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The Cushion Foundation Craze [Plus Local Beauty Bloggers’ Fav]

Hailing from the land of K-Pop, it’s not surprising to see the Cushion Foundation getting so much popularity from all over the world. From BB Creams to CC Creams and now Cushion, almost everything that is of Korean Origin will be popular eventually. This Korean craze is not dying anytime soon.

Cushions have been around since 2011 with the very first Cushion from IOPE. And I would say it’s made famous outside of Korea by Laneige. Now, it’s 2016 and there are many brands with a Cushion range with many variants. Even western brands like YSL, Bobbi Brown, Dior and Lancome came out with their own Cushion Foundation. And one interesting fact to note, the Cushions released by these western brands are made Asia-Exclusive.

Not only foundation, we can find Cushion Blusher, Cushion Eyeliner, Cushion Primer out there in the market too nowadays! It’s the era of the Cushions!

Why Is It So Well Received?

  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Travel-Friendly
  • Easy to Apply
  • Good for Touch Ups
  • Decent Coverage/Oil Control

Basically, the Cushion Foundation is super easy to use and yet able to provide what a women requires of a base product. No more worries about leaking foundation, that it will break if you drop it, no need for extra brushes etc! The puff that comes with these cushion foundations are worth a mention too! These puff helps to achieve a even coverage quickly with minimal product. If I must say, the puff is what makes these cushions special.

A piece of advice though, do replace or wash those puffs regularly as you do not want bacteria to build up over time! I always make it a note to buy extra puffs even if each refill comes with a new one!

Cushion Fun Fact

Amore Pacific is the brain behind the Cushion technology. Which means the refills of the cushions under any brands that is under Amore Pacific is of the same specification. And I know that Etude which is under Amore Pacific have a pretty range of Cushion cases. Which also means, you can mix and match your favourite formula with your favourite casing as long as they are under Amore Pacific!

Buying the refills is so much cheaper than buying the case + refill each time. 🙂

Local Beauty Bloggers Favourite Cushion Foundation!

Let’s check out which Cushions are the current favourite’s of our local Beauty Bloggers!

Carrie Sim|Blog:www.carriesim.com|IG:@carriesim

CarrieLancome Cushion foundation

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My current go to cushion compact is the Lancome Blanc Expert Cushion Compact which I love because the texture and consistency of the foundation is runnier and dispenses more easily from the sponge. It also still retains a rather good balance of dewiness without becoming too “shiny”. It’s a subtle, natural glow.

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Recently, Lancome also just launched another version of this cushion compact, the Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage SPF50+ / PA +++ which offers a slightly matte finish but much higher coverage! The best part is there’s 9 shades suitable for Asian skin tones. Previously I was using P-02 which was slightly lighter than my skin tone, now I have a perfect match – O-03.

Claire Audrey Lim|Blog:http://blog.myfatpocket.com/claireaudreylim/|IG:@claireaudreylim

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I waited very long before I decided to get the Laneige BB Cushion [Pore Control], I never understand what the hype was about until I tried it myself. I’ve been avoiding foundation and some bb creams because they are always very thick and caused me to have breakouts, on the other hand compact powder just couldn’t give me the coverage that I want.

I was looking for a product that can cover my pores, brighten up my face, feels light yet could last throughout the day. And Laneige Pore Control fulfils all my needs! The most exciting part is that I just need one layer and I could look nice the whole day!

Mia Foo|Blog:http://molly-mia.blogspot.sg|IG:@mianne86

mia cushion foundation

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My favourite used to be Laneige Pore Control BB Cushion, but has since been taken over by the Doraemon limited edition of A’pieu Air-Fit BB Cushion. The main reason is It is extremely inexpensive (it’s selling at only about $17 to $19++ SGD online) and worked well enough for my oily/combination skin. I like how it gives a very natural, somewhat matte and somewhat dewy finish that doesn’t look too heavy on my skin. Oil control wasn’t fantastic, but still pretty decent and my face remains relatively shine-free for up to half a day. For the price and all the cuteness, there’s really nothing to dislike about this product!

Cynthia Loh|Blog:www.slowbro-gal.com|IG:@slowbrogal

cynthia cushion foundation

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My all-time-favorite BB Cushion!😍😍

I recently got the Limited Edition Verite UV Multi Cushion LX Wonder Story and I have to say I love it! 💕💕 Besides the beautiful packaging, the bb cushion itself is amazing!👍

This bb cushion is known as one of the best coverage and oil control bb cushion out there in the market. It gives me a very natural semi-matte look without looking greyish or oxidized! (Look at the pic!)

Coverage is medium to full and the oil control is superb!! 😙😙 Very suitable for summer or countries which are as hot as SG! 🌞 It lasted on me about 6 hours (without primer or loose powder) before it starts fading. ❤ ❤ I can’t tell you how much I love this bb cushion!!

Verite is a brand under Amorepacific and as everyone know, Amorepacific cushions are quite good. To be honest, I find this brand is pretty underrated because there’s no artists’ endorsement.😐 But well, I am so glad that I found this after watching the review from one of the Korean YouTuber.

Joyce Forensia|Blog:Joyceforensia.com|IG:@joyceforensia  (Yours Truly [^-^])

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I’ve used quite a number of Cushion Foundations and my all time favourite was the Etude House Any Cushion which I’ve been using since it was released!

However, recently I’m reaching out a lot for my recently bought Missha Magic Cushions as I like the finish, the coverage and the lasting power. (Not forgetting the cute Line Packaging!) As someone with rather sensitive skin and currently suffering from a bout of breakouts, I need something that can cover up the blemishes and yet provides the dewy finish. Available in 2 variants, Magic Cushion and Magic Cushion Moisture, the original Magic Cushion fits my needs for coverage but I find that I prefer the dewy and brighter finish of the Magic Cushion Moisture. So I used the Moisture version as an all over base and the Original Version to pat on areas where I require more coverage. And did I mention it’s super value for money? The Line Missha Magic Cushion can be purchased online with 2 refills at around $25-$30.

Are you a fan of Cushion Foundation? If so, which is your favourite? Share with me in the comments below! 🙂

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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FOTD Ft Evangelist Nobuto BB Cream

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Today’s FOTD is a very simple look which features bright pink lips. The easiest way to wear bold bright colors on the lips is to keep the rest of the face simple and clean. This is so we can have the focus on the lips. Defining brows is a must in all sort of looks but you can keep the eyes clean like what I did.

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I have received this Evangelist Nobuto BB Cream sample during the Tokey Luxey meet up last month. Have been trying it out for a couple of times and I like how it wears on the skin.

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Here’s a swatch of the bb cream. The texture is towards the runny type and not too thick which makes it easy to blend during application. You won’t have situations where it looks as if you applied too much just because the product is too thick. Which means you can also apply more if you find that the coverage is not enough for certain areas.

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Here’s a half face photo after applying the bb cream. You can see that it evens out the skin tone and it provides medium coverage to cover up redness and flaws. As I have mentioned, you can apply a little bit more product to up the coverage on required areas.

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The shade Ochre No1 suits me just nice. This BB cream can be used as a makeup base or as your foundation. What I usually do is that I’ll set it with either a loose powder or a two way cake if I wanted more coverage.

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A good base will brighten up your overall look and complements the colors you add on after. 🙂

The Evangelist Nobuto BB Cream is a top 3 product on Cosme and I think it lives up to that ranking!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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White Label Premium Placenta’s Elastic White Skin BB Cream Review

I received the White Label BB Cream for review from BeautyDirect just after CNY and I have been using it since.

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The White Label BB cream comes with skincare benefits with the presence of the Premium Placenta contents which helps to keep the skin nourished and moisturised. It also comes with an SPF of 25 PA ++.

It comes in a small 30g tube which can last you for a very long time. I must also say that it is very affordable at $14.90.

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The colour of this BB Cream is towards the yellow tone but when applied to the face, it will blend into the skin and brightens up and evens the skin tone.

Coverage of this BB Cream is light to medium.

The texture of this cream is a little thick and I also find that it dries up pretty fast when applied. Hence, I actually find myself to prefer applying this with a stippling brush instead of using my fingers as I do with other BB creams. I find that using a brush enable me to spread the product faster and more evenly on the skin.

The lasting power of this BB Cream is quite decent when set with a powder. I would say it last a good 6 hours.

It’s great for sensitive skin as my current thin skin did not react to it.

I find myself reaching out for this BB cream very often as it give a nice glowy natural finish and feels really light on the skin!

I rate this a 4.5/5! Would be full stars if the coverage and durability can be a little higher. But I will definitely purchase this when I’m done with it as I think it’s really good for daily use!

The White Label range is available on http://beautydirect.com.sg/ and at Plaza @ Cosme, Guardian, BHG and John Little.

I hope this review is useful!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Review: Klairs Illuminating Supple BB Cream

Hi all!

I’m back with a beauty product review!!

I was sent the Klairs Illumination Supple BB Cream from WishTrend 2 months back and have since used it enough for a proper review!
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This BB Cream comes in a 40ml slim tube which makes it easy to carry around! It also have SPF 40 PA ++ which is not too bad.

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Here’s a swatch of the BB Cream on black surface. It is of a light tone, and is suitable for most skin tones as it’s of a neutral tone.

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A swatch against the back of my hand. The texture of this BB cream is rather light yet still creamy. It blended in well and coverage is pretty good as it can cover up my redness.

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I blended it out thickly then thinly towards the left of the hand. A light layer give you that dewy look and if you need more coverage, just add on a bit more product and blend.

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Here’s me wearing the BB cream with just loose powder and a little blush. No filter on this photo, taken under natural light. It covers up my redness pretty well and even the skin tone well. Does not appear too pale as this BB cream blends with your skin color.

Coverage: 4/5
Texture: 3.5/5
Oil Control: 2.5/5

Overall Rating: 3.5/5.

This BB cream is pretty much in my favor in terms of coverage and texture as it feels really light on the skin. But oil control wise, it only lasted about 2-3 hours before I oiled up in my T-zone. So you might want to avoid this if you have oily combination skin like mine.

I would recommend it for those with Dry to Normal skin types. I have tried this on someone with dry skin and it looks really good.

The Klairs BB Cream is available for purchase here: http://www.wishtrend.com/bb-cc-cream/584–klairs-illuminating-supple-blemish-cream.html#

Do also like WishTrend SG FB for more information and promotions! https://www.facebook.com/wishtrend.sg

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Review: Skin 79 Vital Orange BB Cream

I’ve received the latest addition to the Skin79 BB Cream family from the kind people from StarAsia.

It’s the new Vital Orange BB Cream with the highest spf of SPF 50 PA+++, providing you with the highest level of protection from the harmful UV rays.

 

 

Here’s a swatch of the BB cream. Color is unlike the VIP Gold one which is more to the greyish side. The Vital Orange BB cream is more yellow toned which is perfect for us with the yellow under tones.

 

Here’s a half face photo with the bb cream applied to the left side of the face. I feel that it evens out redness quite well and coverage is quite good.

 

Here’s after setting with powder. Looks pretty good no?

Here’s my ratings on the Vital Orange BB cream:

Coverage: 4/5

Blendability: 3.5/5

Oil control: 3/5

Color: 4/5

Staying power: 3.5/5

Overall: 3.75/5

I would recommend this BB cream to those who needs coverage and those with normal or more towards dry skin. For oily combi skin like me will just have to blot more often as the oil control for this BB cream is pretty average. But I would say this BB cream is a win in terms of coverage and color.

Hope this is helpful!

Thanks,

XOXO

Joyce.Forensia

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