Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50+ PA+++ Review

6:14 AM

Happy new year! I hope everyone had fun celebrating new year and Christmas, of course. :)
Holidays has ended and we now all have to go back to our normal lives, everybody say NOOO lol Christmas and New Year are definitely the best holidays every year for me because I always celebrate it with my loved ones like, every single year without a fail. Laughter is always a part of it, not to mention the gifts, lots of food and fireworks. lol
I've been away for too long and didn't have much time to blog last year so this year I will try to blog more often. I have a bb cushion review to start off 2015. Yes, cushion..again. lol I already lost count of how many cushions I've tried in the past but this is actually the first time that I've tried a cushion from Laneige, despite how popular their first cushion was.
I'm going to stop blabbering and just jump on right to the review but I might rant at the end of the post though, you've been warned. lol

BB Cushion Pore Control
SPF 50+ PA+++

Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control contains Laneige's Pore Tightening Essence's "Pore Purifying Complex" that takes cares of pores, creating a fresh looking and supple finish without any greasiness on your skin.

Pore Control
Contain pore purifying complex to purify the pores and enhance the skin's capability to prevent further pore troubles.
Pore Coverage
Tight silicon elastomer and soft focus powder amazingly cover the pores.
Semi Matte Finish
Contains a powerful formula for a fresh and semi matte finish without any greasiness.
Long Lasting
Contains anti darkening powder for a long lasting shine free effect without darkening all day long.
UV Protection
Its SPF 50+ PA+++ formula  blocks UV rays even under strong sunlight.
Cooling Sensation
Provides cooling sensation the moment it is applied, dropping the skin temperature.
Water Resistant
Strong resistance against perspiration and sebum.

Shade Number and Color:
13 True Beige, 14 Pink Beige and 21 Natural Beige

How to Use:
Apply onto puff and smooth along the texture of skin and then pat to increase adherence. Apply another layer to improve coverage.

The box is bulky because it has both the compact and refill inside of it. It has the typical Laneige design to it, all product boxes of Laneige that I've tried in the past has the same design as this. There is also a lack of English because this came straight from Korea. I'm sure there are English translations in the box if you purchase their products from other countries. Product name and shade can be seen at the front and top of the box and a short product description can be found at the back.

As I mentioned earlier, the box contains both the compact and refill as well as the leaflet that has a brief explanation of the product written in two different languages, Korean and English. I haven't opened the refill yet but it also has an air puff in it which is great, saves you time in cleaning the old one.

The bb cream is housed in a bulky white compact with a pretty blue colored top and a built in mirror inside. I dare to say that the design is definitely an upgrade from their old bb cushion which is not very appealing (for me at least) and yes, I'm taking about the Snow BB Soothing Cushion. lol Cushion compacts are slightly bulkier than normal compacts but still travel friendly and can easily fit in your purse.
Name, shade and manufacturing date can all be found at the bottom of the product. This bb cushion is good for a year, starting from the day you opened it.
In case you guys don't know yet, Laneige has already released 4 cushions namely;
Snow Soothing BB Cushion (discontinued)
BB Cushion Whitening
BB Cushion Pore Control
BB Cushion Anti Aging
This is the air puff. It's soft, flexible and picks up an adequate amount of product and helps in giving you more coverage if you use light patting motions when applying the product on your face. Usually, you can feel a slight cooling effect when you use the air puff but I didn't feel such thing with this. Don't forget that using the same puff couple of times without cleaning it is really unhygienic. Cleaning air puffs can be a pain so if you don't want to go through that trouble make sure you have a few spare air puffs ready.
How to clean air puff:
Gently massage it in lukewarm water with neutral detergent or puff cleanser. Rinse thoroughly until the detergent is washed away, release all moisture and dry completely.
When you open the second lid that holds the air puff you will see a peel off sticker. You will always see this sticker in all brand new cushion products. The purpose is to retain the freshness and avoid the cushion inside from drying.
This is how it looks like when you peel off the sticker. The lid that holds the puff has the same purpose as the peel off sticker. You must keep it close after using to prevent the cushion from drying and other contents from evaporating. The cushion container is double layered to keep it isolated from the heat so it will stay fresh and moist.
I can't really pinpoint what the scent is lol but it is perfume-y. I actually love it and it's not strong. you can only detect the scent when you smell it directly from the cushion. The scent dissipates quickly so it wont be bothersome for those who doesn't like scented products.
Cushion products from mid end to high end brands already contains the refill in the product boxes. This is how it looks like, I haven't opened it yet because the cushion inside might dry. I don't have photos of how to change the refill but if you still don't know how, it's very easy, all you have to do is to remove the case that contains the old cushion and press the back of the case with both hands then put the new container afterwards. If you've finished it already, you can just buy refills to save money. If you want to try cushions from other brands, you can also just purchase the refill (it usually costs only half the price or sometimes less than the original price when you buy it with the compact) since most cushion refills from Amore Pacific has the same sizes it will definitely fit in this Laneige cushion case.
Coverage is light to medium. One to two layers already works nicely on concealing redness but not so well on dark spots. It is buildable but I honestly won't recommend to layer more because it has a tendency to look slightly cakey and it doesn't look very pleasing. XD Two layers of this still looks natural though.
This product claimed to have tight silicone elastomer that fills the gap between pores and soft focus powder, with an excellent diffused reflection that doubles the product's capability of coverage of pores and uneven skin tone. Like what they said, it does even out skin tone well but it doesn't completely covers pores. If you have huge pores, this won't help in fully covering it but will definitely make it look less visible. I suggest you use a primer that can help in covering pores underneath this for full pore coverage.
I have no way of checking if it's real but this product offers a SPF50+ PA+++ that gives your skin a strong protection against the harmful UV rays and sun damage. Be careful with flash photography though, I read somewhere that products with high SPF products tend to give white cast. I barely use flash when taking photos so that's not really a problem for me, what's important is that the high SPF can protect me from the sun. XD 
It has a semi matte finish right after application and turns into matte after a few minutes. This isn't good for people who has dry skin because it will, without a doubt, accentuate dry patches. I will advise to exfoliate first and then use this right after applying your favorite moisturizer or a moisturizing make up primer/base to make dry parts of your skin become less visible. This bb cushion also contains powerful dual powder formula, anti-darkening and sebum control, making your make up last long and without greasiness all day long. It is indeed long lasting but the "no greasiness all day long claim" is totally exaggerated lol. I didn't notice any oiliness on my nose (oiliest part of my face) for about 3-4 hours. My nose usually gets a little oily an hour after I apply other products so I'm quite impressed but then again, I apply a sunscreen underneath and it also serves as a make up base, making make up last even longer and I use a powder that prevents sebum a few minutes after applying the Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control so it probably got some help with the longevity and oil control from those products too. I love how long lasting this product is because it means I don't have to go through the trouble of reapplying. lol I'm very lazy.
So far, this bb cushion only has 3 shades. 13 True Beige, 14 Pink Beige and 21 Natural Beige. Shades are very limited and may not work for people with darker skin tone. I got 13 True Beige which is the lightest and it has quite yellow undertones to it and this shade suits my skin tone well. They claimed this to have a cooling effect but lol I honestly didn't feel anything, I'm not sure why. XD

Get yours here:
Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control SPF 50+ PA+++ 
 The product mentioned was sponsored by Jolse.  Opinions expressed are based on my own experience and 100% honest

Here are the links to my other cushion reviews:
The Face Shop Screen Cell Cushion
Innisfree Mineral Melting BB cushion
IOPE Air Cushion XP
I tried a lot more cushions from Etude, Hera, Innisfree, I just haven't had the chance to write a review yet. lol
I'm so tired. lol We've been going out a lot lately, it's fun but tiring.
Anyway, does any of you watch Pinocchio? lol It's going to end soon! :/ There aren't really any good dramas now. OTL I will try to watch Hyde, Jekyll and Me but I don't know.. I think it will be too cliche. lol I will start watching Misaeng now too! I don't really want to watch it before because I've read a lot of comments saying how sad it was and how it made them cry. lol Heavy dramas are not really my thing, I'd rather watch anime with a lot of blood shed than watch a heavy drama. lol Fortunately, my friend told me it's not a heavy drama so yay! I will watch it now. lol I should stop myself from typing before this get even longer lol I will post another review soon! :)

Have you tried any bb cushions before? Which one is your favorite and do you have any recommendation? :D

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  1. I just got this but haven't tried it out yet. Good to hear that it is generally a good cushion :) Thanks for the review!

  2. I would love to try this because it is being sold at my local target ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

  3. My skin has been pretty dry lately, so this might not suit me, though the fact that it's long-lasting and matte sounds good for the summer when my makeup usually tries to melt off under the heat! I need to try the anti-aging cushion I think. :P

    I definitely recommend Misaeng!! It's not heavy; it's relatable because of its characters and the work life scenarios, so I think when the characters feel upset, the viewer really empathises. Not a lot of dramas interest me these days, but I'm really enjoying Pride and Prejudice right now. Maybe it's because I'm a sucker for crime dramas haha.

  4. I've been watching Pinocchio on drama fever and loving it!!!

  5. Your blog so good !! ^^
    I hope that i can find this in my country

  6. Oh very cute cushion thanks for your detailed review, will be exciting read your upcoming reviews sweetie. I like the coverage of this product.

  7. I should probably be getting this instead of the Whitening version. Hmm~
    Mira |

  8. its too bad that this cushion does not come in my shade. I am dark/tan so i would need a #31, which a lot of korean brands do not release. >_<

    Chie | The Brown Eyed Fox

  9. The cushion packaging is so pretty and looks sophisticated *-* I want to try this cushion out but its too expensive and I'm not the type to wear bb cream everyday so it would be a waste because it would dry out so fast without actually using it OTL
    I really want to watch pinocchio but i still have to finish other dramas lol I'm always somewhat behind everyone when it comes to watching kdramas ㅠㅠ

    Mindy ♥

  10. I've just found your blog and I think it's really inspiring, it will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too, and if you want to follow, it will be a pleasure to follow you back! :) <3

    Fashion gets Fierce.

  11. I have the Iope Air cushion, and even though I have oily skin, it still acentuates the dry patches on my face, patches that I never even knew existed until applying it XD I might steer clear from this one then, but thank you for the review!

    Beauty Challenged

  12. Ohh this Cushion looks like it would have such a smooth and soft finish! ^ 3 ^

  13. Do you know where you can purchase more of the special air cushion puffs? I can't seem to find them anywhere! Thank you <3

  14. Great review, I just ordered one in color 21. First, I wasn't sure which to get Laneige pore control or IOPE, but decided for the Laneige because of the pore control function. You didn't mention shade 23 its darker than 21.


  15. Have you done any oil test on this laneige pore control bb cushion?

  16. Hi! Please have a review of your here cushion. I am tron between hera and laneige. your review might be a great help. Thanks in advance!


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