Let’s face it: BB cushions are here to stay. So it’s time to find out which one will work with your particular skin best!
BB cushions are the perfect tool for a flawless and glowing “no-makeup makeup” look. Ever since IOPE started the cushion compact craze, it hasn’t lost steam. With brands in the US like YSL and Lancome giving these innovation cushions a try, it’s just another sign that the Korean beauty industry is one of the biggest influencers.
For those who have no clue what I’m talking about (cushion what?), let me enlighten you. All BB cushions are is a BB cream-soaked sponge packaged in a convenient, easy-to-carry compact with a non-absorbent puff. They give you the perfect dewy makeup look and make it easy to touch up during the day without ending up with the dreaded cake face. Cushions are genius products that leave you with a lightweight, flawless finish.
Now that we’ve peaked your interest, here are the best BB cushions for each skin type.
Oily and Acne-Prone Skin
I know, I know. Dewy? Glowy? I can practically feel you cringing at these words, and I completely understand. The best cushions for you are those with a subtle semi-matte finish that’ll help to give your skin moisture without overdoing the glow. Check out Missha’s M Magic Cushion which has a unique formula that helps to absorb excess sweat and sebum, combating shine and helping your makeup last longer. For those with acne-prone skin, this is also perfect because it helps to prevent buildup of bacteria that could lead to unnecessary breakouts.
Pro Tip: To further combat oil, try setting the cushion with a mattifying powder, like the Peripera Oil Capture Pact, for a flawless and shine-free look.
For those with sensitive skin, the Missha Signature Essence cushion is about to be your new go-to. This cushion’s formulated to cool the skin upon application, which will help to soothe skin that is prone to redness and irritation.
The Missha Signature cushion also features a unique blend of essence and makeup that’s formulated to calm and protect skin with a superstar combination of birch juice, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and aloe extracts. The hyaluronic acid and birch juice will help to hydrate the skin while niacinamide will brighten it for a glowy, dewy finish without any irritation.
Dry and Aging Skin
When your skin is as dry as the desert, you’re going to want to seek out a cushion that will impart serious moisture. The same goes for aging skin because the drier the skin, the more prominent fine lines and wrinkles will look.
Look for cushions with more hydrating ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, which will help to draw moisture to skin and keep it looking plump and moisturized. The Klavuu High Coverage Marine Collagen Aqua Cushion is a great choice since it’s packed with pearl, niacinamide, and hydrolyzed collagen, which help retain moisture, brighten, and protect skin while providing weightless, buildable coverage. It also has SPF 50 PA+++ which helps to shield the skin from harmful UV rays that can cause premature aging.
For those with combination skin, the struggle is so very real. Dry in some parts, oily in others—it’s a constant hassle! Much like my tips for oily skin types, I suggest you seek out a cushion that will provide moisture as well as having oil-absorbing properties to help keep your oiler parts shine-free.
The Laneige Pore Blur Cushion is a good option for you. This oil-sucking cushion helps to target shine and conceal larger pores while hydrating the skin for a healthy glowing finish.
Now that you’ve found the perfect cushion for you, find out how to apply it correctly here.