I always need to have an SPF product underneath my makeup for my peace of mind. And ever since I started using my first cushion compact, I’ve swapped the dedicated sunscreen for these convenient, colored face bases that do the multitasking for me. My latest one is Laneige BB Cushion Whitening SPF 50+ PA+++ in 21N (PHP 1,320) that I got from Althea Korea.
Laneige BB Cushion Whitening
Quick Specs: 15 g (comes with a refill and replacement sponge) ; made in Korea
Once or twice a year, I like to make beauty wish lists to try and set a goal or budget for my beauty buys. Of course, half the list turn out to be lemmings, but it’s fun to see which products I want bad enough as to actually end up purchasing them. This year, I have 5 items on my list. They are:
You try the sample. You become a believer. You buy the full size. This doesn’t always happen to me as high prices or negative experiences can stop me dead on my tracks, but there are a few golden products that quiet my inner skeptic. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is one of them.
Water Sleeping Mask
When the Korean brands started taking over the local beauty scene, I went crazy right alongside the K-Pop fans to get my hands on the cutting-edge stuff. That was back in 2012, by the way. I got turned off them, because my perpetually sleep-deprived student self didn’t appreciate elaborate skincare routines that I simply didn’t have the time to slap on. Then I discovered the undertones of colored makeup and realized that I had been mistakenly using pink-undertone BB creams for years instead of the correct yellow. (And have you noticed how the majority of Korean BB creams are either pink-toned or too pale? Arg.) But why has the prodigal child returned?
I don’t know what’s changed in me, but I seem to be coming back to my voracious reader self these last two weeks. Does it have anything to do with my e-book reader suddenly going on the fritz, thus forcing me to pick up physical copies of books? Maybe. But I’m glad for these simple indulgences.
Speaking of indulgences and obsessions, I’ve been treating my skin to a luxurious Korean beauty and skincare line these last two weeks. I was fortunate enough to “inherit” a Laneige Essential Care Trial Set (PHP 1950) from Tellie, who was in the process of packing up for her Korean adventure when we last hung out. (To see her review of this same set, click HERE.) I figured I’d share my own experience, since we possess different skin types. (BTW, I have combination skin.)
Essential Care Trial Set (Light)