Base makeup has evolved over the years. There’s the classic powder foundation, then liquid foundation. Now there’s BB cream and CC cream.
CC, aka, colour correcting or complexion corrector, works by correcting skin colour problems such as redness and dark under eye circles. They come in foundation form as well as base form where you apply it before your foundation.
However, that is not all CC creams do. Many actually provide skincare benefits as well as ranging levels of coverage. They are very similar to BB creams where they are all-rounders in terms of base makeup. But of course, CC creams go the extra mile by providing additional coverage over skin imperfections and evening out the skin tone.
Today, we’ll look at one of the most popular CC products - CC cushions.
What is a CC Cushion?
A CC cushion is usually a form of storage for CC foundation (foundation that’s infused with CC benefits) in a compact form. It provides an alternative method of application that is portable and mess-free.
Typically, in the compact is a sponge that’s soaked with the said-foundation. Compared to foundations in other forms, application is more moisturising, cooling, soothing and lightweight. Plus, with the infusion of CC cream and use of sponge for application, coverage and amount of formula used, stays even.
Now, which CC cushion do you need for your skin? Read on to find out.
This multi-cream cushion has a formulation with the combination of foundation and a pink, shimmery cream to help with brightening/highlighting. Intended to be blended together, depending on how much of each formula you want, the texture melts onto the skin to form a perfect film of coverage and protection.
With 6 types of ceramides in the ingredients, it helps with moisturizing the skin barrier and strengthening it too, all in all bringing your skin to its best.
South Korea is the motherland of compact cushions. But one of the best selling OG is The Face Shop’s Ultra Moist CC Cushion. It boosts the skin’s moisture and improves its resilience with collagen. Moisturisation is perfectly applied onto the skin to give the skin a natural glow up.
This CC cushion also contains hyaluronic acid that attracts moisture from the environment to the skin, so skin will always look supple and soft.
Sakura, or cherry blossom, is known for its whitening effects on the skin, hence its addition to various skin products. Utilising on this star-ingredient, the Bio Essence Sakura CC Cushion strives to bring out radiance from within the skin.
It is ultra lightweight and provides natural coverage. Not only that, but its formula consists of many skin-friendly ingredients such as vitamin A, vitamin E, and flavonoids. All of these provides rejuvenation to the skin with their anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, and cellular restoration properties.
Fast and sustainable, that is what the MAC Lightful C+ cushion compact brings to the table. Containing coral grass extract, this ingredient functions to optimise the skin’s potential in looking plumper, brighter, and clearer.
In addition, the cushion comes with a high SPF that rivals sunscreens at SPF50. Overall, this is a cushion foundation that boosts the skin from the inside out while providing protection from environmental stressors.
Hydration, skin protection, and colour-correcting; you can get all of these with the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Cushion Compact. Its ingredients of caffeine, pink silk tree, and lychee work as a group to rejuvenate the skin. Meanwhile, its colour-correcting pigments targets blemishes, redness, and uneven skin tone. This silky formula is all that you need for glowing, healthy skin.
If you’ve never heard of centella asiatica, you’re in for a treat. Hailed as one of the top ingredients in products for sensitive skin, it promises to deliver soothing and calming effects. The COSRX Clear Fit Blemish Cushion utilises it as the main ingredient. This cushion is goes on very lightweight and applies evenly. Plus, it has SPF47 to protect your skin from sun damage.
With dry skin, you would not want a formula that strips off skin hydration. As such, the 3CE Tinted Moisture Cushion CC is here to band together with you to fight off skin-drying foundations. Made with a hydrating complex, this cushion creates a moisture layer for a dewy glow on the skin. Its sheer coverage allows for buildability and a natural flawless finish.
Formulated with a variety of natural plant compounds, Cyber Colors’ Bloom Glow Moist CC Cushion is an ultra-moisturising foundation that perks up the skin by covering dull spots. It consists of several flowers extracts, working to soothe, moisturise, brighten up the skin as well as act as an antioxidant. Moreover, the cushion comes with SPF50 to protect the skin from UV rays.
The Givenchy cushion is unique in the sense that it is designed to be hygienic with a tension filter net. Other than giving an even finish, it works to improve skin quality and helps to reduce the appearance of pores and acne scars. With a buildable coverage, it smooths out skin tone, leaving a flawless finish.
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