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Cushion foundations are nothing less than a beauty revolution—since their launch in South Korea, lots of leading Western brands have jumped gamely on to the bandwagon. Why do we makeup junkies love this innovation so much? It saves the hassle of spending too much time in front of the mirror (wave farewell to chunky foundation bottles, sponges and brushes), is perfect for on-the-road touch-ups and offers a sheer yet smooth application.

First, a confession: I was hesitant about giving this product a go, particularly as many brands were touting its Korean effect—a dewy, healthy glow. And in Thailand, frankly speaking, not everyone can pull off the lustrous, hydrated-skin look. The weather, for instance, presents challenges in this regard. But as a long-standing fan of Dior’s foundations, when I heard the brand had joined the cushion foundation club, I thought “Okay, let’s give it a try.”

Bloom Perfect Brightening Perfect Moist Cushion, part of the Diorsnow range, is specifically geared towards the Asian market. It comes with SPF50 PA+++, is very moisturising and has a brightening effect. While it offers natural glow and sheer coverage, there are only three light shades available—not ideal if you’ve just returned from a week of beach-bum therapy.

Then there’s Dior Capture Totale’s Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion, which has become my everyday favourite. It’s available in more colours, and while I’m using the same shade (as I do with all Dior foundations), I love how this one matches my skin tone better than Diorsnow's. The lightweight formula offers a fresh matte finish while naturally enhancing my complexion.

The beauty brand has also just recently introduced its new Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion. Similar to its famous liquid formula, the foundation offers greater coverage (compared to the other two), a soft, luminous matte finish and a velvety complexion. It’s been a go-to for those special days when I want to look a little bit more glammed-up.

So, the final verdict? If you’re not going for a dewy look but instead seeking a more photoshoot-perfect one, give these game-changers a go.

Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion is now available at department stores nationwide.