In the race against time, why bother fiddling with your makeup sponges and foundation brushes? Ever since the Koreans have invented the cushion compact foundation, beauty routines have drastically shortened but what we really love is how portable this nifty beauty compact is as we’re able to slip it into our bags for touch-ups during the day. Now infused with a myriad of skincare benefits such as SPF, anti-ageing, anti-pollution and hydration, cushion compact foundations are here to stay. We list our five favourite cushion compact foundations designed for the modern woman on-the-go.
Sisley Phyto Blanc Brightening Cushion Foundation SPF 30 –PA+++
The French skincare brand jumps on board the cushion foundation trend and introduces their very first cushion catering exclusively to Asians. Capitalising on their Phyto-Blanc skincare technology, this cushion foundation diffuses a glow on the face while smoothing away imperfections and colour corrects. Formulated with nourishing skincare ingredients such as buckwheat seed extract and vitamin E, we like to keep this one in our purse for touch-ups throughout the day if required. The satin-smooth, ultra-luminous finish feels comfortable on the skin and is designed to be layered with the Sisley Phyto-Blanc skincare range.
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX
Sulwhasoo loyalists can now look forward to this upgraded version of the brand’s best-selling Perfecting Cushion which boasts an even lighter texture that adheres well to the skin’s surface thanks to the ‘slim fit high coverage’ formula. The new generation Perfecting Cushion EX promise to deliver a long-lasting, hydrating coverage that is comfortable on the skin. We’ve also given this cushion an approving nod as the eight shade range caters to a diverse range of women with varying skin tones.
Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation SPF50 PA +++
Malaysia’s humid weather and harsh sunlight can often be a nightmare for your skin especially if you are constantly exposed to the outdoors. The Clarins Everlasting Cushion provides an exceptionally high SPF 50 /PA +++ with triple protection which includes anti-pollution, anti-free radicals and UV though there is no reason to skip your sunscreen as sun damage is a real threat. The long-wearing foundation lasts up to 10 hours the whole day and is humid-resistant. If you’re worried about the foundation dying out your skin, the Everlasting Cushion is also formulated with organic quinoa extract to help maintain your skin’s moisture level.
The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang Mi Luxury Golden Cushion
This cushion is targeted for women in their golden age of 50s as it is formulated with a 3-in-1 anti-ageing function which brightens the skin, provides UV protection and contains wood-cultivated ginseng to reverse signs of ageing. We find ourselves reaching for this on days when our skin is looking dull due to its brightening effect. Coverage wise, this one’s designed for those who already have good skin as it mainly corrects the tone of your complexion. The luxurious gold casing is also a major bonus and sits well on any dresser.
Dior Prestige Le Cushion Teint De Rose SPF 50 – PA+++
Dior takes its cue from the colour and light of a rose petal and harnesses the rejuvenating power of the Rose de Granville. A hybrid product that combines the best of base makeup and skincare, this cushion foundation boasts the revitalising benefits of 500 rose petals. The creamy texture delivers a fresh rosy glow to the complexion with a buildable coverage. Apply this foundation on its own or use it as a finishing touch to your complexion without fear of caking your face.