Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control Review | Shade Sand 23 New


Is it true that it moisturized the skin inside yet looks matte outside? Let’s find out!
I am a fan of bb cushion, whether it's dewy or matte, I just love how I can easily apply it on my face. But I’m a little bit sad that I got the wrong shade. :( I’m a morena but I didn’t expect that it’ll be too light and that’s my main problem on Korean brands. The shades usually falls to light to medium shades only, mostly cool tones. I don’t think they prioritize producing dark shades, which is really sad because I think Koreans brands makes the best cushion compacts.



Shades:

When I was choosing for a shade in Althea Korea website, they only have Sand 23 as their darkest shade. So I thought it’s the darkest and suitable shade for my skin color, the Filipino color, brown skin aka morena. I just recently found out that they have a lot of dark shades to choose from.



How to know if its neutral or cool tone shade? Check the back of the compact case where it indicates the shade.
Neutral: Sand 23
Cool: Sand 23C

I thought I ordered the cool tone base because of how light the shade looks like on my skin but unfortunately, this is already a ‘warm’ shade. 

Okay, so let’s go straight to the point on this post. I tried out different bb cushions and I always give them away mainly because of how light the shade for me.

Packaging:

The compact looks clean with holographic feature on the top case area. Looks sturdy, classy and aesthetically pleasing.





There's also a free compact refill inside the box.




Application:

The sponge which they called Skin Fit can get the product as much as you want to depending on how many times you soak it. Apply it on a stamping method in thin layers and quickly blend it as it sticks on your face easily. It has a semi-matte finish that gives skin a dewy glowy look. Feels a little sticky when touch but using a sebum translucent powder helps to thoroughly mattify.


Tips for different skin types:

Dry skin 
- BB/CC cream based is recommended.
- Moisturize/prime first!
Combination skin
- Moisturize on the dry area.
- Use a mattifying primer on the oily parts.
- Don’t forget to top it off using a good sebum powder to mattify and control oil build-up.
Oily skin
- BB Cushion are usually dewy to semi-matte finish, so better find a specific cushion with a MATTE finish.
- Mattifying primer, tranluscent sebum powder and setting spray are your ultimate bestfriends. 
- Basically everything MATTE!

Coverage:

Medium-coverage only. Some find it almost full-coverage though. Well in my case, I currently have dark spots on my face and it doesn’t cover them all. I suggest using a nice concealer if you want a clearer looking skin upon using Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control.






How long does it last?

I’m surprised that it stays longer than I expected because I have a combination skin, and my T-zone gets oily easily. It stays matte for the first 5-6 hours. What I love about this BB cushion, it doesn’t break on my skin even if it gets oily. No cracky lines on my eyes and around my lips. I tested the Laneige BB Cushion at home and turned off the air-con to see the if it can control oil formation on my nose area! My face still gets a little shiny on my T-zone but not too much. Quite tolerable because it looks natural and kinda give me a “healthy glow”, at least for me. 

Can I use Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control in Philippine’s type of weather?

Sorry to say but if you’re thinking of going to public areas, as per my experience, even if I used all the make-up strategies to come out  and stay with a matte face, they all cracks up when exposed to the heat of the sun. It might stay pretty for 1 to 3 hours. Good thing that Laneige Pore Control has a semi-matte finish and don’t melt easily. We have a tropical country guys, better yet, always bring a blotting paper and sebum powder to save the day!

For touch-ups, I only use Laneige BB Cushion if I’m in a cool area to avoid uneven patches.


My Rating: 9/10
I think Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control is one of the best cushion compacts that I’ve tried. But it’s so pricey! :( Even if I bought it with  discount in Althea Korea, still expensive for me. 
Basically the semi-matte finish is a big yes for someone who has a combi-skin. I got the wrong shade though which is really sad because I honestly love the formula and application but the shade is too light. So I suggest, get a much darker shade than your usual shade color on make-up foundation. I’m definitely recommending this product!




Have your tried this already? Let me know your experience about it. Hope you liked my review! :)

Love Always,
Maria Hazel

18 comments

  1. I also have this from Althea! I love the consistency, though I admit its still lighter to my skintone. Now am using it as my concealer, which works!

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  2. Looks like a light and comfortable make-up, not a heavy and thick cover up. Thanks for the product info!

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  3. I will take anything to cover up these pores of mine. I think the consistency looks perfect and would love to try this out.

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  4. Covering pores - yes please. This looks great and so natural. I love make-up that is light and does not look as if it has been slapped on. Would love to try this!

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  5. It looks so light. Great directions too for applying the product. I may check it out . Thanks

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  6. Wow, what a difference when you applied the BB Cushion. I'd love to try it sometime.

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  7. I have never heard of this before. I got to say first I love how it looks--the puffiness of it. I would also have t say it looks like it works well. I am going to have to check this out.

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  8. Wow, that looks really great! I have never heard of this before, but I love giving newcomers a shot!

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  9. I have heard good things about this but haven't tried it yet. Sounds amazing.

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  10. Thanks for sharing your review. Glad you liked the product.

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  11. I've heard a lot of people using it as a concealer and I'm looking for a new one, so I will be giving this a try.

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  12. Oh wow. This works great. I can really tell a difference prior to application and post.

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  13. Interesting products! I like how it looks on you, simple and pretty.

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  14. thanks for sharing my daughters and grand daughter will find this product useful I believe Thanks for sharing I will pass info on

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  15. I am not into make up. I only use lipstick when I go out but I believe I need to learn about it. Thank for these reviews.

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  16. Awesome! It looks so natural. I love the clean packaging too.

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