Love Letter Series: The Korean Beauty Blockbuster
Dear Amore Pacific Cushion Compact,
You make me feel so beautiful. No, really. You make my skin glow. I've been with a lot of foundations, but none have been as weightless as you. And to know that you're actually good for my skin is...well, a relief. I'm done wasting time and money on products that don't give me the most bang for my buck. Thank you for being you.
Korean beauty has been trending in the U.S. for a few years now, and for very, very good reason. You may recognize this "cushion compact" situation from the new L'Oréal compacts available at mass, but Amore Pacific is one of the OG cushion-compact creators. And it's awesome.
As the science behind our cosmetics evolves, there's less and less reason to use makeup that doesn't also benefit our skin's health. I use this compact for several reasons, so I'm just going to break it down for you bullet stye:
- It contains SPF 50. This means that even if you don't use a moisturizer with SPF (I do), you'll still get much-needed coverage daily.
- It's weightless. Seriously, it feels like nothing.
- The base is a hydrating bamboo sap formula (instead of water or oil) and other potent ingredients make it heavily hydrating.
- It gives bright, dewey coverage that can be layered for as much as little cover as you want.
Lately I've been skipping my setting powder as to relish in the naturally dewey look I get after using the cushion compact. What's awesome is that it's easy to throw in your bag for a mid-day touch up.
From February 1–14, I'll be posting love letters to the things I've been obsessing over lately. From sweets to slip-ons, these are the showstoppers that are picking up my pulse this winter.
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