMON sellers through Avecko


Borntree Bloom Mineral Avenue Air Fit BB

Borntree Bloom Mineral Avenue Air Fit BB

Borntree Bloom Mineral Avenue Air Fit BB

Borntree Bloom Mineral Avenue Air Fit BB

Borntree Bloom Mineral Avenue Air Fit BB

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Liquid formula with a slightly dewy finish.

Shade & Tone: Yellow undertones, shade leans light

Coverage: light to medium

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Ok to Good. On oily skin it needs blotting after a few hours in warmer months.

Sun Protection: SPF30 PA++

Case & Refill: Only fits borntree

Sponge Type: Not applicable

Volume: 15g (no refill)

Price: approx. KRW 15,000

General comments: I don’t like the single hole dispenser. It makes it difficult to spread the product across the puff to apply.

Purchase from: Product has been discontinued…


Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion & Precious Mineral Any Cushion Pearl Aura

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion & Precious Mineral Any Cushion Peal Aura

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion & Precious Mineral Any Cushion Peal Aura

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion & Precious Mineral Any Cushion Peal Aura

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion & Precious Mineral Any Cushion Peal Aura

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types

Formula & Finish: creamy liquid formula with a soft dewy finish

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned. Pink tone available for Precious Mineral Any Cushion.

Coverage: Light to medium

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Good

Sun Protection: SPF 50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 15g (no refill)

Price: KRW 18,000

General Comments: I’ve placed both the original and peal aura together because the two formulas are the same. The only difference is that the Pearl Aura has the brightening essence in it, which makes the shades lighter once mixed with the foundation. I personally think the original is the better option. And the Pearl Aura is currently in the Etude House “Bye bye” sale, so I think it will be discontinued. The original is a great drugstore priced option, but it doesn’t come with a refill. So not as good value as the Missha M Magic and Signature Essence Cushions. It also has a strong shampoo type scent, which some people may not like.

Purchase from: One benefit of this cushion is that it’s easy to find! So many places to buy from! Etudehouse.com; etude.co.kr through Avecko; ibuybeauti; cosmetic-love; eBay sellers iamlove-shop or f2plus1


W.Lab W-Honey Beam Cushion

W.Lab W-Honey Bean Cushion

W.Lab W-Honey Bean Cushion

W.Lab W-Honey Bean Cushion

W.Lab W-Honey Bean Cushion

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Liquid formula with a dewy glow finish.

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned but leans grey

Coverage: Very good light to medium

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Ok to Good. After a few hours there was a little more glow, but not excessive.

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: fits Lalavesi Lime and W.Lab that I own.

Sponge Type: polyester foam sponge.

Volume: 15g (no refill)

Price: KRW 20,000

General Comments: This is surprisingly good for skin on sick days. It would be even better if it didn’t lean a little grey. This was a cult item on social media for a while. I can see why, cos the coverage is very good. But I wouldn’t say it’s the best value and formula out there. In this price range, I prefer the Missha Signature Essence and M Magic over this one.

Purchase from: W.Lab and TMON sellers through Avecko


Innisfree Water Glow Cushion

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types. May be a little dry for really dry skin types.

Formula & Finish: Creamy liquid formula with a glowing dewy finish. Fine pigments!

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned.

Coverage: Light to Medium. 

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: only OK. The “glow” in the formula does start showing through after a few hours of wear :)

Sun Protection: SPF 50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Only Innisfree. Although part of the Amore Pacific brand family, the cases are different to the other Amore Pacific cases.

Sponge Type: polyester foam sponge. Very firm and tight.

Volume: 15g (no refill)

Price: KRW 20,000

General Comments: this formula is really glowing!

Purchase from: Innisfree through Avecko; innisfreeworld; eBay sellers iamlove-shop and f2plus1


Missha Signature Essence Cushion

Missha Signature Essence Cushion

Missha Signature Essence Cushion

Missha Signature Essence Cushion

Missha Signature Essence Cushion

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types

Formula & Finish: Light liquid formula with a dewy natural finish. Pigments are very fine!

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned

Coverage: light, can be built to medium with multiple layers

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: fits Missha Signature Essence Cushion only. Does not fit Missha M Magic Cushions.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge, very firm.

Volume: 14g (with 2 extra refills)

Price: Originally KRW 32,000 (no refill); KRW 76,000 (2 extra refills). 

Discounted price KRW 12,800 (no refill); KRW 21,600 (two extra refills). Hmm.. and it seems to be on permanent discount!

BEST VALUE!

General Comments:  coverage is quite light, but you can get medium coverage with more layers. It’s a good cushion for those who prefer a light foundation, but wants the option to go to medium coverage. It’s probably the 2nd lightest coverage formula after the Lalavesi SF Natural.

Purchase from: Missha (no refill) (with 2 extra refills) through Avecko. Other places seem to resell at the higher price! :(


Missha Signature Essence Cushion Intensive Cover

Missha Signature Essence Cushion Intensive Cover

Missha Signature Essence Cushion Intensive Cover

Missha Signature Essence Cushion Intensive Cover

Missha Signature Essence Cushion Intensive Cover

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types

Formula & Finish: A thicker liquid formula than the Missha Signature Essence Cushion. It has a glowing dewy finish.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned, leans more orange and darker than the Missha Signature Essence Cushion.

Coverage: Very good. Easily medium coverage. Very similar to Lalavesi Classic formulas.

Long Lasting: Good.

Oil Control: Good for Spring/Autumn

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Missha Signature Essence Cushions only. Does not fit Missha M Magic cushions.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge, very firm.

Volume: 14g (with 2 extra refills)

Price: Originally KRW 32,000 (no refill); KRW 76,000 (2 extra refills). 

Discounted price KRW 12,800 (no refill); KRW 21,600 (two extra refills). Hmm.. and it seems to be on permanent discount!

BEST VALUE!

General Comments: The amount of coverage is similar to Lalavesi Classic formulas and is even better value. Probably second highest coverage Spring/Autumn cushion. However, the shade does lean more orange.

Purchase from: Missha (no refill) (with 2 extra refills) through Avecko. Other places seem to resell at the higher price! :(


Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF Classic

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF Classic

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF Classic

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF Classic

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF Classic

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: creamy liquid formula with a glowing dewy finish. Very fine pigments.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned. Leans a little light for no.23 equivalent shade. Pink tones available!

Coverage: very good medium coverage to high. BEST COVERAGE!

Long Lasting: Yes, very good. 

Oil Control: Good. But I have oily skin. I do need to blot a little in Spring

Sun Protection: SPF 47+PA+++

Case & Refills: case and refills fit Lalavesi. W.Lab and Lime cushions

Sponge Type: polyester foam sponge.

Volume: 20g (no refill)

Price: KRW 12,000 for refill. KRW 22-26,000 for case with cartridge

General Comments: Best coverage Spring/Autumn cushion. It has a more glowing finish than the Lalavesi SF Natural formula. Coverage is so good with so little product, that if you apply too much product, it can look thick on the skin. Missha Signature Essence Cushion Intensive Cover is similar to this one. 

Purchase from: Lalavesi through Avecko. Testerkorea.com also sells a range of Lalavesi cushions.

Other Posts: Lalavesi Akma Cushions


Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF Natural

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF Natural

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF Natural

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF NaturalLalavesi Akma Cushion SF Natural

Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF Natural

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: liquid formula with a dewy finish. Formula is lighter than the Lalavesi SF Classic. Pigments are very fine.

Shade &Tone: yellow toned.

Coverage: Light. Can get to medium with a few more layers.

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Good. But I have oily skin. I do need to blot a little in Spring

Sun Protection: SPF 47+PA+++

Case & Refills: case and refills fit Lalavesi. W.Lab and Lime cushions

Sponge Type: polyester foam sponge.

Volume: 20g (no refill)

Price: KRW 22-26,000 case dependent

General Comments: I generally prefer the Lalavesi Classic formulas. You get noticeable coverage with a small amount of product. The Natural formulas tend to give very faint coverage with one layer. As a fellow light coverage formula, this one is less dewy and natural looking than the Missha Signature Essence Cushion. This one is the lightest coverage cushion in the Spring/Autumn range.

Purchase from: Lalavesi through Avecko. Testerkorea.com also sells a range of Lalavesi cushions.

Other Posts: Lalavesi Akma Cushions


Code Glokolor N.All-iud Foundation

Code Glokolor N.All-iud Foundation

Code Glokolor N.All-iud Foundation

Code Glokolor N.All-iud Foundation

Code Glokolor N.All-iud Foundation

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types. Dry skin may be able to use this in summer also.

Formula & Finish: creamy liquid formula with a slight dewy finish (little more than satin)

Shade & Tone: Yellow toned leaning neutral

Coverage: Light to Medium

Long Lasting: Good

Oil Control: Good. On oily skin need to blot after a few hours.

Sun Protection: SPF30 only. Doesn’t mention UVA protection.

Case & Refills: Only fits other LG family beauty brands with the same pump cushion

Sponge Type: Not applicable. It’s a plastic plate.

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 33,000

General Comments: pigments very fine. Very smooth and natural on the skin. Puff has elasticised band means fits well on the fingers.

Purchase from: Code Glokolor through Avecko


Primera Watery CC Cushion

Primera Watery CC Cushion

Primera Watery CC Cushion

Primera Watery CC Cushion

Primera Watery CC Cushion

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types. Dry skin may be able to use in summer too if climate isn’t too humid.

Formula & Finish: Light liquid formula with a fresh natural dewy finish. Very fine pigments!

Shade & Tone: yellow toned

Coverage: light to medium

Long Lasting: Very Good

Oil Control: Very Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fots Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 35,000 (amorepacificmall.com)

General Comments: very fine pigments creating a very natural and smooth finish. This cushion and the Lirikos Marine UV Water cushion are very similar. But this has an herbal scent and looks a tiny bit more grey toned. Also oxidises a tiny bit after application.

Purchase from: Amore Pacific Mall, CJMall or Lotte Mall through Avecko


Laneige BB Cushion

Laneige BB Cushion

Laneige BB Cushion

Laneige BB Cushion

Laneige BB Cushion

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types. Maybe also summer for dry skin in non-humid climates.

Formula & Finish: light liquid formula with a dewy-satin finish. 

Shade & Tone: yellow toned leaning neutral. NOTE: shade numbers are a little different for Laneige. No.21 Natural Beige = usual No.23.

Coverage: light to medium (need a few layers to get to medium). Very slightly lighter in coverage than Lirikos, Primera, Etude House, IOPE.

Long Lasting: Very Good

Oil Control: Good

Sun Protection: SPF 50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belid and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 15g (with one refill)

Price: KRW 37,000 (amorepacificmall.com)

General Comments: be careful when selecting your shade. As noted above, shade no.21 natural beige is the usual Korean foundation shade no.23. Also comes in Anti-Aging and Pore Control versions.

Purchase from: Amore Pacific Mall, CJMall, Lotte Mall through Avecko; ibuybeauti; cosmetic-love; eBay seller iamlove-shop


IOPE Air Cushion XP

IOPE Air Cushion XP

IOPE Air Cushion XP

IOPE Air Cushion XP

IOPE Air Cushion XP

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Creamy liquid formula with a fresh dewy-satin finish.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned. Update for 2016: shades now come in Cool Neutral and Warm.

Coverage: light to medium

Long Lasting: Very Good

Oil Control: Very Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fit Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 15g (with one refill)

Price: KRW 40,000 (amorepacificmall.com)

General Comments: fine pigments giving smoother finish. Also comes in Cover, Intense Cover and Matte Finish versions. There is a strong scent. My nose thinks the scent smells like anti-dandruff shampoo! :) UPDATE: the IOPE Air Cushion range has had a new update for Korean summer 2016. New packaging and I think there is a new formula, the moisture formula I think might be new :) The shade range has also changed. Shades now come in Cool, Neutral and Warm.

Purchase from: so many places! Inc: Amore Pacific Mall, CJMall, Lotte Mall through Avecko; ibuybeauti; cosmetic-love; eBay seller iamlove-shop


Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion

Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion

Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion

Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion

Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion

Season: Spring/Autumn for all skin types. Dry skin may be able to use in summer too.

Formula & Finish: light liquid formula with a fresh natural dewy finish. Pigments are very fine.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned, leans a tiny bit lighter and more grey than the Lirikos Marine UV Water Cushion Long Lasting formula.

Coverage: light to medium

Long Lasting: Very Good-Excellent

Oil Control: Very Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 45,000 (amorepacificmall.com)

General Comments: very fine pigments creating a very natural and smooth finish. This cushion and the Primera cushion are very similar, but the Primera seems to oxidises a little on the skin.

Purchase from: AmorePacificMall or various TMON sellers through Avecko.

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Autumn/Winter

Cushions in the Autumn/Winter season have a very dewy and usually very glowing finish. Formulas are generally thicker and creamier than Spring/Autumn formulas. These types of formulas are suitable for Autumn or Winter when the air is dry and skin needs some extra moisture through out the day. These formulas are generally not as good at oil control than formulas in other seasons, because they usually have oils in the formulas to help your skin stay hydrated! Though oil control isn’t generally a problem in winter, your skin will be wanting the oil to keep it hydrated. Unless your skin is dehydrated and over producing oil… but that’s another situation. So for this season I’m going to change the “Oil Control” category to “Moisture/Hydration”.

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - Autumn/Winter

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – Autumn/Winter

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - AUTUMN/WINTER

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – AUTUMN/WINTER


 

Etude House Precious Mineral Moist Any Cushion

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion Moist

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion Moist

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion Moist

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion Moist

Season: Autumn/Winter for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Creamy liquid formula with a glowing dewy finish.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned. Usually W13 = No.21. But this W13 leans a little darker than other No.21 shades. You can see in the swatch it’s darker than the Innisfree No.21. This shade is probably shade no.22 if there was one.

Coverage: Light to Medium

Long Lasting: Very good.

Moisture/Hydration: Good for Autumn. In winter probably not enough for dry skin.

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 15g (no refill)

Price: KRW 18,000 

General Comments: the formula is thicker and creamier than other Etude House Any Cushions. It is good for autumn, but in the driest times of winter. It’s not the most hydrating cushion in my collection.

Purchase from: One benefit of this cushion is that it’s easy to find! So many places to buy from! Including: Etudehouse.com; etude.co.kr through Avecko; ibuybeauti; cosmetic-love; jolse; eBay sellers iamlove-shop or f2plus1


Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion

Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion

Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion

Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion

Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion

Season: Autumn/Winter for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Light creamy liquid formula with a very glowing dewy finish. Fine pigments. 2nd most glowing A/W cushion.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned.

Coverage: Light to medium. Coverage is a little low. To get to medium you do need a bit more product.

Long Lasting: Very Good

Moisture/Hydration: Very Good for all skin types.

Sun Protection: SPF34+PA+++ (lower than the Innisfree Glow Cushion)

Case & Refills: Only Innisfree. Although part of the Amore Pacific brand family, the cases are different to the other Amore Pacific cases.

Sponge Type: polyester foam sponge. Very firm and tight.

Volume: 15g (no refill)

Price: KRW 20,000

General Comments: this formula is really glowing! Besides the MacQueen I think this one is the most glowing! But it feels light enough on the skin to be used in Spring as well I think, particularly for dry skin types. Formula is slightly thicker than Innisfree Glow Cushion. This cushion also comes in a “Cover” version. I’m curious to try it actually! Hydration and cover!

Purchase from: Innisfree through Avecko; innisfreeworld; eBay seller f2plus1

Other Post: Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion


The Saem Eco Soul Spa BB Cushion

The Saem Eco Soul Spa BB Cushion

The Saem Eco Soul Spa BB Cushion

The Saem Eco Soul Spa BB Cushion

The Saem Eco Soul Spa BB Cushion

Season: Autumn/Winter for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Very thick cream like formula with a slightly glowing finish.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned.

Coverage: Medium to High

Long Lasting: Satisfactory. But this cushion starts separating and getting into lines and creases after bout 2 hours on my skin.

Moisture/Hydration: not as hydrating as other cushions. Skin feels dehydrated under thick formula and skin can become over oily.

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: only fits The Saem refills.

Sponge Type: very loose polyester foam sponge.

Volume: 13g (no refill)

Price: KRW 21,000

General Comments: formula is very thick and can feel thick on the skin. It’s almost like a BB pact. But coverage is very good.

Purchase from: The Saem through Avecko; cosmetic-love; jolse; eBay seller biz-inside


The SkinFood Royal Honey Cover Bounce Cushion

The SkinFood Royal Honey Cover Bounce Cushion

The SkinFood Royal Honey Cover Bounce Cushion

The SkinFood Royal Honey Cover Bounce Cushion

The SkinFood Royal Honey Cover Bounce Cushion

Season: Autumn/Winter for all skin types. Maybe spring also for dry skin types.

Formula & Finish: Creamy liquid formula with a satin-glow finish.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned leaning grey and also light compared to other No.23 (no.2)

Coverage: Medium

Long Lasting: Ok. can tend to crease a little after a while.

Moisture/Hydration: Not as good as other A/W cushions. This formula is a a bit drier.

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: SkinFood only

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge outer layer wrapped around another sponge soaked with the product.

Volume: 15g (no refill)

Price: KRW 23,000

General Comments: I would put this one in Spring/Autumn, but it has a thick autumn/winter formula that has oils/honey that make it glowing. Yet at the same time the formula is dry. It’s very interesting. Pigments are not that fine, even though coverage is good. Doesn’t look as natural as other cushions in this season range, because it’s formula is a little drier than other A/W formulas.

Purchase from: The SkinFood through Avecko; ibuybeauti; Jolse; eBay seller biz-inside


Lalavesi Akma Cushion FW 2015

Lalavesi Akma Cushion FW 2015

Lalavesi Akma Cushion FW 2015

Lalavesi Akma Cushion FW 2015

Lalavesi Akma Cushion FW 2015

Season: Autumn/Winter for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: creamy liquid formula with glowing dewy finish. 4th in terms of glow in the A/W cushions. Very fine pigments.

Shade &Tone: yellow toned leaning peach. Y6 is meant to be shade no.23, but it leans light.

Coverage: Medium to High

Long Lasting: Very good

Moisture/Hydration: Excellent. Probably the most hydrating A/W cushion.

Sun Protection: SPF47+PA+++

Cases & Refills: case and refills fit Lalavesi, Lime and W.Lab

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 20g (no refill)

Price: KRW 12,000 (refill by itself); KRW 22-26,000 (with case)

General Comments: The pigments are so fine! Smooths over pores beautifully, creating a really beautiful smooth finish. Very good winter formula! But need to be careful to accidentally over apply  with the high coverage formula. 

Purchase from: Lalavesi through Avecko; Testerkorea.com also sells a range of Lalavesi cushions. (Formula was discontinued. But a FW 2015 has been re-released. I’m guessing it’s the same one. I think Lalavesi brought it back because the other two revisions after this one were not as popular).

Other Posts: Lalavesi Queen Diamond Skull and FW 2016Lalavesi Akma Cushion FW; Lalavesi Akma Cushions


Lalavesi Akma Cushion FW 2016

Lalavesi Akma Cushion FW 2016

Lalavesi Akma Cushion FW 2016

Lalavesi Akma Cushion FW 2016

Lalavesi Akma Cushion FW 2016

Season: Autumn/Winter for all skin types. Maybe even spring for dry skin types.

Formula & Finish: creamy liquid formula with a glowing dewy finish. Leans more satin than the FW 2015.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned leaning neutral. Less peach toned than FW 2015 and is lighter. Y6 is meant to be no.23, but this one is more like no.21.

Coverage: Medium to high, but lower coverage than FW 2015.

Long Lasting: Good

Moisture/Hydration: Ok. It is much less hydrating than FW 2015.

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Cases & Refills: case and refills fit Lalavesi, Lime and W.Lab

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 20g (no refill)

Price: KRW 12,000 (refill by itself); KRW 22-26,000 (with case)

General Comments: not as glowing and hydrating as the older FW 2015 formula. This has now been discontinued after users much preferred the original FW 2015 formula. Lalavesi then came out with the FW 2016-304. And have now re-released the FW 2015. YAY!

Purchase from: formula has been discontinued after a very short life. I think it was out for like 2 months…

Other Posts: Lalavesi Queen Diamond Skull and FW 2016Lalavesi Akma Cushion FW; Lalavesi Akma Cushions


Mamonde Moisture Mask Cushion

Mamonde Moisture Mask Cushion

Mamonde Moisture Mask Cushion

Mamonde Moisture Mask Cushion

Mamonde Moisture Mask Cushion

Season: Autumn/Winter for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: liquid formula with a powder like satin-glow finish. Very fine pigments.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned. Less orange than the Mamonde Cover Powder cushion.

Coverage: light to medium

Long Lasting: Excellent

Moisture/Hydration: Good

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 30,000

General Comments: This is meant to be a winter cushion, but the powder like formula makes it not as hydrating as other winter cushions. If you have dry skin, you may prefer it for Spring/Autumn only and not winter. But it does have a beautiful satin glow finish with very fine pigments.

Purchase from: Amore Pacific Mall or Aritaum through Avecko; cosmetic-love; Jolse; eBay seller Rubyrubyshop

Other Post: Mamonde Cover Powder Cushion and Moisture Mask Cushion


Belif Moisture Bomb Cushion

Belif Moisture Bomb Cushion

Belif Moisture Bomb Cushion

Belif Moisture Bomb Cushion

Belif Moisture Bomb Cushion

Season: Autumn/Winter for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: Light liquid formula with a glowing dewy finish. Ranked 3rd rank in terms of glowing in the A/W cushion.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned. Leans a little light for no.23. Pink tone available.

Coverage: Light to medium.

Long Lasting: Very Good

Moisture/Hydration: Excellent. This cushion has good hydration with a light formula.

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: fits Belif, Beyond and Isa Knox. Refills fit into Amore Pacific brand cushion cases (inc Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. But the Belif case does not fir the Amore Pacific refills.

Sponge Type: Tight cellulose type foam. What LG calls “micro foam”. It’s very soft and squishy. Very good at holding product and not over soaking puff. (All LG Beauty brand cushions seems to use this sponge).

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 34,000

General Comments: A light formula with really fine pigments that is also hydrating!

Purchase from: Shinsegae, CJMall or Lotte Mall through Avecko


MacQueen New York Mineral CC Cushion Cover

MacQueen New York Mineral CC Cushion Cover

MacQueen New York Mineral CC Cushion Cover

MacQueen New York Mineral CC Cushion Cover

MacQueen New York Mineral CC Cushion Cover

Season: Autumn/Winter for all skin types.

Formula & Finish: very thin liquid formula with a VERY GLOWING finish! Most glowing of all the cushions.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned.

Coverage: light to medium

Long Lasting: Bad…pigments start to separate after an hours or so.

Moisture/Hydration: There is a lot of oil in the formula, which can keep skin hydrated. But because of the separation, it makes the face look very oily!

Sun Protection: SPF50+PA+++

Case & Refills: fits only MacQueen

Sponge Type: very loose polyester foam sponge.

Volume: 13g (one refill)

Price: KRW 36,000

General Comments: Oils that are meant to help hydrate, causes the pigments to separate and crease. I personally feel the original price is way too high. I received this as part of a Memebox. I would not have otherwise paid that much for it!

Purchase from: MacQueen or TMON sellers (much cheaper option) through Avecko


Hera UV Moist Cushion Ultra Moisture

Hera UV Moist Cushion Ultra Moisture

Hera UV Moist Cushion Ultra Moisture

Hera UV Moist Cushion Ultra Moisture

Hera UV Moist Cushion Ultra Moisture

Season: Autumn/Winter for all skin types

Formula & Finish: slightly thick liquid formula with a powder like satin glow finish. Similar to Mamonde Moisture Mask. The formula underneath feels powder satin and on top there’s a glowing layer.

Shade & Tone: yellow toned. Leans much more yellow than the Hera UV Moist Cushion.

Coverage: light to medium

Long Lasting: Very Good.

Moisture/Hydration: Good, but the formula leans satin, so not as hydrating as other A/W cushions, e.g. Belif and Lalavesi.

Sun Protection: SPF 50+PA+++

Case & Refills: Case and refills fit all other Amore Pacific Brand cushions in this post (Hera, Lirikos, Etude House, Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Verite, Amore Pacific, IOPE, Primera, Mamonde), except Innisfree. Also fits Belif and Beyond refills.

Sponge Type: Polyester foam sponge

Volume: 15g (one refill)

Price: KRW 45,000

General Comments:  why so yellow??

Purchase from: Amore Pacific Mall  through AveckoJolse

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Swatches

For every season:

Yellow Star – Best Value; Blue Star – Best Coverage; Pink Star – Pink Tones Available.

Overall:

Green Star – Most Matte; Purple Star – Most Dewy; Fluro Yellow – Most Glowing; White – Most Light Weight; Red Star – Best Oil Control

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - SUMMER

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – SUMMER

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - SPRING/SUMMER Part 1

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – SPRING/SUMMER Part 1

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - SPRING/SUMMER Part 2

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – SPRING/SUMMER Part 2

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - SPRING/AUTUMN Part 1

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – SPRING/AUTUMN Part 1

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - SPRING/AUTUMN Part 2

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – SPRING/AUTUMN Part 2

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection - AUTUMN/WINTER

My Korean Cushion Foundation Collection – AUTUMN/WINTER

If you’ve made it this far, you’ll notice I haven’t pointed out my favourites  or given heaps of details about each cushion. I wanted to point out more facts, rather than opinion in this post, or else the post would go on forever and ever and ever and ever and ever… you get the gist :)

If I haven’t already done a post on a cushion before, posts about individual cushions may come soon. Let me know in the comments, if there’s a particular one you’d like me to do an in-depth review of.

Other cushions coming soon:

  • Lalavesi Akma Cushion FW 2016-304 formula
  • Lalavesi Akma Cushion SF 2016-304 formula
  • TCFS Dinoplatz Multi Box
  • The Face Shop CC Cushion
  • The Face Shop Intense Cover Cushion

Hope this was helpful to some of you cushion foundation lovers out there. Let me know in the comments if there’s anything else you’d like to know that I haven’t covered. To find more places to shop for Korean Beauty, check out my post on “Korean Online Beauty Shops – A Guide to Where I Buy Korean Beauty Products”.

Happy Shopping Everyone! :)

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9 thoughts

  1. […] the skin, and gives a slightly dewy finish. The texture of the formula reminds me a little of the Skin79 Pink Pumping cushion. The pigments are very fine, but I feel like they are very sparse. I.e. there isn’t much pigment […]

  2. Very helpful post.
    But Belif fits in my Laneige, The face shop and Beyond cases though.

    1. TheOutlet

      07/04/2016

      Thanks for pointing that out Taetaej! Belif and Beyond are both LG Beauty, so of course! And I never thought to put the Amore Pacific refills into the Beyond case! The Beyond case doesn’t really close properly with the Amore Pacific cushion refills, but you’re right in saying the Beyond refill fits into the Amore Pacific cases! Thanks again! I will update the post :)

  3. Allison

    07/04/2016

    Thanks for the comparison! How would you compare the Verite DX vs LX and the Lirikos Marine UV Cushions? I love the DX, but since it’s discontinued I’m not sure if I should try the LX or the Lirikos.

    1. TheOutlet

      07/04/2016

      Hi Allison! I think the DX and LX are very similar. So if you like the DX and want to continue with something similar, the LX is a great choice. Compared to the Lirikos cushions, the Verite ones have a more powder and dry satin finish. While the Lirikos Marine UV Water cushions, both Long Lasting and the normal formula have a more dewy finish than the Verite. Both Verite and Lirikos have awesomely fine pigments that give a very natural finish :) Hope this helps! Happy Shopping!

  4. Thank you, amazing post! Now I have few new cushions in mind that I would like to try!
    How are the shades of Iope and Hera compared to Laneige? Laneige’s lightest is way too dark shade for me and now I noticed that Mamonde’s lightest Powder Cushion would be better too if it would be a little bit lighter. I’m too pale :(

    I think I should try Etude’s basic Any cushion too, at least they have light shades! I bought accidentally the moist version and disliked it, the summer Proof was my first cushion ever and I loved it! Will definitely try if they will launch something similar again.

    1. TheOutlet

      06/04/2016

      Hi Rikka! Thanks for liking the post! :) In answer to your question: I find Laneige is generally darker. Laneige No.21 is the normal no.23. Hera leans more yellow/orange, particularly the Hera UV Mist Ultra Moisture cushion. IOPE is still yellow toned, but more neutral. Mamonde doesn’t lean light like some other cushions. How is the Lalavesi Y2 shade on you?

      Etude House basic any cushion, I think is the best out of all of the Etude House cushions! :)

      1. I don’t know how the Lalavesi shade would be on me because even though I live in Seoul, I’ve never seen that brand anywhere! Same with Lirikos. Seems like these brands don’t have their own stores, or then they have only few? But I haven’t seen them in any other cosmetic stores either, so I don’t know where I could try/swatch those.

        1. TheOutlet

          13/04/2016

          Hi Riikka, unfortunately I think Lalavesi only sells online… Lirikos I think is in departments stores. Have you tried Lotte or Shinsegae?

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