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What Is Cushion Compact Foundation?

Face Makeup

What Is Cushion Compact Foundation? What Is Cushion Compact Foundation? What Is Cushion Compact Foundation?

Korean makeup and skin care products have been building up a cult-like following for a few years now. From soothing sheet face masks (that make for hilarious selfies) to hydrating facial mists, we just can’t get enough of them! Enter: cushion compact foundation, which just so happens to be one of our favorite beauty trends of the moment. Cushion compact foundation comes in an easy-to-carry compact case that can fit in just about any purse. Want to learn more about cushion compact foundation and how to use it? Consider the below your introduction to your new go-to face makeup product.   


If you’re looking for a way to get the perfect no-makeup makeup look, take a break from your traditional powder or liquid foundation and give a cushion compact foundation a try instead. Cushion compacts contain liquid foundation in an easy-to-carry compact. Here’s how it works: You press down on the cushion and just the right amount of liquid formula is released onto to sponge. Then, you can dab the foundation on your skin for a flawless-looking finish. 

What are the benefits of using cushion compact foundation?

As if you needed any more convincing, here are a few more reasons why we think you’ll fall in love with cushion compact foundation, from the coverage it offers to its convenience.

Use cushion compact foundation…for buildable coverage. Cushion compact foundation offers a buildable finish since the compact releases the perfect amount of makeup each time you press down on the cushion.

Use cushion compact foundation…for a soft finish. The cushion applicator helps spread the foundation seamlessly for soft finish. You don’t have to stress out about touch-ups since it’s small enough to take with you everywhere.

Use cushion compact foundation…when you’re carrying a clutch. Cushion compact foundation typically comes with a mirror, which means that’s one less thing that you have to carry in your purse! 

Which cushion compact foundation should you use?

Ready to ditch your go-to foundation for a cushion compact one? Try the L'Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Cushion Foundation, which lets you build luminous coverage with each tap. You can get sheer to medium coverage with this liquid formula and its innovative sponge. The foundation is formulated with Precise Match™ Technology, which matches to your skin’s tone and undertone. It’s available in 12 shades and is suitable for all skin types—even sensitive skin

HOW do you use cushion compact foundation?

Found your cushion compact foundation shade match? It’s time to get to work! Here’s how to use our cushion compact foundation. 

Step 1: Gently press the applicator into the foundation cushion.

Step 2: Tap the applicator onto your skin to deliver the perfect dose of a foundation. Apply it to the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin area. 

Step 3: Build to your desired coverage level. 

Step 4: Blend all over using gentle downward strokes in a tapping motion. 

Pro Tip: You can make your cushion last a whole lot longer by flipping it over to the reverse side for more foundation—you’re welcome! 

Once you’re done applying foundation, go about the rest of your makeup routine as you normally would, finishing with a touch of concealer, mascara, blush, and lipstick. Try the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Concealer, L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, and L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick.

how do you clean a cushion compact?

Cleaning your makeup blenders and sponges is extremely important. While the L'Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Cushion Foundation comes with an anti-microbial applicator, it’s still a good idea to clean it regularly. So, follow these steps to clean your applicator properly.

Step 1: Take the applicator out of the compact. 

Step 2: Wash the applicator with a gentle soap and warm water. 

Step 3: Let the applicator completely air dry before using it again. 

You’re now officially in the know about one of the trendiest makeup products of the moment: cushion compact foundation. For more face makeup tips, read our articles Foundation 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Face Makeup and How to Apply Liquid Foundation.