Hello My Beautiful People!!
Since, I recently posted about “Cushion Compacts” and honestly, suggest that it should be a part of everyone’s makeup routine, I decided, why not put together some of the superior cushion BB/ foundations. Check out my post on my recommendations for cream blushes for oily skin
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I have carefully selected with an attempt to cover the whole spectrum of cushion compacts based on varied categories.
I request you to read the details mentioned below of each of them, so you can make an educated decision before you make your purchase, if you wish..
Here are my top 11 curated cushion compact foundations:
Starting from top;
1] LANEIGE BB CUSHION PORE CONTROL SPF 50+ PA +++ has six shades ranging from light to medium and is recommended for all skin types. It has minute of amount of neem oil which is anti bacterial. Laneige claims that their application puffs are first in the world that have anti bacterial property and has dusl structure for that perfect flawless coverage. This cushion is also a winner of two beauty awards. (All skin types, mostly for Combination to oily skin types).
2] ETUDE HOUSE PRECIOUS MINERAL ANY CUSHION provides medium to full coverage and with its mineral sunscreens, it is more suited to combination skin types. Sets to a matte finish. It is less moisturising than its counterpart which is ETUDE HOUSE PRECIOUS MINERAL ANY MOIST CUSHION. (Combination to oily skin types).
3] MISSHA M MAGIC CUSHION SPF 50+ PA+++ is one korean brand that is already popular throughout the world for its skin beneficial products. This foundation provides full coverage and is long lasting due to addition of silica bead powder and has bamboo water, baobab extract and witch hazel to provide hydration, soothing and cooling effect on the skin. It has three shades which are centric towards asian skin tones. ( All skin types except dry).
NOTE: This is not MISSHA M MAGIC CUSHION MOISTURE which comes in a white and gold compact rather than the silver and white compact.
4] LOREAL TRUE MATCH LUMI CUSHION FOUNDATION– This one is the drugstore product parallel to most medium to high end brands offering cushion foundations. It has wide collection of 12 shades that cater light to deep and provide sheer buildable coverage. It claims to be even safe on sensitive skin types. (Dry to Normal skin types).
5] INNISFREE LONG WEAR CUSHION SPF 50+ PA +++ provides long, natural coverage for upto 12 hours and is infused with jeju mineral powder to absorb sweat and sebum while jeju green tea provides antioxidant care. (Combination to Oily skin types).
6] PHILOSOPHY TAKE A DEEP BREATH comes with light as air technology and has special mesh filter that lets puff applicator to grab only required amount so the application is sheer, seamless and buidable. It has a SPF of 20 and comes in 6 shades from light to medium. Contains Green Tea and Coffee extract.(Dry to Normal skin types).
7] PUR MINERALS LIGHT AIR PERFECTION CC COMPACT CUSHION FOUNDATION SPF 50 has 4 shades for light to dark skintones. It comes with a full sized refill. It contains Babassu and Mango seed oil for skin conditioning and antioxidant benefit. It is light and hydrating and sets with a satin, semi matte finish.(CANADIAN VERSION DOES NOT CONTAIN SPF.) (All skin types except dry and very dry).
8] IT COSMETICS CC PLUS VEIL BEAUTY FOUNDATION SPF 50+ has mineral sunscreens and is clinically proven to reduce fine lines and pores( Although, pores cannot be reduced. It helps to conceal small pores flawlessly.) has hydrating, lightening and anti ageing effect. Infused with skin improving ingredients like vitamins, hyaluronic acid(which I have spoken about before) and peptides. ( All skin types except oily).
9] SULWHASOO PERFECTING CUSHION SPF 50+ PA+++ is a brand inspired by Korean herbal medicine and its ancient ingredients used in Sulwhasoo products. It provides natural light coverage and has 3 shades concentrated towards lighter skin tones. It has Apricot kernel oil and Jaumdan water that is Sulwhasoo brand’s own concoction of five herbal plants. (Dry skin types).
10] LANCOME MIRACLE CUSHION has SPF 23 PA ++ (ASIAN AND CANADIAN VERSIONS CONTAIN SPF) comes in 11 shades and is oil free. The sponge that is saturated with the foundation has 800,000 pores which according to Lancome provides perfect amount of the foundation to get an even and desirable coverage. It is the winner of ALLURE beauty awards 2015 for medium coverage foundations. ( All skin types).
11] HERA UV MIST CUSHION LONG STAY MATTE SPF 50+ PA +++ is a summer edition cushion inclined towards humid conditions and the issues that oilier population have to deal with the staying power and extra dewy look. This is wonderfully packaged, carefully formulated to provide satiny matte but not powdery finish. It provides medium coverage and comes in 2 shades. Long lasting and soothing cooling effect with the presence of mineral clay water. It does have sunflower oil and vitamin E for moisturisation and antioxidant benefit. (Combination to oily skin types)
So, there it is.. I would like to clarify that the numbers given to each cushion do not claim its superiority to the others listed. As everyone’s skin type, skin tone, weather conditions, availability and personal preferance is individualistic, I have tried my best to cater to all those factors.
I hope this post is helpful to you as it was important for me to be informative and versatile.
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Do let me know if you use a compact cushion and which one’s your favourite. I am curious.
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