Cushion compacts are a major Korean beauty trend and it’s being embraced by the West with open arms.
A cushion foundation has a spong that’s saturated with a liquid foundation and is applied using the puff that comes with the compact. You press the puff in to the foundation and then apply it to the skin using a rolling motion .
Cushion compacts are not common in the UAE. The only one I’ve seen in store is the Lancome compact which was launched last year. But if spending AED220 on something you haven’t tried before makes your head spin give the Isadora Nude Cushion Foundation a try.
Isadora is a Swedish born makeup brand that has an amazing range of products. This cruelty free brand’s quality is comparable to many high end makeup brands but is very affordable. I would compare it to Bourjois because I’ve never been dissapointed by either brand.
The silver hued compact comes with a full sized mirror and has a separate compartment that contains the foundation. A tight fitting plastic lid separates the puff from the foundation.
There’s a unique concept behind this compact foundation. This and Isadora’s Nude Super Fluid Foundation has the same formulation. so that you can use the liquid foundation at home and take the compact with you on the go. That way you can touch-up your makeup without any mess.
This foundation has super fluid texture with an air light feel. It’s one of the lightest foundations I’ve ever used. It’s even lighter than some BB creams I’ve tried!
The coverage of this foundation is very light but can be layered to a medium. And once it’s blended it looks absolutely beautiful . The finish it offers is skin like and undetectable. Basically it’s like your skin but better – with a more even and glowing look 🙂 But if you have acne scars and marks like me, you might need to top it off with some concealer. I have made my peace with my scars so I don’t actually bother with concealer.
The lasting power is very good and even on my very oily skin it lasted around 5-6 hours. I’ve worn it with a primer underneath and it does seem to help with the longevity of the foundation. I did need a little bit of powder on my t-zone to take away the excess shine.
The compact is great for mid-day touch-ups. Because the formula is very thin , it does not give you that dreaded cake face! And it does not cling to any dry patches. The sofyrubbery spong /puff works very well with the foundation but you can use a beauty blender or a brush as well.
The best thing about this cushion compact is that you can refill it using the Nude Super Fluid Foundation. Using the dropper that comes with the foundation just add it to the sponge.
This is the type of foundation I would wear during the summer months. It’s light and feels cool and fresh on my skin. And I can easily layer it on top of my sunscreen without worrying that it’ll look chalky. At the moment it’s available in 10 shades and costs around AED120.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and thank you so much for reading!
Isadora is available from all Paris Gallery stores , Lifestyle and selected Boots pharmacies across the UAE.