Today, I will be doing an in-depth review on the Laneige BB Cushion foundation. I have been using this for over a year now and even though my first impression of it was not so positive, I have grown to love it. It is now my most used, every-day foundation.
Where to purchase/price?
Target has a little section with all Laneige products which is AWESOME because before that, you could only purchase Laneige products online or in Asian beauty stores. They are not the cheapest products, but they are worth the money in my opinion. From Target, the BB Cushion is $34 and comes with a cushion refill and an extra sponge which is basically two cushions in one. That’s marvelous haha.
Most BB Cushions don’t have a big variety of color options because they are like BB creams so they are essentially tinted moisturizers. I got the color Medium. The colors they provide are Fair, Light, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Dark, and Dark.
What it Claims to Do
It claims to moisturize, protect the skin from the sun (SPF 50), has anti-aging properties, brighten skin, prevent shine, and give a long-lasting light to medium coverage.
What it Really Does
This BB Cushion is heavenly for people with dry skin. It does moisturize very well and gives off a dewy, healthy finish to the skin. I actually have dry/oily combination skin and it still works great for me. I just powder over areas where I do get oily and it never breaks me out. When I first purchased this, I had super oily skin and it just did not work for me. I would become so oily within a few hours and I just felt so uncomfortable and dirty. Coverage wise, it is for sure a light to medium coverage. It is buildable but to an extent. Like I said above, this is my every day foundation when I’m out running errands and stuff. It’s perfect to wear on good-skin days. For me, it is not long-lasting. This is good for a solid 3-4 hours but after, it just wears off on my skin. I don’t really mind this because I know which foundations to use when I’m going to have a long day out.
The sponge that it comes with is very helpful. You simply dab the sponge into the product and press into the skin gently. I never wipe it on my face, I like to dab because I feel like it gives the most coverage. It melts into the skin instantly and smooths out the complexion quite nicely. It is probably best to switch sponges regularly as it gets unsanitary. Luckily, it comes with an extra set of the cushion so yay!
All in all, I do love this BB Cushion. I need to try the new Lumi Cushion by L’oreal because I heard it’s actually better than this one and cheaper. I’m thinking of purchasing it soon so I can write a review and compare it to the Laneige one. I think the reason why this one is a bit pricey is because of it’s anti-aging properties. Laneige is mostly a skin-care brand so their BB Cushion does have numerous advantageous properties. Once again, good for good-skin, low-key days and gives a dewy, fresh finish. It is best for dry to combo skin. People with very oily skin should reconsider this one since the finish is so moisturizing.
I hope this in-depth review was helpful for any of ya’ll who are thinking of getting into the Cushion fad. If you already do have this, feel free to comment/like below! I would love to hear people’s opinions on this one.
xx | paige