VDIVOV Double Stay Cushion SPF50+ PA+++, $44
The formula for this cushion foundation combines two types of technologies—Double-Cover System that utilises two different sizes of powder particles for better coverage, and Double-Fitting System that improves the adherence of the foundation while keeping it lightweight. This means you get longer-lasting and more seamless coverage with a semi-matte and natural finish, which is what everyone’s looking for in a foundation. VDIVOV is a new professional makeup brand by beauty giant LG Household & Health Care that just made its debut in Singapore. The brand offers a variety of makeup products ranging from lipsticks, base makeup to eyeliners and mascaras to help you create any look you want, from natural to bold.
Dior Forever Couture Perfect Cushion, $92
Infused with skin-loving ingredients such as rose fruit extract which helps combat external aggressors and minimise the appearance of pores, this cushion foundation also has lightweight oils that are said to help keep your skin hydrated for up to 24 hours. With a blend of polymers that cocoons the skin, the formula stays colour-true for the entire day too despite the sun, heat and humidity. Light-reflecting particles help give a matte, but luminous finish, for a more youthful-looking complexion.
Jung Saem Mool Cushion-cealer, $76
From one of South Korea’s top makeup artist Jung Saem Mool, this hybrid cushion foundation that includes a concealer for days when you need higher coverage. What’s great about this is the blending palette (see that skin-like textured surface?) that lets you mix the foundation and concealer, or simply tap off excess product so your makeup application is seamless. This cushion foundation is also formulated with a Pro Reflex Oil technology to give your complexion that K-approved dewy, youthful (not oily) glow even in the heat and humidity.
Guerlain Meteorites Glow Pearls Cushion, $80
Guerlain has reinvented the iconic Meteorites pearls in the form of a tone-up cushion compact base to give skin that fresh glow. This Meteorites Glow Pearls Cushion is technically a colour-correcting primer that you use before or after your foundation to improve your skin radiance, but we think that on days when you want to skip the foundation and let your skin breathe, cushion compact works perfectly to brighten up your complexion.
Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation, $56 for a refill and $20 for the empty compact case
This cushion foundation provides full coverage, staying in place for up to 16 hours without oxidising. It also has a blend of ingredients that helps shield skin from urban pollutants while preventing dark spots and dullness, polymers that help keep skin moisturised and radiant-looking, and a mix of fruit extracts to help smooth out skin texture.
Bio-essence Sakura CC Cushion Pact, $32.90
Escaping the heat and humidity means hiding in an air-conditioned cafe. But spending too much time in air-conditioning can leave your skin feeling dry and tight. This CC cushion is infused with the brand’s Bio Energy Complex, this helps keep skin plump and hydrated. Japanese sakura extract brightens skin to impart a youthful radiance to skin. The lightweight formula and natural, dewy finish is great whether you're indoors or outdoors.
Huxley Cover Cushion; Own Attitude SPF24 PA++, $60
Korean brand Huxley’s new cushion foundation is perfect for Singapore’s hot and humid weather. It has a cooling feeling when it comes in contact with skin and even though it has a matte finish, it keeps skin moisturised with the brand’s signature ingredient, the prickly pear seed oil. The formula is also lightweight and has cactus water to soothe dry and sensitive skin.