When it comes to crossing borders, cushion compacts are definitely our go-to choice of base makeup. Not only are they convenient and compact (touching up on-the-go is really not a problem at all), most contain skin-loving ingredients to nourish our complexions while we are out and about. Bonus: some even feature long-wearing formulations that will last throughout the day. Here, the ones to bring along with you for your upcoming summer vacay.
Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion, $78
Not only does this give great coverage (it’s the best out of the brand’s three cushion compacts), it also feels weightless on the skin and even has a Colour-Lock Technology to ensure oxidation does not occur. Bonus: it reportedly lasts for up to 16 hours.
Laneige Layering Cover Cushion and Concealing Base, $43
This two-in-one cushion compact features two parts – a concealer and a foundation portion, making it ideal for travelling. The former is a high-coverage balm-textured concealer that is made with an Aqua Melting Technology that blends seamlessly into the skin, camouflaging spots, pores and blemishes.
The latter is formulated with illuminating jewel powder to give skin a rosy glow, and antioxidant-rich litchi extracts to protect from harmful aggressors.
Aprilskin Perfect Magic Cover Fit Cushion, $47
A full-coverage formula (so you can skip using a concealer) that contains 67 per cent water-based moisturising serum and enriched with natural extracts of lotus flower and aloe. This hardworker provides longlasting wear while providing deep hydration.
La Mer The Luminous Lifting Cushion Foundation, $160
With a total of 12 different shades, this lightweight, sweat-resistant formula feels like second skin once applied and even has buildable coverage.
Infused with the brand’s Miracle Broth and lime tea concentrate, it protects against damage from pollution and other environmental irritants to keep skin looking plump, radiant and healthy. Its Color Capsule Technology prevents oxidation
Etude House All Day Perfect Any Cushion, $32
Said to give 24 hours of coverage, this cushion helps to hide dark spots, redness and other imperfections for a flawless complexion. It also features a Roll Spread Technology that ensures close adherence of the makeup so you don’t have to continuously re-apply, which may feel heavy on the skin.
YSL Beauty Encre De Peau Cushion Monogram Edition, $92
Its formula is similar to that of the brand’s Fusion Ink Foundation, so you can now achieve a fresh, flawless finish with the ease of a compact. What else we love about it: it dries down matte but still gives off a luminous, healthy-looking glow.
Lancome Blanc Expert Cushion, $75
This is made with moringa, which contains anti-inflammatory properties and baicalin to fight against pollution and protect skin from free radical damage. It also claims to give a rosy, long-lasting radiance and high coverage.
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX, $60
This features a unique Slim Fit High Coverage Technology that helps disperse pigments in water rather than in oil to allow the foundation to glide easily onto skin and adhere throughout the day.
Text: Sofia Kim/FEMALE