Score a dewy complexion with these convenient cushion compacts. By Dawn Chen
BB cushions and cushion foundations. Photo: Amore Pacific
Beauty innovations come and go in the fast-moving world of cosmetics and skincare. Amidst all the competition, it’s always refreshing to find products that can stand the test of time. One shining example: BB cushions and cushion foundations.
The cushion craze took the world by storm a couple of years ago, and the obsession doesn’t look like it’ll fade anytime soon. These convenient compacts originated in South Korea, and are my personal go-to products if I want to get through the day looking like I have porcelain skin. It’s minimum effort for maximum impact. If you haven’t already, give these trusty cushion compacts a try and be prepared to fall in love. Here are four benefits of jumping onto the cushion bandwagon!
1. Easy to use
Dealing with liquid foundation can get messy, especially if you’re not used to working with the slippery texture. To score a dewy complexion minus the fuss, opt for a cushion foundation instead. Cushion foundations and BB creams are buildable, so you can control how much you want to layer on to achieve the coverage you desire. Cushion compacts also come with accompanying foam sponges that make application a breeze.
Thanks to the foam sponges that come with any BB cushion or cushion foundation, there’s no need for a separate makeup brush. This makes the cushion compact an excellent choice for someone new to base makeup – just pick your shade and swipe it on without worrying about spending on an additional foundation brush.
When it comes to convenience and travel-friendliness, it’s hard to beat a cushion. Unlike other foundations or BB creams in tubes or tubs, cushion compacts don’t spill or splatter. They’re also easy to tote along on the airplane or when you’re on-to-go. Need a quick touch-up? Just whip out your cushion and dab on some product where you need it.
4. Multiple benefits
I always gravitate towards formulas that are non-drying, and like most BB cushions and cushion foundations because of how hydrating they are. Cushion formulas also tend to have other benefits like sun protection and brightening properties. The best part? Even with all the extra complexion perks, the formula still remains weightless and breathable on skin!