The Cushion Foundation That Is Both Skincare and Makeup
What it is: Su:m37’s Secret Essence Cushion is a cushion foundation infused with the Korean brand’s best-selling Secret Essence, an antioxidant serum that protects and intensely hydrates skin. The serum transforms the foundation into skincare, delivering hydration all day. Over time, the brand says, you’ll see an improvement in skin quality, as well as more radiance and suppleness.
Verdict: “The foundation sets to a soft matte finish with a hint of radiance. I didn’t feel its hydrating effect immediately, but I could tell it was keeping my skin moisturised. My complexion looked supple for more than 12 hours. I didn’t have to set it with powder, and it didn’t crease, flake or settle into fine lines. I also didn’t have to rehydrate my skin throughout the day with mists – which I usually can’t live without. Another plus: The sponge didn’t absorb much product, so just a little went a long, long way. Two taps covered my entire face. The cushion foundation costs $77 and is available in two shades.”