Hello friend! Lately I’ve been using the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation, a product I received to review from Octoly. It has quickly become a favorite, thus I wanted to share it here with you. To see the rest of my makeup routine, check out my 5 minute face.
What’s a Cushion Foundation
A cushion foundation is a type of foundation that is found in a compact. Is is still technically a liquid foundation; the liquid is just all soaked up inside a sponge in the compact. Because it is liquid, the compact has a tight seal and shouldn’t be left open.
How to Apply a Cushion Foundation
A cushion foundation comes with its own puff. To apply, you simply pat the puff into the sponge and then pat the puff onto your face.
Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation Review
I had stayed away from cushion foundations because I had heard most of them are dewy. While a dewy finish may sound lovely to most, when you have oily skin like me, it can be an oil overload! However, when I saw that the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation claimed to be long wearing, I was intrigued. I quickly put in an order and then excitedly waited for its arrival.
When I first applied it, I loved the coverage and finish. It provides medium coverage with a natural skin-like finish.
The only thing I noticed is that the foundation feels tacky for a while. Therefore I had to powder. While I powder over every foundation (remember I am oily), I had to apply a healthy dose of powder to set this foundation. I used my favorite oil control powder, MAC blot powder.
Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation Longevity
To test the longevity of the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation, I wore it all day during work. While I had some oil breakthrough, the foundation lasted all day. My redness stayed covered all day. Furthermore, the foundation didn’t break apart at all. Even at the end of my day, the color was even. Also, it helped keep my blush put all day.
To test how it lasts through touch-ups, I quickly blotted (with my Blotterazzi) and powdered some more. The results were still gorgeous. It didn’t look cakey or overdone.
So now I am sold on cushion foundations, well at least on the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation. I have been wearing it non-stop. Do you have any other cushion foundations you enjoy? I’m curious if others perform just as well.