The latest cushion foundations are more than just a handy tool for midday touch-ups. They offer better coverage, more skincare benefits, and can even streamline your beauty routine. Here are four of the latest innovations for different needs.
For a hot-outside, dry-inside environment
Su:m37 Water-full CC Cushion Perfect Finish is designed for our sweltering weather: It moisturises dehydrated skin with a semi-matte finish and imparts a fresh rather than dewy glow. For $67, with one refill.
Adaptable coverage for unpredictable skin
Shiseido’s Synchro Skin White Cushion Compact SPF40/PA+++ brightens the complexion, and has tech that adapts to your skin’s condition. When skin gets oily, the foundation becomes semi-transparent and matte. When skin is balanced, it gives a more dewy effect. Case for $20, refill for $55.
The most fuss-free cushion for busy women
Shu Uemura Stage Performer Fresh Tint is the ultimate multi-tasker: It is a primer, foundation, moisturiser, sunscreen and pressed powder. And the antibacterial cushion puff absorbs excess sebum. For $68.
For the blemish-prone and those with uneven skin tone
A single layer of the lightweight Etude House Any Cushion All Day Perfect SPF50+/PA+++ conceals every blemish. It also gives skin a pretty glow. For $32.
Colour-correct for the perfect skin tone
Used before foundation, Laneige Skin Veil Base Cushion SPF14/PA++ (in #40 Light Purple and #60 Light Green; $48 with one refill each) is a colour-correcting primer that helps foundation adhere better and makes your complexion look even-toned. Choose purple to brighten a dull and uneven tone, or green for skin that’s prone to redness. They also help to absorb excess oil without drying out skin.
This story was originally published in the August 2017 issue of Her World magazine.