Cushion foundations seems to be the new trend in the beauty community and I surely understand why. It started in Korea, and the end of last year western brands have been catching on to the hype as well, bringing out their own cushion foundations for our market. Cushion foundations have a natural yet luminous finish, all with light-as-air coverage.
L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion foundation was the first drugstore cushion foundation released, part of the L’Oréal Paris True Match family. It’s a round compact case whose top flips up to reveal an inner lid that holds the accompanying flat velvety pad, underneath it is the actual product: a cushion that is drenched with the foundation. It’s an unscented foundation that can be applied a number of ways; you can pick up the product with the applicator that comes with it, a flat dense foundation brush, or even with a Beauty Blender sponge. My preferred method of using cushion foundations is the Beauty Blender.
The foundation is somewhat buildable, I’d say you can go from mid-sheer to all the way to medium coverage. The finish is light and comfortable, giving you an even flawless finish. Only flaw that I noticed is the fact that it kinda oxidizes after few minutes. Many people probably wouldn’t notice it, but as a pale ass girl I know when my face slowly turns to the orange side. And that bugs me quite a bit. It’s already difficult to find a shade that suits you in a drugstore…
On the whole cushion foundation theme I do have to ramble on the price topic. What many people don’t notice at first is how much less you get in the product. When usually my foundation lasts at least for half a year, this one lasted me two months? And the price point of this foundation isn’t on the lowest side, nor do come the other cushion foundations. If you’re really interested in trying out cushion foundation then I recommend you to buy Barbapapa Fitting Cushion Foundation or Clio’s Kill Cover Founwear Cushion. They are more on the pricier side, but they come with a refill so you basically get two foundations with the price of one.
Overall I do like the foundation, it’s a great foundation for people who love the finish of a liquid foundation but always wanted the foundation be more easily transportable for on the go touch-ups. I like how lightweight and airy it is, but when I think about the cost and how quickly it runs out for me, then I’m not sure if I’d repurchase it. Plus it slightly oxidizes on me. Perhaps in the summer time? I’m not sure, probably will try out the other Korean brand cushion foundations as they have a better selection of shades for paler girls.
Have you tried out this foundation or any other cushion foundations? What are your thoughts on them? Do let me know below in the comments!