#1 LANEIGE Layering Cover Cushion & Concealing Base, $43
This versatile cushion has a concealing base and a cushion for you to vary the coverage and finish. Use the concealing base under the cushion for a semi-matte finish, but reverse the order and you get a matte, high-coverage finish. If you prefer the dewy look, use the cushion alone or as a finishing cushion on the high points of your face for a natural highlight.
#2 Aprilskin Perfect Magic Cover Fit Cushion, $47
Mattifying cushions and foundations are often drying on skin but the Aprilskin Perfect Magic Cover Fit Cushion contains 67 per cent hydrating serum to keep even the driest skin moisturised.
#3 MAKE UP FOR EVER Light Velvet Cushion SPF50 Liquid Foundation, $72
MAKE UP FOR EVER’s newest cushion boasts a 12 hour long-wearing comfort that leaves skin looking velvety. The foundation itself comes in an airtight compartment, so it’s perfect if you’re icky about exposed cushion sponges.
#4 IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation SPF 50+, $62
Formulated with anti-ageing skincare technology, the IT Cosmetics CC+ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation leaves skin hydrated and radiant.
#5 Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX SPF50+ PA+++, $80
The brand’s latest launch sees a reformulation of their best-selling Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion. The new iteration has three new shades, bringing up the total to seven, allowing for better shade matching. The Slim Fit High Coverage formula allows the cushion foundation to glide on smoothly onto skin as it is suspended in water rather than oil, and also contains hydrating ingredients to keep skin moisturised.
#6 Sisley Phyto-Blanc Cushion Foundation SPF 30 PA +++, $155
The Sisley Phyto-Blanc Cushion Foundation is the French beauty brand’s first foray into cushion foundation. It’s not strictly-speaking a cushion foundation as you don’t exactly see the sponge, but like the metal cushions, this is actually a pretty good alternative for those who are concerned about hygiene and the product’s exposure to air.
As for the foundation itself, the cushion’s formulation include the brand’s proprietary Phyto-Blanc technologies to brighten skin tone, while protecting skin against environmental pollutants.
#7 shu uemura Petal Skin Cushion Foundation SPF25 PA+, $78
One of our favourite foundations launched last year now comes in a cushion format. The shu uemura Petal Skin Cushion Foundation has a liquid-to-powder finish that leaves skin looking poreless and semi-matte. Botanical extracts within the foundation prevents dryness and oxidation.
#8 LANEIGE BB Cushion Anti-Ageing, $62
This 3-in-1 BB Cushion smooths out fine lines, brightens skin and protect it against UV damage with a broad spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++. Plus points for its cooling effect, perfect for use in hot and sunny Singapore.
#9 The Body Shop Fresh Nude Cushion Foundation, $39.90
At only $39.90, The Body Shop Fresh Nude Cushion Foundation is one of the most affordable cushion foundations. It doesn’t scrimp on the formulation though – English Rose water hydrates skin while organically sourced Marula oil ensures a smooth application.
#10 First Aid Beauty Hello FAB 3 In 1 Superfruit Color Correcting Cushion, $59
First Aid Beauty made an unexpected foray into cushion territory with the Hello FAB 3 In 1 Superfruit Color Correcting Cushion, that is set to correct dullness, reduce redness and brighten all at once.
#11 Estee Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB - All Day Wear Liquid Compact SPF 50 PA+++, $68
The Estee Lauder Double Wear range is synonymous with long-lasting finish and this BB cushion is no exception. Lightweight, but loaded with exceptional staying power, this BB cushion also has buildable coverage so you can vary the amount according to your needs.
#12 Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Intense, $105
Infused with Red Pine extract from Sulwhasoo’s luxurious Time Freeze line, the Perfecting Cushion Intense helps firm skin for a more youthful-looking visage.
#13 ETUDE HOUSE Any Cushion Colour Corrector, $32 each
If you’re familiar with the concept of colour correcting, then you’ll know which ETUDE HOUSE Any Cushion Colour Corrector cushion to use. Pink cancels out bluish tones, green neutralises redness, lilac mitigates yellow and dull skin, while the beige illuminates and defines facial features.
#14 Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Cushion Compact, $75
Fans of the Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation would be happy to know that they released a cushion version of their amazing foundation. Their first cushion compact offers the same intelligent response technology – hydrating skin where it needs more and while keeping sebum under control.
#15 Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion SPF35 PA+++, $78
Admittedly, we’re really glad someone decided to do away with the cluttered packaging from the last two Dior cushions and stuck to a classic-looking design instead. Formula-wise, the Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion offers a luminous matte finish that looks fresh for up to 16 hours thanks to its Colour-Lock Technology that doesn’t transfer even if you sweat.
#16 Mamonde Powder Cover Cushion, $44
This lightweight BB cushion is perfect for Singapore’s weather, drying to a nice powdery finish that leaves skin looking matte and shine-free.
#17 Lancome Blanc Expert Cushion 3.0, $20 for case, $55 for refill
Lancome is the first Western beauty brand to create a cushion compact and this third iteration promises a seamless high coverage that lasts for 12 hours. Lightweight formula conceals flaws without leaving skin feeling and looking cakey.
#18 MAKE UP FOR EVER UV Bright Cushion, $64
This 3-in-1 cushion is MAKE UP FOR EVER’s first foray into cushion foundations. Containing brightening powder, hydrating ingredients and SPF, this cushion give you selfie-ready skin in just seconds.
#19 Shiseido Synchro Skin White Cushion Compact, $55 for refill, $20 for case
Using its Responsive Sensory Technology, the new Shiseido Synchro Skin White Cushion Compact is able to adapt to your skin condition and tone, delivering moisture and creating luminescence.
#20 LANEIGE BB Cushion Crystal Edition with Crystals from Swarovski®, $59
While this is not a new formula per se, it’s hard not to mention this because of the limited edition cover. Encrusted with crystals from Swarovski, the LANEIGE BB Cushion Crystal Edition will make a sparkly addition to your BB Cushion collection.
#21 SU:M37˚ Air rising TF Glow Cover Metal Cushion SPF50+PA+++, $67
VDL may have exited Singapore, but if you’re a huge fan of their metal cushion foundation, give the SU:M37˚ Air rising TF Glow Cover Metal Cushion a try. SU:M37˚, which is under the same parent company as VDL, belif and THEFACESHOP, has their own range of BB Cushions, including the metal cushion if you’re iffy about hygiene.
#22 Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Touche Eclat Le Cushion, $92
Like the iconic Touche Eclat, the Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Touche Eclat Le Cushion brings radiance to the face with a unique two-part sponge. Tap the cushion foundation on with the flocked side for a seamless finish and swipe on with the smooth side for a more natural finish.
#23 NARS Aqua Glow Cushion Foundation, $68
The NARS Aqua Glow Cushion Foundation marks the brand’s first foray into cushion foundation. This Asia-exclusive launch gives skin a fresh, dewy finish. The hyaluronic acid-enriched cushion foundation not only keeps skin hydrated, it protects against pollution, including PM2.5 particles.
#24 Urban Decay Naked Skin Glow Cushion Compact Foundation, $40 for cushion, $19 for case
Another brand who just launched their first BB Cushion is Urban Decay. The Urban Decay Naked Skin Glow Cushion Compact Foundation boasts 18 hours of hydration, with a superior UV protection of SPF 50 and PA+++. The foundation itself is medium coverage that is buildable, and gives skin a radiant glow.