According to Tiller, it’s very hard to make a mistake when applying a cushion foundation—which makes it appealing to those who desire convenience and a natural finish. The cushion foundation comes with an applicator (the cushion),which paints the foundation directly onto your skin. Tiller directs: “Lightly press the applicator into the sponge-like cushion, which allows the foundation to rise and adhere to the applicator.” From there, lightly pat or press before blending with the applicator on your face. Tiller touts that these foundations are great for building coverage, so you can apply as much as you would like without caking (depending on the look you’re attempting to achieve).
Each different cushion foundation will also have its own benefits. Some have more skincare benefits, like plumping the skin and smoothing out uneven tones. Others promise creamy and blendable formulas that melt into your visage for a poreless finish.
Here, we’ve curated 15 of the best cushion foundations on the market for enviable, radiant skin.