Well loved by many for their affordability yet high-quality produces, Korean cosmetic brands are continually praised and followed on an international level. Like most of their products, Korean foundations are well received in terms of achieving a clean finish best suitable for asians.
With an abundant of brands and products to choose from, we’ve researched reviews to come up with this list of the best Korean foundations you can get your hands on.
1. April Skin Magic Snow Cushion Black 2.0
When April Skin came out with their cushion foundation, everyone was in awe with how amazing its coverage is. Being very moisturizing as it is a water based foundation, the cushion also offers sunscreen protection. Like most Korean brands that produced foundation, this line offers limited shades and is best suited for those with paler skin complexion.
2. Ink Lasting Foundation Slim Fit
If you like the appearance of healthy and glowing skin, this lightweight foundation would be the perfect fit for you. You can build it up to a medium coverage, which will hide you pores, blemishes and fine lines all the while giving you a smooth finish. The foundation also contains SPF properties for that extra sun protection.
3. Innisfree My Foundation 2.3
Innisfree is one of the most well-known brands for its cruelty-free products that has natural ingredients and minerals deriving from Jeju Island. Made to suit most Asian skin types, My Foundation is a line of foundation that is customisable based on your preferred level of moisture (matte, semi-matte or glow), coverage (natural, high or extreme) and shade.
4. Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50+/PA+++
Laneige’s BB cushion is one foundation that aims to provide you a lightweight, natural finish with buildable coverage. Infused with Exclusive Optimal Mineral Water, this foundation will leave your skin feeling moisturized. It also has SPF50+ for extra protection from UV rays. Unlike many Korean foundations, this range offers shade ranges for tan skin.
5. 3CE Glossing Waterful Foundation
If you are a fan of Korean dramas or idol groups, you will notice that most of these celebrities usually opt for a dewy look. Inspired by what you saw? Your can try this Glossing Waterful Foundation by 3CE. Like its name, this ultra lightweight foundation applies on very flawlessly and seeps into your skin like glossy water.
6. ERBORIAN CC Crème 45ml
Do you find it hard to match foundation shades from Korean products because of your tan complexion? This cream foundation from Erborian might just be the one for you. With only one universal shade, the formula claims that its pigments will adjust to your skin tone to give you a flawless finish.
7. Tony Moly Cats Wink Clear Pact
Tony Moly is known to produce great quality make up whereby all are packed into adorable package designs. In this cute looking cat (don’t worry, this foundation is certified cruelty-free) tis a powder formula which works to control oil production while minimising the appearance of pores. The foundation finishes off matte.
8. Berry Very Matt Cover Foundation
Oily skin is preventing you from achieving high coverage properly? The Berry Very Matt applies flawlessly, has amazing coverage AND is very matte. With anti-aging properties as well as vitamin C, the foundation promises to brighten up your complexions without needing to apply several layers. The foundation has whitening properties so do take note if you’re not a fan of such thing.
9. Nella's Aura Radiance BB Foundation Cream
This foundation is for those who are on a budget. The foundation contains soothing and healing properties thanks to the infusion of aloe vera extract that’ll moisturize your skin. With buildable medium coverage, the foundation finishes off dewy. It also contains SPF so your skin gets the extra protection that it needs.
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