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2019 Review: We Try Out 30 Cushion Foundations So You Don’t Have To

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The cushion foundation is arguably the biggest beauty trendsetter to ever hail from Korea. Handy and portable, cushion foundations are the compact version of a BB cream or a foundation,  perfect for people who are always on the go and need a quick touch-up.

BB Cream vs Foundation

Foundations are a timeless classic when it comes to base makeup products. Best known for offering a medium to full coverage, foundations are a go-to when it comes to covering blemishes, uneven skin tones and everything else!

Unlike foundations, BB creams are known for their sheer coverage, perfect for that all-natural, minimal look. Plus, BB creams act as all-in-one multitaskers — that means extra skin benefits including hydration and SPF. However, that does not mean you can skip out on your sunscreen!

Beauty Insider honestly reviews the top cushion foundations for every skin type so you can say hello to luminous skin!

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact

best BB Cream Cushion Foundations that Fit Singapore's Climate

The Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion does not fail to deliver glowing skin. This cushion foundation promises easy buildability from sheer to full coverage, leaving skin with a soft-focus, matte finish without drying skin out! Additionally, this cushion foundation is infused with Pink Silk Tree Extract and caffeine, perfect for acne-prone skin types as this foundation soothes any skin inflammation. No wonder there are so many glowing reviews about this cushion foundation!

You can even see the sheer difference in this makeup demo by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics! Check out

Here are some of the reasons we love this product:

  • Covers redness well
  • Sheer coverage
  • Weightless on skin

The only snag we have with this product is that this product does not deliver full coverage as promised. Despite this, we would recommend this cushion foundation if you are looking for an all-natural look.

Price: $54

This product is available at Bobbi Brown counters and Tangs.

For more information about the product, click here.

Make Up For Ever UV Bright Cushion

best BB Cream Cushion Foundations that Fit Singapore's Climate

Make Up For Ever UV Bright Cushion is a holy grail for dry and senstive skin types. It is buildable to medium coverage and blends smoothly to a semi-matte finish. A great plus point is that it provides sun protection (SPF 35 PA+++). Although there are stray reviews, reviewers have been loving this cushion foundation for its non-greasy, dewy look. Check out Tricia Young’s review on the Make Up For Ever UV Bright Cushion.

Why we Love It?

  • Intense Hydration
  • Lasts up to 4 hours
  • Great for Dry/Sensitive Skin

However, we are not loving this product as the coverage is too sheer for our liking. Having said that, we would still recommend this cushion foundation to people with dry and sensitive skin as it does leave skin with a luminous, glowing finish!

Price: $64 

This product is available at Sephora.

For more information about the product, click here.

Biotherm Aquasource CC Evermoist Cushion

best BB Cream Cushion Foundations that Fit Singapore's Climate

Say goodbye to patchy makeup with the Biotherm Aquasource CC Evermoist Cushion! Formulated with Biotherm’s unique ingredient, Life Plankton cellular water, this cushion foundation boasts unbeatable hydration to leave skin looking dewy and glowing. Futhermore, this CC cushion foundation is infused with anti-ageing ingredients including Adenosine to combat fine lines and wrinkles.

Here are some of the reasons this product is on the top of our list:

  • Very moisturising
  • Extremely lightweight
  • High coverage

Overall, we are loving this product! However, the only drawback about this product is that it does not minimise the appearance of pores that much. Even so, this product is perfect if you are looking for a lightweight foundation especially if you are travelling to a country with a dry climate.  Even beauty influencer Roseanne Tang approves of this CC cushion foundation! Check out her review here.

bb cream cushion foundation review

Price: $17

This product is available at Biotherm stores and Sephora.

For more information about the product, click here.

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation

best BB Cream Cushion Foundations that Fit Singapore's Climate

Now, this is the matte cushion foundation we’re all looking for! The Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation boasts high coverage — that means it can conceal unevenness, dark spots, fine lines… you name it. Additionally, this product leaves skin with an airbrushed finish, so you can expect a flawless complexion without stripping away your skin’s natural glow! Check out a preview of this cushion foundation by Lancôme:

We are loving this product because:

  • It controls oil production
  • It has extremely high coverage
  • It does not oxidise on skin

Overall, we are absolutely loving this product! Although there are some stray reviews, many reviewers have hailed this product as a holy grail for its weightless formula and buildability. If you want to power up its mattifying effect, simply dust a little translucent powder on your face.

Price: $80

This product is available at Lancôme counters, Sephora and at Tangs.

For more information about the product, click here.

Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Le Cushion Encre de Peau

best BB Cream Cushion Foundations that Fit Singapore's Climate

For skin that is better than your own, go for the Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Le Cushion Encre de Peau.  This is the cushion version of YSL’s classic Fusion Ink foundation which has been highly raved about. In addition, this weightless foundation claims to last for more than four hours while giving skin a luminous glow. Plus, beauty YouTuber Liah Yoo herself is loving this cushion foundation! 

Here is why we love this product:

  • Matte finish
  • Medium coverage conceals any imperfections
  • Seamless application

We absolutely love this product as it truly did live up to its promise of giving a natural look, sufficient coverage, comfortable wear, and a shine-free finish. Having said that, many reviewers feel that this product is better for drier skin types and will not recommend this to people with oily and combination skin types.

Price: $92

This product is available at Yves Saint Laurent stores and Tangs.

For more information about the product, click here.

Innisfree Long Wear Cushion

best BB Cream Cushion Foundations that Fit Singapore's Climate

Innisfree Long Wear is the ultimate go-to to get rid of oil shine. This cushion foundation claims to be strong against sweat and sebum, ideal for the humid climate on our sunny island. Furthermore, it boasts cooling sensations when you smear it onto your skin. Check out this product review done by beauty YouTuber The Beauty Breakdown.

Why we love this product:

  • Amazing herbal tea scent which is not too overpowering
  • Long-lasting wear that lasts up to 8 hours
  • Matte finish without dulling skin out

Overall, we are loving this product as it does its job of reducing any oil shine while giving the skin a luminous glow! Plus, it does reduce redness and corrects uneven skin tones. We would highly recommend this product for people with oily and combination skin!

Price: $12

This product is available at Innisfree stores.

For more information about the product, click here.

MAC Lightful C+ Coral Grass SPF 50/PA++++ Quick Finish Cushion Compact Foundation

best BB Cream Cushion Foundations that Fit Singapore's Climate

The MAC Lightful C+ Coral Grass SPF 50/PA++++ Quick Finish Cushion Compact Foundation may just be your solution to dull, ageing skin. Available in 7 shades, this cushion foundation leaves skin with a matte finish while providing decent sun protection. In addition, this cushion foundation is packed with hydration and brightening properties for youthful and radiant complexion.

We are loving this product for these reasons:

  • Brightens dull skin without oil shine
  • Long-lasting wear for up to 6 hours
  • Very moisturising

Overall, we find that this cushion foundation does wonders for our skin! We are loving the high coverage of this product as it does minimise pore appearance, fine lines and any blemishes. No wonder it has received so many glowing reviews! Definitely repurchasing this product again!

 

Price: $69

This product is available at Sephora.

For more information about the product, click here.

Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion 3.0 Compact High Coverage

best BB Cream Cushion Foundations that Fit Singapore's Climate

If you are looking for a cushion foundation that can hold up all day long, the Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion 3.0 Compact High Coverage has got you covered. Not only does this cushion foundation last for up to 11 hours,  this cushion foundation leaves skin looking dewy for that rosy radiance. Furthermore, it has SPF 50+ to protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Check out Roseanne Tang’s review on this product.

 

Here is why we love this product:

  • Medium to high coverage
  • Corrects uneven skin tones
  • Velvety texture

For glowing, natural skin, this cushion foundation is a must-have. We would highly recommend this product if you are looking for a foundation that lasts all day, keeping your skin looking bright and fresh. However, this product does not claim to control oil, so this may not be the best cushion foundation for oily and combination skin types.

Price:  $20 for the case, $55 for a single refill, and $84 for a duo refill

 

This product is available at Lancôme counters, Sephora, and Tangs.

 

For more information about the product, click here.

Shu Uemura Blanc: Chroma Brightening UV Cushion Foundation

best BB Cream Cushion Foundations that Fit Singapore's Climate

Undecided on a matte or dewy finish? Now you can have both! The Blanc:chroma Brightening UV Cushion Foundation boasts high coverage and a good balance of matte and dewy finishes to give you a healthy glow. What’s more, this cushion foundation is formulated with brightening actives including Vitamin CG to combat fine lines and brighten up dull skin. Check out this YouTuber’s first impressions of this product. 

Here is why this product has made it on our list:

  • Lightens hyperpigmentation and dark spots
  • Good balance of matte and dewy finish
  • Brightens dull skin 

Although there are some things we love about this cushion foundation, it does not deliver on its promise of being high coverage. Plus, it does not fully cover blemishes and acne. Having said that, this is perfect if you want a cushion foundation with light to medium coverage.

 

Cost: $55

 

This product is available at Shu Uemura oulets.

 

For more information about the product, click here.

L’oreal Paris True Match Cushion Foundation

best BB Cream Cushion Foundations that Fit Singapore's Climate

The cult classic L’oreal True Match Liquid Foundation is back in a handy version! This cushion foundation has it all: medium coverage, silky matte finish and 24 hour long lasting hydration! Plus, the mattifying power of the foundation absorbs the excess sebum on your face without drying your skin to keep you looking fresh all day long. Check out Tricia Young’s amazing transformation for yourself.

These are the reasons why we are obsessed with this cushion foundation:

  • Silky matte finish
  • Reduces oil shine
  • Covers redness and blemishes well 

Overall, we are absolutely loving this cushion foundation! The only drawback we have with this product is that it is not as hydrating as we would have liked it, Having said that, we would highly recommend this to oily and acne-prone skin types. This cushion foundation is a must-have on our list! Even hundreds of reviewers agree!

Price: $30.90

This product is available at all Watsons stores and Shopee.

 

For more information about the product, click here.

Maybelline Super BB Cream Cushion Fresh Matte

best BB Cream Cushion Foundations that Fit Singapore's Climate

The Maybelline Super BB Cream Cushion Fresh Matte is your go-to for oily and sensitive skin. With its weightless and high coverage formula, this cushion foundation promises a non-sticky, matte finish that lasts for up to 12 hours. Furthermore, it is non-comedogenic, so you do not have to worry about this cushion foundation clogging up your pores! Check out Tricia Young’s first impressions of this product here.

These are the reasons why we love this product:

  • Does not oxidise on skin
  • Oil control
  • High coverage

Overall, we have no qualms about this product! Not only does the mattifying minerals of this cushion foundation reduce oil shine, but it is extremely affordable, so you do not have to break the bank looking for a good cushion foundation. This product is definitely a must-have for oily and sensitive skin types.

Price: $28.90 

This product is available at Lazada

For more information about the product, click here.

Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control

As one of the first brands to set the cushion foundation trend, it is safe to say that Laneige is serious contender when it comes to cushion foundations. 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. Even beauty YouTuber The Beauty Breakdown  is loving this cushion foundation!

Here is why we are loving this product:

  • Does not oxidise on skin
  • Oil shine control
  • Very lightweight on skin

With its easy buildability and weightless formula, we can see why there are so many glowing reviews about this product! Although some reviews claim that this product does not provide full coverage, most reviewers are still loving this product. We would highly recommend this to people with oily and acne-prone skin.

Costs: $59

This product is available at Laneige stores and Sephora.

For more information about the product, click here.

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX

 

Sulwhasoo’s cushion foundations have been a crowd favourite and now they are back better than ever with the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Ex. With its buildable formula and medium to high coverage, this cushion foundation promises to deliver a dewy, non-sticky finish for flawless skin. Plus, it is infused with anti-ageing properties including Red Pine extract for firm skin and youthful glow. Even lifestyle YouTuber Bee approves of this cushion foundation!


This is why we are loving this product:

  • Leaves skin with a luminous glow
  • Minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Full coverage

Overall, this product is the holy grail of cushion foundations. Not only does it minimise pore appearance, but it keeps skin looking hydrated and youthful and we highly recommend it to people with oily skin type. No wonder this cushion foundation has countless glowing reviews.

 

Price: $80

This product is available at Sephora.

For more information about the product, click here.

Etude House Any Cushion All Day Perfect

 

As the name suggests, the Etude House Any Cushion All Day Perfect promises nothing but perfect skin. The Etude House Any Cushion All Day Perfect cushion foundation is formulated to brighten and whiten skin while providing decent sun protection. In addition, it provides long-lasting coverage for up to 24 hours. With that in mind, it should be no surprise this product has become a fan favourite.

Here is why we are loving this product:

  • Glides seamlessly on skin
  • High coverage
  • Dewy glow

However, we were disappointed as it did not deliver long-lasting coverage as promised. On the other hand, if you are a fan of dewy skin, this may be the product for you. Check out what YouTuber The Beauty Breakdown thought about this product.

 

Price: $32 

This product is available at Etude House outlets.

For more information about the product, click here.

The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion

best BB Cream Cushion Foundations that Fit Singapore's Climate

The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion is a must-have for oily and acne-prone skin types. This cushion foundation claims to provide light to medium coverage topped off with a matte finish to keep oil shine at bay. In addition, this cushion foundation is waterproof! So you do not need to worry about your makeup melting when it’s scorching hot or raining wet outside. You can even see the huge difference in this YouTuber’s review!

This is why this product has made our list:

  • Smooth, velvety texture
  • Waterproof
  • Easy buildability

Although this product has received some stray reviews, we would still recommend this product as it does its job of controlling oil shine while providing enough coverage to conceal all our imperfections. 

 

Price: $29.90

This product is available at The Face Shop.

For more information about the product, click here.

Missha M Magic Cushion

best BB Cream Cushion Foundations that Fit Singapore's Climate

Missha M Magic Cushion is truly a magical product. With its lightweight moisture and amazing oil control production, the formula of this foundation has all it takes to rise against the heat and humidity. Plus, this cushion foundation boasts long-lasting wear and a matte finish. Even lifestyle YouTuber Bee is raving over this product.

Here is why we love this product:

  • Great oil and sebum control power
  • Corrects uneven skin tones
  • Medium coverage covers all imperfections

Overall, we are loving this product! It offers everything you will ever need in a cushion foundation: lightweight, seamless application and amazing coverage. The best part? This cushion foundation is suitable for all skin types! No wonder this product has received so many glowing reviews!

cushion foundation reviews

Price: $26.90 for the cushion and $13.90 for refill

This product is available at all Missha online stores and its physical stores.

For more information about the product, click here.

Dior Capture DreamSkin Moist & Perfect Cushion Foundation

The Dior Capture DreamSkin Moist & Perfect Cushion Foundation does not fall short of being a dream come true for any skin type. Formulated with anti-ageing properties, this cushion foundations’ high coverage promises to smoothen out fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, this product is infused with vegetable glycerin, which delivers intense hydration for plump-looking skin. Check out what Tati thinks about this cushion foundation.

Here is why we love this product:

  • Minimises fine lines and wrinkles
  • Luminous finish
  • Covers up redness

The only drawback we have with it is that it is much more pricier than other cushion foundations. Despite this, this cushion foundation has received tons of glowing reviews, so if you are looking for an all-in-one foundation, this might just be the perfect investment! 

cushion foundation review

Price: $105

This product is available at Sephora.

For more information about the product, click here.

 

Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation SPF 50+

Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation boasts long-wear and hydration that lasts up to 24 hours. With buildable coverage, this product instantaneously covers all imperfections while delivering a dewy finish. In addition, this cushion foundation is infused with Clarin’s very own Anti-Pollution Complex to protect your skin from environmental aggressors. Check out this preview below.

This is why we are loving this product:

  • Very moisturising
  • Non-transfer formula (no more foundation stains on clothes!)
  • Weightless on skin 

Even though this product did live up to its promise of being long-lasting and hydrating, the coverage was too light for our liking and we would not recommend this product. However, many reviews do recommend this product, so maybe it is worth a shot trying it out!

Price: $65

This product is available at Tangs.

For more information about the product, click here.

Mamonde Brightening Cover Watery Cushion

Formulated with a matte finish without drying skin out, the Mamonde Brightening Cover Watery Cushion has become a cult favourite for its intense hydration. Plus, this cushion foundation promises to deliver an all-natural coverage that effectively covers imperfections without caking your skin up. Check out this product review here.

These are the reasons why we love this product:

  • Seamless application
  • Amazing cooling sensation
  • Very hydrating

Whether you have oily skin or dry skin, this is the perfect foundation cushion for you! It has amazing coverage, decent SPF protection and everything else that makes this the ideal all-in-one cushion foundation. We do not have a single complaint about this foundation!

Price: $32

This product is available at Tangs

For more information about the product, click here.

 

Hera Black Cushion 

Expect nothing but flawless complexion with the Hera Black Cushion. This cushion foundation is formulated with Ultra Fine Powder Dispersion technology for a full coverage while feeling weightless on skin. Plus, it boasts a semi-matte finish with a brightening effect. With all that in mind, it is no surprise that this cushion foundation has been highly raved about. Check out what lifestyle YouTuber Bee thought about this product. 

 

Here is why we agree with the hyped reviews:

  • Non-sticky, dewy finish
  • Full coverage
  • Seamless blending

Overall, there is nothing we hate about this product! This product is a holy grail for oily to combination skin as it drastically reduces oil shine and requires minimal touch ups even after a long day! In short, we are completely agreeing with the glowing reviews and would highly recommend this product.

Price: $66.50

This product is available at Hera counters.

For more information about the product, click here.

Giorgio Armani My Armani Cushion To Go

Giorgio Armani’s My Armani Cushion To Go has proved to be a serious contender in the cushion foundation game. This cushion foundation claims to deliver lightweight comfort and a full coverage to leave skin with a radiant, silky glow. Additionally, it boasts skincare benefits to deliver moisture that lasts up to 18 hours. Check out this YouTuber’s review of this cushion foundation. 

giorgio armani cushion foundation review

This is why we love this product:

  • Covers all imperfections (Goodbye, fine lines and large pores!)
  • Feels weightless
  • Buildable coverage for an all-natural look

Overall, we can see why this product has received been so well-received! Not only does this cushion foundation live up to its promise of delivering full coverage, it delivers long-lasting hydration for smooth and supple skin! This cushion foundation is without a doubt Beauty Insider approved! 

Price: $105

This product is available at Tangs.

For more information about the product, click here.

 

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