What is a cushion compact, you ask? It's basically a BB/CC cream contained in a sponge to keep everything from spilling. Women love the convenience because it allows them to touch up without having to break out a tube of cream and deal with the residual gunk on their fingers. Pressing on the cushion with the applicator puff yields an even layer of just the right amount of product — the result is weightless, buildable coverage.
But, cushions aren't just more convenient in terms of application: Their new and improved formula has skin conditioners to hydrate your complexion. The trend has hit such a resounding note with Korean women that cosmetic brands scrambled to see what iterations they could wring out. So, cushion begot more cushion: concealer, blush, lip tints, eyeliner — they're all out there. And, they're making themselves known stateside, too.