Quick Review: Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control

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I got this tiny (but very much appreciated) sample of Laneige’s newest base product, the BB Cushion Pore Control last week when I visited Laneige’s store at SM Aura. I bought the White Plus Renew Original Essence (review coming soon!) and the SA was nice enough to give me a sample of the cushion foundation.

She asked me which variant I wanted, the Whitening or the Pore Control one. I chose the latter because I wanted a semi-matte look and the Whitening variant was notorious for having a really dewy effect so I didn’t consider it anymore. I love dewy skin, or waterful as Laneige calls it, but my combination skin can be moody sometimes. No thanks to looking like grease lightning, please. D:

The SA matched me to Shade No. 31 (I thought Laneige shades were only numbered up to 23 though?) but I got Shade No. 21 (Natural Beige) because the sample for 31 was unfortunately already out of stock. Under the store lights, 21 looked light on me. I roadtested the BB Cushion today at work and surprisingly, the shade looked spot on. Hm. Never trust the lighting at the stores, I guess? When applied, the BB cushion gives off a beautiful satin finish. The scent isn’t too overpowering either.

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Anyway. The weather has been very humid lately, and today was no exception. The airconditioning at the airport was wonky and we were sweating like craaaaaazy. The BB cushion lasted a good 5-6 hours on me, with the good ‘ol oil slick already up front and center on my T-zone and cheeks. Nothing some blotting sheets couldn’t handle though!

I don’t really have a clear picture of me wearing the foundation, but here’s a photo after a long day at work. The foundation still made me look like a decent human being, yes?

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Have you tried any BB cushion foundations lately?

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