There’s been a lot of hype around cushion foundations recently, so when L’Oreal released an affordable version I thought I’d get my hands on it and test it out!! I’ve been wearing it for over a week so that I can give my honest opinion.
This foundation is normally around the £15.00 mark, so affordable but a little bit more expensive than other drugstore foundations. However, at the moment it is selling for £9.99 as an introductory price at Boots so if you want to try it, grab it now!
The first thing that I noticed about this foundation was the stunning packaging. The foundation comes in a cute little lilac compact. When you open it up, you notice a little round sponge applicator and a nice circle mirror. When you remove the sponge and open up the second layer, you notice that the foundation is soaked into a funny little cushion.To dispense the foundation, you simply press the sponge applicator onto the cushion! The packaging is really nifty and amazing for travel- a nice mirror and no mess with exploding liquid foundations!
How does it apply?
The number one selling point for me is that it blends like an absolute dream! The first time I used this foundation, I couldn’t quite believe how easily it blended. Normally I don’t like to use brushes or sponges included with a product, but the sponge worked fine! There were no lines, no unevenness…just perfect! The only negative about using the sponge as an applicator is that it will get grubby quickly, so I would still recommend using a beauty blender. I have tried using a brush, but I find that barely any of the product transfers from the cushion. It’s all about the sponges people!
How does it wear?
The foundation is marketed as a dewy foundation and it definitely is just that. It adds a gorgeous subtle glow to the skin and I think people with dry skin will love this. I have oily skin but I will still be wearing this during the summer for a nice light coverage foundation. Although the coverage is light, you can still build it up to a medium coverage.
I wore this foundation a few times when I was at work for a very long day. I have to admit that at the end of the day, I did notice that the foundation seemed to exaggerate all of the little tiny bumps and pores on my face. I don’t know if this is just because I have oily skin, however. For me, this foundation will be for chilled summer days when I’m not expecting to wear it all day long.
What’s the deal with the cushion?
When I first heard about cushion foundations, my first thought was, ‘what difference does the cushion make?’ I have to admit that I’m still wondering the same thing. I think the same lovely glowy foundation could be put in a bottle and it would have the same effect. I also wonder how long the foundation will last: surely we’re getting less product because it’s soaked into a cushion? The positive, I guess, is that you’re less likely to accidentally use too much foundation and end up wasting it. Another positive is that, as I mentioned earlier, the cushion means that this will be perfect for travel. However, I still can’t help but think that the cushion is a bit of a gimmick.
Yes! I think this foundation is definitely worth buying if you like a glowy, dewy foundation. It’s also great as a compact for travel and it’s perfect for the summer. However, there are definitely negatives. I think this foundation could end up being an expensive one with it’s usual price of £15.00, especially if the product is quickly used up.
What do you think??