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Nailing perfect foundation first thing in the morning is one thing, but the touch-up game later in the day is quite another. You can’t deny the instant polish power of a classic powder compact if your skin is on the oily side, but until now, carting around a bottle of liquid foundation has been the only option for those who love the dewy look.
Enter: the cushion compact – easily the latest winner of the ‘where have you been all my life’ award.
Essentially a liquid foundation formula housed in a classic compact, cushions originally hail from South Korea (aka the breeding ground for next-gen beauty innovations) where the nifty packaging plays second fiddle to the dream finish they give: lightweight, dewy and glowing.
Meanwhile, there’s a new crop of compact cream foundations also riding the no-makeup-makeup movement with super fluid formulas that sink into skin quickly for seamless, totally fool proof reapplications. (We’re talking in the back of a moving cab or in a dark bathroom cubicle kind of simple.)
Pat it on and never look back.
L’Oreal Paris, Nude Magique Cushion Dewy Glow Foundation, $29.95. SHOP NOW
Mecca Cosmetica, In A Great Light Compact, $60. SHOP NOW
Clinique, Super City Block BB Cushion Compact SPF50, $50. SHOP NOW
MAC, Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact, $59. SHOP NOW
Estee Lauder, Double Wear Makeup To Go, $68. SHOP NOW
Shu Uemura, blanc:chroma brightening UV cushion foundation SPF50+ PA+++, $72. SHOP NOW
Bobbi Brown, Skin Cushion Compact SPF 50+++, $45. SHOP NOW
LANCÔME, MIRACLE CUSHION SPF 23, $60. SHOP NOW
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