Lancôme Miracle Cushion
Cushion Foundations come with the promise of flawless beauty. I first head of this sort of a product with Korean brands. Much like the popular BB cream, this innovative beauty product was first launched in Asia. A cushion foundation is a liquid foundation that has been packaged like a compact and soaked in a pillow like sponge. They are also known as cushion compacts and are said to have combined benefits of a BB and CC cream (those two still have me confused BTW).
When I first heard of a cushion compact by the Korean brands; I was really curious to give it a try. Besides I am a big Lisa Eldridge fan and just had to get my hands on one of these. The Miracle Cushion launched in India on the 1st of August, I happened to spot it at the Lancome boutique at Palladium Mall in Mumbai and picked it up for myself.
The Lancôme Miracle Cushion
Lancôme is the first major global luxury brand to launch a product in this category. The Miracle Cushion is a fluid foundation in a cushion that is made up of more than 800,000 pores. It comes with a custom applicator puff that has been developed for smooth application of the foundation. Apart from coverage this foundation has added skincare benefits such as sun protection, hydration, brightening and cooling sensation. It is said to give a fresh and dewy finish to the face.
My experience with the Lancôme Miracle Cushion
I have been using the Miracle Cushion on and off for about a month now. I am using the Number 4 in the shade Beige Miel. The product comes in this compact like packaging, which is beautiful but very difficult to photograph (so many thumb-prints).
The foundation is light-weight and gives a medium to light coverage. As you can see from the pictures, I am not wearing a concealer and do need extra coverage in that area to cover my dark circles. The foundation goes on extremely smooth and has a skin like finish, which I love. Although, the description mentions cooling sensation upon application, I did not feel that. I have been using the Miracle Cushion during the daytime and feel its is best suited for a light and fresh make-up look.
The Miracle Cushion would suit all skin-types. For someone with a dry skin, they may not need to powder. As I have an oily t-zone, a mattifying primer on my nose and forehead is required before application. As it has a dewy finish, I would recommend applying loose powder for someone with an oily skin-type.
The big positive for me is the portability. As someone who is constantly on the go and travels a lot, I am really happy to add this product to my kit. I like the convenience of having my skincare, sun protection and make-up all being completed in one step. I have also used it to do my make-up in the car and on the plane, which I would never do using a liquid foundation before this.
In terms of the drawbacks even though it is priced the same as the regular foundation, INR 3200 seems a bit pricey for the quantity. Once you run out you can purchase a refill, which costs less, however, I would still consider this to be an expensive buy. Particularly because it would make a great daily use foundation and hence would run out relatively fast. Also, it is currently available in only six shades, which may make it difficult for a lot of people to find their perfect match.
Overall, I am really happy with my buy and this is surely a product I will be using a lot for a long time.
Aditi Rao Hydari Inaugurates Lancome's Palladium Boutique & Unveils Miracle Cushion
Lancome & Pratima Bhatia hosted an intimate gathering to unveil the Miracle Cushion and celebrate the beauty brand's new boutique at the Palladium Mall in Mumbai.
Watch this Lisa Eldridge video for tips on how to apply the Miracle Cushion