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Powder foundations were the only possible compact foundations until the cushion compacts made an appearance, which prompted eager drugstores around the world, wanting to debut them in their stores. This encouraged every beauty brand out there to release their own version as well. It's one of the biggest and most innovative beauty trend from Korea since their invention of blush sticks and BB creams. And that's because of their convenient design and application.

What is a BB cushion?

BB cream, which stands for Blemish Balm, is used a 2 or 3-in-1 product that essentially contains moisturiser, sunscreen and foundation. Now, there is the BB cushion - BB cream contained in a compact with a cushion sponge for easy application.

The good reason for its existence is that it offers the best of both worlds - liquid foundation in a compact form! Built conveniently packed in portable compacts, they are usually fitted with a mirror just like powder compacts. With it, everything you need is in the palm of your hands.

Here are a few BB cushions to get you started on the trend.

Laneige
1. Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50+/PA+++
Best BB cushion for oily skin
Laneige
1. Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50+/PA+++
Best BB cushion for oily skin

If there's one Korean BB cushion that comes to most people's mind, it's this award-winning one from Laneige. The BB Cushion Pore Control is top on many beauty lists by the likes of ELLE and Her World.

What makes Laneige's BB cushion so well-loved is its powerful two-step oil control solution that keeps skin moisturised inside while looking matte on the outside. By increasing moisture and reducing oil, the formula effectively covers even those with oily skin for up to 12 hours.

Klairs
2. Klairs Mochi BB Cushion
Best overall BB cushion
Klairs
2. Klairs Mochi BB Cushion
Best overall BB cushion

Coverage, moisture and natural; does such foundation exist? Fortunately, yes in the form of Klairs' Mochi BB Cushion. This star product meets the needs of almost anyone across different skin types and tones. Its formula gives a refreshing powder-like finish while enhancing the natural glow of your skin as well as providing lasting coverage. 

Troiareuke
3. Troiareuke H+ Healing Cushion
Best BB Cushion for sensitive skin
Troiareuke
3. Troiareuke H+ Healing Cushion
Best BB Cushion for sensitive skin

Troiareuke's own H+ Healing Cushion is said to be designed on the beliefs of having 99% skincare and 1% make-up benefit. Meaning, your skin’s health is a priority with this BB cushion. Providing light coverage, the formula protects by forming a thin moisture barrier on the skin’s surface and healing it into a healthier skin trough ingredients such as Centella asiatica and Portulaca extract. 

Peripera
4. Peripera Airy Ink Cushion
Best BB cushion from Korea
Best BB cushion from Korea
Peripera
4. Peripera Airy Ink Cushion
Best BB cushion from Korea

This cute BB cushion definitely captures the heart of most beauty lovers thanks to its winning formula that offers an invisible layer of foundation that's lightweight. Applies on natural-looking, the non-greasy texture is comfortable for daily use and ensures all-day coverage.

Clinique
5. Clinique Super City Block BB Cushion Compact
Best for combination skin
Clinique
5. Clinique Super City Block BB Cushion Compact
Best for combination skin

Protecting your skin against UV beams, pollution and every day free-radicals, Clinique has come up with a product that’s perfect for daily use. Light-weight and breathable, the formula delivers a long-lasting formula whereby the coverage is buildable and that it applies with a natural-matte finish.

Coringco
6. Coringco Mint Blossom Cover BB cushion
Best BB cushion for acne prone skin
Coringco
6. Coringco Mint Blossom Cover BB cushion
Best BB cushion for acne prone skin

Having acne-prone skin means being super cautious about what goes onto your face. With Coringco Mint Blossom BB Cushion, you're promised coverage as well as healing. Formulated with antioxidants from Centella Asiatica Extract to help speed up the healing of acne, the cushion gives a peace of mind for daily use minus irritation. 

Maybelline
7. Maybelline Super BB Ultra Cover Cushion
Best drugstore BB cushion
best drugstore bb cushion
Maybelline
7. Maybelline Super BB Ultra Cover Cushion
Best drugstore BB cushion

Affordable and easy to find in any drugstore, this super multitasker by Maybelline offers a featherlight foundation with a matte finish that has correcting minerals to help retain moisture on the skin. The cushion contains 8 benefits such as poreless finish and SPF 25 PA+ for protection. 

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