Friday, 19 August 2016

WHY ARE CUSHION FOUNDATIONS TRENDING?


I've been obsessed with Cushion foundations since I tried it a few months ago. An ingenius invention and new way of applying foundation that limits the amount of foundation absorbed by the applicator which ensures that just the right amount of foundation is applied to the skin. Yet another intelligent idea from the Koreans who are the leaders in beauty technology.

So why is it trending?

The cushion and applicator are made to not absorb the product too much giving you ultimate control to build your coverage and giving you that flawless even-toned look. There is very little room for error.

With the applicator pressed into to cushion you apply pressure to transfer the liquid to the applicator and then to your skin. The only difference with using a cushion is that you press the product into your skin instead of wiping. Of course you can blend after you have applied all over.

The compacts are convenient, lightweight and easy to use. I have three cushion compacts and compared the differences.


Lancôme


An airy foundation with a gorgeous, sheer-to-medium buildable dewy finish giving you a luminous complexion.  It is not a heavy coverage foundation which is perfect for me as I do not like the heaviness of foundation especially in Summer.  It's texture is silky and the finish is really beautiful giving a flawless look.

Skincare benefits include improved hydration and ingredients such as soothing adenosine and pigment-targeting pine needle extract. In US, the packaging says SPF23/PA++.

Comes in 6 shades. This has an SPF of 23.





Givenchy Teint Couture Cushion




The packaging is truly luxe. The cushion feels sturdy and has an elegance about it. The application is super easy and quick. The product dispenses pretty evenly onto the sponge and goes onto the skin really nicely. It has a mousse-y creamy texture. It felt light on the skin as if nothing was applied at all.

Its mechanism is slightly different to the Lancome. Instead of a sponge there is a metal plate with the Givenchy "G" with the foundation squeezing through the tiny holes.

The product is sheer and coverage is light, so my rosacea was still visible. I tried building it up and but the product failed to deliver in terms of coverage.  A little disappointing but worked well when concealer applied underneath.

Comes in 4 shades.  This has an SPF of 10.



DR JART+ Time Returning BB Cushion


This cushion is similar to the Lancôme using the sponge technology. The packaging is mirrored gold, looks and feels luxe. It almost looks identical to the Lancôme packaging.

Dr Jart+ BB Cushion has other exceptional features other than coverage. It gives skin instant firmness while concealing and correcting uneven skin tone, blemishes, enlarged pores, and dehydrated skin.

This multi-functional BB cream is enriched with hydrolysed collagen and pomegranate extract to firm and tighten skin elasticity as grape seed oil and arbutin brighten and hydrate. The moist-textured balm conceals blemishes and enlarged pores, corrects uneven skin tone and texture. 

Comes in two shades and has the highest SPF coverage of the three cushions of SPF 30.



Verdict
Out of the three my favourite would be the Dr Jart+. My complexion looked absolutely flawless. I was really surprised as the Lancôme cushion was my first buy and I loved it and still do!

I was disappointed with the Givenchy. I expected a better coverage from the brand. However, coverage seemed good with the use of concealer.


If you use cushions, which is your favourite brand?

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