Attention all K-pop lovers! We know you’re not just here for the catchy tunes and killer dance moves; you’re also low-key obsessed with those jaw-dropping, “how do they look so perfect?” moments from your favourite idols.
Well, hold onto your hats because we’re about to spill the deets on the beauty secret behind that flawless K-Pop glow: cushion foundations.
So, keep scrolling to find out which cushion foundation your favourite K-pop idols are currently obsessed with!
- BLACKPINK Rosé: Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Cushion
- TWICE Ji-Hyo: MILK TOUCH's All-Day Skin Fit MilkyGlow Cushion
- Red Velvet Irene: 2aN Gleaming Tension Pact Cushion
- IVE Jang Won-Young: AMUSE Dew Jelly Vegan Cushion
- NewJeans Hanni: My Armani To Go Cushion
- Girls' Generation Yoona: Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultra Radiance Serum Cushion SPF40/PA++++
- Red Velvet Joy: Espoir Taping Cover Cushion
- Blackpink Jennie: HERA Black Cushion
- Sorn: Too Cool For School Artclass Studio de Teint Fixing Cover Cushion
- LE SSERAFIM Yun-Jin: WAKEMAKE Water Glow Coating Cushion
BLACKPINK Rosé: Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Cushion
In 2024, Rosé from BLACKPINK embarked on her solo journey, wowing fans not just with her signature blonde hair and captivating vocals but also with a radiant glow that’s impossible to ignore.
With an astounding 75.6 million Instagram followers, Rosé is the glowing ambassador for Sulwhasoo’s Snowise Brightening Cushion – the very secret behind her enviable soft-focus dewy look that’s become the talk of the town.
This cushion is packed with an impressive blend of 86.2% skincare ingredients. White ginseng extracts and lily extracts work harmoniously to purify, clarify, and leave your skin not just moisturised but translucent.
And let’s not forget their Air Glow Formula and Slim Fit Technology, a dream team that delivers an airy light texture with unbeatable coverage for your skin!
TWICE Ji-Hyo: MILK TOUCH’s All-Day Skin Fit MilkyGlow Cushion
TWICE’s leader and main vocalist, Ji-Hyo, has traded in her “girl-next-door” vibes for an effortlessly elegant and glamorous aesthetic.
And guess what? Her secret weapon is none other than MILK TOUCH’s All-Day Skin Fit MilkyGlow Cushion, which gives her that radiant milk-like glow that lasts all day long.
This adorable compact, shaped like a cherry blossom pink egg, allows for a smooth and even application thanks to its light and creamy meringue-like texture.
It’s also packed with skin-brightening ingredients like glutathione, as well as hydrating and soothing care from hedera helix, cica complex, and panthenol.
MILK TOUCH’s All-Day Skin Fit MilkyGlow Cushion retails for S$42.51 on Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
Red Velvet Irene: 2aN Gleaming Tension Pact Cushion
Irene, the leader of Red Velvet under SM Entertainment, is hailed as the “third-generation visual.” Her go-to cushion is the 2aN Gleaming Tension Pact Cushion, a hidden gem in the K-beauty scene.
Loved for its affordability, this cushion is a favourite among students, offering light-reflecting properties that result in a radiant finish. The water drop-shaped puff makes for easy application, and the compact mesh design allows for quick touch-ups on the fly.
It’s also packed with centella asiatica extract to soothe and protect your skin, as well as EGF-stimulating skin cell generation for anti-ageing benefits.
If you’re on the hunt for a foundation that goes beyond basic coverage, something that adds a bit of glow, takes care of your skin, and fits into your everyday routine seamlessly, the 2aN Gleaming Tension Pact might just be what you’re looking for!
2aN Gleaming Tension Pact retails for S$50.78 and is available on Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
IVE Jang Won-Young: AMUSE Dew Jelly Vegan Cushion
At just 20 years old, IVE Jang Won-Young is praised as the representative It-girl of the fourth-generation K-Pop girl groups.
She swears by her favourite cushion from the brand she endorses, AMUSE. AMUSE Dew Jelly Vegan Cushion is renowned for its vegan formula, featuring a lightweight gel-like texture that leaves your skin with a naturally dewy glow.
Dermatologically tested, this cushion goes the extra mile by enhancing your skin’s elasticity, seamlessly covering blemishes and leaving your complexion visibly clearer.
Its high adherence texture also ensures your skin stays moisturised, preventing the foundation from rubbing off throughout the day.
As an added bonus, there’s even a limited edition version with an adorable daisy pattern that caused a social media frenzy!
AMUSE Dew Jelly Vegan Cushion retails for S$46 and is available on Sephora. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
NewJeans Hanni: My Armani To Go Cushion
Hanni, a rising star in the K-pop scene and Armani Beauty’s first K-pop global makeup ambassador, adores the My Armani To Go Cushion. With a delightful range of four shades and the ability to customise the coverage, this cushion guarantees a naturally glowing appearance.
Not only does it stay on your skin for a remarkable 18 hours, but it also contains lychee extract, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid, seamlessly blending with your skin and allowing it to breathe freely.
And that’s not all! With the added benefit of SPF 23 PA+++ protection, it effortlessly incorporates sun care into your daily beauty routine.
Girls’ Generation Yoona: Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultra Radiance Serum Cushion SPF40/PA++++
As the visual of Girls’ Generation, Yoona remains a timeless beauty at 34. Her preferred cushion is the Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultra Radiance Serum Cushion SPF40/PA++++.
This anti-ageing cushion, enriched with precious gems like rubies and sapphires, delivers a natural, youthful finish, leaving your skin irresistibly soft, smooth, and moisturised.
Boasting SPF 40, the cushion acts as a shield against photo-ageing, supporting your skin’s elasticity. It also provides medium coverage that’s customisable to your liking, ensuring a long-lasting, non-cakey finish.
During the filming of King the Land, Yoona was seen using this cushion, and it caused a frenzy of purchases!
Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultra Radiance Serum Cushion SPF40/PA++++ retails for S$224 and is available on Estée Lauder.
Red Velvet Joy: Espoir Taping Cover Cushion
Red Velvet’s Joy spilled the tea on her go-to beauty essential in a recent interview with Elle Korea, and it’s none other than Espoir’s Taping Cover Cushion.
This cushion offers a dewy finish for a youthful and radiant glow that looks stunning on oily and combination skin. Dry skin? No problem – it’s got hyaluronic acid for a moisture boost.
Your skin will also be silky-smooth thanks to its soft and premium texture puff that makes the application process a breeze.
Thanks to Joy’s recommendation, the Espoir Taping Cover Cushion has become the talk of the town. If you’re in search of a cushion foundation that will give you a flawless and radiant complexion, look no further than this!
Espoir Taping Cover Cushion retails for S$14.99 and is available on Amazon.
Blackpink Jennie: HERA Black Cushion
In her 2019 Cosmopolitan shoot, Jennie sported the HERA Black Cushion in shade #21. This cushion is known for its elegant packaging and a semi-matte finish that helps control oil.
It features Layerless Matte Cover technology for seamless blending, giving your skin a refreshed and weightless feel all day long.
And here’s a handy bonus: it’s impressively effective at keeping your foundation intact, even under face masks!
If you’re looking for a long-lasting coverage cushion foundation that’s not too matte or dewy, the HERA Black Cushion is the perfect choice!
HERA Black Cushion retails for S$78.98 and is available on Shopee. A discount is offered at the time of writing. Tap in to see the updated price!
Sorn: Too Cool For School Artclass Studio de Teint Fixing Cover Cushion
In her everyday makeup tutorial, Sorn spilled her beauty secrets and revealed her go-to for a natural, flawless look— the Too Cool for School Cushion. It turns out, her fellow CLC members, Elkie and Seung-Yeon, are also fans.
This cushion provides excellent coverage and oil control, lasting up to 40 hours without darkening, smudging, or transferring, thanks to its instant magnetic-fixing technology.
With the added benefit of gold collagen fibre, it helps your skin look plump and naturally glowing.
If you’re in search of a cushion foundation that provides a natural finish, the Too Cool For School Artclass Studio de Teint Fixing Cover Cushion might be the ideal fit for your makeup routine!
Too Cool For School Artclass Studio de Teint Fixing Cover Cushion retails for S$43.59 and is available on Shopee.
LE SSERAFIM Yun-Jin: WAKEMAKE Water Glow Coating Cushion
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As the face of WAKEMAKE, Yun-Jin uses the Water Glow Coating Cushion to achieve her flawless, dewy skin.
With its powerful SPF 50+ PA++++, this cushion not only shields your skin from harmful UV rays but also gives you a natural coverage and a long-lasting radiant finish, thanks to the Glow Oil Complex as seen on @sequinnedstars on TikTok.
But that’s not all! The formula is packed with panthenol and ten types of hyaluronic acid, ensuring deep hydration from within. And the best part? The dual layers of the cushion make it super easy to apply just the right amount for an even and flawless look.
If you have dry skin and crave that radiant glow, look no further than the WAKEMAKE Water Glow Coating Cushion!
WAKEMAKE Water Glow Coating Cushion retails for S$68.18 and is available on Shopee.
Feature image credits: @sequinnedstars/TikTok, AMUSE, MILK TOUCH