L'Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion
The next time you load up your makeup bag with your favorite foundations to wear during long days in the sun, consider bringing along a cushion foundation compact — you'll want to thank us later. If you aren't already familiar with the K-Beauty staple, it's usually characterized as a sponge that's soaked with liquid foundation housed in a plastic container, the sponge, of course, is to be used as the foundation applicator.
The pros of using one are simple: they're known for being lightweight and gentle on the skin (especially when applied and blended out with the soft applicator). They're also reusable (as some contain replaceable sponges), airtight, and travel-friendly so that, in the event that you take a trip somewhere, you won't have to worry about opening your carry-on to an explosion of base makeup.
Check out our picks for the best cushion foundations — aka what should be your new go-tos for lightweight makeup — ahead.