Wednesday, December 12, 2012

AMW Reviews: Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion SPF50+ PA+++

It's mid-week once again and Christmas is almost near!!!  What have you wanted to purchase as soon as you received your Christmas Bonus or 13th month pay?  

My answer is baby-related stuff!  Anything for Baby AMW of course!

While you think about what you plan to purchase this season, let me share to you a review on another good-coverage BB product, I got the Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion months ago and have been using it only when I'm home!  *laughs*  The product is great but I can't seem to use it outside as the color I got doesn't match my skin tone so after constant testing, I will be giving this to my friend to try!

Snow BB Soothing Cushion Compact + Refill


Laneige came up with the Snow BB Lines featuring Snow BB Cream (cream), Snow BB Balm (Balm) and Snow BB Soothing Cushion (emulsion).  The latter is what I will be featuring today!  

 
Laneige says ---
Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion is formulated with White Plus Renew Complex, the patented ingredient of Laneige White Plus Renew skin care line that inhibits melanin production and promotes a brighter complexion.  Powerful sunscreen protection of SPF50+ PA+++ added to maintain your skin tone and prevent skin damage from UVA and UVB rays.  

With its lightweight, emulsion formulation packaged in a convenient compact, applying BB Soothing Cushion is a breeze.  It's more than 30% moisture and mineral water content help to calm overheated skin, and provides a cooling sensation for hot and humid temperatures like ours.  The formula resists sweat and sebum, making it long-lasting.

Size: Compact 15g, Refill 15g
Shades: 4 shades
Back of packaging


Ingredients



AMW says ---
Pros
  • Laneige sells refill so it helps save the environment and your money.
  • Good quality sponge that comes with the packaging.
  • Gives light to medium coverage.
  • None drying and doesn't cause my skin to flake.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Long lasting, the product stays on my skin even after 8 hours.
  • Has SPF50+ and PA+++ 
  • Comes in 4 shades which are good enough as most BB products come in 1 or 2 shades max!
  • No skin irritations or allergic reactions.
Cons
  • The sponge could get a bit messy after first use.
  • The high SPF could create white cast on flash photography.
  • This product can be used to create medium-heavy coverage, but could give a bit of heavy feel!  (I tested by piling on 3 layers on each area and it felt a bit too heavy for me especially on a humid weather.)
Overall
The Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion is a unique product with a unique look!  This product is very easy to apply as you don't need your fingers to blend the product.  The effect is very fresh and natural and the best part, the coverage is long lasting.
Tips
  • For light coverage, gently apply the Snow BB Soothing Cushion using the sponge with a circular motion.
  • For medium coverage, apply the product with a patting motion using the same sponge that comes with the product.
  • For girls who prefer moisture, go for Snow BB Cream.
  • For girls who want a matte-finish, pick Snow BB Balm.
  • Do I have to remind you again?  Wash sponge upon purchase and clean your sponge at least once a week to prevent bacteria build-up!
  • You can also use other tools for application, apply BB Soothing Cushion with the sponge and blend with your clean fingers or foundation brush.
  • If you suffer from oily skin, the product would work better if you set it with an oil-control powder.
  • If you suffer from dry skin (like me), you can use the product on its own.
  • For light-weight makeup application, cover spots like under eye circles or acne marks with concealer and set with powder.  Skipping liquid/cream foundation will cut your makeup application in half!
Will I repurchase?
Yes!  But this time, in my own shade which is 21.

To whom do I recommend this to?

Shade 23 would work well for MAC NC35-40.
The Snow BB Soothing Cushion would work well on people with normal, oily, combination skin who likes not only the coverage but the whitening and sun protection.  Very oily and super dry skinned individuals may need the extra help of moisturizer or oil-control primer underneath.

Where to purchase and how much?
Compact + Refill for Php1,950.00 (approx $46.00).  Refill only costs Php950.00 (approx $23.75) available at Laneige Shangri-La Plaza, TriNoma, Mall of Asia, Robinson's Place Midtown Mall, Robinsons Galleria and Robinson Magnolia.

Photos

 Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion 
is housed in a white plastic packaging
 with clear mirror and very thin sponge.

The BB Emulsion is absorbed inside the sponge.

The shade I got to test is in Shade 23 Sand Beige.
This shade would work well on girls and boys with medium skin tone.

To grab the product, use the sponge and gently press the cushion for product to come out.
Gently press for lighter coverage and press a bit more for medium to heavy coverage.


Since my skin is dry and flaky, I prefer to use the "patting" motion and it gives me more coverage so I can get away using only this product and set with a translucent powder if needed.

You can put back the sponge on the plastic "separator" for storage.  As stated on my "con" above, the sponge could get messy. 


Before and After Shot
Left: Under eye darkness, some tiny red spots on the cheek area.
Right: Under eye darkness reduced and the red spots were covered!
(On photo, Shade 23 may look perfect for me but it is 2 shades darker as compared to my neck.  I applied the BB Soothing Cushion all over face and neck on my after photo.)


AMW with no makeup on except Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion in Shade 23 Sand Beige.  The coverage and effect was great even Mr. AMW (who took this photo) complimented on how even my skin looks!


Have you tried any Laneige products?  How was your experience with the brand?
This is my second Laneige product that I've tried and so far, both experiences were good!  (Read my past review on Laneige Water Sleeping Pack EX HERE).

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(Product received for review.  Opinions 100% mine. Please purchase at your own discretion.)

16 comments:

  1. OMG! I need this stuff in my life! I was waiting for this review Nikki! Thanx a lot for sharing your opinion!

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    1. Anastacia, lucky you as you have them cheaper in korea! :) Let me know when you were able to give this a try! :D

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  2. one of the best bb's i've tried, great for travel because of its packaging but i use the round brush (tapered) synthetic brush fr tfs to apply the product. easier to clean than the sponge that's given along with the product

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    1. Nice, I've only tried this with foundation brush and like like like naman! sayang lang the shade doesn't match but would give 21 a try! I love the coverage!

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  3. i love this! one of the best foundations around for me. it's easy to use, and i like that it gives me a cooling sensation :D

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    1. oh my, am I senseless? I didn't feel the cooling sensation at all!!!!! LOL

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  4. Hi. What shade of Laneige Snow BB would suit an nc30-35? Thanks. :)

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    1. Depends if your skin is acidic or not but 21 is ok or 23 could also work if you're on NC35 but has a bit of more yellowish undertone :D

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    1. sure?????? LOL!!!!! sobra sobra na ang pagmamahal mo sa akiN! di ko na kaya! LOL

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  6. Very useful review! Thanks! ♥

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  7. talagang love na love kita! :) pero totoo naman sinasabi ko eh :)

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    1. hahah thanks Issa, you're super nice to me! :D have a great day!

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  8. Hi Ms. Nikki! May I ask how you clean the sponge of this bb cream? I'm having a difficult time removing the bb cream stains. :(

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    1. Hi, if you are referring to the white sponge applicator, you can still wash it but do not expect the stain to be removed, it will stay there but at least you know that you got your sponge washed at least once a week. One alternative way is to put a bit of extra virgin olive oil on your cleansing liquid for the stain to be further removed. It works but you have to wash the sponge well for it not to be too oily, keep in mind to put only a few of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil!

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