Unlike foundations, BB cushion have a higher water content, making them perfect for achieving fresh dewy-looking skin. Some of them even boasts skincare ingredients to brighten skin or to keep them hydrated.
#1 Urban Decay Naked Skin Glow Cushion Compact Foundation, $40 for cushion, $19 for case
The latest Western brand to join the cushion bandwagon, Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Glow Cushion Compact Foundation has a lightweight, buildable coverage which is not only fragrance-free, but contains nourishing ingredients like rose centifolia flower extract and gentian roots to keep skin hydrated and soothed.
#2 NARS Aqua Glow Cushion Foundation, $68
It’s been a good year for NARS in terms of skin makeup like foundations, concealers and now, their very first BB cushion. The NARS Aqua Glow Cushion Foundation not only provides a medium buildable coverage, but also defends against dehydration, UV damage and even PM2.5 particles.
#3 LANEIGE BB Cushion_Anti-Aging, $62
Formulated for mature skin that’s more susceptible to collagen loss and dehydration, the LANEIGE BB Cushion Anti-Aging contains two key technologies – Cover Fit Complex, which places powder in between layers of sticky elastomer net, hence evening out skin tone and filling in lines, as well as Dynamic Collagen_EX, which protects and support collagen synthesis.
#4 Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense SPF50+/PA+++, $105
Containing red pine extract which can also be found in their luxurious Time Treasure range, the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense has a hydrating and nourishing formula which gives skin a natural radiant glow.
#5 Shiseido Makeup Synchro Skin Glow Cushion Compact, $75
Like the Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation, the Shiseido Makeup Synchro Skin Glow Cushion Compact utilises the same skin adapting technology which delivers moisture where skin needs it the most, while keeping excess sebum at bay. The result? Hydrated and glowing-looking skin.
#6 Biotherm EverMoist CC Cushion, $69
This lightweight cushion lets you achieve a natural glow with skincare ingredients that target pigmentation, enlarged pores and wrinkles. Skin tone appears more even after application.
#7 shu uemura Stage Performer Fresh Tint All-in-One Hydrating UV Cushion SPF 38 PA+++, $68
The second and latest cushion launch from shu uemura focuses on giving skin a hydrated glow. With a few pats, pores are blurred out and skin looks radiant, without excess shine. The Fresh Tint Puff which comes with the compact wicks away sebum, while anti-bacterial material reduces the likelihood of pimples.