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The 10 Best New Cushion Compacts To Try Now

Cushion makeup is probably one of the most popular items in beauty today. The Korean export is not only easy to use, they also have a lightweight texture that goes on smoothly to give you natural, comfortable coverage. Most of them also deliver moisture, nourishing ingredients and sun protection to your skin, making them a favourite amongst skincare junkies. Here, we’ve put together a list of some of the latest cushion compacts (they are all less than a year old) that we’ve loving now.

#1: Lancome Absolue Cushion, $140
This has a unique rose petal applicator that is shaped to perfectly adapt to the curves of the face. It helps to perfectly smooth make-up over the flat zones of the face, while its fibers capture the formula for a natural result and offer the soft sensation of a gentle massage at each application. The makeup is also infused with a cocktail of skin-loving ingredients. Adenosine is an anti-ageing active ingredient that plumps the skin and visibly reduces wrinkles. A trio of oils, rose, camellia and citrus, soothes, smooths, energises and nourishes skin, while gold mother-of-pearl extract gives the complexion a soft glow.   #2: Etude House All Day Perfect Any Cushion SPF50+/PA+++, $32
This longlasting makeup gives 24 hours of coverage to hide pores, dark circles and redness for a natural-looking, flawless finish. It uses a “roll-spread” technology that helps ensure close adherence of the product in a single application that allows users to do without multiple layering that can sometimes feel heavy on skin. The technology also provides a sweat-proof effect that lasts for up to 24 hours to further reinforce its staying power. #3: Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening BB Cushion Compact SPF 50/PA++++, $75
This nourishing makeup is made with ingredients that work in sync with skin’s circadian rhythm. The gentle formula works around the clock targeting the look of existing spots and hyperpigmentation while also helping prevent the key causes of light loss and discoloration. Another plus: it has a subtle, floral scent. #4: Urban Decay Naked Skin Glow Cushion SPF 50/PA+++, $63
This provides weightless, buildable coverage with a luminous finish, and keeps skin hydrated for 18 hours. It helps to blur imperfections for a natural-looking, flawless finish so skin looks natural, illuminated and bright. It also contains skin-nourishing ingredients like rose centifolia flower extract, which has toning and firming properties, Gentian root extract provides skin-soothing and antioxidant benefits, and peppermint extract to condition skin. #5: Cremorlab Eau Thermale Dazzling Cushion, $58
This gives high coverage and has a uniquely designed 5-layered cushion puff for high absorbency to you a semi-matte, yet dewy finish. Infused with the brand’s exclusive mineral and antioxidant-rich T.E.N. water, as well as hydrating ingredients, it helps to keep the skin healthy even in changing environments and has a clinically-proven positive effect on dry and atopic skin types. #6: Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Cushion, $81
Great for women who need a refreshing boost, this luxe cushion has an anti-fatigue formula that smoothes, plumps and hydrates all at once. It helps to erase imperfections, refine skin texture and give skin a youthful glow. #7: Kose Infinity Cushion Serum Glow, $82
This cushion foundation gives longlasting luster and translucence. It instantly banishes dullness and uneven colour to create a natural finish, while still providing coverage for pores, dullness, uneven colour. It is formulated with 80 per cent skincare ingredients to hydrate the complexion and provide protection against air conditioning, and has a lightweight formula that goes on smoothly and easily.   #8: Laneige Layering Cover Cushion & Concealing Base, $43
The Korean brand has always been one of our faves when it comes to cushion makeup, and its latest offering definitely doesn’t disappoint. This innovative 2-in-1 cushion foundation that comes with both a Layering Cover Cushion and a Concealing Base, and is designed to provide perfect coverage and durability throughout the day, and even allows for flawless touch-ups. It combines easy application and a semi-matte finish for a soft, glowing complexion. #9: Nars Aqua Glow Cushion Foundation, $68
The first cushion from the brand known for its base makeup, this ultra-protecting and hydrating foundation defends skin against urban pollution, smog, PM 2.5 (fine air pollutants) and UV rays. And if that’s not enough, it even gives a cooling sensation and has a weightless, moisturising texture that leaves a radiant dewy finish. #10: Shu Uemura Petal Skin Cushion Foundation, $78
This has a liquid-to-powder formula evenly distributes colour pigments in a thin, weightless layer for poreless radiant-matte finish that is perfect for hot and humid climates like Singapore. The cushion formula is also infused with Japanese sakura, white lily and white jasmine extracts to boost cell turnover, refine your complexion and moisturise. Like this? Check out all the newest facial oils you need to get, the Japanese foundation brush that allows you to apply your foundation with your eyes closed and the best primers to stop your eye makeup from smearing.