I don’t want to assume anything, but I’m going to take a guess and say that if you’re reading this, you probably have your foundation routine set. You know which product(s) you like, which formulations you prefer, which finishes look flattering on you, and how you like to apply your foundation. If all of the above is true, that’s great—congrats! While I’m in the same boat as you, being the beauty editor that I am, I’m always exploring new and new-to-me formulas.
One type of new-to-me product that’s been intriguing me? Cushion foundation. I don’t know where I’ve been, but I’m glad I’ve finally discovered it. Cushion foundations originated in Korea, which also blessed us with BB creams, so you already know this product is going to be a game changer. “Cushion compacts are inspired by rubber stamps in that you use a sponge to tap lightweight hydrating foundation formulas onto the skin,” explains Charlotte Cho, co-founder of Soko Glam and founder of Then I Met You. “They’re convenient to carry around and great for reapplication because [they create] an airbrushed look of even, glowing skin tone.” And beauty influencer and content creator Sandy Lin loves using a cushion foundation for natural, dewy skin looks, aka, the skincare-and-makeup look of the moment.