Cushion Makeup From Korea Has Changed My Beauty Routine, and Here's Why

The first time I landed in Seoul, South Korea, I felt like I had come home. Never mind the fact that I'm 100% Chinese and definitely not Korean. Never mind the fact that I didn't speak the language or know anything about how to get around. Something about the city just resonated inside of me and left me feeling the most inspired I had felt in a long time.

A lot of this I credit to its incredible beauty scene. Korean skincare crossed over to the U.S. a few years ago and has been growing steadily since the first time "sheet masking" became a part of our common vernacular. I love a good essence, ampoule and sleeping mask as much as the next person, but personally, I feel emotionally affected by Korean makeup.

I love the entire ethos behind the Korean makeup philosophy of looking as youthful as possible (versus sexy or mature), and I'm blown away by the textures of Korean makeup. They're mind-blowingly bouncy, squishy, mousse-y, silky-smooth, and light as air. They're light-years ahead of where we are in the U.S., and it's only a matter of time before Korean makeup makes as big of a splash here as Korean skincare has.