Hi there! Happy Spring and Happy Almost Summer! In the next few posts to come, I will be doing a roundup review of my favorite cushion foundations of all time, but before that, I would like to specifically talk about the widely-popular Clé De Peau Beauté Radiant Cushion Foundation ($90). This particular foundation will also be featured on that said upcoming roundup review, so stay tuned for that. I will definitely keep you guys posted or you can also follow my Instagram for more sneak peeks and previews.
I’m definitely thrilled to have finally tried this cult-favorite cushion fashion that everyone’s been loving all this time. The Clé De Peau Radiant Cushion is a lightweight glowy finish foundation with a sheer to medium coverage. It is packaged in a sleek gold and black compact with a navy-blue sponge/puff hybrid. There is a nice light floral scent to it with the intent of providing all-day coverage or for on-the-go touchups.
I like the way this foundation blends effortlessly on my skin, blurring my pores and making my skintone appear more even. Also, this does give a natural dewy finish, just like a lit-from-within healthy glow which makes the skin look fresh, radiant, and hydrated sans any creasing. When layered, this foundation still has a luminous yet natural finish.
With those positives mentioned, there are still some drawbacks to this high-end cushion foundation. I mean, there’s no question how good this foundation feels and applies on the skin. It’s really wonderful, but there’s a bunch of things I wish this could have.
First, I wish this foundation had an SPF. I understand that it’s probably due to oxidation reasons (though this has a nano Titanium Dioxide), but most cushion foundations out there do have a certain level of SPF. Second, this doesn’t come with an extra refill. Unlike La Mer’s The Luminous Lifting Cushion reviewed HERE, or Dior’s Capture Dreamskin Cushion, seen HERE, which both have an extra refill that came with the packaging, this Clé De Peau Radiant Cushion, given its price and prestige doesn’t come with any. And that means you won’t be able to reuse its beautiful sleek compact. Next, this may be just me, but the sponge/cushion of this compact feels a lot firmer than most compact foundations I’ve ever tried, so it feels like you’re not getting any product once you dip the sponge applicator on it, but you actually are. You’ll just have to do it light-handedly. It’s not really a problem, it’s just going to take some getting used to. Lastly, I don’t think this stays all day at all, at least not on me. I do have oily skin, so this pretty much lasts 4 hours on me and I’d get too shiny then. But that’s not really a big deal because I just dab a few blotting papers on my skin and that solves the extreme shine. I still recommend this foundation for those with oily skin (perfect for normal to dry skin) because of its second skin-like finish, you just have to remove the excess oil off the face a few hours later or better yet, set this with a setting powder for longer coverage.
For the shade match, I find the O20 Light Ochre to be the perfect match for my skintone. This shade has more of a slight yellow undertone which seems to make my skin look even more radiant. I thought my perfect match would be the B20 Light Beige but that actually looked too pink on me.
Overall, I really like the feeling of this foundation on my skin and it’s definitely one of the best cushions I’ve ever tried. Once you find the right shade of this, you’ll probably fall in love with its next-to-nothing second skin feel. It may not hide all your blemishes and cover all your dark spots very well, but it really enhances your skin tone, making you look healthy, glowy, hydrated, and radiant. Now I know why a lot of folks love this.
Have you tried this already? What do you think?
The Clé De Peau Beauté Radiant Cushion Foundation is currently available at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Barneys New York, and Bergdorf Goodman
* Circle bag featured in this post is from The Daily Edited (TDE), primrose color still available at Revolve. Will be reviewing this bag soon.
* Macarons were made by me, see the recipe HERE
* Facial Oil is from Samaya Ayurveda Skincare, read the review HERE
* Blue Eye Cream is from Vii Code, see it HERE
* Body Oil is the Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil, read the review of my favorite dry body oils of all time HERE