If you haven't tried a cushion compact yet, prepare to fall in love. Straight from the innovators in Korea, cushion compacts are the ultimate multi-taskers. They combine a lightweight fluid foundation formula in the portable convenience of a compact, and many provide serious high-level sun protection, buildable coverage and a dewy airbrushed finish. That's why Super City Block BB Cushion Compact SPF 50 is the new makeup bag must-have. Here's why cushion compacts are about to be your newest obsession too.
1. It's a fusion of skin care and makeup.
Super City Block BB Cushion Compact SPF 50 is formulated with healthy skin care benefits like high-level broad spectrum sun protection and antioxidants to fight free radical damage, so it helps to protect against the signs of premature aging, such as fine lines, dark spots and sagging skin. The lightweight, breathable formula is also hydrating, controls oil and shine, and is sweat, humidity and water-resistant.
2. The sponge is the game changer.
In the compact is a porous cushion-y sponge that is saturated with liquid makeup. As you press the applicator puff against it, the fluid foundation is transformed into a light, airy emulsion, which makes it go on super smoothly, creating a dewy airbrushed-like finish. It also delivers less product than the average compact foundation, giving you more control over how much you apply and preventing an accidental overdose of caked-on makeup. Get sheer coverage with just a few taps, or build up for more moderate complexion-perfecting coverage. Finally, it has built-in anti-microbial protection so you don't have to worry about it getting dirty and causing breakouts.
3. Application is foolproof.
So much of getting a flawless foundation look comes down to how you apply it, but the cushion compact is truly one of the easiest. Press the applicator into the product-soaked sponge, then tap tap tap all around your face starting from the center and working outwards. Use the applicator flat to smooth over your cheeks and forehead. Fold it in half (like a taco) to get more precise coverage under your eyes, around the sides of your nose or to spot apply where needed. The applicator will buff the foundation seamlessly into your skin, no creasing, caking or awkward foundation line along your jaw.
4. Touch ups are a breeze.
Think of cushion compacts as portable liquid foundation, with zero spillage and dewiness on demand. Thanks to the sponge, no brushes, tools or even messy fingers are needed to apply, so it's the ultimate on-the-go foundation—on a train, in a car, at your desk, seriously anywhere. Bonus: It gives your skin a quick cooling sensation.
Photos: Christine Hahn | Words: Hilary Presely