One of the Korean beauty trends that a lot of international makeup companies adapted was the cushion foundation. It is a BB Cream in compact form—travel-friendly and ideal for women who are always on the go. A lot of women left the heavy bottles of the foundation they have at home and carried this instead.
Unfortunately, not all BB cream cushions are fit to the country’s humid climate. It leaves the shine and oily-look which you want to avoid. These formulas are obviously fit for countries in the temperate region.
Don’t fret or feel sad. There is a cushion foundation for you. 🙂 In this post, we’ll show you more than 15 BB cushion brands which can hold up to the warm and humid climate in Singapore.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact
The brand Bobbi Brown created the most comfortable and light-wearing cushion foundation in this list. At first, it will give you a dewy, moisturised look. Let it dry for a minute or two until you see the formula’s soft-focus, matte finish. It is your perfect companion during a normal day or a special occasion.
What makes it special: The formula has Pink Silk Tree Extract and caffeine which tames acne as it boosts the skin’s natural glow.
Make Up For Ever UV Bright Cushion
We like this foundation because of its buildability and weightlessness. It glides and blends on the skin easily! This product is not 100% matte but it gives you a radiant glow on the right areas. Another thumbs up for the coverage as it can hide your skin’s dark spots.
What makes it special: This one has a neat sun protection capabilities (SPF 35 and PA+++). It can last up to four hours, therefore you don’t need too many touch-ups when you’re in the office.
Cost: SGD64 for the cushion and SGD32 for the refill sold in Sephora
Biotherm Aquasource CC Evermoist Cushion
It is one of the most hydrating cushion foundations in the market. In fact, you don’t need to worry about having patchy makeup after staying in an air-conditioned room for long hours. There is a good balance of matte (60%) and shine (40%) in the product’s finish. This means it can actually work on many skin types—oily, dry, and combination. The light dewiness and the good coverage of the product together leave you with a younger looking skin.
What makes it special: The sponge is soaked and brimming with foundation, therefore you’re paying for a good amount of product.
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation
Now, this is the matte cushion foundation we’re all looking for! If you want to power up its mattifying effect, simply dust a little translucent powder on your face. The coverage of this foundation is also on point—it can conceal unevenness, dark spots, and fine lines. You’ll only need to conceal the stubborn ones!
What makes it special: It has a lovely airbrushed finish, which you don’t always get with other cc or bb cream cushion foundations. In addition, the product doesn’t oxidise when you apply it onto your skin. It even controls one’s oiliness.
Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Le Cushion Encre de Peau
It is gold, shiny, and a holy grail cushion foundation. It lived up to its promise: giving a natural look, sufficient coverage, comfortable wear, and a shine-free finish. This formula also dries easily and lasts longer than four hours.
What makes it special: It is the cushion version of YSL’s Fusion Ink Cushion Foundation. If that’s your go-to foundation, this will definitely work for you!
Innisfree Long Wear Cushion
We like this one because its formula is strong against sweat and sebum. It has a matte finish and has good coverage. We think Innisfree created this product for Asians, particularly for those who live in the tropics. There is a cooling sensation when you smear the product onto your skin.
What makes it special: It has an herbal tea scent like the No Sebum Mineral Powder from the same brand. The smell is super relaxing.
Cost: SGD12 for case at Innisfree stores.
MAC Lightful C Quick Finish Cushion Compact
This cushion foundation from MAC Cosmetics has everything a Singaporean woman wants in a foundation. It is matte, brightening, long lasting, and it has a decent sun protection powers (SPF 50 and PA+++). In addition, the product glides smoothly on your face and doesn’t feel heavy at all.
What makes it special: It lasts for up to six hours before it melts onto your skin! But we do recommend blotting the shiny areas when you reach the four hour mark.
Cost: Cushion Compact retails for SGD56 while the refill retails for SGD38 in all M.A.C. stores.
Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion 2.0 Compact High Coverage
Unlike the previous formulas of Lancôme cushion foundations, this one doesn’t leave your skin oily and dewy. It possesses a hydrating matte finish which a lot of Singaporeans love. The Blanc Expert Cushion 3.0 has medium to high coverage which is enough to hide the unevenness in your skin. It also has SPF 50+ and PA+++ to protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
What makes it special: The product gives you a natural, Korean glow which makes you look young and healthy.
Shu Uemura Blanc:Chroma Brightening UV Cushion Foundation
The Blanc:chroma Brightening UV Cushion Foundation’s finish is borderline matte and dewy. It is not entirely matte and it gives you a healthy glow in your skin. The formula also has SPF 50+ and PA+++ to provide you with excellent sun protection.
What makes it special: This makeup also has skincare powers. The product claims that it has brightening actives which reduces your skin’s pigmentation. That mean you are getting a brighter skin whenever you use it.
L’oreal Paris True Match Cushion Foundation
What we love about this product is its silky matte finish. The mattifying power of the foundation absorbs the excess sebum on your face without drying your skin. You’ll look fresh and alive the whole day.
What makes it special: It is a handy version of the L’oreal True Match Liquid Foundation. You don’t have to bring the heavy pump bottle in your makeup bag anymore.
Cost: SGD30.90 in all Watsons stores and in Zalora.
Maybelline New York Super BB Cream Cushion Fresh Matte
It is one of the most advertised BB Cream cushion foundations in SG (it’s Maybelline) so it has to fit our climate, right? Anyway, we like it because it doesn’t oxidise on your skin unlike other bb cream brands. It has a matte finish and definitely looks like a bare layer of skin.
What makes it special: It lasts long and can compete with the more expensive cushion foundations in the market. A super BB Cream indeed. 🙂
Cost: SGD28.90 in Guardian and Watsons stores but it costs cheaper in Lazada
Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control
As one of the first brands to release their own BB cream cushion foundation, Laneige did a great job. The product boasts its high coverage and long lasting formula. In fact, it stays on your face for twelve hours. That’s a whole Friday in the office plus some partying at night.
What makes it special: Laneige updated the formula of this product to avoid oxidation. That is a secret you needed to know.
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion
This is one of the best cushion foundations and we highly recommend it to first time cushion users. It has a buildable formula with medium to high coverage. We swear this doesn’t leave a cakey look on your face. It is also surprisingly lightweight and oil-free. After some time, the foundation will look dewy but it won’t feel sticky.
What makes it special: It has another variant, the Brightening Cushion. Choose this if you’re a fan of a pearly glow. Both looks and feels amazing.
Etude House AC Cleanup Mild BB Cushion
When we dipped our fingers in Etude House AC Cleanup Mild BB Cushion, we can tell how lovely the product is. It has a moist, creamy texture which feels light on your skin. In addition, this product’s formula has great oil control.
What makes it special: If you have acne breakouts, this one is for you. The Etude House AC Cleanup Mild BB Cushion has anti-acne and blackhead ingredients. It is mild and does not agitate the skin, reducing the chances of breakouts.
Cost: SGD32 in Etude House outlets.
The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion
Singaporeans will love the matte yet velvety finish of the Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion. It also has a decent coverage, enough to hide the stress showing in your face.
What makes it special: It is waterproof! You don’t need to worry about your makeup melting when it’s scorching hot or raining wet outside. You still look fresh and fab.
Cost: SGD29.90 exclusively at TheFaceShop.
Missha M Magic Cushion
This is the only makeup product with the word magic that I’m gonna buy. The formula of this foundation has all it takes to rise against the heat and humidity. It is matte, long lasting, and has a great coverage.
What makes it special: It has a great oil and sebum control power. Thanks to the silica in the formula, which is the one responsible for sweat and oil absorption.