Its official. Cushion Compacts are the latest gamechanger of the beauty world. Get ready to toss those foundation bottles and makeup sponges. This is all youll need for gorgeous summer skin. So what is it? A liquid foundation that offers natural, lightweight coverage. Plus, it comes in a nifty, easy-to-carry compact. Were obsessed already! Not exactly new, cushion compacts have been selling like hot cakes in Korea since 2008. But with brands like Lancome, Clinique, MIB and Maybelline New York launching their own versions, Cushion Compacts have finally gone mainstream.
The liquid foundation actually sits inside the cushion at the bottom of the compact, which means zero chance of spillage. To dispense, simply press the soft sponge applicator on the cushion to get the perfect amount of product. Theres no chance of a cakey mess unlike regular compacts where you cant control the amount of product you swipe on. The key is lightweight, buildable coverage.
“The formula is so weightless, it just lightly covers skin. Depending on the coverage you want, just layer on as you go,” says makeup artist Ojas Rajani. She said all you need to do is lightly press the applicator into the sponge, then pat on your face. Pat a few extra times on the areas you need additional coverage. And voila, you’re done!
Reapplying foundation or dabbing with a regular compact can end up a cakey mess. But with a compact cushion all you need to do is press and pat, moving from the center of the face, out. “No chance of lines and creases because the formula is designed to spread thinly and evenly,” says Ojas. We’re sold!
Not really. Especially if youre prone to shine attacks. Regular compacts are super mattifying and perfect for light touch ups if you have oily skin. However, if youre in the market for a portable foundation choc-a-bloc with skincare benefits, like added SPF, extra hydration, and anti-aging benefits, Cushion Compacts are calling your name.