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What Even Is Cushion Make-Up?

By now, you know that some of the world’s most cutting edge beauty products – like sheet masks and BB creams – hail from South Korea. Now we’re adding cushion make-up to the list. Taking the form of complexion-perfecting BB compacts, creamy blushes, and vibrant lip tints, this technology uses cotton cushions to evenly distribute colour and give you that sought-after lightweight, uniform application. After years of making the rounds with Korean beauty bloggers, these products have finally made their way to the UK – and to your January Birchbox – in the form of the CLĒ Cosmetics Essence Moonlighter Cushion. Here’s why you’ll love it…

Pillow Soft Coverage


Great for getting youthful, fresh-looking skin, cushion compacts like CLĒ Cosmetics Essence Moonlighter Cushion pair the best of a cream highlighter with the even application of a sponge. To use, press the sponge into the compact’s mesh screen to soak up pigment, and then stipple it over your face for a totally even glow. The formulas themselves combine skin-evening pigments with radiance-boosting pearl pigments and a skin-cooling texture.

Smooth, Dewy Finish


Cream lovers, take note: the CLĒ Cosmetics Essence Moonlighter Cushion contains hydrating ingredients like squalane and moisturising essence to give you a natural-looking highlight. Press onto your cheekbones, down your nose, and beneath brows for an iridescent finish. You can even blend a bit with your fingers, then add another layer for a more intense shine.

Get your January Birchbox today – and choose your CLĒ Cosmetics Essence Moonlighter Cushion when you check out.