Now I know I’m usually all jolly and merry (with a happy belly), but this morning, I’m in such a grumpy angsty mood – in fact, the only way anyone can outdo me is if they were to simultaneously break all their lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes at the same time while having a strand of hair stuck down their bum crack. Gah. you may call me Grumpolas.
The source of my angst: I was in a slow-moving cab heading to work when I got stuck behind a slow-moving bus. And then a slow-moving car. And finally, a slow-moving rubbish truck. And guess what? It all took place at 5.30am, when there’s usually no traffic. Gah. Like Evita, my wallet is singing “Don’t cry for me, you can’t eat pizza”. Or something something.
I’m lethargic when I’m in bed (well, who isn’t?), but when it comes to work, I’m all about efficiency and speed. Similarly, I expect my makeup items to perform the same (high standards considering they’re innate objects). BB cushions are one item that thankfully up the convenience factor when it comes to applying base makeup.
Refill retails for SGD$38.90
1 hour after application – yes yes, I know, grumpy face much. Lips dabbed with a very very light layer of Aritaum’s Honey Melting Tint
- By now, the packaging shouldn’t be a stranger to you (if you’ve been reading my blog, or are into Korean beauty products).
- It’s a compact that has a case that acts as a puff holder and also “seals in” the moisture of the cushion (to avoid it evaporating).
- There’s no scent to the product.
- When you first apply it, it comes across as being somewhat matte, but somehow morphs into a mostly-dewy finish.
- It’s easy to apply and blend, but there’s no need to drag the puff across the face – apply it with gentle dabbing-patting motions.
- It sets in very easily and leaves no streaking.
- Finish: Mostly dewy (about 7.5 dewy: 2.5 matte). It brightens up the skin, but it also has that dewiness (a rather “damp” finish) that resulted in my hair strands getting temporarily stuck on the face if the wind blew. The corners of the nose and the undereyes also look slightly shiny because of the dewiness.
- Coverage: I’d give it about 6.8/10. It covers most blemishes with just 1-2 layers, but you’ll need to pat on more layers for the dark eye circles.
- Wear time: Sadly, this starts to oxidise after about 4 hours – I could see oxidised makeup combining with facial oil around the chin and the corners of the nose, leaving patchy makeup. It starts to melt away after about 4-5 hours as well – don’t leave home without your touch-up items.
- Thankfully, the cheek area doesn’t become super dry after a long wear time.
I’d say this is a cushion for those with drier skintypes, or are residing in countries with drier climates. A combination of Singapore’s humid climate and my oily combi skin just doesn’t sit well with this Cushion Screen Cell. Sad face. For now, looks like my favourites will still remain as Laneige’s Pore Control BB as well as IOPE’s Air Cushion XP. 🙂