We’re all obsessed with the cushion-compact trend lately, and with Lancome’s Miracle Cushion hitting the market earlier last year, it seems it is the best time to ask: is it really worth all the hype?
So what are cushion foundations? It is simply just a cushion-sponge, drenched in their Isadora Nude fluid foundation and packaged like a compact powder. It’s compact, doesn’t get messy and is very easy to use. This works great for mid-day makeup touch-up, and it gives a natural finish. It is smooth, hydrating and surprisingly, very light. Available in nine shades, ranging from nude blond to nude caramel.
The container has two covers; the mirrored compact contains the “foundation-soaked sponge” and the other, holds the applicator-sponge. The applicator can also be washed and re-used. I make sure I always carry one of these in my bag!
The brow kit took me by surprise.. just perfect for ladies on the go. It comes with two shades, one is a darker, more warmer, taupe-based brown and the other, a lighter brown. The powder has a soft texture that blends well.
You can blend the two shades to get the ideal match. The kit also includes a small applicator with an angled liner brush on one end and a mini sponge applicator on the other end. A little goes a long way, all you need is a tiny bit to get a natural, filled-in look. It can be used both wet and dry.
Priced at: AED 82
The mascara (which is currently only available in the black shade), has a spiky elastomer dual-ended brush; on one side it has fan-shaped bristles that help hold in minimal amount of the mascara formula to add volume, and on the other side, it has a gentle taper to even out the lashes and give a more intense look, with separated long lashes. The texture is creamy, unscented. Though it is not water-proof, it stayed on well on my lashes.
Priced at: AED 144
Have you tried any Isadora products? I’d love to hear from you all! J