Cush­ion craze

Cush­ion foun­da­tions are true game chang­ers! HENA DE­SAI breaks these down for you and tells you why they are a must-try.

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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.


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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