Why Cushion Foundations Will Be Your New Fave Beauty Product


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Trying out new foundations is interesting, especially if you find something that you like. I’m very picky, so while finding a foundation I like is not particularly easy, the hunt is always exciting!

I stumbled across cushion foundations while browsing the Yves Saint Laurent counter a few weeks ago. I had been using my beloved Kat Von D Tattoo Lock-it Foundation for ages now, and felt like it was time for something newer and lighter for summer. I asked the associate to match me and I went home with my new cushion foundation, excited as ever.

So, what’s a cushion foundation exactly? It’s basically a sponge soaked in liquid foundation and put into a compact. The compact comes with a puff and mirror for easy, no mess application. Cushion foundations are popular in Asia, and have been making their way into the makeup world.

Since using my cushion foundation, I’ve completely fallen in love with it for these three reasons.

They’re compact.

Maybelline Cushion Foundation

I tend to touch up my makeup during the day, and it can be annoying having to always lug around a foundation in your bag. However, cushion foundations, come in a compact case along with a mirror, so it’s easy to retouch throughout the day or right before you go out. Because everything you need is all in one, it is the perfect size for traveling or going out. I can even fit my cushion compact into a small crossbody bag. Talk about portable!

Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation, Maybelline, $15

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