Before, I used to think cushion compacts were just a fad. Another way to sell you the same thing you can get in a tube and in a bottle. Now, with their even coverage and convenient packaging, I get why this Asian trend caught on with the Western brands.
A cross between the buildable consistency of liquid foundations and the no-mess ease of cream formulations, cushion compacts offer up another route to your beauty routine.It offers on-the-go makeup application to simply being more frugal with your product (how many times have you poured just the right amount of foundation, right?).
If you are a convert like me or just feel the need to try the hype out for yourself, we’re giving you on some of the new cushion compacts we’ve tried recently.
Etude House. Available at SM City North EDSA. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
If you are the type who wants heavier coverage without looking cakey go for the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact (P3,250).
Bobbi Brown. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source, Glorietta 4. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
The Mirenesse Collagen Cushion Compact Airbrush Liquid Power Foundation (P3,082) is all about giving you the benefits a BB or CC cream would. Formulated for oily skinned women, it also contains collagen to boost moisture and radiance.
Mirenesse. Available via Sephora PH.
If you need extra protection from the sun but still want that dewy glow, reach for the MAC Lightful C Quick Finish Compact (P2,500).
MAC. Available at SM Makati and SM City North EDSA. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
Packed with whitening components along with a waterproof formulation, the Laneige Snow BB Cream (P2,145) is what you need for our unpredictable weather.
Laneige. Available via Beauty MNL.
Perhaps one of the first Western brands to jump on the cushion bandwagon, the Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion Compact (P2,850) remains to be one of the best out there as it provides a lightweight coverage that’s buildable enough to cover any spots.
Lancôme. Available at Greenbelt 5. For a complete list of stores and more information, visit their website.
If you’re acidic, you tend to have to risk going a shade lighter to avoid looking fried in the afternoon as your foundation darkens. With the Moonshot Microfit Cushion (P1,925), you can opt to use to stick to your skin tone and not worry about it with its anti-darkening formula.
Moonshot. Available via Sephora PH.
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