Thailand is certainly coming into their own when it comes to beauty brands – there’s Gino McCray, Siam Botanicals, Erb, Bisous Bisous, and now, Mille Beaute that boasts a rather girly and cutesy brand image.
Mille Beaute Whitening Oil Control Cushion Matte Coverage
Face: Shade 21, Mille Beaute Whitening Oil Control Cushion Matte Coverage, Cheeks: Bisous Bisous Rainbow Cluster Blusher
The Packaging: A glossy-finish compact with the usual airlock tray that holds the sponge, inbuilt mirror.
The Scent: Surprisingly, none. (based on its sweet pink and overall girly brand image, I was expecting a sweet floral scent. but hey, no loss here).
The Texture/Finish: Though the name says matte finish, it’s not a full-on matte finish. There’s a slight dewiness to the finish (say about 20% radiance, 80% matte). Over time, the matteness becomes more pronounced (10%: 90% matte). It covers most blemishes and dark eye circles.
The Verdict: Generally, a pretty decent cushion that does its job well. It covers, conceals, and provides some slight radiance. That said, because of its matte finish/oil control qualities, it does tend to get a little patchy sometime after 4 hours or so in a dry airconditioned interior. The bright side is that it does not oxidise and mesh together with the skin’s sebum though. Considering that it is made in Korea, I think it’s safe to say it comes from the OEMs of certain big Korean brands, which means it’s pretty “safe” in that sense that there’s R&D backing. The downside that it only comes in 2 shades (21, 23), and it may not be that suitable for drier-skintypes that require more hydration and moisture. Note that it also doesn’t have the same resurfacing and skin-smoothing effect that Laneige’s Anti-Ageing BB cushion has. For a fledgling brand, thus far, Mille Beaute’s products have yet to disappoint me – check out my reviews for Mille Beaute Versailles Rosy Blusher in Jolie Rose and Mille Beaute French Kiss de Star Lipstick in Ruby Crush.