Summertime! Time to bust out the cushion compacts in an attempt to make my makeup last longer. 😀 And because I want to look fresh and bright without going full-on dewy (pass on the greasy look in the middle of summer), a mattifying cushion compact felt like a safe investment to me. Meet The Face Shop Miracle Finish Oil Control Water Cushion in V103 Pure Beige (PHP 1,095).
The Face Shop Miracle Finish Oil Control Cushion
Quick Specs: 15 g / 0.52oz ; made in Korea
I always need to have an SPF product underneath my makeup for my peace of mind. And ever since I started using my first cushion compact, I’ve swapped the dedicated sunscreen for these convenient, colored face bases that do the multitasking for me. My latest one is Laneige BB Cushion Whitening SPF 50+ PA+++ in 21N (PHP 1,320) that I got from Althea Korea.
Laneige BB Cushion Whitening
Quick Specs: 15 g (comes with a refill and replacement sponge) ; made in Korea
The piece of makeup that probably wound me up the most this year has been the cushion compact. I definitely started as something of a hater, especially after I heard friends complain of how quickly the stuff runs out or dries up. But then again, there is a reason behind the raves. My dismissiveness shifted into curiosity and, inevitably, temptation. So when a press kit containing Etude House Berry Delicious Precious Mineral Any Cushion in Natural Beige (PHP 1,098) came my way, I couldn’t wait to start furiously patting.
Etude House Any Cushion (Berry Delicious)
Quick Specs: 0.52 oz. / 15 g ; made in Korea; SPF 50+ / PA+++
After trying out BB Creams, I decided to lay low with the other double-letter face bases, because they developed at such a rapid pace that I couldn’t keep up without hoarding a whole bunch of products. I only got back into the loop starting with CCs, when I spotted a tube of Olay Pore Minimizing CC Cream in Light (20 g tube regular price PHP499) on sale at a grocery store.
Quick Specs: available in 20 g / 50 g sizes ; made in Thailand