A fresh, water-based foundation formula with smoothing and anti-pollution skincare ingredients that blur imperfections and leave skin looking flawless. This cushion foundation is lightweight and instantly perfecting, the refillable soft cushion foundation compact makes building coverage beautifully simple. Apply with the puff for a natural, fresh finish or apply with your fingers for even more ease.
What makes this formula so unique is its flexibility. One shade has the versatility to work with multiple skin tones, making it our most inclusive foundation to date.
Every cushion foundation feeds an orphan baby elephant rescued by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
1 cushion = 1 bottle of milk formula
Each compact contains one inserted cushion and one refill
Free of parabens, fragrance, phthalates, and gluten. No animal testing.
Cushion foundation was pioneered around 2013 by IOPE, followed by a slew of other major K beauty brands. It’s essentially a cream foundation but with a spongey “cushion” that the foundation is pushed through—resulting in a dreamy, smooth, and matte-but-not-dry coverage when applied with a makeup puff. I first noticed my cousin using it in 2019. She always looked like she had perfect skin—I had no idea that she struggled with acne until I saw her makeup-free. That flawlessly natural coverage should’ve been a clue, but it was only last year when someone gifted me an IOPE Super Vital Cushion Foundation SPF 50++ that I realized what I’d been missing out on. It gives me a perfectly even, porcelain, and luxurious finish with only a very thin layer of a single product. I don’t like to waste something that was gifted to me, so I will use the IOPE cushion foundation ($69.99 on Amazon) until it runs out. But afterwards, I would like to try a cushion foundation from a brand that’s definitely cruelty-free.
After extensive research I found only ONE cushion foundation by a brand that’s definitely cruelty-free and doesn’t sell in China. It’s Future Skin Cushion Foundation by Chantecaille, which is quickly turning into my all-time favorite beauty brand for skincare and makeup. This luxurious and cruelty-free brand donates a portion of their proceeds to various conservation partners. This cushion foundation in particular benefits Sheldrick Trust, an African elephant rescue and conservation NGO. It also is a great deal considering that it comes with a refill!
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