I Hated Cushion Foundations Until This One Changed My Mind


I have always been the type to gravitate towards natural, dewy coverage, so when the cushion foundation trend took off a few years back, I was excited. I tried every formula could get my hands on, only to find that most were either too sheer (like wearing nothing), too pink for my warm-toned complexion, or only contained enough product for a few weeks worth of applications. 

Essentially, I gave up and decided they weren't for me. Fast forward to a few weeks back when I tried a new cushion compact offering from luxe brand La Prairie. Oh boy did I eat my words. It was perfect in every sense of the word. Great coverage (but not too much), easy to use, and a healthy, glossy finish that made me feel like Bella Hadid. In a word, it was incredible, and forced me to revoke every negative thing I had ever said about cushion compacts. 

La Pairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Foundation $205

Silky and hydrating, I found that for a cushion, it has some seriously impressive coverage. It covered blemishes and redness easily, but still let my natural skin texture shine through (which I loved). I only needed the smallest amount to cover my entire complexion (because of the fluid consistency, it spreads easily), and it left my skin glowy, even, and hydrated. While it's pricey ($205 a pop isn't cheap when it comes to foundation), the skincare benefits make it worth it. It's souped-up with caviar water and SPF to hydrate and protect, meaning shiny, healthy skin is a cinch. Put it this way—I've skipped out on my It Cosmetics CC Cream for three weeks in favor of this cushion. Real talk. 

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