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Beauty Bedrocks: The 6 Best Korean Foundations Under $30

Korean Foundations Under $30
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* Cover, conceal and perfect
* Foundations include SPF for extra protection
* Each option offers multiple uses

Korean foundations are unique in that they provide multiple benefits in one easy-to-use formula. These formulas, which are usually in the form of BB Creams or Cushion Compacts, are not as heavy as your typical foundations found stateside and usually include some form(s) of skin care goodness in each product.

Our best Korean foundation picks all follow the above rules, plus contain SPF for skin protection and anti-aging properties. They can all be easily applied with your fingers, a brush or a sponge and provide long-lasting wear with a lightweight finish.

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Mia Maguire
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Thank you for your input. What are some of your favorite K-beauty products?
alattestyle
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1. Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream

The BB Cream by Missha is one of the most popular BB Creams from South Korea that provides medium, light-weight coverage. Being a BB Cream, this is a multi-use product that not only evens out skin tone but will disguise blemishes, protect from sun damage with SPF 42 and provides anti-aging and brightening effects. This is a buildable formula that can be applied with fingers, brush or any of your favorite sponge applicators for your desired effect.

BB Cream MisshaImage Courtesy Amazon

  

2. Peripera Ink Skin Tint

Peripera’s Blurring Skin Tint is a liquid formula that acts as a primer to blur pores and make your complexion look flawless. Moisturizing ingredients will nourish the skin while a sebum control powder prevents oiliness for an all over smooth finish. Pores and fine lines are reduced and age spots and blemishes are blurred giving you that coveted brighter skin tone.

Skin Tint PeriperaImage Courtesy Amazon

    

3. Etude House Double Lasting Foundation

The Etude House Double Lasting Foundation provides the same coverage as multiple coats of any normal foundation with one single application. This foundation weightlessly adheres onto the skin like a magnet without looking heavy or caky while staying powerfully locked for up to 24 hours. With buildable coverage, SPF 34 and a lightweight finish, this product gives you perfect coverage with a thin, lightweight feel.

Double Lasting Foundation Etude HouseImage Courtesy Amazon

  

4. Missha M Magic Cushion

Missha’s Magic Cushion Compact gives skin perfect coverage and a flawless look while hiding imperfections and dull skin tone. The cushion foundation is a light buildable formula that moisturizes, soothes skin and protects with SPF 50 to prevent darkening and premature aging. Bamboo water and baobab fruit extract keep your skin hydrated and comfortable while silica bead powder helps control sweat and sebum for hours.

Cushion Foundation MisshaImage Courtesy Soko Glam

  

5. Touch in Sol Advanced Liquid Foundation

Touch in Sol’s Liquid Foundation is a feather-light formula that is hydrating and buildable to help give you a natural finish in a minimal amount of time. This advanced foundation contains a special water holding technology that keeps the skin hydrated during all-day wear and an SPF 30 to prevent wrinkles and protect skin from environmental aggressors.

Liquid Foundation Touch in SolImage Courtesy Amazon

  

6. EverGlam BB Cream

Another popular BB Cream option is by EverGlam. This all-in-one skin perfector acts as a concealer, skin tone enhancer, moisturizer and sunscreen for a natural yet flawless look. Benefits include concealing imperfections, minimizing pores and fine lines and keeping the skin hydrated and refreshed for all-day comfort. This BB Cream is also formulated with botanical extracts to help create a lifting and revitalizing appearance and SPF 30 to keep skin protected and nourished.

BB Cream EverGlamImage Courtesy Amazon

  

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