Hey everyone! I’ve decided to go on a ‘BB cushion challenge’ because I’ve accumulated way too many over the past couple of months (3 omg! And… I have an existing one from Laniege that hasn’t been used up).
I decided to use them because as you know, keeping the makeup for too long isn’t really very advisable so I thought I’d make good use of them and write some reviews for everyone. Then you can decide if you want to pick them up locally or purchase them while in Korea :)
So my idea is to test each product out daily for a week and even if it sucks (touch wood!), I would have given it sufficient time to figure out how to work the product to my skin.
This is how I will test out the other BB cushions along the way. You can follow me on IG (@paulalogy) to see what I will be testing out week after week.
My first new BB cushion is from Innisfree – Innisfree Long Wear Cushion in No. 21 Natural Beige.
They actually landed on our sunny island not too long ago (it was launched in Korea in May 2014) and I had seen advertisements of them from the Innisfree Singapore Facebook
page so when my cousins went to Korea at the end of May/early June, I told them to pick it up for me in No. 21 because that is the colour I usually use for BB cushions.
One thing to note is that all the brands in Korea usually have shades in the same numbers i.e. 13, 21, 23 etc and they are usually the same colour skin tones across most brands.
My usual Laniege BB colour is No. 21 in Natural Beige so I told my cousin to pick No. 21 for me from Innisfree. Wrong move, you’ll see why later on!
(pic cr to Innisfree Singapore)
Picked the Long Wear type over the Water Glow option because I’ve naturally oily/combination skin. The Water Glow is more geared towards providing hydration so those of you with dry skin types should try that instead of the Long Wear version.
Here’s the BB cushion pact. It comes with a mirror in the compact and a plastic cover attached to over the cushion area for you to place the sponge on top of it.
I’ve always thought it was an ingenious idea to have the design of the lid in this manner actually! Kudos to whoever who thought of it in Korea haha!
When you open the cushion pact for the first time, there would be a sticker seal over the cushion area to indicate that it’s a brand new product. I already threw mine away by the time I started taking photos for this entry so, will try and keep that in mind for my next BB cushion next week! :D
This is how Innisfree advises its customers to use the BB cushions:
(pic cr to Innisfree Singapore)
I typically just take the flat sponge puff, press it into the cushion once and then slowly pat the product all over my face.
One thing that I’ve noticed from using this Innisfree cushion pact is that the cushion sponge is really tough and I really had to press quite hard into the sponge to get the product onto the puff.
My Laniege one is much softer and less ‘tiring’ to use lol! Ok, I’m really just plain lazy :x Use makeup also need to use strength simi logic leh? :/
The colour was actually a tad too light for me :( On hindsight, I should have gone down to an Innisfree store to try the colour but I was lazy to go all the way to town just to try the colour haha.
Imagine the shock of my life when I first applied the BB cream on the first day.
My colleague told me ‘Wah lau why your face so white huh’ when I reached the office OTL
I thought it would oxidize on me so I happily left home looking like that. Sobs.
I learnt my lesson after that first day and after which I used my Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Sheer Glow Powder in No. 30 which is 1 shade darker for my skin after applying the BB cream to balance out the colour.
My final thought of this product – I like it! Even if the colour didn’t match me lol.
It lasted as its name suggested for a long time and each day when I used my makeup wipes to wipe off the product, there was alot left on my face actually.
And the oil control is really superior compared to the Laniege one I used in the past (it’s the Laniege BB Snow Cushion FYI) because I only found myself blotting about 5-6 hours after the application and even then, my face wasn’t as oily as compared to when I’m using other face products.
So given that we live in such hot and humid weather conditions, I think they really formulated this BB formula very well for Southeast Asian countries! And SPF 50+/PA+++ too! Protection against both UVA and UVB rays wohoo!
Innisfree’s Long Wear Cushion & Water Glow Cushion BB compacts retails for SGD$34 and KRW20,000 each. Does not come with any refill packs unlike most higher end Korean brands like Laniege and IOPE etc.
Refills sell at SGD$20 and KRW 10,000 each.
Hope this review helps and stay tuned for the next BB cushion review.
(Edit: Here is my review for the IOPE
I will continue to file Korean brands under this label ‘K-Beauty’ so you can check those out if you’re heading to Korea soon. I have a ton of Korean makeup goodies to share with you guys actually hoho!
Alright, annyeong for you! :)
Hi all! I just attended my first K-pop concert of the year: 2NE1’s All or Nothing Tour wohoo!!
So happy to be able to attend it because I actually had to give their previous concert in 2012 (New Evolution Tour) a miss as I was in Bali attending my cousin’s wedding.
When news was released about the girls coming to Singapore for a concert, I told the bff that I HAD to go. It was like….. die also must go lol.
Nails for the day – Dior’s newly formulated nail polish Mirage 338
You wanna know how excited I was to go for the concert? I coordinated my makeup to be all from Korean brands xD
Tried my darnest to find something from a Korean brand for loose powder but didn’t have any (was on a BB/CC cream craze in Korea hence wasn’t really too bothered about powder) so had to use my Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder and of course my one and only KATE Designing Brow because… I only own ONE brow product.
I talked more about the items I used in my Dayre (dayre.me/paulalogy) so hop on over if you’re already on Dayre. Will also show them in the entry later as well.
But first… the finished look!
I just used everything as I normally would, didn’t go for any special form of makeup because I was running late actually (oops!).
Dress code was adidas because 2NE1 endorses for them :P I’m a diehard Blackjack ok!
Now onto the makeup portion!
I layered the Innisfree CC Cream first before using the Nature Repulic Snail Therapy BB Cream.
BB cream comes with a sponge applicator attached to it (sorry for the gross pic)
Did my eye make-up in this sequence after applying my eyeshadow:
– Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pastel Upper Liner in No. 6 Pink Stud
– Clio Kill Black Waterproof Brush Liner
– Topped off the lashes with Clio Kill Volume Waterproof Mascara
Rest of face:
Oops, realised I should have included the concealer with the face products and the eyeshadow with the eye products but nvm la huh lol.
Blush is from Nature Republic! Dirt cheap if my memory didn’t fail me. Below $8SGD only lol and the colour is very natural looking. Good that it doesn’t require a brush sos very good to bring around. I used to bring this to my old office to use daily actually.
Lip tint from Clio in No. 3 Enamel Pink. It was the most opaque colour out of all those released in this collection which was why I picked it up.
Eyeshadow is from Innisfree. It’s no longer available (I just checked the local stores a few days back!) but I have to say I am impressed with the quality of their eyeshadows. Pigmented and no fall-out.
Met the bff for lunch at Kallang Leisure Park because we decided to skip out on the public press conference and to go queue for merchandise instead lol.
Thankfully we didn’t go, the small mall was filled to the brim with people D:
From Soup Spoon wohooo I love that chocolate cake!
With le bff
Now this lightstick of mine brought about a funny incident that day. Because I left for Europe last year and my family were gonna move house, I didn’t want to leave my lightsticks in boxes because that could mean crushing the boxes etc and I would probably have to kill someone lol. So I passed her my lightsticks to safe keep for me.
Told her to bring it along on the day of the concert without the box because it is very bulky. Then when she gave me the blue Merlion plastic bag, I was like ‘Oh okay’ and didn’t think much of it.
Until this staff from the merchandise area asked me while passing us the order slip, ‘Your lightstick fake one ah?’
I was like WTF NOOOOOOOOOO! FYI I purchased mine long before 2NE1 even came to Singapore for their previous concert from YGeshop okay!!!
Wah lauuuuuuu. So I told her very curtly because I was offended naturally that no, it is authentic.
Then she asked me where I bought it. Smack her face ah, your own company organized the previous concert and they brought in the same lightstick then as well. So why can’t I own the lightstick prior to your merchandise stall opening? -.-“
Ya, so the bff laughed at me while Stella who came later on laughed at me as well about the blue Merlion plastic bag. I later threw it away because it was too embarassing haha!
Walked away from the merchandise stall $150 poorer D: Bought the picket to share with Sinhui and the jersey plus rings set. Suck all my money lor you evil organisers!!
Anyway, there were tons of things to do before the concert which is why I try to head to the venue earlier.
There was a LINE booth where you can take a picture with the 2NE1 sticker cutouts, post it on a social media platform, hashtag the special hashtag and then have a go at the turnabout to win a prize.
The gzbs and I are all avid fans of LINE because of the stickers available. We actually pay and download those we really like including the new 2NE1 stickers.
In fact, that was the day Sinhui and I actually bought the new 2NE1 stickers rofl.
Went to kill time at the new mall beside the stadium. There was a Smoothie King outlet and a promo that day so we all queued for it lol!
Took pictures with LINE mascots Brown and Cony too hahaha! Too cute liao they all but the stuff from the pop-up store a couple of months back were tmd ex please.
That night it was just the Dara fan (bff) and Bom fan (me) lol because everyone else was too poor to buy tickets -.-“
We were quite far from the main stage but it was okay haha! The girls actually appeared during their encore stage right below us where they walked and interacted with the crowd.
The concert was majorly awesome possum please! I kinda felt like tearing when their opening song started because I had waited so long to attend a full concert of theirs T.T It killed me so much to miss their previous one you know?! LOL
Anyway, we were mostly standing throughout because the whole atmosphere was that high!
LOVE THEM ALL EQUALLY And Dara unnie hinted that YG Family Concert may happen in the near future on our sunny shores so… time to save money everyone! :D