Cushion foundations are true game changers! HENA DESAI breaks these down for you and tells you why they are a must-try.
All about the game changing cushion foundations
I’ve been using make-up for a long time now and if you’re an ‘enthusiast’ like me, you’ll know that a lot goes in to finding a product that is just right. The perfect red lipstick, the perfect non-chip nail paint, or even the lightest face oil—this list can go on. But, what I’m most picky of is the products that constitute my make-up base, the foremost being my foundation. It has to offer the right coverage without being cakey, hydrate the skin, offer sun protection and be long-lasting. Too many demands of one product? Enter, the cushion foundation. I tried this wonder product with some scepticism (a Korean invention may not work well for Indian skin) but I was pleased to find how it met all my expectations and turned out to be super convenient to use as well! The cushion foundation has crept into my daily routine, and let me convince you why it may be a good idea for you to try them too.
To give you the easiest definition of the product, think of it as a liquid foundation in a compact form. Confused? Well, the cushion is housed in a compact case, soaked in liquid foundation that lives inside the cushion. The product is dispensed in controlled amounts by pressing an applicator on it, just as a soaked sponge would work. The casing also ensures that there is no product spillage. The quantity of product dispensed also makes it easy to apply only as much product that is required to avoid an overly done, cakey face.
Cushion foundations are moree airy as compared to most heavy vy duty cream or liquid foundation. The density of the product packed provides heavy coverage while still being very lightweight on your skin. The brilliance of the product lies in the fact that you can build up coverage as needed, to achieve an even, flawless, dewy and natural finish.
WHAT’S IN IT
Sunscreen, moisturiser, hyaluronic acid, and of course foundation make up the contents of this cushion compact. The variations depend, as each brand offers a unique combination of these. Some may also add skin perfecting benefits in them, making this not just a make-up product but a skincare one as well. The Koreans developed it as a way to make their skin look as well as feel good, and internationalal brands are aiming to do just that. Lately, some brands have started formulating antibacterial sponges as well, so as to minimise any chances of skin infections through these applicators.
Goodbye broken glass bottles and foundation spills! Since cushion foundations come in compact cases, it’s easy to carry them around without worries of spilling. It also means that touch ups on the go are quick and messfree. We often wonder how to reapply sunscreen through the day without disturbing a face full of make-up, and cushion foundations serve as the solution to this issue. As most of these products come with SPF, you are re-applying sun protection as well while touching up your make-up. A fabulous finish, healthy skin and ease of use... what more do you need?
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