Mar 13, 2015

Lancôme Miracle cushion foundation


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Happy Friday my lovelies!!
I don't know how many of you have jumped in the trend of cushion foundation, but I have read many great reviews on it, and finally decided to try it. I've got shade 02 Beige rosé.
Lately I felt  the need to go for a lighter foundation, but still keeping the glow. I could have opted for any of the gazillion BB creams out there, but since I was so intrigued by the "cushion" thing I though why not?


Cushion foundations is nothing but a special sponge soaked in a very, very liquid foundation. The fact that this foundation is almost as liquid as water would make it very difficult to handle in any other form. It is supposed to be applied with a pad or a sponge.



Lancôme foundation comes with a pad for application and retouches, but reading other bloggers experiences I have decided to use a beauty blender for application (much easier to clean for me) and leave the pad for retouches on the go. 
I have been wearing this foundation for about ten days now and I can say I like it although it is not my "Holy Grail" foundation.

Left: no foundation - Right: Miracle cushion foundation

What I have liked:
  • Natural appearance. It blends beautifully in the skin leaving a very natural look.
  • Custom coverage. You can get very light, light or medium coverage from it. It depends on how much product you apply. This is possible thanks to its translucency.
  • Dewy finish. I prefer this finish to matte or mattifying formulas because of my dry-ish type of skin. 
  • It wears nicely. It doesn't oxidize or change colour during the day. Its staying power is quite decent too, I'd say it looks fine for 8 hours on me, then it starts to "fade". But then, I never powder my face a lot, I'm sure that would help prolonging the wear.
  • Practical. Easy to carry and to apply literally everywhere you go.

What I haven't liked:
  • The shades range. Although it is translucent and lets your own skin colour show through, allowing for it to match with many skin tones  I think the range of shades available is not large enough. I somehow find 02 Beige rosé a bit "orange-y"and would have appreciated a light-medium shade with a more neutral or yellow undertone. 
  • It transfers. Yes, this might be the main reason why I would not buy this foundation again. It transfers to my clothes, phone, or whatever I approach to my face even if I'm only wearing a very small amount of it :(

That being said, I quite like the concept of cushion, and although I may not buy the Lancôme Miracle cushion recharge in the future, I think I might try other brands in the future.

Have you jumped into the "cushion" trend yet? What are your thoughts about it? Let it all out!!

Love, 
Nati

24 comments

  1. I don't have such foundations. You were looking very well in this one in the photo!

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  2. The idea sound good, But Im am not confortable with liquid foundation :)
    como estas?

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    1. claro, es cuestión de gusto, conozco quien ha probado mineral foundations y nunca más ha querido nada de líquido!
      yo estoy bien, gracias un poco atareada ultimamente, he visto tu email, te responderé esta noche. Besitos.

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    2. Liquido, me da comezón por eso.

      Bien espero tu email :)

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  3. The one reason why I have yet to buy this is like you said, transfers. That is a huge no no for me especially I carry my little one quite often (he's teething so needs lots of comfort the month or so and I think his 3rd teeth is on the way :-( )

    Great review, Natalia and wishing you a lovely weekend!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity


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    1. Hi Shireen! if you're carrying your baby a lot, then I would definitely not recommend it. I hug m "big" boy a lot and this foundation ended on his clothes every time, arrrghhhh. But the cushion is a nice concept, I might try an asian brand in the future.

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  4. Looks good on, very subtle effect. :-)

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    1. it looks natural indeed :)

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  5. i love the natural effect on u
    I havent tried the cushion trend yet but everybody is talking about it :)

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    1. If you get the chance you should try it! I have loved both the concept and the formula. I might try another brand in the future.

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  6. Hace bastante que vengo viendo este formato de bases, sobre todo coreanas, me dan mucha curiosidad, ademas el packaging suele ser muy lindo. La verdad te queda preciosa, una cobertura muy suave pero hace mucha diferencia; que lastima que transfiera, creo que seria ideal si no fuera por eso. Besos Nati!

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    1. si, Melina la verdad que he de encontrarle una solución. Estoy probando empolvar más el rostro (aunque no me beneficia)
      besitos!

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  7. Nunca he probado un maquillaje en ese formato pero la verdad es que me llama mucho la atención, ¡a ver si me animo!

    Muack!

    Amparo

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    1. pues es el último trend, y da buenos resultados en cuanto al acbado natural!
      besos.

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  8. Yeah, the main drawback for me is that the shades all look so orange... I doubt I'll find a shade that's yellow enough for me.

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    1. well, you are right when you're right!!
      but I must say, the formula is quite sheer, so it doesn't really look "orange" on the face, even if it does on the sponge. However, I'm with you I would have appreciate a more yellow toned shade.

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  9. looks really nice, very delicate and subtle :)

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    1. it looks really natural :)

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  10. Noooo, i due aspetti negativi sono determinanti nel non comprare questo prodotto :(

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    1. si, purtroppo. e dire che io non ho la pelle grassa dunque non è perquesto che il colore trasferisce... che dire!

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  11. Il cushion system mi ha attratta fin dall'inizio, volevo buttarmi su uno di quelli originali coreani. Però sono un po' difficile io coi fondotinta quindi senza provarli ho paura di sprecare soldi. E' liquido tipo la L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint secondo me? Quella mi piace molto come consistenza ma su di me rimane tanto visibile, sembra che metto un'intera confezione di fondotinta ogni volta. Come se rimanesse in superficie senza fondersi con la pelle :(

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    1. Simona ho avuto la l'oréal nude magique bb cream, ma non l'eau de teint, dunque non saprei dire. La consistenza è appena piu densa dell acqua, dunque molto, molto, líquida. Impossibile d'applicare con le dita o i penelli, perciò ci vuole la spugnetta. Questa si fonde bene con la pelle. Quasi da non percepirsi, ma c'è. Io applico con la spugna bagnata (beauty blender) è forse quello che la fa trasferire?

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  12. Ohhh I really hate it when foundations transfer! Although in my case, all of them do (some more than others). By the way, how are you doing with your pregnancy and all? :)

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