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Top 10 Cushion Compacts

10 Reasons You'll Love Using A Cushioned Makeup Product

10 Reasons You'll Love Using A Cushioned Makeup Product

We may have found the secret to flawless, glowy skin—and it comes in a compact. But not the kind of compact you may be used to. No, this one doesn't house a chalky powder but, instead, a cushion filled with your favorite beauty formula. To use this contraption, all you have to do is gently press the applicator pad into the cushion. What you'll get is just enough fluid to build up whatever kind of complexion you're going for, from lightly covered to fully matte. We've been astounded at how nicely coverage builds when using a cushion compact, and we especially love the formulas that have SPF included (all the way up to SPF 50!). Not only that, but several of the formulas we found with our algorithm are chock full of anti-aging ingredients. Take a look at the best cushion compacts that follow, and put your freshest, most radiant face forward! Opening image: @AMOREPACIFIC.US

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December 20, 2018

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The Rankings


Estee Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB All Day Wear Liquid Compact

Our Score

BEST FOR: Light, buildable coverage and a natural finish

WHAT IT DOES: This lightweight formula reduces the appearance of pores while minimizing fine lines and imperfections.


Wet n Wild Megacushion Foundation

Our Score

WHAT IT DOES: This water-based gel formula delivers a hydrating and a natural look with a Broad Spectrum SPF 15 sun protection.

BEST FOR: Anyone who opts for cruelty-free and/or vegan makeup will love this ingredient list.


Murad MattEffect Blotting Perfector

Our Score

WHAT IT DOES: A translucent, liquid-blotting formula in an on-the-go cushion compact that instantly mattifies skin, absorbs oil, visibly minimizes pores, and perfects.

WHY YOU NEED IT: The unique formula dries quickly and provides a touchable softness to the skin while perfecting the overall look of your complexion.


Dior DreamSkin Fresh & Perfect Cushion

Our Score

BEST FOR: High-level UV ray protection. 

LOVED FOR: Dior promises complexion improvement when worn day after day thanks to the age-defying and protective properties of the formula.


Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation

Our Score

FUN FACT: It took Lancome 3 years to perfect this marvelous product patented with Polar Cushion Technology.

HELPFUL TIP: Gently pat the puff onto your skin in a tap-tap motion, beginning at the center of your face and continuing to other areas of redness or imperfections. Tap and repeat as needed for more coverage.


Kaja Cheeky Stamp Blendable Blush

Our Score

BEST FOR: Creating a vibrant but natural flush

USERS SAID: "Color is gorgeous and not too pink not too peachy. Love how light it is that you can build it up or leave a soft touch of color. The packaging is adorable and the sponge is a cute heart."


L'Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Talk about range! This foundation is available in 16 true-to-skin shades.

BEST FOR: Creating a dewy look


MISSHA Magic Cushion

Our Score

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: This product has staying power thanks to silica bead powder which helps absorb sweat and sebum for long-lasting wear without a darkening effect.

USERS SAID: "I'm shocked at how great this compact is for the price. I just used it and the makeup went on great. I never want anything heavy or thick. The reason I was looking for a cushion compact like this was for SPF reapplication throughout the day."


Laneige BB Cushion Hydra Radiance

Our Score

WHAT IT DOES: Double-coated pigments, infused with micro pearls and moisturizer, ensure long-lasting hydration and a luminous finish.

LOVED FOR: This compact features a dense antimicrobial applicator for a thin, even, healthy layer of coverage every time.


AMOREPACIFIC Color Control Cushion Compact

Our Score

FUN FACT: AMOREPACIFIC was the first company to incorporate green tea's potent antioxidants into skin-renewing products.

USERS SAID: "Love this cushion compact for a natural finish. So easy to use and convenient. Control the amount of coverage as little or much as desired. It also is healthy for skin as it has protective zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for SPF protection."

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