Cushion compacts, housing a foundation or a blush, have burst onto the beauty scene over the past year or so thanks to their much adorned status in Asia. This latest beauty innovation has slowly made its way into the beauty aisles over here and has been promoted from the next beauty hype to a must have item everyone needs in their makeup bag. There are loads of benefits of these cute, cushion compacts – practical, no need to carry additional sponges and brushes with you, great for touch-ups during the day, delivers professional looking makeup with a light or buildable finish and can be used all over or just on areas that need a little more coverage.
L’Oreal’s Nude Magique Cushion Foundation (£14.99) is one of the latest products to adopt this innovative new design. The compact opens up to reveal the sponge on the top compartment with the foundation housed underneath and with a handy mirror in the lid, for touch ups on the go. Described as a weightless foundation that gives your skin a healthy glow whilst keeping it smooth, soft and hydrated, the idea is that you simply tap the sponge into the foundation and then “tap tap” it over your skin.
This foundation delivers a light to medium coverage, totally adaptable to your personal preference by applying/tapping more product on the desired areas. What I really like about this foundation in particular is the natural finish it gives – a little bit dewy, a little bit glow-giving with a sheer luminosity. I think due to the way you apply it, it leaves you complexion feeling and looking fresh and not cakey at all. It prevents you applying too much product at once so you are left with a base that is light yet covers any redness quite well. Definitely one to check out if you like a dewy-looking foundation and love the idea of ditching your foundation brushes and love to convenience of touching up your makeup on the go!
*this post contains samples gifted for review purposes