Beauty low-down: cushion foundations

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 May, 2014, 11:24pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 May, 2014, 1:20am

Sulwhasoo Evenfair Perfecting Cushion, HK$430
Claim: A naturally derived compact foundation with herbal extracts. Key ingredients include apricot kernel oil and jaeumdan, the company's own combination of various herbs and medicinal plants. It provides even coverage, protection against UV rays and hydrates for up to 12 hours.

Innisfree Mineral Melting BB Cushion, HK$198
Claim: A multifunctional make-up foundation palette that acts as sunblock, concealer and powder. Jeju green tea water locks in moisture and provides lightweight and long-lasting coverage.

Laneige BB Cushion, HK$320
Claim: An upgraded version of the company's original BB Cushion that has new whitening properties courtesy of white truffle yeast and green tea extracts, as well as ingredients from the Water Bank collection for increased hydration, firming and a natural finish.

Verdict: While Laneige's BB Cushion does provide a lot of coverage, it is too thick and doesn't spread easily, clinging to the skin and leaving an unnatural finish. The Innisfree BB Cushion was very moisturising and leaves the skin feeling silky. It is also light and blends seamlessly, making it perfect for summer. The Sulwhasoo compact foundation tops our list as the best all-round performer. It feels light on the skin and provides just enough coverage without looking caked on, leaving the skin hydrated and dewy.