Post last updated 19/01/2023
First developed and made popular in South Korea and one of the staples of the K-Beauty phenomenon, Cushion Foundations have become a staple in many makeup bags over the last couple of years.
What is a Cushion Foundation?
Cushion Foundations are liquid in formulation and are housed in a compact which contains a cushion. To apply, you simply press on the cushion to get the foundation to adhere, then dab across your skin.
What Finish and Coverage Do Cushion Foundations Give?
Easy to apply, Cushion Foundations leave a dewy finish, making them the perfect product for those who want a little to buildable coverage without compromising the radiant look of their skin. Lightweight and fluid, cushion formulas glide onto the skin, allowing your natural skin tone to show through for a glowing complexion that looks so natural.
Our Picks of the Best Cushion Foundations
Which are the Best Cushion Foundations for Natural Finish
We have gathered together our favourite Cushion Foundations to help you find the perfect product to help you achieve a beautifully radiant complexion.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Cushion
Achieve a radiant, perfected complexion with Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Cushion. The lightweight formula offers buildable, customisable coverage which leaves your complexion with a fresh, luminous finish. Packed with moisturising ingredients and an antioxidant complex, the foundation helps to keep your skin healthy and radiant, providing long-wearing, natural-looking coverage.
Lancôme Teint Miracle Cushion Fluid Foundation Compact
With a medium, dewy coverage, Lancôme Teint Miracle Cushion Fluid Foundation Compact is perfect for those who want a little more coverage from their cushion foundation. The cushion releases just the perfect amount of product to cover your complexion, adding coverage where it is needed whilst adding some much needed glow to your skin. The lightweight, refreshing formula also hydrates the skin, making it perfect for dry and dehydrated skin types.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact is a more portable, travel friendly take on their cult-classic Skin Foundation. Gliding effortlessly over the skin, the foundation preovides medium coverage with a radiant finish, minimising the appearance of imperfections and pigmentation. Infused with skin-loving ingredients such as Caffeine and Lychee, the foundation replenishes the natural radiance of the skin and even protects against environmental aggressors with SPF35.
Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Compact Foundation
Giorgio Armani's Power Fabric Compact Foundation is the perfect cushion foundation if you're looking for a matte base (and is perfect for oily skin types). The innovative and unique texture changes from a balm-like formula to a cream-powder upon application with the skin that stays put all day long. Despite its longevity and matte finish, the foundation feels weightless on the skin and helps to maintain a flawless complexion.
PÜR Air Perfection CC Compact Cushion Foundation
Infused with Brazilian Babassu Oil and hydrating Lauric Acid, PÜR Air Perfection CC Compact Cushion Foundation hydrates and maintains the fresh and radiant look of your skin throughout the day. The mousse-like texture delivers medium coverage to the complexion, covering what needs to be concealing without looking heavy on your skin. Smoothing over the look of fine lines and uneven texture, the foundation leaves the complexion radiant and youthful-looking.
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation
Achieve a flawless, perfected base with Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation. Blending beautifully into the skin, the foundation delivers a medium-to-full coverage with a luminous velvet finish. Unlike many cushion foundations, Teint Idole delivers much needed coverage which can cover blemishes, scarring and pigmentation. Lightweight and refreshing despite its high coverage, the foundation feels comfortable on the skin and keeps your complexion looking flawless all day long.