I have been hearing a lot about "cushion" foundations (or BB creams) this year. After a bit of researching I was quite intrigued with the products that popped up but I am always hesitant to pull the trigger on trending products. I have such a hard time with drugstore/low-end foundations so often that I just stopped trying. However, I just so happened to receive a sample of the Laneige BB Cushion in a sample box (Target Beauty Box, I believe) and I was completely sold on the whole cushion thing. The only problem with the Laneige version was the horrendous smell that never went away. It gave me a headache and made me sick to my stomach and I ended up just tossing the rest of my sample.
A few months later I happened across a giveaway for the Missha Magic Cushion and I was beyond fucking stoked to enter! As per usual, I completely forgot about entering and was pleasantly surprised to find a mysterious package in my mailbox one day. I guess I was expecting to just get a sample or something because I was shocked to find a full-sized compact in the box, as well as a ton of foil packet samples.
The packaging itself is very sleek and sturdy. I have been looking for a good compact to stick in my bag but my skin doesn't do well with most powder foundations. This is the perfect thing for me to take on the go and I am not afraid that it will get destroyed in the black hole that is my purse.
The wear time on this was pretty decent for a BB cream. It wore more like a foundation for me. Coverage was about medium and easily buildable. Not only does it look amazing on first application but it's so easy to
touch-up without giving me cake-face or looking out of place. It just
blends together seamlessly. The sponge that comes with it actually works
pretty well but I found that a damp Beauty Blender gave a more flawless
finish (as Beauty Blender does).
I received shade No. 21 and it was only a tad bit light for me (Fair w/ Neutral Undertones). It will be a much better match the further into the winter we get and it is easily adjusted with bronzer. The smell is quite pleasant and dissipates after a few minutes of application.
Overall, the Missha Magic Cushion is a huge win for me. I don't have anything negative to say about it and at only $16 I am kind of surprised how good it actually is. I also love that it is REFILLABLE! Hell.Yes. I have been wanting to try some Missha products for the longest time and this has definitely got me wanting more.
Spit It Out!
Have you tried any of the "cushion" products? What is your favorite? Am I the only one who hates smelly makeup?!