Lancome have a new foundation offering on the market, and as far as I can tell they’re the first of the premium UK beauty market to manage to do this one. Well, technically Lancome aren’t calling it a foundation, but at the end of the day that is what it is. This is the new Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation and after using it for around a week now, I can happily say I love it. If you’re in the light coverage camp like I tend to be then you will likely love it too.
The compact itself is fairly chunky, but lightweight (plastic not metal) and has a mirrored lid, then a plastic lid bit where the sponge compact sits which can be lifted (it pops into place to keep it airtight and prevent the foundation drying out). Then underneath is the main event – the foundation soaked sponge. Which is basically what a cushion is as far as I can tell. A lightweight liquid foundation that is held in the sponge for you to use. For me, this is basically a fuss free way of applying a light liquid foundation with minimal mess. So lighter than a compact, but just as easy to get on your face.
Coverage wise, it is on the lighter side – buildable to medium but will definitely suit those who prefer things light more than those who want full coverage. On the finish – it’s glowy and lovely. And I mean glowy, not shiny. A very important difference. I’ve been complimented on my skin when I’ve worn this a couple of times lately. I do find it works best when used in combination with a touch of powder. So I’ve been using this with some concealer under the eyes, set with a touch of the Smashbox Powder I’ve been trying recently (more on this soon).
You can see a bit on the level of coverage on before/after shots below:
So on to the before/after photos. You lucky things getting to see my make-up free mug again. I think I’m standing a little closer to the light in the first shot as it just looks that bit brighter? But you can see the difference pretty clearly I hope…
The foundation just gives an overall evening effect. As you would hope with a base. Leaving it looking naturally and hiding a few blemishes/imperfections. As I said, finish wise is glowy on first application and I tend to add a touch of powder to the t-zone, to keep it in glow rather than shine as the day goes on. I’ve also found it works really well to apply using a buffing brush. So have been doing this then using the sponge/compact applicator included when out and about to touch up.
Overall, a launch that it well worth a look if you’re into your light bases and like something convenient and easy to apply. Also, I forgot to mention – it also feels lovely and light/refreshing to apply too. Will be a firm favourite in the Summer months for sure.
I’m wearing shade 01 of the Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation in these photos.
The Lancome Miracle Cushion * launches in five days. For more info: Lancome.co.uk
*Indicated PR sample or gift