Lancome Cushion Foundation
Lancome Cushion Foundation

I don’t usually flag up the day that products go on sale, but I’m so all over the Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation that I thought I’d let you know that today is the day.

Although it isn’t the first cushion foundation in the UK (Kiko and 3Lab beat Lancome to the jump), it’s certainly the most mainstream. And not too pricy either at £29.50. It’s interesting to note that even though it’s launch day, the only on-line retailer to have got their act together on time is John Lewis (it’s HERE) with all the other stockists (Boots, HoF and Debenhams) not yet stocked up.

I’ve also been in touch with manufacturers – the compontents for a cushion compact cost a fortune to make – they’re fiddly on the production line and need to be super sealed with a double lid. The world’s best selling cushion foundation so far is IOPE (which I ordered from Korea and would highly recommend although choose your shade carefully) with hundreds of thousands sold already.

Which brings me round to mentioning something that’s come up as a concern about cushions – the hygiene issue. I don’t get it – surely you wash your hands before applying any foundation with your fingertips? If you’re popping a clean finger into the pot, it’s no different than if you are applying a pump of foundation to the palm of your hand and applying from there. Basically, if you have no hygiene issue, then nor does a cushion foundation! Similarly, applying with a brush from a cushion is no different, hygiene wise, than applying from a bottle or compact foundation – it’s still the same brush, right? As long as you’re observing brush cleanliness as normal, it’s a non-issue.

Cushion foundations are a curiosity – if you love experimenting with new textures and ideas, I’d say snap it up. It gives a dewier finish than most which is something that personally I love – I know that other mainstream brands have got these waiting in the wings so it’s worth getting to know the category. I’ve literally just ordered a cushion eyeliner and lip product from Korea so I cannot wait to get my hands on those. I used W2 Beauty (HERE) and in my last order got SO many samples of other Korean ranges as well as no customs charge or difficulty.

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