The L'Oréal Lumi Cushion Foundation

There have been so many great drugstore launches in the past few weeks that I can hardly keep up. One product in particular has caught my attention, and that's the L'Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation.



At $24 CAD, it's quite pricey for a drugstore product. The foundation is soaked in a "cushion" which is more of a sponge, really. A lid covers the cushion to ensure the product doesn't dry out, and it also comes with an applicator which works well. To use it, you gently push the applicator against the cushion, and then pat pat pat all over your face. (It actually makes that sound) You can also wash the applicator to keep it hygienic.

The whole cushion concept is influenced by Korean beauty brands. The main difference between this Westernized version and the Korean version is that there is no SPF in this product. Most Korean bases, including BB Creams and these cushion sort of products have an SPF of about 30 to 50. Therefore, if you wear this in the daytime, I suggest putting an SPF moisturizer underneath for added protection. On the bright side, you can wear this product at nighttime without the risk of flashback in photos. 


I bought the colour N2 which is indeed a true match to my skin. Absolutely perfect. Can you even tell where the product is swatched on my arm?? Look closely. Coverage is quite light, but buildable. The finish is dewy/natural and absolutely beautiful. It wears well for a couple of hours, however, the beauty of this product is that it is so useful to bring on-the-go. After all, it's a liquid foundation in a sponge. Genius. If you feel like you need a touch-up during the day, this is perfect. It even comes with a mirror. Pat pat pat. Done and dusted.

Apparently, Physician's Formula have come out with a cushion product as well - if I see it in stores, I may be tempted to get it and make a comparison post. For the mo, I am totally digging this L'Oréal one and I really rate it. I would say it is ideal for someone with normal-dry skin, and for someone who is into lighter bases.