BB Cushion Review: Laneige vs. Hera

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BB cushion Hera and LaneigeMy morning makeup routine is pretty simple, mostly because I want to maximize time spent sleeping. Imagine my enthusiasm when I heard about BB Cushions, the awesome Korean beauty trend that combines coverage with sun protection with easy application! I made a short vlog this weekend comparing two BB cushions from Laneige (c/o) and Hera, and also compared the BB cushion to my usual favorite, the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer.

In a nutshell:

I LOVE the Laneige BB cushion and it is my new go-to for everyday wear! It takes around 5-10 minutes to apply to my whole face and provides medium coverage while feeling incredibly lightweight. Most of all, I love that it goes on with a matte finish, unlike the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer which can make my skin look very shiny or the Hera BB cushion which looks caked on and thick on my skin.

My few tips regarding BB cushions:

  • Moisturizer heavily beforehand because BB cushions will accentuate every piece of dry flaky skin on your face. I put on my Shiseido Benefiance night cream prior to BB cushion application, though I am thinking about switching to my Cerave AM Facial Moisturizer with SPF for the added broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
  • Remember to wear sunscreen in addition to the BB cushion because though the BB cushion claims SPF 50+ with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide (physical blockers), it is hard for you to get enough product on to actually get long lasting sun protection. I recommend the Cerave AM facial moisturizer or the Bare Minerals matte foundation powder with SPF 15.
  • Laneige also makes special BB cushions with anti-aging, whitening, and pore control properties. I haven’t tested these but would be very interested in trying the pore control ones. Any of you try these special ones before?

What is your experience with BB cushions? Do you have a favorite brand? Would love to hear your tips and tricks with this wonderful kbeauty product!

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