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Strawberrycoco Beauty Lab | Korean Air Cushion Comparison Review

Posted by Annie on

From 2014 to 2015 the most fiery beauty makeup keyword should be "Air Cushion"

This special powder cushion simply is a combination of 6 in 1 concept : Protection, Defense, Conceal, Long-wear, Moisturizing and Lightening

You can put on your make up fast with this air cushion. We see a lot korean movie stars from korean drama that always emphasize on how to provide nude make up but there are actually many different type of this air cushion from major cosmetics brand from either korea or other countries. We should target your skin condition and needs to choose the correct air cushion make up.

Today, I am going to introduce these air cushion based on different effect from these major brand in the market.

 1. Moisturizing Gloss Cushion Powder

Like the Korean drama "You who came from the stars" 's leading actress Jun Ji-hyun is using this type of air cushion. Contains moisturizing ingredients make the skin moist air lasting powder foundation can make the skin have shinny finish. Most of the air powder , also known as soufflé ( the dream stage name of cushion powder ) emphasize more on this to make skin translucent and bright , moist and glossy feeling , some brands also contain brightening , whitening ingredients in it , you can said to be both the maintenance and moisturizing effect on the makeup foundation fast

Target Audience : suitable partial dry skin , you want to have moist and shiny skin effect and to cover small flaws.

2. Matte Feeling Cushion Powder

If you like refreshing makeup feeling, you can choose this matte cushion powder. The difference between this one and the gloss cuhsion is this one wont give you the as bright feeling on skin but the texture of this powder still have concealer function and to minimize pores.

Target Audience : For oily skin and have long oil control. If you want Long-wear or live in humid enviroment, this is the one for you.

Most air cushion comes with Natural and Cover two types.

N is a natural makeup for who people who have good skin condition and want to simply brighten your skin and have nude makeup effect.

C is highly Concealer modification of color , suitable for people have flaws on skin. While it provides conceal feature at the same time with a shiny and brighten effect.

For example from IOPE : 

N21: Natural finish in fair

N23: Natural finish in light

S22: Shimmering finish

C21: Cover concealing finish in fair

C23: Cover concealing finish in light

How to use air puff

Use three fingers, gently press the powder core and "pat" for quick makeup. It wont give you heavy make up feeling even if you apply a few times

Now I am going to introduce some of the hot selling air cushion from major brand in the market. 

Hera UV Mist Cushion ULTRA Moisture

Polished matte finish that can be made dewy if applied after dewy skincare. Medium coverage. Wears well and retains matte finish without drying out skin.

IOPE Air Cushion XP

Medium coverage with a satin sheen. Wears well without drying out skin.

LANEIGE BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50+ PA+++

Pore Control / Contained Dual Powder Formula allows semi-matte finish / Long lasting without darkening.


Holika Holika Face 2 Change White Cushion BB

Cooling up cushion BB / Strong whitening effect

Whitening + Wrinkle free + Sun protection + Makeup + Moisturizing Multi function

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (SPF50+/PA+++)

Dewy, creamy glow. Coverage buildable to just short of medium. Tends to turn patchy and wear off sooner than the cushions above, which could indicate that it’s drying. I had bad experiences and good experiences with this one but eventually concluded that the very fact of its inconsistency is a fault. When it’s good though, it’s very good.

Clio Kill Cover Liquid Founwear Cushion SPF 50 PA 15 g

Whitening+Anti-Wrinkle+SPF perfect coverage

Long-lasting Coverage and Keeping moisturizing: Containing Moist raw materials 33%. No-Darkening. Sebum control. Perfect covering big pores and skin uneven. Whitening. Wrinkle Care. UV protection.

Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion

Mutil cushion foundation that gives you flawlessly healthy resilience and radiance with perfect coverage and long-lasting hydration

Hope this helps with your shopping adventures. Thanks for reading this dissertation of a blog post!

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