I was really thrilled when I got this in the mail (my local body shop didn’t stock it) because I had tried the Lacome cushion – which is really good – but since going cruelty free I would not repurchase. So here I am beyond exited for a cruelty free cushion foundation I could easily get my hands on only to find it doesn’t work for me.
How it went:
a massive compact, that feels slippery as if oil came trough (bad on the go) but mirror inside (great on the go) sponge applicator in black is very nice. Product is under a white net to push trough.
formula is a bit watery, feels light
My skin at the moment:
quite normal, a few leftover breakouts
at first this feels really fresh and wet on the skin but as I tried to work it in with the sponge it went patchy – with fingers it went cakeface so I tried with a real techniques buffing brush and it went a bit better but also streaky, not really setting. Then I noticed it going into (bear with me here I’m 28) the fine lines on my forehead and around my eyes. I applied it once on top of my SPF (Clinique dark spot defense) the other times on clean, moisturized face.
So me after 3 applications: I want to love this but HOW??
I wanted to test this out seriously but couldn’t bring myself to apply it this morning, because as anyone else on this planet I have no time to fuss around a product I don’t like to use and try it with a different primer or else – no, for 20€ you better work on your own.
The one good thing: if this works for you texture wise and you have a ghost-like skin color, the lightest shade 01 Fuji Peony will probably match you quite well, but please test it in store. This has a light coverage and is quite moisturizing.
this btw is my sad forehead at 100% zoom only five minutes after application 😭
If you have dry, pale skin rather try the the BB-Cream by GOSH, really nice and creamy for autumn and winter or if you don’t mind not cruelty free brands, the Diorskin nude BB creme and Lancome miracle cushion are also very good.
On a happier note: with the cushion I also ordered the chinese ginseng mask which I very much loved on first application and will test out further to give you a full review next week.
Ingredients: the body shop, Fresh Nude Cushion Foundation
Aqua, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Octocrylene, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Titanium Dioxide, Nylon-12, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Methicone, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Sorbitan Oleate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polypropylsilsesquioxane , Parfum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Propylene Glycol, Rosa Alba Flower Extract , Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbic Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate. [+/- CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499]