Once one of Korea’s best-kept beauty secrets, the cushion compact has erupted on an international scale.
Thanks to it’s compact size and efficient application – the ultimate ‘on the go’ foundation negates the need for any separate bottles, brushes or even a mirror. It’s no wonder the beauty trend has been gaining momentum, with brands such as Bobbi Brown, Givenchy and Estée Lauder all launching their own versions.
Lane Crawford edits the best of the top beauty brands cushion compacts to help you decide which one best suits you.
Givenchy Couture Cushion
A Givenchy logo-embossed metal plate, which not only acts as a hygienic barrier between the foundation and cushion, but which creates a cool metal touch which allows the foundation to glide onto skin refreshing as it blends – perfect for the hot and humid Asian climate.
The woman who likes to reapply on the go. Thanks to its sheer, luminous coverage, it’s the perfect consistency for building or retouching make-up throughout the day without any fear of caking.
YSL Beauté Le Cushion Encre De Pea
The brand’s signature lacquered gold packaging makes this cushion compact feel like an indulgent treat every time you get it out of your handbag. Almost too good keep tucked away, this cushion compact is worthy of a prime spot on your vanity.
Slightly oilier complexions or those in hot and humid climates, who are looking for semi-matte all-day coverage but still with a nourishing formulation.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact
The compact features a reusable container that can be refilled with separate foundation pods, making the foundation both eco-friendly and cost effective long-term.
Thanks to a formula containing a blend of caffeine and lychee extracts, which work to diminish dullness and minimise puffiness, this formula is for every woman who wants an instant, re-energising instant pick-me-up.
Clinique Super City Block Cushion Compact
A compact foundation that doubles as a skin protector. The newest addition to Clinique’s Super City Block range, this formula includes broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun block and a high dosage of antioxidants in addition to medium coverage.
City dwellers that demand long-wear coverage and the reassurance of easily applied daily skin protection.
The formula’s protective and long lasting coverage. With eight hours of water resistance and SPF 50 PA ++ sun protection, one application is in the morning is enough to safeguard skin throughout the day - come rain or shine.
Those that prefer to apply their foundation once in the morning and not think about it again.