While cushion compacts would typically under the makeup category, we say these squishy foundation/BB cream-soaked sponge compacts deserve credit beyond just coverage.
Inherited by the K-beauty gods, these compacts are often formulated with nourishing ingredients to help enhance the complexion making them the ideal product of choice for that spotlight no-makeup makeup look. And thanks to its portable size, they’re a must-have for travel and quick and easy touch-ups on the go. No additional brushes or sponge needed, simply use to sponge applicator to pick up the formula and apply directly on to your skin to build coverage
Because we’re always looking for ways to enhance our fresh face makeup routine, we have a particular compact on our radar. Enter the Giorgio Armani My Armani To Go Essence-In-Foundation Compact.
Shop it: $90, Sephora
Infused with Lychee extract and liquid mother-of-pearl, this luxurious compact designed to care for your skin, while comfortably diminishing the look of uneven texture with your desired amount of coverage.
“I believe this is the best cushion available on the market. It is lightweight on the skin but has full coverage. The finish is satin - my skin looks luminous but not shiny. I have dry skin, but it does not accentuate my dry patches or lines, it can stay on for 12 hours and my skin still looks perfect,” says one five-star review.
“I had bought over 30 different cushion foundation before purchase this. It is now one of my favourites! I love the shape of the sponge. The pointy side makes the application of the undereye area and around my nose so much easier compares to the regular round shape. The foundation gives you a beautiful natural glow with a buildable coverage up to medium,” says another.
And we don’t doubt the claims at all, especially not after falling in love with the brand’s cult-favourite Luminous Silk Foundation ($80).
While it’s said to be great for all skin types, My Armani To Go Essence-In-Foundation Compact it also claims to deliver a clean, matte finish.
If you’ve tried this cushion compact, let us know your thoughts in the comments.
To shop the Giorgio Armani My Armani To Go Essence-In-Foundation Compact and/or our other cushion compacts, browse through our selection below.
Shop it: $84, Nordstrom
Shop it: $58, beautyBOUTIQUE
Shop it: $5, Walmart
Shop it: $75, Sephora
Shop it: $15, Amazon
Shop it: $80, Nordstrom
Shop it: $128, Holt Renfrew
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