I’m sure you’ve noticed all the excited about cushion foundations. I feel like there’s always at least one mention in my Facebook timeline whenever I’m on there. Admittedly, this is probably in large part because I follow so many blogs and beauty/fashion magazines on FB. Cushions are kind of new, but not really. The foundation that they hold is pigmented and basically the same super lightweight stuff that we’ve seen for the last few years, but in a much easier to use form.
And I have to admit, Lancôme Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact Foundation is my latest obsession for summer. Which is good (yeah! I love it!), but also bad because now all the other products I’ve purchased and spent money on are just sitting there. Live and learn, right? Unfortunately, this foundation is a bit expensive. I thought long and hard before I bought it, but it was well worth it.
You can see the compact comes with a small application sponge, which sits over the foundation in the center. The flap completely seals in the foundation so that it won’t dry out. You can buy refills of just this section for about $8 less than an entirely new compact. Inside you’ll find the sponge which is saturated with the foundation. I’ve only had the products for a little over a week, but I’ve heard there’s enough in there for months!
I bought the foundation in 110 Ivoire C, which is the lightest shade. It is a great match for my skin! I apply the foundation using the included applicator (and obviously I had used it before taking these pics, I couldn’t wait for a sunny day!), I dab it on to the foundation and then pat it onto the center of my face. I do roll it a bit, though I don’t swipe it on. I let it sit on my skin for a minute or two so that it dries a little, and then I’ve been blending it by buffing with a brush like the ULTA/It Cosmetics Airbrush OMG! Foundation Brush #106 pictured above with the foundation, or It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush #7. Then I’ll dab a little with my BeautyBlender Sponge (from Sephora or Nordstrom) on any not quite perfect areas.
I can add a second layer of foundation to any problem areas if I want more than the medium coverage that is already there. For most days that is enough coverage, though I admit that there are days that I need to use concealer on my under eye area as well. In the image below I have no concealer on, despite being up in the middle of the night multiple times with the baby!
The foundation only takes a few seconds to blend until it gives me perfect, natural coverage. It lasts all day! This picture of me was taken after about 7 hours of wear without any touch ups, it still looks perfect. This is definitely a foundation worth splurging for!