Best of All: Cushion Foundations of 2019

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If I could choose, I’d take cushion foundations over liquid foundations anytime. It's compact and easy to carry around. I’m all for convenience and cushions are quick to apply- a light touch on the highly-saturated cushion and you are ready to dab on. No need for any sticky fingers or stain situations to clean up after. Most importantly, it will never spill or leak in your makeup bag, especially when you are travelling. I love that it always gives a natural glow once it warms up on your face! Remember to set the look with loose powder to prolong its wear.

I've narrowed down the best cushion foundations that are formulated to suit different skin conditions!

 

MATTE FINISH

Infused with ultra long-wear pigments, it delivers all-day matte coverage in a revolutionary balm to powder technology. Foundation transforms the balm into a blendable cream during the application and sets into a matte powder. Despite its marvellous technology use, this cushion foundation wouldn't suitable if you have dry skin.

Suitable for oily-pone or combination skin only.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Power Fabric Foundation Balm, SGD 120

 

HYDRATING FORMULA

As the name implies, Tom Ford Glow Tone Up Hydrating Cushion Compact contains high volume of water. This then delivers moisture the moment it touches your skin. In addition, you can use this to brighten your skin and cover skin imperfections with a dewy glow.

Suitable for all skin types.

Tom Ford Glow Tone Up Foundation SPF 40/Pa++++ Hydrating Cushion Compact, SGD 120

 

FULL COVERAGE

We introduced it last year as one of the must-have cushion compacts. This year, it has once again made it to the list. The highly raved cushion compact is infused with Ultra Fine Powder Dispersion technology that offers a light yet full coverage while providing a semi-matte finish. It does not oxidises after a day of application. Following up from its iconic product, HERA also launched the all-new HERA Black Foundation earlier this year.

Suitable for dry or combination complexion.

Hera Black Cushion SPF 35/PA++, SGD 75

 

HEALTHY GLOW

Just a few taps of Chanel LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Gel Touch Cushion Compact and it would cover any visible veins, dark circles and redness on the face. Being a major fan of Chanel Beauty products, this is one of my favourite foundations. Enriched with a new "aqua-gel" formulation that is made up of 56% water, it keeps your skin hydrated with a soft focus glow. An added bonus is that it comes with a light Kalanchoe scent and SPF 25 for antioxidant and sun protection benefits.

For a light coverage cushion compact, that's simply impressive!

Suitable for all skin types.

Chanel LES BEIGE Cushion Foundation

 

SKINCARE BENEFITS

We all love a good cushion foundation that can multitask, but how often have you seen one that can serve more than one purpose? Yes, La Mer’s latest creation, The Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation does precisely just that! Known to be a transformative skincare brand, it is infused with their signature Miracle Broth™ and colour capsule technology. This serves to hydrate, smoothen out the skin tone while keeping the colour true.

Suitable for all skin types, especially dry complexion.

La Mer The Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20, SGD 160

 

RADIANT FINISHING

For those who want a youthful and fresh complexion, this is the perfect connotation for you! The best-selling Shu Uemura Petal Skin Foundation now comes in the form of a cushion compact that helps create a bright and dewy complexion. Enriched with Japanese Sakura duo extracts, it also minimises the appearance of pores and smoothens out the skin.

Suitable for all skin types.

Shu Uemura Petal Skin Cushion Foundation, SGD 78

 
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ANTI-AGEING BENEFITS

Targeted to those who need a little boost on the skin, Lancôme created this multi-benefits cushion foundation that not only smoothens out every fine line you have with Adenosine (anti-ageing ingredient) but also improves the skin's texture. Besides that, it also includes three Absolue oils, specifically Rose, Camellia and Citrus that helps to nourish and regenerate the skin complexion.

Suitable for all skin types or dry complexion.

Lancôme Absolute Cushion Smoothing Liquid Cushion Compact SPF50+/PA+++, SGD 140

 

SHEER COVERAGE

With a sheer to medium coverage, the latest creation of CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ is more of a tinted moisturiser in a cushion compact that contains fruit extracts, hydrolysed silk, and sun protection (SPF 25 / PA+++). Unlike the other cushions, the final finish is a natural dewy texture. It’s either too dewy nor greasy-looking. What really makes this cushion stand out from the other cushion compacts out there is that it achieves exactly what it claims to have.

Suitable for all skin types or dry complexion.

Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream to Powder Foundation, SGD 140