i have always been wanted to inject some new element (other than food, travel & photography) into AntzWorLd. i didn’t know what to, until i had a conversation with my bff recently. beauty posts! i have touched on outfits, but never on makeup or skincare because this is not my forte, i don’t usually splurge on beauty items (although i know i should). so i’ll let the beauty junkie do the job. she owns crazy amounts of skincare and makeup so she definitely fits the post of Beauty Guest Blogger! so please welcome BlabberBee (yes i force her to come up with a bug-related cute moniker )!
BlabberBee is currently based in Ipoh, so we are preserving our long distance relationship via emails/whatsapp/facebook. here’s the deal, everything posted below is credited to her, the words and photos, and i’ll do the proofreading and photo editing and posting (because this is my forte). since she’s the user of the product, i’ll let her reply those comments regarding on the products! and those wordings in italic form is by me.
so yeah, let’s the guest blogger blabbering away! please be nice to her ya!
I have long heard about BB creams and all their “supposed” benefits to the skin compared to just foundations but I’ve never really had the urge to get myself one. Samples maybe but never spend on one as why do you need a product that gives you EVERYTHING from moisturizer to sunblock to foundation etc when you already have them all? I mean, Jack of all trades is a master of none right so I kinda doubt the effects BB creams have.
Never would I have thought I’d be proven wrong. Dead wrong at that. Just when I thought I’d never purchase one, I went on and splurged on LANEIGE Snow BB Soothing Cushion No. 21 Natural Beige.
My foundation was near its end and so I was looking for a replacement (me being adventurous always love trying new things, especially cosmetics and skincare. Oh the money spent!) when I was introduced to LANEIGE Snow BB Soothing Cushion by my sister in law. Her friend is a loyal subject to this product since forever. It supposedly made her look naturally radiant without looking “made up”. And so I was VERY INTERESTED (she’s interested in EVERYTHING anyway ) as who doesn’t like faking the au naturel look right? I wanna look effortlessly natural like Song Hye Kyo (LANEIGE endorser), like I was born with it. Thank you.
So here it is:
Each box comes with a refill of the same shade so its already a money saver! *Plus point*
Packaging is plastic and quite bulky but since its lightweight, I can forgo the bulkiness. =P It also comes with a separate compartment for the sponge so hygiene was kept at its best as well as to preserve the active ingredients and their functionality. *Plus point again*
The sponge comes in an attractive color (Yaya, I have never come across a blue one ok >.<) and I like that it’s different from the normal blah cream to white sponges. This sponge is pretty good in preventing wastage of product as it doesn’t leave the excess in the sponge. By pressing firmly onto your skin after initial application, the sponge can release excess product that you can layer on. *Seriously, how many plus points that you can be awed by in one product?*
Replacement of refill can be done with a push of the current refill at the back and place a new one securely with a clicking sound to fasten it properly and firmly.
The cream is in this porous cushion that gives the “ooh lala” effect that we are so looking forward to experiencing. LANEIGE claims that the air pump in the cushion contains air bubbles for thin and skin-friendly makeup. Conclusion= Lightweight makeup achieved! By gently pressing the sponge onto the cushion, an appropriate amount of product can be obtained for application.
1) Each press discharges the right amount of product that gives me light to medium coverage (medium can be achieved through layering of product. Scars and dark circles can be covered with concealer . Setting of product can be done with primer and loose powder (I’m currently using LANEIGE Makeup Primer Sebum Control and Satin Finish Loose Powder. Reviews on them soon!)
2) Patting of sponge onto face leaves a soothing sensation and ensures no overboarding with application. (First time trying “patting” motion of cream onto face. Loved the less-is-better result). Lightweight feel makes it irresistibly tempting to apply everyday for casual outings.
3) Has five active ingredients for Whitening + Sunscreen + Sweat-proof + Soothing + Makeup in one container.
Whitening – Contains White Plus Renew Complex TM for bright and clear skin.
Sunscreen – SPF50+ PA+++ formula blocks UV rays. (Photo-friendly as it doesn’t leave whitish finish in photos)
Sweatproof & Makeup – High molecules against sweat and sebum form a network (elastic barrier) on the surface of makeup to hold makeup and UV screen for longer time even with one layer.
Soothing – The refreshing soothing sensation reduces the skin temperature to refresh skin after being fatigued by heat. The soothing sensation is best in hot and humid environments and allows a refreshed feeling when correcting makeup.
4) Long lasting as the product stays on my skin even after 6-8 hours! Not cakey even with layering. No blotting needed really for my oily skin throughout the day. No touch ups is definitely A-ok with me!
1) A bit bulky to be kept in your makeup pouch.
2) Unable to keep track of how much product left as you will only know when it runs dry.
3) Due to the light to medium coverage, a separate foundation is needed for full coverage.
End result, a natural look with radiant glow is achieved. Will I repurchase? Heck yeah! Not a fan of BB creams but this product has turned me into a BB-creamaliever! LOL! And its definitely a STEAL with the current promotional price!
Additional info for care of sponge:
Keep the sponge clean all the time and gently massage it in lukewarm water with neutral detergent or cleanser to wash it.
Rinse thoroughly until the detergent is washed away, release all moisture, and dry completely in a shadowy place. This way, you can use it for an extended period of time.
Price: RM145 (Promotion price RM120)
Comes in 4 shades.
Available at all LANEIGE’s counter.
BlabberBee buzzing off!
i hope you enjoy reading it as muchy as other food/travel posts! I think she did it well, a berry detailed review i would say, even more than my food reviews =.=. show some support guys and do comment on what we need to improve on! there’s no photo of her trying on the product because she’s shy. we’ll see how things going in the future! thank you for reading!