When I think of the Korean cosmetics brand Laneige, I think of Song Hye Kyo, the brand ambassador with flawless, youthful, and dewy looking skin, that without a doubt, most of us want. And now with their innovative BB Cushion, which is claimed to be the world’s first, fastest, foundation-forward, flawless skin is just a puff away! (tell me how many letter f do you see in this sentence? 😛 )
Laneige (which means ‘snow’ in French) finally touched down in the US, at Target specifically. I can only imagine the delight of many who have been wanting to try this Korean cosmetics brand, who’d rather not risk ordering online. You must have caught up with the BB or CC Cream fever already but wait until you see what a BB Cushion can do.
ipsy, a beauty subscription box by Michelle Phan, did such an amazing job including this brand in my glam bag. This has to be June’s highlight, and just one of the reasons that I won’t be canceling my subscription anytime soon. I think ipsy has gotten better over the last few months, don’t you agree?
I received Laneige BB Cushion sampler, which includes 3 different shades: in Light, Medium and Dark along with it’s patented antimicrobial puff. Probably one of the best puffs around!
(The ‘puff’ gets a little bit dirty-looking after usage just like below)
This isn’t my first time with BB Cushion, since I’ve already tested IOPE’s Cushion Foundation last year, and absolutely fell for it, I’m on my third refill now! And yes, I have a rather long overdue review post about this soon.
Laneige BB Cushion is all about flawless skin with its 5-in-1 cushion form technology that helps brightens, protects, cools and moisturizes your skin as well as preventing sebum accumulation with its exclusive sweat-proof oil inhibitor. Basically, you won’t end up like a grease ball during or towards the end of the day. It’s almost too good to be true, but despite being so lightweight in texture, Laneige BB Cushion does a great job in terms of coverage on my skin.
Summertime makes it almost impossible for me to wear any makeup because my skin goes into oil production rampage, it’s unreal, and annoying. But I dare not go out without some sort of protection on my skin so this BB Cushion is perfect since it has SPF50+ (UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum) to block harmful rays. Plus I get to sport a healthy glow and smelling ‘pretty’. The scent* is one of the things you’ll love about this product, because it’s fresh and a bit on the floral side, nowhere near that ‘chemical’ fragrance you get from drugstore brands.
The Light shade is the perfect match for my skin tone (with yellow undertones), the Medium shade was just a tad darker when applied.
The good thing about this BB Cushion is that, you can apply this as often as you like, without worrying about build up. Now, I’m normally not the type to retouch my foundation because it gets all yucky and the last thing I want is to clog my pores and face a nasty breakout, but Laneige BB Cushion seems to live up to its claim of ‘no buildup or bother’. Isn’t that wonderful?
This currently retails for $34 and it comes with a refill (I freaking love refills!). I can’t wait to try the full size once I get to visit our nearest Target. I think if you’re looking for something light this summer that works quite well with the weather and even for those with combination or oily skin, Laneige BB Cushion is worth taking a look.