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!
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.com, nordstrom.com, bloomingdales.com) – contains bamboo sap to help with moisture and has a light coverage. Available in 5 shades.
Age Correcting Foundation Cushion SPF 25 ($80 @ amorepacific.com, bloomingdales.com, nordstrom.com) – contains green tea polysaccharides, Green Tea Miracle and is a full coverage foundation. Available in 5 shades.
Are you into this trend? Let me know if the comments!
Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.