4 Brightening cushion compacts you need in your life

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By Wei Yeen Loh

4 Brightening cushion compacts you need in your life

If we had to share one relatively recent makeup product that we’re completely taken with, it has got to be the cushion compact (CC). Ever since K-beauty brands rolled out this amazingly convenient compact that’s filled with BB cream/light foundation formula with a sponge pad applicator, it has made its way to our makeup kits (and hearts) rather quickly. 

This month, we’re stoked for four new brightening and whitening cushion compacts that we can’t wait to snap up:

Dior Beauty has finally jumped on the CC bandwagon, rolling out the latest Diorsnow Bloom Perfect Moist Cushion SPF50 PA+++ that is infused with Edelweiss extract from the Dior Gardens in Switzerland. This active ingredient diminishes and prevents dark spots from occurring in the skin to achieve skin evenness and colour correction. 

Diorsnow Bloom Perfect Moist Cushion SPF50 PA+++ (RM268) is available at all Dior Beauty counters nationwide.

If you’re plagued by dry skin that shows crease lines after you’ve applied foundation, Biotherm Aquasource CC Evermoist cushion is one lifesaving product that will have you bid goodbye happily to cakey skin. Formulated with Life Plankton cellular water to trap hydration in your skin, this colour-infused mousse has a moist texture to ensure a dewy and glowy finish while protecting your skin from UV rays. 

Biotherm Aquasourse CC Evermoist cushion (RM190) is available online and at all counters in major departmental stores nationwide.


When it comes to revolutionary CC technology, Lancôme is aceing it with its new patented Polar Cushion Technology found in its Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage. Featuring a multi-fibre structure sponge covered by a mesh net to hold complex formulas with higher coverage and SPF levels, the product is released only when pressed for even and clean distribution. Its combination of corn extract, rose, mint, and resorcinol derivative for soothing and whitening properties encased in a luxurious case makes it a beautiful and effective CC to have in your beauty bag.

Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage is available at all Lancôme counters in departmental stores nationwide and Sephora.

Shu Uemura has also explored inventive ways of creating the CC cushion puff via its latest Blanc:Chroma Brightening UV Cushion Foundation. Its cushion puff is made of a plush pile of soft nylon hair that is densely placed to ensure a soft touch while picking up and releasing a good amount of product. Its formula includes brightening actives (melano SW and vitamin CG) that has been jellified with modified clay plates to ensure its state is solid at rest and fluid during application. Talk about a cool product that’s made to brighten your complexion while giving you enough coverage.

Shu Uemura Blanc:Chroma Brightening UV Cushion Foundation (RM190 for case, refill, and puff) is available at all Shu Uemura stores and counters nationwide.

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