Review: VDL Metal Cushion Foundation

I love a good oxymoron – smart ass, bittersweet, living dead, deeply superficial, and the latest one – metal cushion. But you know what? In the world of beauty, I guess new boundaries are being crossed everyday. Plus, as long as the product is an awesome one, I really wouldn’t mind if you called it Potato Fanny Shosha. Hah.

VDL Metal Cushion FoundationVDL Metal Cushion Foundation

 

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation (1)

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation (2)

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation (3)Push down gently on the metal plate and the foundation will rise up through the holes

 

 

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation (4)It looks all so pretty with the little dotted flower right!? But after application.. it’s meh.

 

 

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation (5)Shade A201

 

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation (6)

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation shadesPhoto of the other shades taken from the internet

 

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation sohee

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation info

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation (7)

VDL Metal Cushion Foundation (8)Like the gradation lips? I used Innisfree Creamy Lip Mousse as a base and applied some Laneige Water Drop Tint on top. The dark eye circles are somewhat concealed with a thin layer of Shiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector πŸ˜€

 

 

I say…

Well this is a first – a metal cushion instead of your usual spongy types.

  • It comes in the usual compact casing, although this is very slightly higher than the Laneige, IOPE, Hera ones by about 3mm.
  • The puff is the same as the other brands’ puffs.
  • It does essentially work in the same way though – push downwards on the metal plate (like how you would with the usual bb cushions) with your application puff. The foundation will be dispensed via the very miniscule holes on the plate, and your puff will pick up the product and you can apply it to your face.
  • However, the holding plate for the puff is a tighter fit than the other brands. This means that with extended usage over time, your puff will naturally get flatter and wide, and won’t be able to fit as snugly into the holding plate.
  • If you try to jam the puff in, it could result in the metal plate being depressed, which means you’ll be dispensing foundation unknowingly, and your puff will just be soaking it up.
  • The foundation has a slight powdery fragrance which is pleasant.
  • Its consistency is relatively watery and not thick, which makes it feel very lightweight on the skin. In fact, its consistency is pretty similar to any BB cushion.
  • There’s a good glow factor to this product, but not overly shiny so I don’t end up looking oily.
  • In fact, it gives a pretty healthy sheen to the face.
  • The coverage is also pretty good – I’d rate it a medium/high coverage.
  • It lasts about 4 hours before oxidisation sets in at the chin and the corners of the nose. After some dabbing with the tissue, I touched up the makeup and it was more or less as good as new (albeit a little drier).
  • After the first touch-up, I found that it was more prone to oxidisation, this time, after just 2.5 hours.
  • Beauty tip: To ensure that your touch-up stays on longer, apply some facial mist before touching up. (especially if you’ve been in an aircon environment for the entire morning).
  • Yes it’s refillable.
  • No the refill is not interchangeable with Laneige, IOPE, Hera, Etude House or Innisfree.

 

I’d recommend this based on its glow factor – but make sure that you don’t wear it for more than 4 hours if you’ve got combi-oily-dry skin like mine. All other skin types, go forth and purchase!

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Review: VDL Metal Cushion Foundation

  1. Pingback: Review: Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control | Because every part of you can be beautiful, even your buns

  2. Hi do you like this Vdl cushion more or the sulwhasoo cushion? I just bought the sulwhasoo but coverage is a little thin. Is Vdl more coverage and does it break you out?

  3. Hi,
    Your review is so helpful since I plan to buy this one. I wonder what are the difference between this cushion and laneige pore control bb cushion? And which one would you prefer more? Thank you.

    • Hi lynn, VDL is slightly “heavier” in the sense that it’s closer to a cream vs Laneige’s BB cushion which is more “liquid” and “watery” and therefore more lightweight. It depends on the type of texture you want. Plus, Laneige Pore Control BB cushion has a slightly stronger oil control factor with a semi-matte finish while VDL has a more dewy / moist finish. When I was in Korea, I prefer the moist ones, while in Singapore, I prefer the pore control ones πŸ™‚

      • Thank for your reply. I do like light-weight type of bb cream. But the reason that make me hesitate to buy laneige pore control is I don’t know whether it will show the dry patch. Although I have combination skin and a little more oily in summer, I have acne and sometime the area around them are just flaky πŸ˜₯

  4. Hi I was wondering if this compact is able to be opened and refilled? I like making my own bb cream but this seems much more hygienic then a typical cushion compact.

    • Hello! unfortunately I’ve already finished this and thrown it away so I cannot confirm if it’s a refillable item. On the bright side, there is a new and improved version of this, and that one is refillable – review to come soon! πŸ™‚

  5. Pingback: Review: VDL Beauty Metal Cushion Foundation (2015 upgraded version) | beautifulbuns : a beauty, travel & lifestyle blog

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