Getting Into Cushions…

lancome cushion foundation
lancome cushion foundation

For those beauty savvy people landing on todays post, you won’t be surprised about the recent addition of cushions to your everyday routine. A concept that has altered the way we apply our foundation, gone are the days of the humble pumps, instead you’ll find yourself dabbing your brush or sponge into a cushion.

Initially when I first saw cushion foundations launch I was a tad perplexed. Do these just get dirty? How do you control application and is the formula really that great? A few brands have jumped on the cushion trend, not only with foundations but also blushers too but one brand that stood out was Lancome. I’ve been a fan of their bases in the past but eager to give their latest cushion offer a try I got stuck straight in!

The Teint Idole Ulta Cushion Foundation delivers up a medium coverage base that is undetectable on the skin once applied. I’ve been using shade 02 Beige Rose* which is a perfect match for my fair skin tone without leaving me feeling like Caspar the Ghost. Application wise I’ve gone in with my much loved Kevyn Aucoin Foundation Brush as it’s more stiff brush head picks up the product with ease allowing it to be blended into the skin to give that seamless finish without loosing any coverage. Whether it’s redness, blemishes or uneven skin tone, this foundation masks those imperfects with ease whilst leaving a youthful and glowing finish.

Alongside the foundation there is also a blush option. The Blush Subtil Cushion Blusher is the same concept, you get that pigmented blush shade direct from the soft & bouncy cushion and it’s cream finish gives a healthy yet natural glow. I’ve got the shade 025 Sorbet Gen* on my cheeks today and as you can see from the photo you get a lot of product out of the cushion. I’ve been dabbing the excess off on the side of the packaging and then applying with a soft and fluffy brush  before blending with my fingers to ensure there are no harsh lines.

Although the blush takes a bit of work to find the right balance of pigmentation, I adore the foundation. My only gripe is that I’m already starting to feel like the cushion is either drying up or running out of product. This is either due to the fact it’s been used daily or the cushion holds less product but considering the price point sits at the same of a normal pump based foundation, I’m hoping it’s down to the fact this has been my daily foundation pick.

Have you tried out any cushion products? Are you on board with the cushion life or prefer a standard pump foundation?

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  • Oh, I wasn’t aware that the cushion trend had also gotten to blushers. Haven’t even tried base products yet but after reading your post, I really want to give them a go! The blusher looks lovely on you by the way! :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad at Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  • I’ve seen this cushion trend everywhere now and never tried it myself. The blushes look really natural and pretty.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  • This cushion trend is everywhere! I really want to try it! Thanks for such an informative post :) Lauren –

  • I still haven’t fallen into the cushion trend and I’m so disappointed about that. I’ve heard amazing things about the L’oreal cushion foundation, so I really want to try that! This Lancome one looks really pretty on you though. It looks like you have nothing on, but you’re so glowy!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • I’m a big fan of the Physicians Formula Mineral Wear cushion.

  • I loveee cushion foundations, they’re a fun novelty. The Lancome one is lush!

    Sophie x

  • I’ve just tried these out and they’re amaaazing. Specially the foundation, it’s my first time using a cushion and so far I’m loving the results <3

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  • I have only tried the Cushion Foundation from L’Oreal and I hated it, it gave me no coverage whatsoever! I like the idea of a cushion blush though.


    • Oh no that’s a shame – I get a lot of coverage from the Lancome one which I was surprised by!xx

  • Rachel

    I love this! beauty

  • Jessica Tonge

    I haven’t tried any cushion products but I’m very interested to find out what they are like!

  • iheartcosmetics

    I haven’t tried any cushion products yet as I’ve got so many bases to get through but I didn’t realise they had cushion blushers too, I think that sounds more my thing so I’ll give the Lancome ones a look. Can you use the pad that comes with it for blush or does it look blotchy? xoxo

    Sarah from IHeartCosmetics x

    • I’ve seemed to have been on a foundation buying spree recently too! I preferred using a brush & my fingers and found the pad gave too much colour that was tricky to blend out xx

  • Honeypot Blogs

    This whole cushion trend I just wasn’t sure I could get on board with, this post is great though because I am more inclined to try something out now! I don’t think I would try the blush, I’m a very natural blush kinda gal and I just know I would end up looking like a clown with that one! Haha! Fab postxx

    • So glad you enjoyed the post and found it useful! I was surprised I love the foundation so much and that it got me wanting to try more cushion foundations!xx

  • Caroline

    i love your pineapple plate! Where is it from?