About three months ago, I was on the hunt for a wallet-friendly, but good BB cushion foundation. I did my research on several BB cushions, most were out of my league as they were either from Korea (I would have to wait approximately one month to obtain them) or super expensive. I almost shelled out $80 CDN for IOPE’s BB cushion at one of the Asian supermarkets here in Calgary, but decided that it wasn’t worth it as I could pay much less if I could wait a month. I had something going on where I wanted to test out the BB cushion in advance, but I was too late to the game….
…and then I cruised through my trusty Shoppers Drug Mart one day and saw THIS:
It was only about $20 CDN, so I thought it was a good deal as I was looking for something that was not going to cost me a lot of money. I also wanted something that was in-stock, and there it was, right in front of me because I was going on a business trip in a few weeks and I wanted my makeup to look good!
I immediately tested it out the next day and I must admit, the first impression wasn’t the greatest. My expectations were a little too high though, I was hoping for a foundation with medium coverage. I tested out for few more days and it has grown on me. It’s easy to build up to a medium coverage, but it can look cakey. For light coverage, it’s perfect but I still needed to use concealer.
Without BB cushion
With the BB cushion 😀 Notice how there are still red spots where I didn’t use concealer, but went over with the BB cushion
It’s super lightweight, which I absolutely adore. Very easy to travel around with and it’s not messy nor does it leak from the packaging.
I enjoy wearing this on a daily basis as it’s easy to touch up with and it’s super light. It really feels like you have no makeup on and I don’t think it’s obvious that you’re wearing foundation either.
I don’t really like the design on the packaging as it reminds me of a cushioned seat cover… if it had polka-dots or was plain & simple, I would probably like it more. I do think that this design allows it to be more durable when traveling, and protects the product inside.
I quite enjoy the super sealing cover inside. It acts as a barrier between the puff (sorry, mine is getting quite dirty as you can see I use it quite often!) and the foundation andkeeps the foundation from drying out.
I would highly recommend this BB cushion if you’re looking for something that isn’t too expensive, lasts long, provides light/medium coverage and is lightweight. It’s great for people who don’t like wearing foundation all the time and just want an even base for their everyday makeup.
Disclaimer: Product is not sponsored and was my own purchase. My review is my honest thoughts 🙂