Hey everyone! Sorry this review is SUPER long overdue, but since SephoraSG is having a 20% sale right now (till 7 May 2017), I figured I should just upload this just in case if some of you are still contemplating to get this! P.S this review was ready 2 months back but just didn’t upload for whatever reason… oops sorry!
ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR CUSHION BB All Day Wear Liquid Compact SPF50/PA+++ now comes in GOLD packaging + 5 NEW shades specially designed for Asian skin tones!🌸💕 This cushion is known for its LONG LASTING coverage and INSTANT hydration.
Just like your typical BB cushions, it comes with a sponge and a cover to protect the product from dying/oxidizing/hygiene.
I got mine in shade 2C0 Cool Vanilla (pink tone).
The BB cushion is very moist and soft, unlike some whereby the cushion is pretty stiff. It is very easy to use and I can just dab quickly. Some cushions are so stiff that I have to keep dabbing it for more product and that wastes a lot of time.
So here is how 2C0 Cool Vanilla looks like on my skin tone.
Reference: No.21 for Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control, UD Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral, Dior Forever Foundation 010.
Test duration: 9am -8pm
Skin type: Oily
I tested this yesterday and I must say I am pretty impressed! My skin felt dewy and I can feel the instant hydration. The foundation did not feel thick or look cakey on my face. I allowed some time for the foundation to settle into my skin before finishing up with loose powder.
The cushion isn’t stiff and feels very moist, which makes application easier. The sponge feels very nice on my skin and it does not soak up too much of the foundation.
In terms of coverage, it reduced the redness on my face. It covered up the blemishes decently but I still had to use a concealer. But that’s usually the case, so nothing too note-worthy here. This has a medium coverage and if you compare it with other Korean BB Cushions, the coverage for Estee Lauder is much higher. I’m not too sure if it covered my pores well….
Around noon, I could see my nose area started to look oily. I dabbed it with a tissue and my skin looks pretty fresh again. The important thing is that the rest of my skin did not feel/look oily. So, I have to test it again to see if it works better w/o a pore primer. Also, another key point is that this bb cushion feels SO LIGHT-WEIGHT on my skin that I forgot that I was wearing foundation. At night time, only my nose area started to look oily again.
I’ve been constantly wearing this for a month now and I will say it has a light-medium buildable coverage. I have to set it well for a longer lasting matte finish, but that’s more or less the same as long as you have oily skin. But generally, I think this BB cushion keeps me matte fairly well and it’s already more matte than a lot of other dewy BB cushion out there.
This BB cushion is able to cover the pores on my nose, but not the 2 areas beside my nose, even with a pore filling primer. This product is still relatively good for days where I wanna wear lighter makeup. It is suitable for daily usage.
This BB cushion does oxidizes on me, so I was pretty glad I choice 2C0 Cool Vanilla (pink tone). If I chose a yellow tone shade, it might turn out to be too yellow. But for 2C0 Cool Vanilla, it oxidized to a neutral tone. But do bear in mind this is pretty subjective and it really depends on your own skin type.
Verdict: I will definitely repurchase the re-fill once I’ve finished using this. BB cushion is so much easier and faster to use plus the coverage of this product is much higher. This can replace my typical foundation routine (using brush) whenever I am in a hurry or traveling. In addition, the re-fill costs SGD50 and that’s still pretty affordable considering this is a high end product.
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