#1 HERA Black Cushion SPF34 PA++, $75
Fine pigments suspended within the foundation allows you to cover flaws easily without making skin feel heavy or cakey. The matte finish gel leaves a powdery finish that keeps shine at bay but doesn’t make it look dehydrated or flakey.
#2 Armani Beauty To Go Iconic Cushion, $105
Perfect for those looking for a foundation that is lightweight, hydrating and give a silky finish, this Armani cushion is one of the few cushions that are enriched in skincare essences to deliver up to 18 hours of non-stop hydration. This ensures that skin surface stays smooth and plump so you don’t have to worry about makeup creasing into wrinkles and fine lines. It also features Liquid Biron, a silk-in-sphere technology that gives skin a diffused glow rather than a dewy one. We also love the pointed applicator sponge which makes it super easy to get to hard-to-reach corners like around the nose and eyes.
#3 Dior Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion, $78
Made to last through heat, humidity, sweat and sebum, this long-lasting, formula reinvents matte foundations as it minimises shine without compromising on glow. The ultra-fresh fluid corrects skin without masking it and feels like second-skin. Instantly, your skin is transformed from bumpy and uneven to smooth and flawless. Plus it is also fortified with pore-refining skincare essences, this cushion foundation helps rebalance skin and minimise enlarged pores over time.
#5 Pony Effect Coverstay Cushion Foundation, $59.90
With high SPF and amazing brightening powers, the Pony Effect Coverstay Cushion Foundation also has sebum control powder which wicks away shine and help skin remains matte and fresh-looking, as if you’ve just applied your makeup.
#6 shu uemura Petal Skin Cushion Foundation, $78
If you love the ease of application of cushion foundation but find it troublesome that you have to set it with powder, try this one from shu uemura. With a liquid-to-powder formula, it promises to cut your morning routine without compromising on a flawless complexion. In addition to floral extracts that help hydrate skin and refine skin texture, the puff applicator also blurs out enlarged pores for a picture-perfect finish.
#7 Tom Ford Beauty Traceless Touch Foundation SPF 45/PA++++, $120
Behold a new era of luxury in beauty. Like all things Tom Ford, attention is paid to every detail: from the elegant magnetic closure, the foolproof applicator and needless to say, the creamy formula that’s housed within. Providing medium to full coverage, it imparts a satin-matte finish that doesn’t sink into wrinkles and pores, and yet stays on through perspiration, humidity and heat. It is also enriched with antioxidants, a moisturising complex and SPF 45 broad spectrum UV coverage to keep skin healthy and plump.