Cushion compact foundations are taking the beauty world by storm. Even the drugstore is jumping on this bandwagon. Cushion compacts are great for on-the-go lifestyles or travelling as you don’t have to worry about spills or mishaps. So while I have less worries about exploding foundations in my purse, I still have the issue of a poor matching foundation shade. I’m relatively fair so finding a good match is troublesome at times.
AmorePacific recently released a new shade for their Color Control Cushion compact – shade 102. I tried out this foundation for awhile to see the best way to use it and if it breaks out my skin.
The AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact ($72 CDN/$60 US) provides light to medium coverage that can be built up a little bit all while protecting your skin with antioxidants. Bamboo sap replaces distilled water in the formulation to help with instant hydration and keeps your skin supple all day. The formula promises to fill in micro lines and features green tea to minimize irritation and boost brightness. The formula doesn’t contain phthalates, parabens or sulfates.
Now in the States, it is marketed to have SPF 50+ which protects from both UVA and UVB rays. Whether you buy it in Canada or the States, it does contain sun protection ingredients like ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Regulations in Canada are probably what’s stopping the SPF statements for the product.
After trying this for weeks, thankfully it didn’t break out my skin. I found that I liked it best when dabbed on with the sponge that comes with the compact. This method made it easiest to layer on a second layer to build up the coverage. Coverage is definitely light but boy does it make your skin look healthy. It’s great for a minimal makeup day with some extra concealer on spots that need it. It lasted for a good 6 hours before needing touch-ups and didn’t cake up into my fine lines or dry out my skin.
I did find that the centre of the cushion ran out of product after I used it for awhile and that it was saturated around the edges. But that wasn’t my biggest issue with it. It is heavily scented. While I’m not really bothered by it, I know that a lot of people are sensitive to scents and this could cause problems for them.
The price of this product will most likely prevent me from purchasing a new one once I have finished it up. However, it does come with a refill so you are actually getting each one for $36 (not as bad).
Trying this cushion compact makes me want to try out other brand’s offerings but that will have to wait until I finish up other foundations (so I can stick to my 2016 resolution).
What cushion compact foundation is your favourite? Does scented foundation products bother you?
til next time…
Disclaimer: Product provided for review purposes.