How to Use Cushion Foundation

How to Use Cushion Foundation

Cushion foundations are all the rage at you now, with almost every major cosmetic brand hopping on the cushion compact bandwagon at the moment. What’s not to love about a liquid foundation packaged in a portable compact that fits easily in your makeup pouch, while offering lightweight and controllable coverage without spills or messes. As with all things, there is bound to be a learning curve, and you may unknowingly make some mistakes. Not to worry though, we’ve got you covered.

What is Cushion Compact Foundation?

If you’re looking for a way to give your face the perfect no-makeup makeup look, take a break from your traditional powder or liquid foundation and try a cushion compact foundation. The cushion foundation has liquid foundation in an easy-to-carry compact. Here’s how it works: You press on the cushion and the right amount of liquid formula is released onto the sponge. Then, you can apply foundation to your skin for a flawless looking finish.

What are the benefits of using the Cushion Foundation?

As if you needed to reassure your face, here are a few more reasons why we think you’ll fall in love with cushion foundation, from its coverage to its convenience.

Use a cushion foundation… for buildable coverage. The cushion compact foundation provides a buildable finish as the compact releases the right amount of makeup every time you press on the cushion. You can use it for a lightweight, glossy makeup look or layer the product on for full coverage.

Use a cushion foundation… for a soft finish. The cushion applicator helps to seamlessly spread the foundation for a soft finish. There is no need to use your fingers, makeup brush or makeup blender to blend it on your skin easily. You don’t even have to stress about touch-ups as it is small enough to take with you everywhere.

Use cushion foundation when you’re wearing a clutch… Cushion foundation usually comes with a mirror, which means it’s one less thing you’ll have to find room for in your small purse.

Use a cushion foundation when you’re running late… Late for work or class but not ready to show off bare-faced? Use a cushion compact foundation to do your makeup on during your travels! It’s small, convenient, and super easy to implement—what more could you ask for?

Use a cushion foundation for your post-workout glam. If you’ve worked up a sweat but have somewhere to go, the last thing you want is to lug around a foundation and makeup blender and then spend extra time applying it. If you have to use it after washing your face, Cushion Compact Foundation is the answer to your post-workout prayers thanks to its small size and quick application.

If you are starting your makeup then use cushion foundation. When you are new to the world of makeup, deciding among all the foundation options can be quite intimidating. Cushion compact foundation is the perfect solution because it provides customizable coverage and comes with a sponge applicator—so you don’t need to master using a makeup brush when you’re first starting out.

Use cushion foundation when you go on vacation. While you may be tempted to bring your entire makeup bag on vacation, let’s be honest—there are more important things to squeeze into your suitcase. The Cushion Compact Foundation is perfect for vacation because there’s always enough room in your suitcase to fit a small compact. If you’re feeling mid-flight glam session then you can perfectly fit this guy in your carry.

How do you use cushion foundation?

Now that you know that cushion foundation is a must-have for your makeup bag, here’s how to use it:

Step 1: Get Some Products
Press the applicator gently into the foundation cushion.

Step 2: Apply Foundation
Tap the applicator on your skin to apply the right dose of foundation. Apply it all over your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin.

Step 3: Build Your Desired Coverage
Build up to your desired level of coverage.

Step 4: Mix it
Blend it all over your face using gentle downward strokes in a tapping motion.

How do you complete your cushion foundation makeup look?

Once you’ve applied foundation, go on with the rest of your makeup routine as normal!

Step 1: Apply a Touch of Concealer

Apply concealer to any blemishes as well in an inverted triangle shape under each of your eyes. This will give you the illusion of fully opened, more awake eyes and reduce the appearance of under-eye bags. Try L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Concealer for long-lasting, glowing coverage.

Step 2: Add Some Color

Once you have a glowing skin, you’re going to want to add some color to your cheeks! Apply a blush like L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup on the apples of your cheeks for an instant flush to your face. This blush has a soft, velvety texture that’s ultra-blendable, has rich color payoff, and is long-lasting.

Step 3: Grab Your Eyeshadow

To complement the convenience of your cushion compact foundation, choose one eyeshadow palette instead of individual shadows. To create a brown smoky eye, use L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Baudoir Charm. Apply a shade of either medium brown to your lids. Then, use the darkest color to define your crease with a fluffy brush, making sure it blends in well. Complete the look by using the lightest shade to highlight the inner corner of your eye and under the arch of your eyebrow.

Step 4: Coat Your Eyelashes

No makeup look is complete without you applying a cushion foundation to the mascara! Use L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara to give your lashes intense length and sensual volume. To take your lashes to the next level, apply L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise™ Mascara Primer/Base before coating your lashes with your mascara.

Step 5: Paint Your Pout

Complete the makeup look by adding a swipe of color to your lips with some lipstick. L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Matte Lipstick will give your lips intense hydration and rich, matte color. For a vibrant red, try Matte at Bat. For a purple hue, select the shade on a drop of matte. For a neutral, everyday lip color, try Matte-Cademia.

 

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