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These Hydrating Cushion Compacts Will Save Your Dry Skin

If you find that your skin tends to become dry or your makeup starts to appear flakey after a day out, then it’s best you opt for these hydrating cushion compacts that will ensure your skin stays moisturised and smooth. Below, our top picks.

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#1: Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX, $60
With its unique Slim Fit High Coverage formula, the product disperses pigments in water rather than oil, which allows the foundation to glide on skin without clumping, and ensures a long-lasting, seamless coverage. The updated version also comes with beta-glucan, which is a moisture magnet to keep skin hydrated with makeup on. It also contains Jaum Balancing Complex, the brand’s patented and signature formula that restores skin’s balance, it skin feeling hydrated and comfortable. #2: YSL Beauty Touche Eclat Le Cushion, $91
This contains the brand’s Magic Light Concentrate, which combines golden pigments and hydrating liquid oil to moisturise and enhance facial features, while imbuing skin with an overall radiance without drying it out. #3: Aprilskin Perfect Magic Cover Fit Cushion, $47, Guardian
With a full-coverage formula that contains 67 per cent water-based moisturising serum and infused with natural extracts of lotus flower and aloe, this provides long-lasting coverage while hydrating dry skin. #4: Nars Aqua Glow Cushion Foundation, $68
This ultra-protecting and hydrating cushion compact defends skin against urban pollution, smog and UV rays. It also gives a cooling and soothing effect and has a weightless, moisturising texture that leaves a luminous, dewy finish. #5: Sum37 Water-full CC Cushion Perfect Finish SPF50+ PA+++, $67
Infused with petal-shaped micro-blooming powders that envelop enlarged pores, this smooths out skin texture and corrects uneven skin tone. It also contains bamboo sap, snow lotus and pine tree leaf extract to hydrate skin. #6: Urban Decay Naked Skin Glow Cushion Compact, $59, Sephora
With a formula that not only provides weightless, buildable coverage with a luminous finish, this also keeps skin hydrated for up to 18 hours. #7: Lancome Absolue Cushion, $140
This high coverage cushion compact contains pure gold pigments to leave your skin looking luminous and radiant. It is also enriched with the oils of camellia, rose and citrus to help hydrate, repair and plump up skin. #8: Kose Infinity Cushion Serum Glow, $82
This is formulated with 80 per cent serum, opal glow oil and rice power extract to provide intense hydration and restore skin’s radiance and increase translucency. #9: Cremorlab Eau Thermale Serum Cushion SPF50+/PA+++,$56
This is infused with ginseng berry, an ingredient known for its skin firming and plumping effects. Its also made with the brand’s excluxive T.E.N. mineral-rich water and high concentrations of the brand’s serum to leave the skin glowing and moisturised. Like this? Check out the most travel-friendly face palette every makeup lover needs, the new Laneige lip balm that gives colour, hydration and shine and the tinted sunscreens that will protect and perfect your complexion.