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Cushion vs Foundation, What Are Differences & Which One Is Better?

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Cushion vs Foundation, What Are Differences & Which One Is Better?
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Foundation and cushion both basically have same function as powder base that use to cover and disguise blemishes on the face, such as acne scars, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Or its function can also perfect the finishing makeup look to make it lasts longer.

Even though these products look the same function at first glance, but actually these two have striking differences.

Let’s find out more what are the main differences between Cushion and Foundation so you can choose which one is better for your needs!

1. Ingredients

The main difference between cushion and foundation is the formula in it. Usually, cushions have skincare ingredients. Meanwhile, foundation usually only focus on its function as based to make it powder look powerful on makeup.

2. Color Shades

One of the things that you might notice when buying cushion and foundation products is the choice of color shades. Foundation usually has more selection of color shades for all skin tones.

However, the cushion color shades only limited. There are only three or four choices, such as shades for olive, fair, and tan skin.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Liquid Foundation
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Liquid Foundation – Buy here

3. Texture

The both texture of foundation and cushion is almost similar. But the foundie texture is usually more liquid than cushion. Cushion has a bit creamy and thicker texture so it can be easily applied with an applicator. When using foundation, you have to be careful to remove the liquid so that it doesn’t come out too much. Considering that foundation has a liquid and slippery texture.

4. Packaging and How To Apply

When compared to cushions, foundations generally come in mirrorless packages and applicators. Therefore, you need to prepare a mirror and a beauty blender to use it. Before using foundation, make sure to wet the beauty blender with water first so that your foundation can adhere perfectly to your face.

Meanwhile, when applying cushion to your face, this product usually comes with a puff-shaped applicator. You don’t even need to wet the applicator with water.

Dior Dreamskin Fresh & Perfect Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Dior Dreamskin Fresh & Perfect Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – Buy here

5. Coverage

These two products have same function as a base for makeup, but foundation is usually more full coverage and it’s for bold makeup look. The foundation will completely cover and disguise the flaws on your face. Foundation is also last longer and does not fade easily. So it is suitable for outdoor activities or to attending formal occasions.

Meanwhile, cushions are usually more towards medium coverage. Cushion is more often for everyday make-up because of its lighter formula and coverage.

6. Price

For the price itself depends on the brand and quality of the two products. You can choose according to your budget and according to your skin type. But cushions are usually more expensive than foundation, considering we usually only get 15 g in a compact jar cushion and whereas foundation we can get a lot more in a small bottle.

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