When you think of cushion foundations, you're probably imagining a sheer, glow-y finish. But Lancôme's new Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage bucks the trend with its velvety finish and full coverage. How is this achieved? The brand took a mascara-like approach to developing this unique innovation, by working on getting the right cushion and the right formula.

With a double-layered, multi-fibre structure using Polar Technology, Lancôme created a cushion that can hold a high coverage formula. Next, the liquid formula that was designed to be infused into the cushion is charged with pigments yet can provide all-day hydration and glide on effortlessly for a long-wearing, yet natural finish. Those who have yet to try a cushion, will be glad to know that this comes in nine different shades — all the better to find your exact match — and with ample SPF50/PA+++ protection.

$20 for the case and $55 for a single refill. At Lancôme counters and stores from March