Now it’s been a while since I reviewed a Korean BB cushion – they were unfortunately buried so deep in my stash that I actually forgot I had them. I only unearthed them last week when my dad forcibly evicted all my paper bags of beauty stuff in order to clean the floor space beneath them (which makes up about 50% of my room hurhurhur). Evidence of hoarding issues aside, this is a BB cushion that I’m rather sure will be well-received by le ladies of Singapore. I mean – look at the name. It says “oil control” -cue eyes glazing over- I’m already half sold on it.
The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion
Shade V203 Natural Beige – It has a slight beigey tint. It also comes in shade V201 Apricot Beige.
The Packaging: Well, as you can see, it’s pretty much the usual format for a BB cushion – a compact with an inbuilt mirror, a tray for the sponge that also acts as the seal for preventing the bb cushion from drying out. The sponge is the usual aerated one. The size is also similar if not the same as all other cushions.
- Note: The refill for this CAN fit into Laneige’s casing. However, the Laneige refill CANNOT fit into The Face Shop’s casing.
The Scent: A pleasant refreshing fragrance that’s more on the mild side.
The Texture/Application: It’s lightweight and glides onto the skin super smoothly – in fact, it’s so light that I had to stare carefully at my skin to ensure that I had already covered that area on my face. When you first apply it, there’s a slight glow, but give it some time and it’ll settle down into a mostly-matte velvety smooth finish (kinda like a powdery finish). The coverage level is pretty decent – about medium to high, and covers the dark eye circles pretty well without the need for a concealer.
The Verdict: I’m rather impressed with this. First of all, it does, as its name claims, control oil pretty well. The face was generally free of the oil0shine, and I only needed to blot after 5-6 hours (compared with my usual 4 hours). What’s more, the blotting film wasn’t even fully soaked. All you really need is a sheet of tissue paper to dab away the excess shine. Secondly, it doesn’t oxidise, which is always a godsend in our climate. It doesn’t run either – it sets in place rather nicely. Even at the end of a work day, my skin still looked relatively okay (looking slightly made-up but with a natural finish). You can touch up with this after spending several hours in a cold dry airconditioned environment – even though your skin might be slightly dehydrated, it doesn’t look cakey and adds some moisture to the skin (hence the words “water cushion”). Overall, it’s one of the better BB cushions to come out from The Face Shop, and looks to be suitable for both dry-combi and oily-combi skin types. 🙂