Amore PacificColor Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ $60, Sephora.com1/4 Amore PacificColor Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ $60, Sephora.com
KikoCC Cream cushion system$17, Kikocosmetics.com|Provided2/4 KikoCC Cream cushion system$17, Kikocosmetics.com|Provided
La NeigeBB cushion $34, Laneige.com|Provided3/4 La NeigeBB cushion $34, Laneige.com|Provided
Lancôme,Miracle cushion $45, Lancome.com|Provided4/4 Lancôme,Miracle cushion $45, Lancome.com|Provided
After the now ubiquitous BB and CC creams, it’s the turn of – drum roll – cushion foundations. While the product might just look like another ‘must-have’ marketing ploy, this one actually seems to be worth splashing the cash on.
But just what does it have to offer? “The formula combines a foundation, moisturizer and sun protection. It’s the first liquid foundation in the packaging of a compact,” explains Aline Belda, Head of Marketing for Lancôme International Asia.
Belda adds: “It’s the answer to all the issues faced by modern women. They want a product that’s easy to use, convenient, and efficient. The formula is very fresh and remains so thanks to the hermetic packaging.”
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Usually, the foundation itself is a liquid, almost like a watery BB cream, with all the usual benefits. Created to fit the needs of Asian skin, the non-comedogenic product is also a win for European or African customers of all skin types or ages.
It’s easy to use, too. Simply press a puff onto a moistened sponge (the “cushion”) and tap on to your face for a light coverage or sweep for a stronger effect.
Lancôme, which was the first European brand to launch its own version of this type of foundation called Miracle Cushion in May of this year, has created a formula with a very light texture, which is particularly fitting for summery temperatures.
The result is a really healthy and dewy glow. The non-greasy texture prevents oiliness, although combination to oily skins would need to add a touch of powder on the T-zone to control any excess shine.