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Beauty 101: The Cushion Compact

Beauty 101: The Cushion Compact

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It seems like every time you buy a new foundation-type makeup, another (better) variation comes along. It seems as though these beauty trends are somewhat fleeting, but we’re here to tell you the next big makeup innovation, the cushion compact, has some serious staying power. We understand the woes of adding another skin makeup product to your daily regimen, but trust us, this one is worth the hype.



It's yet another Korean export that is soon to be your new best friend. Cushion compacts are travel-friendly versions of your favorite BB and CC creams. Lightweight and convenient for travel, the cushion compact is everything you love about your normal BB or CC cream, but a lot easier to work with. These compacts contain a BB or CC cream-saturated sponge that helps you apply appropriate amounts of coverage, moisture, and SPF without getting it all over your hands and fingers. 

So, kiss your old tube of BB or CC cream goodbye, because it looks like cushion compacts are the next big thing.



1. Laneige BB Cushion

Laneigh BB Cushion Compact


With SPF 50 and hydrating qualities, this 5-in-1 BB compact brightens skin and prevents shine. The cushion compact is affordable ($34 to be exact) and awesome for on-the-go color correction.


2. Lancôme Miracle Cushion

Lancome Miracle Cushion

A little on the pricier side, but well worth it, is Lancôme’s Miracle Cushion. This cushion compact touts 11 shade variations and gives skin a hydrated, dewy glow. Beauty guru Michelle Phan loves it, and chances are, you will too!


3. AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact

Amore Pacific

Talk about a tongue twister. Amore Pacific’s cushion compact is known as a multitasking secret weapon. Containing broad spectrum SPF 50+ that fights free radicals, this compact comes with a good cushion sponge that allows for maximum coverage and great hydration.


4. L'Oréal True Match™ Lumi Cushion Foundation

L'Oréal True Match™ Lumi Cushion Foundation

If you’re looking for sheer to medium luminous coverage, look no further. There are 12 shades that will give you easy on-the-go imperfection protection. Since the warm weather brings things like oily skin, this product is perfect for the incoming warm weather. You can find it for $16.99 at your local drugstore!


So now you know why we're obsessing over these cushion compacts. They're taking your BB and CC creams to a whole new level with their mess-free, travel-friendly packaging. Who doesn't want nice coverage, hydration, and a good glow?

Have you used a cushion compact? Want to try one of these products? Let us know in the comments!

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