Brighten, blur and correct. Is there anything these amazing, bouncy BB cushions can’t do?
Gold for Glow
Famed for its silky coverage, the Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Touche Éclat now comes in cushion form. Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Touche Éclat Le Cushion SPF50 PA+++, $92, is formulated with gold pigments and antioxidants to give skin a subtle glow. Its micro-net dispenses just the right amount of product on the dual flocked sponge.
Using the same 3D Skin Fit Cushion technology as their regular BB cushions, the LANEIGE Skin Veil Base Cushion in Light Green SPF14 PA++, $48, envelops the skin and corrects redness, to even out the skin tone before you apply foundation.
The NARS Aqua Glow Cushion Foundation SPF 23 PA++, $68, is an Asia-only release that is formulated to defend skin against pollution, smog and even PM 2.5 particles. Interlocking Longwear Powers form a network of pigments to keep foundation in place without sliding.
Double Duty Makeup
Most people wouldn’t associate weightlessness with high coverage, but the Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion High Coverage SPF 50+ PA+++, $55 for refill, $20 for case, proved us wrong. It’s also formulated with antioxidants to protect skin against free radical damage.
Filter For Your Skin
Hydrating and brightening, the MAKE UP FOR EVER UV Bright Cushion SPF35 PA+++, $64, lends skin a long-lasting glow with natural finish. Use the puff that comes with the compact for a full coverage or the recommended brush in #154S, $78, for a lighter coverage.
Off With The Spots
Besides offering excellent protection against the sun, THEFACESHOP Miracle Finish Anti-Darkening Cushion SPF50+ PA+++, $33, also lightens pigmentation to give the appearance of a more even skin tone. The formula also conceals imperfection without oxidising, so skin looks fresh all day.
As its name suggests, the shu uemura Stage Performer Fresh Tint All-in-One Hydrating UV Cushion SPF38 PA++++, $68, blurs out pores, hydrates skin, and gives skin a light hint of colour, all while protecting it against the sun. The new cushion puff dispenses a thin, even layer of product for a lightweight finish that doesn’t feel cakey.
While most Korean BB cushions emphasise a dewy glow, the Dior DiorSkin Forever Perfect Cushion SPF35 PA+++, $78, sets itself apart by offering a long-wear, matte finish that lasts for up to 16 hours.
Perfection That Lasts
When ETUDE HOUSE touts their product as “long-lasting”, they don’t kid around. The ETUDE HOUSE Any Cushion All Day Perfect SPF50+ PA+++, $32, boasts a 24-hour coverage to hide redness, dark eye circles and pores, all while being ultra-lightweight on the skin.
The Clever Compact
Behold the next stage of the BB cushion evolution: the Shiseido Synchro Skin White Cushion Compact SPF 40, $55 for refill, $20 for case. Using Responsive Sensory Technology, this cushion doesn’t just adjust to your skin tone and skin condition, but also responds to dryness, UV rays and oxidants.
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