Cushion foundation has been a major game-changer since it made its foray onto the beauty scene. It’s easy to use, but that doesn’t mean there are no hacks to better use it. We asked Mong Chin (@mongabong), one of our judges for CLEO Beauty Hall of Fame 2019, for some tips to get the most out of your cushion.
Choose a cushion based on your skin type
As cushions usually have a light consistency, people with oilier skin types might find them tougher to work with. In such cases, choose a cushion that has a matte or semi-matte finish for easier application.
The plastic is there for a reason
Before tapping the puff on your skin, use the the plastic that separates the puff from the cushion to dab off excess product. This allows you to build light, even layers.
Don’t use just one finger
Have at least two fingers strapped onto the cushion puff at any one time (three, if you can fit them), for the right amount of pressure and even coverage.
Keep your cushion clean
Wash your cushion puff regularly to prevent contamination and build-up of bacteria. This is crucial to keep your skin clear and touch-ups easy!
“Tissue off” excess oil
Always use a tissue to dab off excess oil on your face before touching up.
For more tips and product recommendations, read our digital issue, CLEO Best of Beauty here.