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Save Vs Splurge: It’s All About The Base With These Cushion Foundations

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Move over creams, liquids and powders, because there is a new foundation in town! The cushion foundation is what you need to be trying out this season. From experience, I’d say that after using the cushion, I cannot go back to a liquid base. So what exactly is it? A BB Cream in the form of a compact, the cushion is seen as a beautiful product of skincare and makeup combined — it works in 2 ways, where it covers up blemishes like a foundation, but also improves the texture and health of your skin. This ingenious contraption first started trending in Korea and is basically a sponge soaked with the foundation formula, which hydrates and moisturises the skin.

The point of the cushion is to deliver the right amount of formula, which leaves your skin looking less ghost-like. I mean, we have all had that awful moment where we realise that we applied a ghastly amount of base on our face. So the cushion ideally makes the formula lighter, giving you the right amount for that perfect glow. Also, it fits perfectly in your bag…so compact!


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Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation (Rs 3,600)*


I think I have raved enough about our first product enough! But, that’s not going to stop me from going at it once again. The Lancôme Miracle Cushion Foundation provides this beautiful texture that no liquid foundation does. It leaves that awesome glow, without making your skin look cakey or over oily. Its lightweight formula creates an amazing dewy finish. So if you’re looking to splurge your pay on something by the end of this month, this an ideal choice for you! Available in 11 shades — I am sure this product will not disappoint.


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 Maybelline Super BB Cushion (Rs 1,200)**


When it comes to makeup that is equally good in quality and budget, Maybelline gets it on point. The all-new Maybelline Super BB Cushion promises a flawless finish that is concentrated with more than 60% hydrating essence, leaving your skin moist and hydrated throughout the day. Blending beautifully, the formula consists of SPF 29 PA+++, which is suited for the Indian humidity and heat. The only fall back are the limited shade variations, as they only hold two — Light 02 and Natural 03. However, if the shade is your match and you want to save a little, then nothing should be stopping you from buying one of these beauties.

*Available at Sephora stores across India.
**Available at all leading stores across India.

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