The passion for tonal cushion - tonal means in porous pads that must be applied with the included antibacterial sponge - came from Asia, but has positively embraced the whole world. Cushion covers are interesting because they fit very thinly and imperceptibly (it is best to do this with patting movements), and at the same time they can have quite serious coverage. Such products usually moisturize the skin well, have a high SPF factor (but you should not rely only on it, since the layer is very thin), they are convenient to carry with you and correct makeup - in general, they are good for everyone. BeautyHack special correspondent and cushion fan Moore Soboleva has collected the newest and best pieces.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation
Formally - not a cushion, but a gel foundation, but it looks like a cushion and is applied like it. In the Les Beiges series, the brand proclaims maximum naturalness, and the Gel Touch Foundation is fully consistent with this paradigm - it is literally a transparent product, which, nevertheless, evens out the complexion and makes it healthier. Summer ideal for owners of good skin.
Dr. Jart + Air Mesh
At one time, it was Dr. Jart + who made America fall in love with BB creams, and then they showed the market cushions - and opened Pandora's box. The brand has several cushions, but the one that belongs to my beloved Time Returning series is unfortunately a bit dark for me (I have extra-light, almost white skin). Therefore, my option is Air Mesh, which is completely invisible on the face, but at the same time gives it a vigorous and healthy look.
Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Cushion
One of the stars of the American middle market, Physicians Formula, entered our market this season. Physicians Formula Cushion is available in only three shades, which, however, when applied not too densely, more or less adapt to skin tone. The finish that is semi-matte can be layered from light to medium. The composition contains mineral sunscreens.
YSL Le Cushion Encre De Peau Fusion Ink
A recent novelty and my personal main foundation in recent months is a lightweight and terribly pleasant to the touch that is also long-lasting. Encre De Peau has medium coverage, many shades in the range, almost gel-like texture and a very cool scent. And my favorite make-up artist Andrey Shilkov praises him - well, what can you not like here?
3Lab Aqua BB
An expensive American brand specializes in care, and it has only two foundations - but both are of the highest quality. Aqua BB is a classic Asian cushion (by the way, 3Lab was one of the first to release its version on the western market) with a thin coating that covers up redness. The tool is, to put it mildly, not cheap - you can console yourself with the fact that the cushion is really wonderful, and the kit includes a spare block.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact
The latest novelty of the brand, famous for its tonal means. Bobbi Brown's cushion is a slightly denser cushion than usual with such products, but otherwise everything is classic - a good thin sponge and an even, translucent semi-matte finish. The brand also announces the possibility of achieving a dense coverage - with the help of a brush with the self-explanatory name Full Coverage, which is in their range.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Radiant Cushion Stick
The most unusual product in this collection is the cushion sponge located at the end of the liquid foundation tube. There is no separate applicator: the product is applied directly with this sponge, which, however, perfectly distributes the pigment over the face. The coverage is light rather than medium, and quite durable - it is no coincidence that the product belongs to the famous Double Wear line.
L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion
The brand made cushions one of the first in the mass market - in the footsteps of its older brother Lancôme. The product turned out to be very similar to their Miracle Cushion - the same translucent and perfectly blending into the skin. But unlike the glossy Lancôme Miracle Cushion, I would call Nude Magique a semi-matte finish - which makes it even more versatile.
Holika Holika Lazy & Joy Face 2 Change Photo Ready Cushion Foundation
I do not hide that I adore Holika Holika in general and their line with a lazy egg named Gudetama in particular. I used the cushion from the first launch, Lazy & Easy, to the end, and I plan to do the same with this - I love the medium glow and the feeling of hydrated skin that lasts all day. Well, the packaging, of course.