The technology behind cushion compacts has lifted it beyond the "trendy product" status. It was once only popular in Asia, and now almost every major beauty brand in the world carries their own take on the product. In fact, it's not hard to find a cushion at every price point. That said, there's always room for another one, especially if it adds quality skincare to the mix.
Adding to their famous Skin Caviar line, Swiss brand La Prairie is introducing the Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation, a luxurious cushion compact. Apart from their signature caviar water that hydrates and aids skin repair, this new product offering has an SPF of 25 PA+++ to help combat premature aging. Each cushion comes with a free 15ml refill and two sponges, which means a one-time purchase can last you a long time.
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LA PRAIRIE Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation SPF 25 PA+++, P14,000, available at Rustan's starting June 2018
Eight shades of the Essence-in-Foundation will be available locally this June, and you can find your perfect match at any La Prairie counter. To see which shade will seamlessly blend into your skin tone, a sales representative will attach a sticker with swatches on your cheek.
To apply the foundation, stamp and roll the liquid using the cushion puff. Doing this instead of swiping will press the formula into the skin while giving you more coverage!
In case you prefer a brush applicator, makeup artist Xeng Zulueta says a dense oval brush (learn more about this brush here!) can help you save product, since it won't absorb much of the foundation. You can also pat the product in with your fingers when in a pinch!
The coverage of the cushion foundation is light, but can be built up to medium coverage. A thin layer instantly makes the skin look luminous and healthy, as if you just finished applying all your skincare. If you have oily skin, you may want to tone down the shine with a light veil of powder.
Overall, for dewy skin on the go, this skincare-infused cushion might be your best bet!