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Saturday, February 07, 2015

Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation Review

Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation

A little over a fortnight ago I received Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation and it was pointed out to me on Facebook that it actually borrows from Korean technology. Apparently cushion based foundations have been around in Korea for quite some while (around 2008) and much like the BB trend it is has taken quite some while for it to filter into the western world of cosmetics. Apparently the reasoning behind the springy, cushion based compacts make it not only easier to create a sheer, glowing veil of coverage but apparently it is easier to add nourishing, skin friendly ingredients to a cream product rather than your traditional liquid foundation. The more you know!

Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation
Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation
Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation

Let's forget the official blurb as it is somewhat confusing and let me explain the Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation. First of all it is a round, compact that not features a large round mirror, a silicone face sponge and a stand alone, sealed compartment. Within said compartment is a sponge, a bouncy, air and liquid filled sponge. It takes a little getting used to that's for sure. The idea is that you take the supplied applicator, gently press onto the liquid filled sponge and apply to the skin. Essentially Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation is where cream and liquid foundation technology combines. As a quick side note you do only have to purchase the compact once, after which you can purchase foundation refills.

Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation
Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation

Curiosity got the better of me and I simply had to dip a (clean) finger into the sponge, it is soaking wet with foundation yet never leaks or spills. Pretty clever. The foundation itself is lighter than air and feels cooling not to mention weightless on the skin. You would be forgive for assuming that the finish of the Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation would be super glowy, don't get me wrong it does add a certain radiance quality but it settles to a mostly, light naturally velvet almost matte finish. The coverage is light but buildable, at the most you will be able to achieve is a medium finish - it evens out the skin tone without masking the skin nor caking. For blemishes, dark circles et al you will require a concealer. The good news is that Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation blends seamlessly into the skin, you can use the supplied sponge (you must regularly wash this) or a brush should you wish. Next to no blending is needed, the wet liquid glides on to the skin without settling into enlarged pores, lines nor does it cling to dry areas; rather it creates a natural, light level of coverage that stays in place for a good 8 hours (even on oily complexions) more if combined with powder and primer. The formula also contains an SPF of 23 which isn't prone to flashing back in photography.

Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation
Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation
Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation

In my opinion the selling point of the Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation is the texture, I have never experienced anything quite so light and liquid like. It is not creamy which I initially thought it would be, rather it is wet, wetter than any other liquid foundation out there. If you are not a fan of foundation due to being able to sense it on the skin this could be the product you have been waiting for. There will be six shades in total once it launches, I have shade 3 which is a fairly yellow toned medium shade - somewhat comparable to NARS Barcelona.

Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation £29.50 and will launch on the 16th of February.

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26 comments:

  1. I use a korean brand one that is very similar to this. However it is hard to get hold of in the UK
    I'm excited to try out this one by Lancome and see how it compares :)

    Great review. I know I'll be popping out to pick this up when its available in store :)


    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

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  2. This looks so interesting, it looks like Aero chocolate up close haha!

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

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  3. Same as Ying - I used a Korean brand called Laneige where they launched it like perhaps, 3 years ago? It might be a similar one and I'd love to try it :)

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  4. I totally loved it!

    Kelly | www.Elegantic.nl ♥

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  5. This was a great review! So helpful, looks really interesting and I'm excited to try it out :) You said the coverage is light, do you think it could be buildable up to a medium coverage?

    http://candiddevon.blogspot.co.uk/

    Devon x

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  6. Found it in my local Boots today!! Was really surprised. Could book in for an appointment to try it too.

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  7. This looks really interesting, never seen anything like it! x
    ELEANORMAES

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  8. I was so glad that you reviewed this product! I recently watched Lisa Eldridge raving about some of her favorite Korean beauty inspired products, and these foundations certainly came to mind! I love a good light foundation in the spring and summer, so I am dying to try this product out. Thank you so much for the wonderful review! xo

    Colleen || http://leathervslace.com

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  9. Looks really interesting! I'm sure other brand will be bringing these out soon too.

    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  10. PERFECT
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  11. This stuff looks amazing, almost got a moose texture to it. Thanks for an amazing review on it !

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  12. This product looks incredible interesting! It's like somewhere between a cream and powder foundation. I actually want to try it out now, it looks luxurious and has a lovely finish by the looks of it.

    http://themakeup-gypsy.blogspot.com.au/

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  13. The fact that it doesn't cling to any dry patches is a huge plus! x

    FARFROMPERFECTIONXO

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  14. Looks so interesting. Great review!

    www.navellina.blogspot.com

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  15. I love using Make Up Bases which come in the form of Cushions! ^ ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  16. This looks amazing. Cant wait to try it!

    Emily x
    MrsGregory.net

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  17. I purchased a cushion foundation by Etude House not that long ago as I wanted to try Korean makeup. I am obsessed with it as you can build layers without a caky feeling. I am curious to try this one! ^_^xx

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  18. Great review! I saw this at the kicks website and became very curious, and this post makes me definitley wanting to try it. Thanks :)

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  19. This sounds really interesting, I can see this being a big trend this year (:
    ABlogByPhilippa

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  20. This looks so weird!! But it does look pretty good xx
    Love Vicki | victoriajanex

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  21. I'm glad that Lisa has brought these over from Korea! I would love to buy cushion products but I'm a little put off by the finish of this particular foundation!

    https://esrscreatives.wordpress.com/

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  22. Kiko also do a sponge compact, it's more affordable and just as lovely :)

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  23. I love the idea of cushion foundations and I am so glad that they have introduced them in the UK. I believe Lancôme and Kiko are the only two brands that are currently selling in the UK. The Lancôme cushion is meant to be more hydrating for the skin rather then Kiko which has a matte finish. I reckon this foundation would be great on dry skin types and I love the fact that it's so light on the skin! Great post!

    - www.thewordsofbeauty.co.uk

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  24. woww it looks so pigmented and style of packaging is so cute n unique
    http://www.chemimakeup.com/

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