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You know that impossibly smooth, gloriously glossy skin you see on models? Where it looks as though they were just blessed by a mist in some tropical rainforest so that their skin is poreless and glowing? That perfect dewy look? It seems impossible for mere mortals to achieve, but it's actually not that hard—at least not if you use the Innisfree Aqua Fit Cushion, which gives just the right amount of that "glass skin" look for everyday wear.
I'm not a huge fan of heavy coverage foundation, but, this cushion offers perfect lightweight coverage that makes my skin tone look totally consistent. (And it can always be paired with cover-up if you're suffering from the inevitable period-induced breakout or dark under-eye bags.)
Also, the first thing I look for (and so should you) when it comes to any sort of base makeup is sun protection, and Innisfree, being a well-adored skin-care brand, has it perfected with SPF 40, a reassurance that your skin will keep looking this cute for years to come. Plus, it smells amazing because of its green tea extract-infused formula.
But perhaps most important is how environmentally friendly this K-beauty brand is. The cushion—as with all of its other beauty products—is sold separately from its packaging. First-time customers purchase a cushion and a case, but, in the future, only have to replace the snap-in insert. Say goodbye to all the wasteful hard plastic outsides of compacts past (and to the extra dollars that went into making them). There are tons of colors and patterns to choose from for compacts (I spent 20 minutes staring at the wall display in the Innisfree storefront because I'm horrible at decision-making), so you can even start color-coordinating your beauty products.
If you're not looking for that dewy look, don't worry, there's a matte version too. At only $12 for the cushion insert, there will be no buyer's remorse from throwing down a big chunk of change. But, trust me, there wouldn't be anyway.