Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Trend Alert - Cushion Foundations

While cushion foundations certainly aren’t anything new to the market, their popularity seems to come and go, interestingly enough. I think the first one I ever came across was from Stila and their Pivotal Skin Liquid Makeup SPF8 compact quite a few years ago.

Anyway, what I like about these is mainly the convenience factor. I mean, how many times have you toted your foundation bottle inside your bag? Ummm, never! Popular in Korea, these cushion compacts have been compared to something like a BB cream in a compact, which I never thought of. I mean, they have the tint, the SPF and usually quite a few skin care ingredients. So the benefits of a liquid foundation married to a BB cream inside a totable compact. Ok!

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So what’s with the inside sponge? It stays put inside the compact and is able to give off the right amount of foundation when you dab it with another application sponge. I know, how was this ever thought up?

I wrote about this one a few months ago and the latest ones I’ve tried are from the AMOREPACIFIC line, which is, funny enough, a Korean brand. I always considered this brand just skin care, so I was surprised to see this from them. They have 3 different ones unique benefits:

Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ ($60 @ amorepacific.comnordstrom.com, bloomingdales.com) – contains bamboo sap to help with moisture and has a light coverage. Available in 5 shades.

Sun Protection Cushion SFF 30+ ($40 @ amorepacific.comnordstrom.com) – contains Purslane (a major anti-aging ingredient) and plum extracts. No color.

Age Correcting Foundation Cushion SPF 25 ($80 @ amorepacific.combloomingdales.com, nordstrom.com) – contains green tea polysaccharides, Green Tea Miracle and is a full coverage foundation. Available in 5 shades.

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Are you into this trend? Let me know if the comments!

Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.

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