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If you try to google cushion foundations, chances are, you’ll be bombarded with dozens of options from virtually every beauty brand you can think of. Since the first cushion foundation was introduced to the market about 7 years ago in Korea, the cushion foundation trend has spread far and wide, inspiring virtually all beauty brands from all over the world to get on the cushion bandwagon as women continue to buy into the genius version of liquid foundation that can be easily applied on the go.

From hydrating, brightening, pore-minimising to even anti-ageing, there is literally a cushion foundation for every skin type and skincare concern you can think of. Here, the most luxurious cushion foundations that combine high-performance makeup properties, skincare benefits and unparalleled sensorial pleasure:


Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Cushion Foundation, $130

Forget long-lasting foundations that sink into fine lines and wrinkles. This glow-enhancing foundation imparts skin with a dewy glow, thanks to its moisture-rich formula which keeps skin hydrated and plump round-the-clock. Plus, it provides buildable coverage so you can easily layer on more product wherever you want for a flawless finish.


Armani Beauty To Go Iconic Cushion, $105

Promising long-lasting comfort in a weightless formula, it delivers skincare benefits and makeup properties in each patting motion. Enriched with hydrating and brightening essences, it leaves a smooth and silky finish on your skin with a soft focus glow. Plus, it comes with a pointed applicator sponge that enables you to reach every corner of your face precisely and effortlessly.


La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation, $365 for 2 x 15 ml refills

If you love La Prairie’s Skin Caviar skincare range, you’ll love this ultra-luxe cushion foundation. With a rich and creamy texture, the foundation delivers full yet natural coverage and blends into skin seamlessly to deliver non-stop moisture. It is also infused with caviar water for added nourishment to erase fine lines and wrinkles for a smooth and plump skin.


La Mer The Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation SPF 20, $160 for 2 x 12g refills

Best Luxury Cushion Foundation La Mer The Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation
Infused with La Mer’s signature Miracle Broth, your skin is guaranteed lasting hydration so it stays plump and smooth all day long. And thanks to its unique Colour Capsule Technology, the foundation pigments stay vibrant and fresh throughout the day, as if makeup has just been applied.


Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense, $105 for 2 x 15g refills

Targeting skin that has lost its elasticity, this age-defying cushion foundation is enriched with Red Pine, which works from deep within skin layers to improve skin firmness over time. And while it offers full coverage is a velvety finish, it also contains Radiance Pearl Powder Complex that imparts skin with a transcluent glow.


Dior Prestige Le Cushion Teint De Rose, $140

Look no further for a cushion foundation that combines full coverage with a natural, second-skin effect. Made with specially coated makeup pigments that deliver rich colour to even out complexion and outlast humidity and perspiration. The lightweight formula also contains rose petal extract and Rose Light pigments to douse skin in moisture and enhance its rosy glow.


Lancôme Absolue Cushion, $140

More than just a skin-perfecting foundation, this multi-action makeup is also fortified with adenosine, an anti-ageing ingredient that supports collagen production to iron out fine lines and wrinkles. And that’s not all – it also contains rose, camellia and citrus oils to energise, strengthen and nourish the skin.