This new launch from Lancome initially to me is a little confusing.
Lancome say this is not a foundation, nor is it a compact...it's a cushion!
I understand brands have to come up with innovative products that seem to offer you something you've never experienced but if we are all being honest here...it's a sponge saturated with foundation ...and a very nice one too so stop confusing us all Lancome!
So what's it all about?...
The "cushion" comes in a 14g compact. There is a large mirrored lid inside along with a disc pad for application.
Under another plastic, sealed lid is the product.
The cushion is a sponge textured flexible block. The sponge has hundreds of tiny air holes which contain the airy liquid foundation.
The product feels refreshingly cool to the touch and is very lightweight and fluid.
Use the sponge delicately on the cushion and sweep over the face for a sheer veil of colour. It feels very wet initially but quickly dries off to a sheer velvet finish. It can be built up by pressing the application pad into the product more firmly to transfer more foundation onto it. The cover never really builds up too much. The most you can achieve is a natural medium finish.
I expected this to look much more radiant than it did. It looked beautifully natural and more of a velvet finish than a dewy finish.It gives your skin an almost soft focus finish.
This would be suitable on all skin types from oily through to dry.
Great for spring/summer when you just want something natural. It feels very cool on the skin so nice for a hot day. It has an SPF 23 to protect but with no flashback.
Ensure you keep this closed tightly though as it wouldn't take much for it to dry out.
Great choice for holidays, bridal makeup or for those who don't love the feel of a "normal" foundation.
Available in six different shades which range from a fair (equivalent to teint miracle 01) to a very dark (equivalent to teint miracle 11, 12 and 13).
Overall a beautiful foundation (cushion) and every time I have worn this I have been complimented on how great my skin looks.
This is available from February and is £29.50.