We break down 7 cushion compacts we love for flawless-looking skin, according to different skin types and finishes.

Cushion compacts took the makeup world by storm after K-beauty brand, AmorePacific introduced them a few years back, and the trend has lived on ever since. After all, who can resist the ingenious idea of a pocket-sized foundation/BB/CC cream that you can carry with you for easy touch-ups on the go?

Even today, we constantly hear of new cushion formulas and attractive packaging (we can’t wait for the shu uemura X Super Mario Bros one this year end!) to try out and add to our makeup collection.

We break down 7 cushion compacts we love for flawless-looking skin, according to different skin types and finishes.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation SPF 25 PA++
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation SPF 25 PA++

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Gel Touch Foundation SPF 25 PA++

Why we love it: It has a water-based formula which helps to hydrate the skin and achieve that healthy glow without clogging pores or leaving that unwanted sticky feeling. Suitable for: All skin types Finish: Dewy, fresh glow chanel.com

Lancome Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage SPF 50+ PA+++
Lancome Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage SPF 50+ PA+++

Lancome Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage SPF 50+ PA+++

Why we love it: This lightweight cushion foundation produces a brightening effect that gives life to dull-looking skin. Plus, it comes with high SPF and PA ratings to protect us against UV rays! Suitable for: Dry, oily, combination skin Finish: Semi-matte, velvety lancome.com

Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion
Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion

Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion

Why we love it: This does a great job of minimising the appearance of pores while keeping oily-skin looking fresh for longer. It boasts a 16-hour staying power, which is definitely a plus point in our humid weather. Suitable for: Normal, oily skin Finish: Matte dior.com

YSL Touche Èclat Cushion Foundation
YSL Touche Èclat Cushion Foundation

YSL Touche Èclat Cushion Foundation

Why we love it: To be honest, the packaging itself is gorgeous, but its lightweight and buildable formula is a plus point too. Not to mention, it is formulated with antioxidants and Vitamin E for that extra healthy skin boost. Suitable for: All skin types Finish: Dewy, natural (has golden pigments) yslbeautyus.com

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion
Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion

Why we love it: Koreans definitely know how to rule the cushion compact game and Sulwhasoo does it with their incredibly lightweight and breathable formula that feels like air on the skin. Like the Lancome one, this also comes with high SPF and PA ratings – perfect for a day out in the sun. Suitable for: All skin types Finish: Dewy, natural sulwhasoo.com

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact

Why we love it: Thought it may be tricky at first, the unconventional cushion design actually allows for more control over the amount of product you wish to apply on your face. And unlike most other cushion foundations, this one actually works with a makeup brush too. Suitable for: Dry, combination skin Finish: Glowy to semi-matte bobbibrown.com

Clinique Super City Block BB Cushion Compact SPF50 PA++++
Clinique Super City Block BB Cushion Compact SPF50 PA++++

Clinique Super City Block BB Cushion Compact SPF50 PA++++

Why we love it: This BB cream evens out the skin tone and also produces a slight cooling effect, which again, is great for Malaysian weather or even summer in general. It’s also fragrance free, so that comes as a plus point for those sensitive to scents. Did we mention it has SPF50 AND PA++++ too? Suitable for: Normal, dry, sensitive skin Finish: Matte, natural clinique.com

Images: Courtesy of respective brands

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