This review is sponsored. The product were give to me for free but ALL OPINIONS are my own!
Hey! Today I'm reviewing Laneige's BB Cushion (Pore Control) in 23 Sand Beige. The product is given for me from Ibuybeauti.com for review purposes. Ibuybeauti.com is a Korean cosmetic retail site, they ship worldwide and they're based in Korea, 100% trustable! The packaged arrived to my doorstep around 2 weeks after they said they have shipped my orders.
The service is great and personally their site is too easy for makeup browsing since they have these tags that can cater you to your beauty needs and match you with a matching product for you. For example, you can just check "Oily", "Acne/Pimples", "Matte Finish" and TADAH products that are in those category will shows up and you can just browse!
Honestly, it's the first time I encounter a site that actually caters and care about your beauty problems. Hats off! Head over to the site so you can see what I'm talking about. After reading this review of course! :*
"BB Cushion (Pore Control)"
"BB Cushion (Pore Control)"
type of product
#23 Sand Beige
Like most of other cushion products, the design isn't really different or unique, by now I'm sure you have been accustomed to a lot of cushion products since every brands seems to have their own! Right now I probably have around 5 cushion products from various brands lying around!
Recently, not a lot of cushion product came with the actual refill for them. It's nice to see that Laneige still keep the "buy one get one refill" rule. It does take a while to finish a whole cushion, but it's always nice to have a backup!
The product itself came in 4 different shades and #23 Sand Beige being the darkest one. Laneige itself has several cushion products on their collection, so if you're getting one, make sure it's the blue one!
Favorite activity - so satisfying!
If you've been around, I'm always go for #23 or the darkest color for face product in Korean brandm and now you can see #23 is the exact match for my skin. LIKE super MATCH, because you can hardly see the difference between the left and right side, right? I can say comparing to other products, Laneige's BB Cushion Pore Control #23 is a level darker than other #23 shade cushion. Here's a shade swatch comparison to my other cushion products :
Some people asked me in my various post, that if they're MAC NC30, will it match #23 shade? I say for other brands #23 might be too light for people with MAC NC30 above. But, this product probably your safest bet to get if you can't try them for real. As the shade is not only a shade darker than other general #23, it isn't pink or yellow, it's neutral. I just realized on the site, Laneige actually recommends for people that uses #23 on other brand, should purchase #21 in their product.
The difference between the swatches look so far stretches, but once it sets and oxidises the other 3 products is slightly darker than in the swatch. So, still matches my skin! :) I'm MAC NC 25-30 btw.
For the finish, it may look super matte on the swatch, but in real life it does keep a slight sheen to make your skin look more natural, so it doesn't look anywhere cakey. The coverage goes from medium to buildable.
This product does have a photoshop-pore-blurring-effect when applied, crazy surprised when I see my skin is definitely a lot more smoother after application. Oil control is super great, I never need my primer when using this (another shocker here.).
Although it's stated "Pore Control" - it definitely doesn't mean only for people with large pores. Upon using I see that this product is great for people with oily / oily combination skin. If you have large pores issue as well, than it's a 1+1 solution for ya!
In general, cushion products are great for on the go, they're less hassle and great for touch ups! Since I'm moving back to Indonesia, the humidity and hotness of this tropical country isn't a big problem for my makeup to stay on. All thanks to this product! Plus, the high SPF is definitely helping for staying in this 365-days-of-summer country!
I probably sound not as exciting, but here I go, this product is my cushion HOLY GRAIL. There. I said it.
Starting from the total match shade with my skin, to great coverage and lasting power, no primer for me, I can sell my soul for this cushion. This is my everyday wear and never once I found a bad point to deduct from this product.
Everything that it claims to do is pretty much all done. Pore Control? Check. Semi-Matt Finish? Check. Long lasting? Check. UV Protection? Check. Cooling Sensation? Check. Pore Coverage? Check! Can't get anything wrong.
This cushion have thrown my Innisfree's Long Wear Cushion from the HG throne, mainly because 1. this doesn't get cakey even when layered. 2. Better lasting power and oil control. I do still like my Innisfree's Long Wear Cushion, but it has moved to the second place in my heart.
I am forever in debt to ibuybeauti for letting me trying this product. Unless I would probably not purchasing this on my own until forever. Don't forget to visit their site!
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