I’ve really been into light makeup lately.
For the past few months I’ve been doing Fitbody Bootcamp here in Winnipeg and one of the reasons I love it so much is because the classes are only half an hour. I really love morning classes, but sometimes it’s tough to get up so early. These classes are great because I can get up at 7 a.m., get there for 7:30 a.m., and then be home by 8:15 a.m. I work at 9 a.m., so I usually have to hustle, but I still make it there on time.
As soon as I get home I’ll usually jump in the shower and take a two-minute body shower, but that doesn’t leave me with a lot of time to do my makeup. As a result, I’ll usually just throw on some BB or CC cream, some mascara, and fill in my brows. Because of that I’m now on the lookout for some fab BB or CC creams, so you can imagine my excitement when I received the Laneige BB Cushion Hydra Radiance SPF 50.
This BB cream, available in six shades, provides five benefits for your skin. It evens out skin tone and enhances radiance with their exclusive Melacrusher brightening technology; it instantly moisturizes skin with infused micro pearls; ensures long-lasting hydration and a luminous finish thanks to double-coated pigments; provides a natural, flawless complexion, and a buildable coverage; and protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays thanks to the added SPF 50.
In case you aren’t familiar with Laneige, this is a Korean beauty brand mostly known for its skincare products. Because of that, it’s a no-brainer that this product includes so many great benefits for your skin.
I received the shade No.21 Beige, which is the second lightest colour. I do have to admit that it is a touch too light for my skin, but I’m going to love this in the wintertime since it’ll suit me better and it will help my skin during our cold, dry winters. The product comes in a compact, which opens up to a mirror and a puff. The actual product is below a cover and is very bouncy when you put your sponge on it. I’ve used similar products before so I was familiar with how to apply this. I also want to say that you also get a refill, so at C$49, this is a great value (you essentially get two products).
This BB cream is quite light. It does give me a touch of coverage, but nothing like the IT Cosmetics CC Cream. I think the draw with this BB cream is definitely the skincare properties and then the fact that it gives you a little bit of coverage is a nice bonus. It would be really great for a beach vacation or for those who don’t like wearing a lot of makeup, but still want something on your skin.
So would I recommend it? Like I said, there is major bang for your buck with this since you get that refill in the package. Laneige does make amazing skincare products, and the fact that it’s K-Beauty is definitely a selling factor. I have tried better BB creams, but I’ll still be wearing this into the fall months and as we transition into winter. I also want to mention that it is very long-wearing; it didn’t fade through a sweaty step class, which is really saying something.
If you’re looking for a new BB cream or something light on the skin, then I would definitely look into this one. I know I’ll be wearing this lots as we head into the colder months.
What’s your favourite BB cream?
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