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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.


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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.


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This story was originally published in the August 2017 issue of Her World magazine.