There’s rather a lot going on in the world of beauty cushions, so I thought I’d do a quick update on what next generation cushions are looking like. I’m starting to see one or two cushion sunscreens appearing with very high SPF which makes more sense in many ways than cushion foundation. Portability in sunscreen seems more important somehow than makeup, and being able to chuck a lightweight, non leaky, easy application in your bag during the day is something I could really buy into. The Natural Sun Cushion is from The Face Shop HERE.
I’ve also spotted a baby version (via @cosmeticcandy) from The Face Shop which makes all kind of sense – wriggly babies hate having sunscreen applied to their faces so being able to do it with a quick wipe over of a puff applicator sounds like it might make things somewhat easier. The nature of cushion technology is that the actual product that’s soaked into the cushion has to be thin and new formulas of super lightweight sunscreens fit right into that category.
This one is from Holika Holika, HERE. Both brands ship internationally but you may be subject to customs charges.
In other cushion news, L’Oreal has a cushion blush on the cards – absolutely no idea when we might see these in the UK, if at all… all I know is that they are £28 a pop on Ebay! Even at that, I’m tempted. I really rated the L’Oreal Paris Cushion Foundations, so really do want one of these. It’s also a point that Lancome are bringing out cushion blush very soon – Lancome also belongs to L’Oreal so it might be a question of patience and waiting for the high street version if you can’t quite bring yourself to invest in a Lancome one. The limited edition Kye range for Shu Uemura (also L’Oreal owned) has a couple of cushion blushes (£36) that won’t be too far away from Lancome but the pink version has gone, and it was easily the prettiest (HERE).
In the main picture is Amore Pacific Cushion Sunscreen available from Bloomingdales.