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Seven Of The Best Cushion Compacts

Seven Of The Best Cushion Compacts

A makeup craze hailed from Korea, cushion compacts have continuously grown in popularity over the past few years – and it’s no surprise why! These cushions are pure comfort to use, deliver really lightweight formulas, yet somehow still offer great coverage that looks natural. If you haven’t tried them yet, it’s time you grabbed yourself some. With that in mind, here are the best cushion compacts out there

The Best Cushion Compacts

  1. Estée Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB All Day Wear Liquid Compact SPF 50, £37
  2. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation, £36.50
  3. MISSHA Magic Cushion Cover Lasting SPF50+/PA+++ – No.23, £17
  4. Shiseido Synchro Skin Cushion Compact Bronzer, £37
  5. G9SKIN White In Creamy Cushion – Light Pink, £27
  6. Stila Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner, £20
  7. Lancôme Juicy Shaker Lip Gloss, £20

About These Cushion Compacts

The Foundations

Cushion foundations can create everything from a sheer BB cream-like finish to a heavier full coverage base. The versatility means that this pop-it-in-your-handbag compact can be applied to a full face or be dabbed on for concealer-style touch-ups that refresh your look.

  • A Light, Sheer Coverage: Estée Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB Compact

I think we can all agree that Estée Lauder’s Double Wear is iconic. Now though, you can enjoy this foundation in a whole new way thanks to the Estée Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB All Day Wear Liquid Compact SPF 50.

It still has the same comfortable feel as the traditional liquid foundation, only with a cushion delivery system and a lighter formula that offers a medium, BB cream-like coverage. Plus, it’s still really long-wearing! All you need to do is press the sponge applicator into the cushion to release the foundation, then sweep it across your face and neck to minimise the appearance of pores, fines lines and imperfections. Its oil-free formula will give you a natural and radiant finish!

  • A Full Coverage: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation

If you’d prefer a full-coverage one though, I’d recommend using Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation. It creates a full-coverage finish, yet still feels lightweight and refreshing.

You just need to press the puff applicator into the sponge to collect the liquid foundation, then gently pat it onto your skin to cover up any imperfections. It will blend seamlessly, giving your complexion an even and radiant tone.

  • A Cheaper Option: MISSHA Magic Cushion Cover Lasting SPF50

Whilst the two above products are worth the splurge, you don’t have to cash out to enjoy the benefits of a cushion compact. MISSHA’s Magic Cushion Cover Lasting SPF50 allows you to create an equally smooth, blemish and imperfection-free base for half the price.

Better yet, it is infused with baobab tree fruit extract, bamboo water, and SPF 50, to reduce the appearance of pores and protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Expect a natural-looking, dewy finish!

The Glow Enhancers

Whilst cushion compact foundations are popular, this innovative delivery system isn’t exclusive to your base. Among some of the best cushion compacts out there are bronzers and primers…

  • Shiseido Synchro Skin Cushion Compact Bronzer

Yes! You can even get bronzers as cushion compacts! If you find that powders emphasize your pores or don’t sit well on your skin, then you need the Shiseido Synchro Skin Cushion Compact Bronzer.

Boasting a buildable and blendable formula, it is the perfect way to define and contour your features, whilst also hydrating your skin and reducing the appearance of enlarged pores. You can apply it onto your cheekbones and jawline for a chiseled look, or use it to contour your forehead and add warmth to your cheeks. Either way, it will create a soft, sun-kissed look.

  • G9SKIN White In Creamy Cushion

Brought to you by Korean skincare brand G9SKIN, this White In Creamy Cushion is the perfect primer. Formulated with milk and strawberry extracts, it lightens and brightens your skin for a smooth, airbrushed finish.

The white swirl acts as an SPF, protecting your complexion from UV rays, while the pink swirl acts as a primer, blurring imperfections and enhancing the wear of your makeup. Apply it onto your whole face using the puff applicator before putting on your foundation for a seamless finish.

The Finishing Touches

In fact, this trend has expanded even further, with brands experimenting with this delivery method to create new and improved makeup…

This innovative liquid eyeliner pot contains a cushion soaked in product. You just dip your brush into the sponge and it will infuse the tip with just the right amount of product to create an intense, colour-rich line.

The formula itself is lightweight and buildable. Gliding effortlessly onto your lid, it is perfect for drawing sharp, precise lines. Expect a professional-looking cat eye.

This sponge system has even made its way to lip glosses! You just need to shake the lippy so that it infuses the cushioned applicator with formula, then sweep it onto your lips for a gorgeous finish. The more colour you want, the longer you shake your lippy for!

Even better, the Juicy Shaker Lip Gloss is infused with a nourishing blend of sweet almond oil, omega 3 and cranberry oil which work to smooth and plump your lips. A lip gloss that delivers some serious pigment and keeps your pout nourished? Yes, please!

And there you have it, seven of the best compact cushions out there. Remember, all of these are available to buy from lookfantastic.com with your GLOSSYCredit!

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Eleanore Nash

Eleanore Nash

Goldielocks

An avid sportswoman, I'm always on the prowl for the latest trending hair and skincare products that will keep my curls bouncy and my skin glowing despite intense exercise. I believe that when you look good, you feel good and it gives you the confidence to always perform at your best.


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