If there’s one word that sums up what the biggest trend is this year, we’d say it’s “cushion”. And before we could even get over cushion foundation, we start seeing cushion blushers and cushion concealers making their way to our makeup aisle too. We definitely are in love with cushion foundation, but do cushion blusher win our favour? Read on.

(Psst, we did the ultimate round-up of the latest cushion compacts in the market, and tell you who each we recommend for. You should totally check it out.)

Not as cakey as powder, not as oily as cream

Powder blushers are probably what most of us are most familiar with. They’re easy to use, but can look patchy and cakey on dehydrated skin. In worse cases, it may even emphasise on lines and pores on our face. The usual alternative to blusher powder would be cream blusher, but these may not work so well on oily skin types and can make skin look greasy and shiny.

Cushion blushers, like their cushion foundation counterparts, has an airy formula that leaves a cooling and hydrating sensation on the skin. Working like a stain, they subtly tint cheeks with a rosy flush and keeps the area looking dewy and hydrated. The finish is also natural-looking, making it look more like you really have a healthy glow.


Cushion blushers to try


Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil: In seven wearable shades, these can also be used on the lips if you like. All you need is just a few dabs from this small pot to achieve a natural-looking rosy blush.

peripera cushion blusher

Peripera Cushion Blusher: This comes as a tube with a cushion at the end. All you have to do is to squeeze the tube to dispense the product and apply directly from the cushion.

etude house cushion blusher

Etude House Cushion Blusher: These adorably-packaged cushion blushers deliver a hydrating formula just like their cushion foundations. In two shades: wear the coral one for healthy warmth, and the pink one for girly glow.