With all these cushion foundations popping up like mushrooms I needed to try out the foundation where the hype started, the Lancôme Miracle Cushion!
The Miracle Cushion has a silver box that looks like a delicate powder box. There is a mirror inside and an applicator. The cushion itself is locked behind a door, so it's hygienic. And it's that cushion that contains the foundation.
The applicator is important for the Miracle Cushion. We don't use sponges anymore in the era of brushes and Beautyblenders, but this applicator is specially designed for this foundation. It feels and is completely different from the sponges that we know, it feels different and it applies different. When I apply this foundation, I always use the sponge. It spreads out the foundation easy and quick into a natural looking coverage.
The foundation is actually also skincare, it hydrates the skin for about 4 hours thanks to glycerine, ester oil, and a high concentration of water. The refreshing is noticeable, it should bring the temperature of the skin down with 2,3°C. The formula is enriched with an extract of pine needles for a radiant look. And, important, it has a SPF23.
The coverage is buildable from light tot medium. I tried this foundation the day we went shooting for the Sony article and it looks so natural. On my arm the color perfectly matches, but on my face it was slightly too dark/pink. This is at the moment my favorite foundation, application is really easy with the sponge and it feels light and airy.
Lancôme - Miracle Cushion in 02 Beige Rosé (€42)
I'm impressed and loving this foundation. There are so far only 2 other foundations that I like (and one is actually a serum hydride and the other one a tinted moisturizer). So I am quite picky when it comes to foundation. This one is really good and I can definitely recommend it it you're looking for light to medium coverage and a natural look, while staying hydrated. It comes in 7 colors with different undertones.
Have you already tried a cushion foundation?