Think of cushion compacts as the perfect combination of skincare and makeup. Not only will they improve your skin’s condition while leaving you with a dewy finish—they offer high sun protection, too. They boast of light to medium coverage, so you’re sure that your skin will simply look like a better version of itself.
Cushion compacts also come in the most convenient packaging, so you no longer have to lug around bottles of foundations and BB creams and brushes. (No need to worry about passing airport security with these!) Each compact comes with an applicator sponge that is separated from the actual product, so you don’t have to worry about contaminating and drying out the product too fast. Though they’re a little pricey, most—if not all—brands sell cushion refills, so you actually get to save money in the long run.
Apply cushion compacts after skincare. We learned that the best application is by applying it on your face’s “heart zone”—your cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. This will draw in more light towards the center of your face, so you’re left with a more defined bone structure.
There are many types of cushion compacts to answer the needs of different people—from color correction to oily skin, there’s one out there that will suit you. Here, 10 of our favorite cushion compacts that you should get your hands on, stat:
Banila co. CC Cushion, P1,680, Landmark Trinoma and Glorietta 4
Etude House Precious Mineral ANY Cushion, P1,098, available in all Etude House branches
The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion SPF50+ PA+++, P895, available in all The Face Shop branches
The Face Shop CC Cushion Ultra Moist SPF50+ PA+++, P895, available in all The Face Shop branches
Dr. Jart Bounce Beauty Balm Moist, P2,543, Sephora.ph
Sephora Collection Wonderful Cushion Foundation, P1,152, Sephora.ph
Mirenesse 10 Collagen Cushion Compact Airbrush Liquid Power Foundation SPF 25 PA++, P2,680, Sephora.ph
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact SPF 50 PA +++, P2,900, Rustan’s Makati
Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact, P2,690 , Rustan’s Shangri-La
Laneige BB Cushion, P1,950, SM Megamall
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