Cushion Away This Season!

Cushion BBs have been trending this year for its easy application, light texture and multiple skincare benefits. There are so many cushion BBs out in the market, how are we able to choose the right one then?

Here’s a handy guide to help you pick the right cushion for you

Applicators

When picking a ย cushion puff, make sure to find one which can pick up an ample amount product with minimal wastage. Ensure that the puff evenly applies a thin layer and does not streak on your skin.

Benefits

What’s a BB cushion without its benefits? Find a cushion bb that boasts extra skin care benefits like UV protection, whitening properties and hydration.

Coverage

Cushion BBs like many other foundations in the market will vary in coverage. Pick the kind of coverage you need depending on your skin type.

Now, here are some of my recommendations (*these are BB cushions I have bought and tested on my own skin for months + reviews from friends to help pick out the right Cushion BB for varied skin types)

Oily Skin Type

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Credit: Laneige Website

When your skin is oily, you tend to shy away from Cushion BBs, mainly from the idea that they give a dewy finish to the skin and may cause your face to look like an 0il slick.

Laneige has come up with a great formula for oily skin which contains great zit-combating ingredients such as Zinc Oxide, Salicylic Acid. This Pore-Control BB Cushion is said to refine your pores and strengthen skin’s natural resistance. However being said, what I like about this BB cushion is its light and refreshing green tea scent, the cooling sensation that comes with the application and last but not least, Semi-matte finish.

This BB cushion boasts of long-wearing. But for people with oily skin, I will suggest for you to hydrate your skin well, use a hydrating primer before tapping on this cushion. It should last for the very least 5 ~ 6 hours.

Combination / Normal Skin Type

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Credit: Sulwhasoo Website

For a light makeup application, I will recommend Sulwhasoo’s Perfecting Cushion. This cushion boasts of a satin finish, looking flawless and smooth for a long amount of time. This cushion contains apricot seed moisturiser that helps to keep the skin hydrated all day.

It has light coverage which will be great for skin with little or no imperfections. However, I will believe the coverage is build-able. Sulwhasoo is also well-known for using traditional Korean medicine in their products, so this Cushion BB will not only leave you looking great throughout the day, it has brightening and anti-ageing effects too.

Dry Skin Typeย 

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For a hydrating, long wearing make up application, I will recommend Innisfree’s Ampoule Intense Winter Cushion. This cushion boasts of long-lasting hydration with Ampoule Intense Complex. It contains Green Tea Seed Oil which I have been loving from the serum I use.

Other benefits include UV protection, CC brightening and natural coverage with a natural radiant glow.

Watch this following ad by Kim Na Young to give yourself a great idea of how awesome this product is:


That will be all that I will be sharing with you guys today. Last but not least, no matter how convenient, simple or beneficial a cushion BB is, my skincare principle still stays the same – Always use a sunscreen and a good primer before any makeup application.

Cushion away your imperfections this holiday!

 

 

 

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