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The Cushion Makeup You Need To Speed Up Your Morning Routine

And no, we are not just talking about cushion foundations.

It is pretty safe to say that the idea of packaging our foundation into a cushion-type applicator has made applying makeup a whole lot easier, convenient and fuss-free. And while we may be well aware of cushion foundations (not forgetting BB and CC creams too) and the fact that it has revolutionised the way we apply makeup, there’s more to cushion makeup than just foundation. From blushers to primers and even colour correctors, these products now come in cushion-type packaging to speed up that morning routine of yours. 

Shiseido Makeup Synchro Skin Tone Up Primer Compact, $68
Formulated with a Responsive Sensory Technology, this multi-use tone-up primer adapts to your skin’s condition, tone and texture for a more radiant and luminous complexion for up to 16 hours. It can be used as a primer to prolong foundation wear, on its own to to brighten and eliminate redness or after makeup application for shine-free hydration. It also contains hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich wild thyme extract to retain moisture and protect skin.  Dior Capture Dreamskin Moist and Perfect Cushion, $105
Said to work on all skin types, this comes in one universal non-tinted shade to enhance, correct and give a fresh, healthy and radiant finish. Designed to blur out imperfections and correct uneven skin tone, this is perfect for every day. It is also shimmer-free, making it suitable for those with oilier skin types. Laneige Cheek Glow Cushion Blusher, $35
Ideal for beginners, this cushion blusher imparts a pinkish, rosy hue to the cheeks for a fresh-faced appearance. It also has a lightweight, buildable formula that blends easily and promises an anti-darkening effect.  Guerlain Meteorites Glow Pearls Cushion Colour Correction Tone-up Base Face Primer, $80
Multi-coloured pearls are packed into an easy-to-use cushion applicator to correct uneven skin tone and reflect light for a luminous and radiant complexion. Green neutralises redness while pink revives grey areas and orange counters areas of shadow and dark spots.  Dear Dahlia Skin Paradise Tone-Up Sun Cushion, $59, Sephora
While applying sunscreen has become an essential step in our morning routine, it is important to reapply it throughout the day. And this cushion sunscreen just made touching up a whole lot easier. It is enriched with plant-based ingredients to nourish and provide lightweight sun protection while hydrating and prevents early signs of ageing.  Origins Original Skin SPF 50 Tone Up Correcting Cushion Compact Face Primer, $63
Saturated with its key ingredient willowherb, this helps to hydrate complexions and boost skin’s radiance. The formula features a pink tint to illuminate and brighten the skin for a healthier-looking complexion, blurs out imperfections and preps the skin for makeup application.