The BB Cushions, created by Korean Dermatologists, have taken the beauty world by storm. The BB Cushion is a must-have skincare cum cosmetic product in every girl’s make-up pouch. This Korean wave is so huge that all cosmetic giants rush to launch their own BB Cushion so as not to lose out in this segment of the beauty market.
Dior Cosmetics, one of my personal favourite beauty brands, launched its Bloom Perfect BB Cushion with SPF coverage of 50 PA+++, which is one of the highest in the industry. The texture is light and glides on easily on your skin. The product also helps to even out skin tone and diminishes dark spots.
Cosmetic giant, Estee Lauder, followed suit, launching its Estee Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB this Spring/Summer 2016. Estee Lauder, known for its legendary foundation, created a BB Cushion with medium to full coverage. The product is long-wearing and comes in a dark-blue compact which can easily be stored in your cosmetic pouch. If you prefer to have a matte finishing, complete the look with a dab of loose powder and you are ready to go!
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, a skincare and cosmetic line which inspires natural and effortless beauty did not want to be left out in the BB Cushion market and launched its Skin Cushion Compact Foundation which comes in 6 shades. It is incredibly lightweight but gives the coverage of a liquid foundation. It also gives the face a natural and soft finish in a single application. If you want to cover up your pores, remember to apply Bobbi Brown Cosmetics’ Skin Smoothing Pore Perfector before you apply the BB Cushion.
The History Of Whoo Skincare and Cosmetic range was commissioned by the National Government of Korea in collaboration with LG Household and Healthcare to create a luxury skincare and cosmetic range which personifies Korean traditional beauty formulas used by Korean empresses. Most Asian cosmetic brands create BB Cushions with a whitening effect because Asian skin is prone to pigmentation caused by the production of melanin. The main ingredient in The History Of Whoo’s Gongjinhyang Seol Whitening & Moisture Glow Cushion Foundation is Seol Whitening & Moisture Cream which contains ingredients ‘Chilhyangpalbaeksan’ and wild chrysanthemum extract to brighten and whiten the skin whilst providing intensive hydration. The BB Cushion has a smooth texture and brightens the skin tone as soon as it is applied.
Finally, the Perfecting Cushion from Sulwhasoo was a huge success when it was launched internationally. The Perfecting Cushion has garnered legion of fans because one of the main ingredients, the Apricot Kernel Oil, works to promote collagen formation in the skin, improving skin elasticity and not to mention its formidable anti-aging benefits. The Perfecting Cushion launched its brightening version called the Perfection Cushion Brightening which uses magnolia extract to reduce discolouration, promoting a more even skin tone. Sulwhasoo’s unique purified water with licorice extract helps to cleanse the skin further, giving a clearer and brighter complexion.
By Karen Lee (@cadencharlessg)