If you’ve ever wanted a ‘second skin’, you’d want it to be La Mer. It’s fortuitous then, that the connoisseurs of luxury skincare have crafted just that to wrap you – and your skin – up in. Introducing the Skincolor de la Mer Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation – for stylish touchups and lasting coverage on-the-go.

Luxurious, lightweight, luminous – the new Lifting Cushion Foundation is a colourful extension of their legendary skincare; a weightless texture foundation that combines both coverage and skincare in one clever little compact. Combining canny Korean cushion technology with the skincare prowess of La Mer, it’s true – good things do come in small packages.

When crafting the cushion, a trip under the sea was in order (of course). Much like her namesake, the skin-loving formula is fresh and hydrating, using a marine-powered super-ferment – rich in softening algae and proven skin brighteners – to plump, brighten and smooth the skin. Whilst the sponge – the heart of the product – draws its inspiration from a moment of introspection, namely sea sponge. By studying the unique structure and function of natural sea sponges, La Mer was able to identify how water ebbs and flows through those chambers. As a result, the compact cushion has an intricate network of pores and channels that help to perfectly distribute the foundation. But with sea, comes sun, and the foundation is armed with SPF 20 to keep rays (and wrinkles) at bay. Whilst its super-soft applicator delivers the perfect dose of product with every well-placed puff.

La Mer sought to improve on an already beloved delivery system – results-driven, hard-working, transformative skincare – and meld this with radiant coverage. It uses Colour Capsule Technology – in 12 flexible shades – which maintains the integrity of the colour, keeping it true and pure – rain, hail or shine. Both humidity-resistant and sweat-resistant – the result is a colour-true, long-wearing, satin finish – anywhere, anytime.

And most importantly, coverage is buildable. For those who like it sheer, dab on with the sponge. For those a little more conservative (who like to be covered in all the right places) – build with the sponge. Whilst its sponge will always make for a seamless application, think outside the box (or compact) and get playing with brushes, blenders, even fingers.

For La Mer Global Makeup Artist Ambassador and red carpet favourite Patrick Ta, when a glamorous occasion calls, you can build coverage by employing different tools. “For a glamorous occasion, I recommend applying the Cushion Compact with a brush. Once the product is blended onto the skin, I follow up with the cushion sponge.” Lay the groundwork with The Foundation Brush, then bulk it up with the Cushion Compact sponge; this double act will ensure all bases are covered. But according to Mary Phillips, La Mer Global Makeup Artist and Skincare Artistry Ambassador, it’s also “the perfect daytime foundation because it’s seamless and very natural.” Buttery and soft to the touch, “skin looks like skin,” no cake-y build up in sight.

Boasting not only beauty, but brains too – this chic little compact works to lift and sculpt whilst keeping you radiant and covered. It’s that dreamy ‘second skin’ you’ve been yearning for. Get comfy and cushion up to La Mer.

La Mer Skincolor de la Mer Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation SPF 20, $170. shop now