This Is The Cushion Foundation That Beat Out Everyone Else in ELLE Korea Beauty Awards


There are tons of achievements that can be considered as no mean feats. Waking up at 6am for a gym class because #2020goals is one, how that one dude managed to save a drowning kitten in a raging tsunami is another… and the list goes on. Now, we’re adding another one of those hats-off moments to the family: when beauty brand NARS managed to clinch the Best Cushion Foundation award for its Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation SPF 50 PA+++ in the ELLE Korea Beauty Awards (aka the land of cushion foundations that literally come in all shapes, sizes, and skin finish). 

So, yes, considering how easy it is to get your hands on a cushion foundation in Korea — just think about the endless shelves of it in the many beauty flagship stores in Seoul alone — makes coming out as the top dog of the tops an achievement that deserves multiple rounds of applause.

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The NARS cushion foundation launched last April with a slew of skin-loving benefits. At the core of it, it’s a full-coverage foundation that sets to a naturally radiant finish (hence its name). Going into the deets, the product is formulated with white water lily extract that builds the skin’s resilience against environmental aggressors (this includes UVA and UVB rays), restoring luminance to your skin with every application. There’s also a skin-optimising complex of raspberry, apple, and watermelon that improves your skin’s texture over time for that coveted K-beauty glow. 

And because busy days call for longwearing foundations that our complexions can fall back on, the Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation SPF 50 PA+++ is formulated to last for up to 16 hours. Hear that, it’s 16 hours of perfected wear — none of that peeling or sliding nonsense — and we have the flexible polymers in the foundation (that adapt to your skin condition) for a perfected complexion at any moment to thank. We are so ready to have skin that’s glowing like Son Ye-Jin’s already. 

The Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation SPF 50 PA+++ is best paired with another cult NARS favourite, the Radiant Creamy Concealer. Photo: Courtesy of Nars

The NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation SPF 50 PA+++ is available in six shades (Seoul, Deauville, Vienna, Mont Blanc, Punjab, and Barcelona). It retails at $56 for refills, and $20 for the empty case.