Sunday, January 29, 2017

CUSHION BB | Dior DreamSkin Perfect Skin Cushion SPF 50

Sephora description:

What it is: 
A compact of tinted skin care that blurs imperfections and helps to minimize visible signs of aging while you're on the go, leaving skin looking flawless and luminous while protecting with SPF 50. 

Solutions for: 
- Uneven skintone 
- Dullness and uneven texture 
- Pores 

If you want to know more… 
This complexion perfector features the correcting power of Dreamskin within a portable case to activate, enhance, and protect skin. Upon application, its luxurious texture perfectly fuses with the skin to unify in transparency and improve the appearance of redness, shine, and pores. Skin is left refreshed, luminous, and beautiful. 

What else you need to know:
To create this revolutionary formula, Dior Science combined two powerful, active ingredients from the Dior Gardens: longoza and opilia. These potently natural active ingredients contain antiaging and protective properties that combat lines, dark spots, redness, and lack of glow. Cultivated in the Dior Gardens in Madagascar, longoza is an orange-red fruit encapsulating regenerative active powers that support the natural regeneration of skin cells. Opilia comes from the Dior Gardens in Burkina Faso, beautifying and perfecting the balance of the skin.

Before | After
No moisturizer applied

4 hr check in

Natural looking
Easy to apply / blend
Doesn't make my skin oily

Smells the same as the Laneige BB cushion (review here, see below)
Sheer coverage

Very expensive

$82 for two 0.5 oz sponges

Historically I haven't been a fan of any of my cushion BB creams (reviews here). They don't seem to set without powder, and always start looking cakey after a few hours, so naturally I prefer liquid foundations or BB creams. I purchased the Dior one after seeing Tati on Youtube talk about it, she seems to really like it saying that it firms the skin and makes the skin look more flawless.
Personally I'm not in love with it yet, but I do like tinted sunscreens that are not cakey looking, which this is. Unfortunately my pores may be a bit too big to take advantage of all the silicones in their formula, but at least it doesn't make my pores look worse.

I've been using this the past couple days and it really keeps my skin looking nice throughout the day. The coverage isn't great but I enjoy using it


Would I recommend it?
If you're into luxury makeup.

If you're familiar with BB cushions, you know they originated from Korea. The Dior one is no exception since it's "made in Korea." When I took it out of the packaging I thought it strongly resembled the Laneige one I have, and ofc it's identical except for the color and print.

Considering how similar the scents are, I looked into the ingredients between Dior and Laneige out of curiosity.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Arbutin, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Yeast Extract, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Magnesium Sulfate, Melia Azadirachta Extract, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Disteardimonium Hectorite, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Lecithin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isostearic Acid, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/Stearyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499, Fragrance


I got a bit cross-eyed trying to read this, but I highlighted the few ingredients that stuck out to me. Presumably they use the same base, but the ingredients are in different orders. The Dior one is thinner, sheerer and doesn't make my skin look oily. The Dior one supposedly have the DreamSkin formula, which supposedly makes your pores look minimized and skin perfected.

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