If you're reading this, then you probably already know that 1) wearing a face mask in public is now a necessary practice, and 2) makeup and face masks aren't necessarily the best combination! Yes, the problem doesn't just stop at maskne and skin sensitivity, wearing a face mask can also wreak havoc on another aesthetic aspect—your makeup!
Well, good news: You don't have to completely forego your beauty routine. There's really no reason why you can't rock a glowing, even complexion without choking your skin or have your foundation rubbing off all over the mask. With ever-improving formulations, many base makeup now boast highly breathable, lightweight yet long-lasting textures that wear like a second skin. Our recommendation? Korean cushion foundations, of course!
Looking for the perfect blend of skin care and weightless foundation coverage in one? THIS is it! Never messy or cakey, the Heimish Artless Perfect Cushion compact is loaded with botanicals that hydrate, protect and brighten the skin for a naturally flawless finish that is not too dewy or matte, and lasts all day.
There's a reason why BLACKPINK is an ambassador for the brand: these formulas are flawless! This long-wearing cushion comes with a high coverage and hydrating formula that blends seamlessly into the skin, and is perfect for dry or combination skin types!
This one's a popular pick! The April Skin Magic Snow Cushion is an award-winning cushion known for its superb skin-perfecting coverage. Its formula is 45% water-based, so it glides smoothly on the skin and you're assured to get a dewy finish that never feels sticky or heavy.
The COSRX Blemish Cover Cushion is the perfect cushion foundation for oily and acne-prone skin. It has a buildable coverage that can conceal breakouts and dark spots without looking cakey or oily, while centella asiatica helps soothe pimples and redness at the same time.
Another long-wearing cushion from Moonshot, the Micro Setting Fit Cushion provides protection and a radiant matte finish, without oxidising or caking. Skincare guru Liah Yoo has also mentioned that this cushion is a good dupe of YSL's Le Cushion Encre de Peau!
Extra Tip: To ensure that your makeup stays put for longer, we would also recommend investing in a good face primer! Check out our best-selling J.One Jelly Pack (yes, the multitasking hydrating mask, anti-ageing treatment, moisturiser and makeup-gripping primer in one!) or the mattifying Innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer.
After applying your foundation, you can also "lock in" all your makeup with a translucent setting power like the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Pact or a setting spray as an extra protective barrier between the makeup and your mask.