When it came to the whole ‘cushion makeup’ trend, I have to admit, I was never really interested. I just thought it looked a bit gimmicky and I didn’t really like the idea of a sponge soaking up all my makeup… However, there’s been so much hype around the new L’Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation and Glam Bronze Cushion de Soleil, I decided to set aside my preconceptions and give them a try!
I bought these two products on Thursday and tested them out pretty much all weekend, applying them during the day and then again for the evening, so I feel like I’ve got a very good idea now of what I think!
The idea behind cushion style foundations is that the spongy ‘cushion’ emulsifies the product and gives it a lighter, glowier formula. It’s also packed into a really convenient transportable container, ideal for on-the-go application. Even though I don’t actually like to use the sponge which comes with it, preferring my Beauty Blender instead, I really love the handy little mirror and packaging of these products. They’re a lot lighter and less fussy than liquid bottles.
When it comes to the application and formula, I’m really surprised at how much I love these products! I use a Beauty Blender to gently dab the foundation all over my face. It gives an amazingly dewy finish – I was actually a little worried at first that the finish would be too dewy but it settles down to a nice natural skin-like glow. I also really like how buildable it is. During the day I applied a light layer for a very sheer finish, then for the evening I simply applied more to build up the coverage. I was concerned about the longevity of the foundation because usually dewy fomulas turn into a greasy mess on my oilier complexion, however with a slick of my Dior Forever Setting Powder and some UD Setting Spray, it lasted great!
The Glam Bronze Cushion de Soleil is equally beautiful. I like to use a mini beauty blender to apply it under my cheekbones and around my temples for a really natural tan. I find it doesn’t last as well as the foundation, but I’ll forgive it! My only complaint with both of these is that there doesn’t seem to be a lot of product… I reckon they’ll run out quite quickly but at least they’re a drugstore price.
I’m very pleasantly surprised with these cushion offerings from L’Oreal… The finish is exactly what I look for in a foundation/bronzer – natural, glowy, and ‘my skin but better!’ That kind of look where people might not be able to tell if you’re wearing makeup or just have really incredible skin! I just wish there was a bit more product in the pots as I reckon I’ll use them up quite quickly… Overall though, I’m a cushion convert!
Have you guys tried any cushion makeup products? Or these L’Oreal ones in particular? What did you think?
Check back in on Wednesday for a new video (that was meant to go up yesterday but I’ve had a complete nightmare uploading it!).
Thanks for reading! Joanna xxx