The obvious reasons why we love cushion compacts: They’re travel-friendly and usually come with high SPF properties. The not-so-obvious: They have hefty skincare benefits too. Here are ten to try.
10 Cushion Compacts For A Dewy Complexion
#1: Lancome Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage SPF 50+/PA+++, $75
This has a fiber cushion that helps to hold the formula tighter in place (as opposed to a sponge), allowing for more coverage and helping the product last longer. The pigment-rich product gives skin a velvety finish too.
#2: Laneige 6-in-1 BB Cushion, $59
Touted as the brand that launched the BB cushion craze the world over, the 6-in-1 cushion has a patented technology that breaks down melanin so skin appears skin brighter and fairer. Natural mineral water within the product also boosts hydration.
#3: Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening, $80
With magnolia extract and a pearlescent complex, this brightens overall skin tone and reduces the amount of melanin in your skin. It also helps to control and absorb excess sebum and makes your complexion more matte.
#4: Innisfree Water Glow Cushion SPF50+/PA+++, $34
Green tea essence boosts moisture in skin while a water glow complex coats skin with a thin veil of moisture for a dewy, luminous finish.
#5: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact SPF 50 PA+++, $71
Launching on March 24 at the brand’s Takashimaya store, the compact foundation contains pink silk tree extract and caffeine to rejuvenate and refresh skin. Its new capsule technology – just insert a capsule with your shade into the base of the compact and remove the foil lid to use – also ensures the product stays fresh and long-lasting.
#6: YSL Beaute’s Le Cushion Encre de Peau, $88
Thanks to its ink-like texture, Yves Saint Laurent Beaute’s Le Cushion Encre de Peau feels fresh and lightweight upon application, but just one layer gives full coverage and a satiny finish.
#7: Biotherm Evermoist CC Cushion, $69
Biotherm Evermoist CC Cushion is super lightweight and breathable, yet intensely hydrating – perfect for hitting the gym or club.
#8: Dior Diorsnow Bloom Perfect Brightening Perfect Moist Cushion SPF50/PA+++, $105
A multitasker in a compact, this moistens, cools, refreshes, brightens and protects the skin, and has natural pigments to hide dullness and give a dewy, rosy glow.
#9: Estee Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB All Day Wear Liquid Compact SPF50/PA+++, $68
Promising touch-up-free wear for up to eight hours, this cushion has silk powder, mineral actives and a host of fruit extracts that give a matte, luminous look, while hydrating and controlling sebum.
#10: Clinique Super City Block BB Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $35
Contains both SPF and antioxidants as an extra boost to stave off environmental pollutants. The finish is more matte than dewy.