5 Upgraded cushion compacts that will completely change your touch-up game
Here's to perfect skin
Are you coveting a flawless glow in your complexion, packaged neatly and conveniently for on-the-go use? Let us introduce you to the compact cushion foundation.
Made for travelling, it's both spill-proof and purse-friendly in addition to being refillable. Better yet, its roots in Korean innovation mean that most formulations (even the Western ones that have cropped up in the last few years) offer skincare benefits on the side, so you can get yourself glowing from the outside-in.
Whether you're using your compacts as your base or just for touch-ups throughout the day, these cushion foundations deliver on all things coverage and longevity. Find our five top picks below:
Phyto Blanc Le Cushion, RM490
If you're already a fan of the other products within the Phyto-Blanc range from Sisley, you'll be impressed with this nifty cushion compact. More than just a run-of-the-mill compact foundation, this skincare-makeup hybrid is humidity-, sweat-, rub-, and heat-resistant, harnessing the actives of the brand's Phyto-Blanc Daily Defense Fluid to give the skin long-lasting coverage without feeling suffocating.
Skin Tune Vegan Cover Cushion Foundation, RM175
Vegans, rejoice! The latest K-beauty brand on the block, Amuse Beauty, has just landed in Sephora, bringing their Eve Vegan-certified cushion foundation into our neck of the world. Two types of film-formers are blended with 70 per cent moisturising essence and rice ferment filtrate for long-lasting, high coverage that cares for the skin from within. Your 'clean girl' beauty beat is just one swipe away!
Perfecting Cushion EX
If you're obsessed with the smooth yet glistening complexion of your favourite Korean stars, Sulwhasoo's upgraded cushion compact should be the next thing you add to your shopping cart. The Perfecting Cushion EX boasts an airy, feather-light texture that adheres weightlessly to the skin while offering hydration and moisturising benefits, thanks to the brand's 'slim fit, high coverage' formula.
Cushion De Beauté Compact Cushion Foundation, RM275
Best suited for dry skin types in sunny cities (hello, KL dwellers!), Gucci's cushion foundation harnesses the power of their glycol- and glycerin-based moisturising complex to hydrate the skin for up to 24 hours. Further, it has been blended with anti-oxidant and anti-pollution actives like black rose oil and butterfly bush extract to keep external aggressors away, plus SPF 22 and blue light filters to reduce the risk of sun damage.
Tom Ford Beauty
Traceless Touch Foundation SPF 45/PA ++++ Satin-Matte Cushion Compact (Filled + 1 Refill), RM375
If you're planning on attending any outdoor events anytime soon, this is the compact for you. Offering SPF45/PA++++ protection and resistance to water, sweat, and humidity, Tom Ford's Traceless Touch Foundation is ideal for all-day wear in even the more adverse conditions our tropical climate has to offer. It applies smoothly, sealing hydration into the skin and minimising any fine lines and texture.
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