3 months ago
This is the first time I use a cushion product so I can't compare it to similar products. BareMinerals has discontinued their BB Prime Time tinted Primer with SPF30(in Fair) which was PERFECT for me to wear under my various powder foundations to make them last very long and to give me a good sun protection. So I started looking for a similar product and Laneige BB cushion was the one that offered all I needed. I had to decide between the Pore Control and the Hydra Radiance, and because I'm going toward summer I chose the Pore Control and shade no.21 seemed the better option. It comes in a full compact AND a refill, so you buy a total of 30ml of product, which is more than other cushion product offer. So far, the shade is a bit too warm for me and because it oxidezes a lot, it becomes also a bit too dark, but I use a lighter powder afterward, so it is ok. I tried to apply it with the sponge but I don't like it and I have the impression that it wastes a lot of product, so I use a very dense foundation brush and this is great. The coverage is sheer and the finish very natural, so it is a good alternative to BareMineral Tinted Primer. It is fairly long lasting, especially with powder on the top, but also a bit drying so it will show all dry patches if I don't hydrate my skin very well and regularly do peelings in order to make it look good. I guess the Hydra Radiance version and shade no.11 or 13 would have been better for me. The only thing I really don't like is that they use also Octinoxate additionally to titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as sunscreens, and this is a compound that is fast absorbed by the skin and has disruptive effects on the body (estrogen, thyroid, reproductive hormons etc.). For this reason I'm not going to use it too often and I won't buy it again.
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SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Cool
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