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No More Breakouts Thanks To These Best 15 Cushion Foundations for Sensitive Skin

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Finding the right foundation shade is tricky. On top of that, having sensitive skin can be trickier. For every attempt of trying new makeup is like a gamble game you’re not willing to play. Thankfully, the makeup industry is aware of the struggles that sensitive skin makeup lovers have. Cushion foundations are great for sensitive skin as it was originally invented in Korea where skincare is a major ingredient in any makeup products.

With the principle of “skincare makeup”, a lot of brands jump in the bandwagon of creating cushion foundations with skin-benefiting formulas. We compiled 15 cushion foundations for you to consider trying. 

Are cushion foundations better?

Cushion foundations are essentially an extension of your skincare. The journey on having good skin doesn't need to stop on your skincare products only but extends to your makeup product as well. 

Are cushion foundations good for dry skin?

Yes, most cushion foundations often include hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts as their key ingredients for repairing and healing benefits. Hyaluronic acid is perfect for dry skin as it moisturizes the skin, reducing flakiness and restoring suppleness.

1. Missha M Magic Cushion SPF50+/PA+++
Best sensitive skin cushion foundation for oily skin
Updated on 12th August 2020

Medium to full coverage, this magic cushion is lightweight and long-wearing. Infused with Bamboo water and Baobab Tree Fruit extract to provide moisture, while Witch Hazel soothes the skin for truly comfortable wear. The smooth Silica Bead Powder helps absorb sweat and sebum perfect for oily skin.

2. Innisfree Long Wear Cover Cushion SPF 50+
Best sensitive skin cushion foundation with skin benefit
Updated on 7th December 2020

An amazing cushion foundation that contains Jeju Volcanic Cluster Powder to effectively control excessive oil production. For hydration and soothing effect, the ingredients include green tea extracts from Jeju Island as well. Buildable coverage, this cushion foundation does not oxidize throughout the day.

Best cushion foundation for sensitive and acne skin
3. Cosrx Blemish Cover Cushion SPF47/PA++
Best sensitive skin cushion foundation for acne-prone skin
Updated on 12th August 2020

Offers a medium to full coverage that lasts all day, the star ingredient in this foundation is Centella Asiatica. Rich in skin benefitting vitamins to keep skin looking bright and youthful. Niacinamide further provides anti-aging and anti-blemish properties for an all-day velvet smooth skin.

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4. Nyx Professional Makeup Total Control Mesh Cushion Foundation
Best for olive and dark skin
Updated on 4th January 2021

A unique mesh netting that easily delivers high coverage and a flawless matte finish without looking like a cake. Comes in an array of shades that Malaysian markets rarely see before, light to deep/dark. Great for the medium and dark-skinned beauties, this foundation is worth checking out. Furthermore, it is lightweight and matte while giving a fresh-feeling sensation upon.application.

5. Iope Air Cushion Cover
Best sensitive skin cushion foundation korean
Updated on 12th August 2020

A pioneer in cushion foundation, this Korean brand creates incredible formulas for various skin types. Enriched with Bio Water technology, this cushion cover provides moisture and dewiness to the skin. The 3D air sponge provides a radiant coverage that is thin but covers blemishes effectively. It adheres to the skin for long hours and is great for people who want to achieve that glass skin effect. 

6. Clinique Super City Block BB Cushion Compact SPF 50/PA++++
Best overall sensitive skin cushion foundation
Updated on 10th September 2020

Everything a sensitive-skinned person could ask for in makeup. Free of parabens, phthalates and fragrance, this compact will save your skin from irritations or bad reactions. Buildable coverage with a breathable-airy finish, perfect for everyday use. Contains SPF and antioxidants to protect your skin from sun rays and pollution while providing a soft and smooth makeup finish.

7. Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Cushion Compact
Best sensitive skin cushion foundation for dry skin
Updated on 12th August 2020

Formulated with Thyme and Perforatum extract, this foundation provides skin-supporting powers to heal damage and dry skin. It gives a polished glow with transparent collecting polymer and super hyaluronic acid. Full coverage but still light and airy on the skin, this base will maintain its smoothness for all-day flawlessness.

8. Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Cushion
Best sensitive skin cushion foundation for combination skin
Updated on 12th August 2020

Known for its luxurious botanical ingredients, this brand produces one of the best cushion foundations in the market. Uses white Ginseng extract and Pearl Complex as the key ingredient, this foundation gives a luminous and translucent effect to the skin. With white Lilium Longiflorum flowers, it gives your skin the nutrition it needs. Great for combination and dull skin.

9. Pixy Make It Glow Dewy Cushion
Best affordable drugstore cushion foundation
Updated on 12th August 2020

This glowy foundation helps nourish the skin with extracts such as Olive Oil, Jojoba and Yuzu making the skin look healthier and youthful. With an affordable price, Make It Glow Dewy Cushion is one of the best drugstore foundations available in Malaysia. It is high coverage but still leaves a natural semi-matte finish, so hot weather wouldn't be a problem anymore. Great for teens who want to experiment with makeup.

10. Moonshot Micro Glassyfit Cushion SPF50+ PA++++
Best sensitive skin cushion foundation for light skin
Updated on 12th August 2020

Voted #1 for Cushion Foundation by Glowpick Consumers in Korea, this foundation protects your fair skin from harmful rays with SPF 50. Gives a dewy finish, this medium coverage foundation evens out skin tone and gives your skin a hydrated plump, helps you get that “glass skin” effect instantly.

11. Peripera Airy Ink Cushion
Best sensitive skin cushion foundation without SPF
Updated on 12th August 2020

If you are a sucker for packaging, this foundation is for you! With its ink-like consistency, this foundation adheres to the skin effortlessly. A natural finish, this foundation gives the appearance of “ your skin, but better” look. With double ink barrier technology, it protects the foundation from oxidizing, perfect for teens or makeup collectors.

12. Clio Kill Cover Founwear Cushion XP
Best sensitive skin cushion foundation with high coverage
Updated on 12th August 2020

Most cushion foundations are light to medium coverage, but this one hits the home run with full or high coverages. Smooth finish that lasts for 48 hours, this foundation helps you achieve that plastic doll skin great for a full-on glamour makeup. It is non-sticky and won't cake your skin. It is transfer-resistant and matte so you can dance the night away with no worries.

13. Dior Capture DreamSkin Moist & Perfect Cushion Foundation SPF50 PA+++
Best sensitive skin cushion foundation with spf
Updated on 9th September 2020

If you have money to burn, this cushion foundation is for you. It contains moisturizing agents such as Vegetable Glycerin to plump the skin from within and Biomimetic Mica with Soft-focus Powders to blur out imperfections for an all-day soft glam. With a high SPF of 50 to protect you from UV A and B, this formula is great for extreme sun protection and anti-aging. Thanks to the boosted Longoza and Opilia complex in the formula, the skin will appear tighter and visibly more youthful upon using it.

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