How to Apply Cushion Foundation the Right Way

If you haven’t yet converted to cushion foundations, now is the time. Here’s how to apply cushion foundation the right way!

Cushion foundations often provide additional sun protection and skin care benefits like fighting acne or preventing wrinkles. Whether you want the dewy Korean flight attendant look or some colour-correcting action, cushion foundations are a super convenient way to apply foundation and touch up on the go.

If you have already tried cushion foundations, you know that they are the easiest type of foundation to blend. But if you don’t use the cushion puff correctly, you can make your skin look cakey or give yourself insufficient coverage.

Especially during this hot sunny Raya season. It is easier to touch up and remove in-between prayers.

Push the puff gently into the cushion.

You might be tempted to press your fingers down until you hit the bottom of the cushion. But whether you want light or heavy coverage, it’s best to pick up the right amount of product each time and work in layers. Press down gently once or twice into the cushion and see how much product the puff has picked up. 

To build up coverage and still get a natural-looking finish, try a BB cushion, like the PIXY Make It Glow Dewy Cushion.

It’s all about how you touch the skin.

The next step is to tap the product onto your skin. But how hard should you press? Using a light tapping motion gives you control and the most natural-looking finish.

The only rule is to never swipe. You might be used to using broad swiping motions with a regular makeup sponge or your fingers when you apply foundation. But as with any product with SPF, you never want to use a swiping motion.

When you want to get in areas where there are dips [like the sides of your nose], push your finger forward and create a different shape with the puff. Then tap gently.

Don’t be afraid to use your fingers, too. 

The cushion puff is a genius invention, but your hands are still the best tools when it comes to blending. So don’t hesitate to use your fingers if the cushion puff is too big for the areas you want to blend, like the outer edges of your forehead.   

You don’t need to apply it everywhere.

You might be tempted to excitedly stamp the cushion puff all over your face. Doing so will even out your skin tone, but you’ll also end up with a one-dimensional face. Apply only to the areas you need coverage. Start on the centre of your face and work your way out, blending the edges.

Another tip is to use a colour one shade deeper than your skin tone and apply it where you would contour, like the outer edges of your face and the sides of your nose.

For extra hydration, mist the cushion puff before use.

Do you know that cooling feeling of a damp Beautyblender bouncing on your skin? You can hydrate your skin the same way by lightly spraying PIXY Glowwsentials Light Radiance Vitamin-Infused Brightening Mist or PIXY Glowssentials Pollution Off Vitamin-Infused Protecting Mist onto the cushion puff before applying it on your face. Just a couple of spritzes is enough. If you have dry skin or you want the dewy Korean look, using this trick can keep your skin less dry and prevent the foundation from clinging on to dry patches.

Keep the cushion puff fresh.

Don’t forget to regularly give your cushion puff a mini double cleanse to keep it fresh. And that’s how to apply cushion foundation!