There is no doubt that Korean beauty enthusiasts would list Laneige as one of their favourite Korean makeup brands. There’s a reason why Laneige is a huge name in the world of beauty and it’s not only because of their A-list Korean celebrity endorsers.
If you have already dropped by my April Skin Magic Snow Cushion Review, you would probably know my journey with cushion foundations. I have tried so many cushions since its first release but today, I’m going to share with you one of my all-time favourites. Well apparently, it’s not just my favourite – it’s also one of the most popular Korean cushion foundations of all time and it’s from Laneige!
Laneige’s Anti-Aging BB Cushion Foundation is a part of the brand’s powerful anti-aging line called the “Time Freeze” series. The line features Dynamic Collagen_EX, a powerful ingredient that supplies intense moisture into the skin. As a result, the skin becomes more supple and smooth; giving the effect of a much youthful skin complexion and texture.
The Laneige Anti-aging BB cushion is encased in a traditional cushion round compact. The great thing about Laneige’s packaging is that it looks simple and elegant. In addition to this, the compact feels a bit heavy which gives me the impression of how sturdy it is. Well to be honest, I have already dropped this compact a couple of times thanks to my clumsy self! Fortunately, it still looks and feels good as new.
What I love about cushion foundations the most is their super innovative puff. Laneige’s Anti-Aging BB Cushion features a tailor-made puff applicator in which they claim as the first of its kind. It is an antibacterial cell sponge which immediately shuns our worries of bacteria buildup. The original puff included comes in a plain white silk label. However, I have already refilled my cushion twice and so I have already replaced the puff with a pink one. It’s also from Laneige so it’s basically the exact same thing. The only difference is it has a pink silk label for I got this from Laneige’s Lucky Chouette collection.
Unlike many cushion foundations I have tried, Laneige’s Anti-aging BB Cushion is generously soaked in foundation. It contains 15g worth of product and with regular use; it lasts for around 2 to 3 months for me.
Quick Tip: Cushion foundations tend to dry up when not stored properly. Make sure you store it in a cool dry place and close the rubber/plastic lid properly after every use.
Texture & Finish
Laneige’s Anti-aging BB Cushion has a semi-matte finish. It does not go completely dewy but it has a slight sheen to it like most Korean foundations do.
It may seem a bit lighter at the back of my hand but as soon as you blend it well using the cushion puff, the foundation adapts to my complexion. It also features SPF 50+/PA+++ which explains why it looks a bit reflective on camera.
The BB foundation itself has a light, somehow watery consistency which makes it very blend-able. Here’s a quick coverage test for you to see how full it covers blemishes.
This is after two layers of Laneige’s Anti-aging BB Cushion. It doesn’t offer heavy coverage as it looks quite sheer upon first layer application. You can build the coverage up to 3 layers if you have minor imperfections you wish to cover such as sun spots, redness and dark circles. However, if you have major skin discolourations and scars to cover, this cushion foundation would require the help of a concealer.
How It Looks Like On The Face
I personally do not have perfect skin as I have suffered from horrible acne that left me scars. Up until today, I still get breakouts from time to time which turns into a brownish red colour. With two layers of Laneige’s Anti-aging BB cushion, I am given enough coverage to even out my complexion.
Another thing worth mentioning is that this BB Cushion foundation lasts for around 6 to 8 hours on me without retouching. I have very oily skin and my skin tends to turn extremely “glossy” against hot and humid weather. What I love about this cushion is that it does not cake up on my face despite the fact that my face starts to produce more oil. In addition, it does not feel uncomfortably sticky on the skin even after long hours of wearing it. It stays lightweight on the skin which feels like I’m wearing very minimal makeup.
The Final Verdict
- Lasts for 6 to 8 hours on hot and humid weather
- Has a semi-matte finish.
- It gives a slight sheen that makes the skin look plumper and healthier.
- It features powerful anti-aging ingredients to improve the skin.
- It does not cake horribly even after 3 layers.
- It feels very lightweight on the skin.
- Smells really fancy (scent fades out after a few minutes)
- Comes in a very elegant-looking compact.
- It comes in a wide variety of shades for every skin tone.
- Does not cause acne breakout despite my hypersensitive skin.
- It needs the help of concealer if you have major blemishes to cover.
- It’s a bit more expensive compared to other Korean cushion foundations. (Well, because Laneige is a high-end Korean brand!)
Now that wraps up my review for the Laneige Anti-aging BB Cushion. Have you tried any other cushions from Laneige like the BB Cushion Pore Control? Which one is your favourite? Share with us in the comments section below.
Also published on Medium.