What are the benefits of a cushion foundation?
What is cushion makeup?
A short explanation
The cushion makeup is a liquid makeup foundation in a packaging that is inspired by a powder box. This product can be carried around easily that way. The cushion is responsible for a perfect dosage of the foundation. It can be applied with the sponge that will be delivered with the makeup, which is very convenient when you travel or for touch-ups during the day.
Is it a replacement for foundation?
Depends on your needs
If you need or like a good coverage you need to put in more effort into your makeup application. The cushion makeup is more translucent for a more natural appearance, though it is buildable. You might just need some more steps to get the usual coverage.
How to apply?
For the application of the makeup, you can use the included sponge. For the best result use tapping motions when applying the makeup. Of course, you can use a brush or even your fingers if you wish too.
Products I have tested
Nearly every makeup brands have a cushion makeup on the market. I went to different local cosmetic stores and tested five products. Four of the five cushion makeups are from high-end brands. One was brought in the drugstore.
It leaves a light, glowing and healthy looking appearance. The Miracle Cushion is a light and hydrating foundation. It is quick and easy to apply. For more coverage, you should build on another layer. SPF 23/PA++ 14 g/ 0,51 OZ € 43 order here
Teint Idole Ultra Cushion
Lancome’s Idole Ultra Cushion is a foundation with a higher coverage. I had one layer applied and the foundation lasts the whole night.
13g/ 0,50 OZ € 45 order here
Nude Magique Cushion
The Nude Magique Cushion makeup is lightweight and leaves a nice glow and a dewy finish. It is in a medium coverage, buildable and last the entire day. SPF 29
14,6 gr € 13,95 order here
Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion
This cushion makeup is light and the fluid texture blends in perfectly. Due to the medium coverage, it conceals little blemishes or imperfections. You can build up to a full coverage in two to three repetition of application. SPF 35 – PA+++
15 g/ 0,52 OZ € 49,99 order here
Teint Couture Cushion
If you are really into fancy packaging this product will definitely catch you. The foundation releases through the Givenchy emblem which is embossed in the makeup pan. Fabulous! The foundation is light and moisturizing. It leaves a fresh and smooth appearance. The light to medium coverage last for hours and gives the healthy and glowing look.
14g/ 0,49 OZ € 49,90 order here
After all research and testing, I believe that the cushion makeup is a perfect companion for travel or for touch up during the day. Enjoy testing and let me know which is your favorite cushion makeup.