Posted on March 08 2016
Cushion Foundation: Our Selection by Michela Marra
Practical and perfect for touch-ups throughout the day, Cushion Foundations are no longer something new. Breaking onto the scene rather silently, they’ve been conquering the beauty cases of even the most skeptical beauty addicts, and there is lots to discover this season. Many of you are already familiar with them, we are talking about liquid foundations that come in a compact. Once the package has been opened, you’ll find a “cushion” sponge immersed in foundation. When you squeeze it, it lets out the perfect amount of product to apply to your face using the sponge. Therefore, the main feature of these products is that they are practical. And not just that, they’re made for multitasking and in most cases refillable. Amidst best sellers and novelties, the team at ATPB have put together a selection of their top picks. Read through our recommendations and go ahead and choose the product that’s best suited for you.
Cushion Foundation by Korf contains the power of 3 products in 1: it’s a primer that evens skin tone, a foundation that covers and illuminates, and a concealer that hides imperfections and completes makeup. Its formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid (provides a hydrating, anti-ageing action), Vitamin E (provides an antioxidant and anti-ageing action), Senna Alexandrina (minimizes imperfections and hydrates) and diamond dust (illuminates).
Why we like it: it creates a radiant face and hydrates the skin for a soft focus finish. Furthermore, its SPF 25 solar filters protect the skin from photoageing.
CC Cream Cushion System by Kiko is a color-perfecting foundation with SPF 25 which makes skin luminous and uniform. Its light, fluid texture is easily absorbed and blends perfectly with skin, hiding discolouration and imperfections.
Why we like it: the very porous sponge guides the product in small particles which adhere to skin, making it smooth, polished and even.
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion is a fresh, light foundation that offers long-lasting coverage for a naturally impeccable skin tone.
Why we like it: because it has a light, long-lasting formula.
Miracle Cushion by Lancôme is an all-in-one fluid foundation which blends into skin easily thanks to its Fresh Touch Puff sponge, an unprecedented facial applicator which creates a fresh, hydrating sensation while the Big Cell Cushion Compact allows for precise control in terms of how much of the product is used.
Why we like it: because a small amount of product allows for impeccable coverage.
Laneige BB Cushion is a BB Cream in a compact version with SPF 50. It controls shine and reduces dark spots thanks to active illuminators.
Why we like it: because it’s an excellent protective shield against the sun’s rays.
Nude Magique Cushion in 03 Vanilla by L’Oréal Paris offers the advantage of guaranteeing the perfect amount of product with its ultra-light, fluid formula characterized by water-based pigments.
Why we like it: it provides a refreshing, ultra-soft sensation and spreadable coverage. Furthermore, it is antibacterial and contains solar filters.
Nude Cushion Foundation Isadora has a super fluid texture, as well as softening and hydrating properties which perfect skin tone within seconds, at any given moment throughout the day. Thanks to its convenient cushion, it helps reduce the amount of foundation wasted. The formula contains vitis vita, grape extract, which provides a triple anti-ageing action: it detoxifies the cells, hydrates the face and stimulates the production of collagen. It also contains aloe vera which has a softening effect and prevents skin dehydration caused by environmental agents. Finally, it contains Tocopherol which performs an antioxidant action and is rich in Vitamin E which helps counter premature ageing.
Why we like it: it’s a multitasking product.
Air Perfection CC Compact Cushion Foundation with SPF 50 by Pur Minerals is perfect for those who want a flawless finish and sheer to medium coverage.
Why we like it: precisely for its spreadable coverage.
Wonderful Cushion by Sephora has an innovative formula containing Babassu oil which is obtained from the seeds of the Babassu palm, a South American tree which is also found throughout Brazil. This oil possesses nourishing properties which comfort the skin.
Why we like it: it provides skin with ample luminosity.
Yves Rocher Fondotinta Cushion combines the convenience of a compact foundation with the lightness and luminosity of a liquid foundation. It has a light, fresh texture which renders skin tone luminous in seconds and provides spreadable coverage which allows you to achieve the desired effect.
Why we like it: skin is immediately illuminated and facial features appear relaxed.