Everything You Need to Know About a Cushion Foundation

Different trends in beauty keep on rising from left and right — one of the most viral being the cushion foundation. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past years, you’d know that another beauty trend from South Korea has taken the world by storm. However, what exactly is a cushion foundation and why is it suddenly a must-have beauty product?

Here’s everything you need to know about a cushion foundation:

What is it?

Outside, a cushion foundation looks like a fatter version of a traditional power compact. Inside, however, is a cushion saturated with different beauty products like the BB and CC Cream, as well as sunscreens. There is also a sponge inside a cushion foundation, which mostly comes as antibacterial and easy-to-use, making on-the-go applications a lot easier. The cushion also provides proper aeration for the foundation, making its application lighter and more natural-looking compared to traditional foundation.

The compact container also makes it spill-free and easier to carry around, as it easily fits in purses. Sponge refills are also available, so you can buy one instead of throwing away the whole compact, making it a lot eco-friendlier.

How do I use it?

There are many detailed steps online as to how to properly use a cushion foundation while highlighting the features of your face or covering blemishes.

The first step is to make sure that your face is all clean. Start by gently pressing the applicator down the cushion and dabbing it to your face. From the center of your face, make sure to apply the product outwards in a downward motion to not disturb the little hairs on your face. For spots that are harder to reach areas like the sides of the nose or underneath your eyes, you can bend the sponge around your fingers to reach it.

After putting the first layer of foundation on your face, it is now up to you whether you’ll be adding extra layers depending on your desired coverage or if you want to conceal some blemish or dark spot.

What are the benefits of using one?

Aside from its ability to give you a natural-looking finish, a cushion foundation has a lot more to offer.

By releasing a perfect amount of makeup with each press, it can help you make a buildable coverage. It is perfect whether you’re aiming for light makeup or a full coverage one. It also provides you with a soft finish without the need for additional brushes or beauty blenders. All you need is the sponge that comes with each product. Its small container also doesn’t take up much space on your bag, and with a mirror inside, you can retouch your makeup anytime and anywhere. You can also use it along with other products such as concealers, blush on, and eyeshadows with no problem.

Lastly, it is perfect for beginners since it is easy to apply and doesn’t need extensive knowledge about the mastery of using different makeup brushes and beauty blenders.

Although going along with a new trend is fun and exciting, you still have to find the right cushion foundation for you. Once you’ve decided to follow the crowd, you can achieve effortless flawless look with YSL Beauty cushion foundation.

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