So the new Sephora Wonderful Cushion Foundation ($24) isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea but it sure is mine! The Sephora Wonderful Cushion Foundation is one of two new cushion makeup products that Sephora launched for Spring 2016.
I’m a cushion foundation fan but it isn’t something everyone is willing to embrace. The trend started in Korea and last year we started to see the trend trickle into the US and this Spring it’s becoming a rather huge part of the drugstore makeup scene.
If you’ve never used cushion makeup before this is simply a cushion-y sponge that’s saturated with a fluid or cream foundation which you can dab into with the included sponge for application or with a brush or even fingers. I like cushion makeup because the formula seems to have a lightness and natural finish that I haven’t personally come across when using BB Creams, liquids, or creams. I could be imagining this, of course, but cushion foundation seems to have a really great formula that absorbs easily and gives a very natural finish.
Sephora Wonderful Cushion Foundation is sadly available in a very limited shade selection of six colors. I fit in fine with the shade Cream and even Beige which I purchased to use in the Summer when my skin is a little darker. Both shades had a lighter beige undertone that worked well for my skin tone. Unfortunately there, one shade fits most mentality is kinda like the new Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation which is also available in a limited shade selection. I’m surprised because Sephora is rather legendary for releasing a variety shades in both their base and color cosmetic line. Perhaps in the future they’ll do more shades.
This comes in the typical chunky dual lid compact that cushion foundations favor. It opens to reveal the mirror and a sponge with a secondary lid that snaps closed over the cushion. It’s a rather large compact but it’s still fairly travel friendly.
I look for a lot of things in foundation but coverage isn’t one. I have duller skin with a little darkness around my jawline. I do not have acne nor do I have acne scarring or redness. I desire a sheer, lightweight foundation that brightens my skin, eases dullness, and conceals the little bit of darkness I have. I love foundations that give me a “my skin but better” appearance and that’s exactly what Sephora Wonderful Cushion Foundation does. This is a very sheer fluid foundation with a creamy, easy to absorb formula that’s lightly hydrating and sets to a smooth, satin finish that doesn’t adhere to drier skin. They say it has a light to medium coverage and that in fact is what will disappoint those who buy it. However, if you don’t mind a sheer, lighter yet natural coverage this is a formula for you. I’d liken this to consistency, texture, and coverage to It Cosmetics CC+ Veil Beauty Fluid Foundation and I think if you like the It Cosmetics formula you’ll love the Sephora one.
The wear time is a little iffy for me. I can get about seven hours from it before it fades but in the Summer, when it is warmer and I’m outside a good deal more, it’ll likely fade even faster. I don’t mind so much though as I love the way it looks on my skin. It brightens up my complexion, evens out my skin tone, and gives me a beautiful, natural finish.
If you don’t desire or need a ton of foundation you’ll love the Sephora Wonderful Cushion Foundation. There’s just enough light coverage here to brighten up your skin tone, even it out, and give it a fresh, natural appearance.
Available now at Sephora and Sephora.com.