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Monday 16 February 2015

Lancôme Miracle Cushion - Review

The Product.

Now, I'm not generally one to be experimental when it comes to bases and foundations; I'm a safe (some might say dull) make-up user, sticking to the things I trust to keep my skin feeling and looking as healthy as it can. I know many people have numerous foundations which they switch between depending on the circumstance, but that's not me. I have one foundation for all occasions, and I don't stray for fear that my skin may throw a tantrum, usually in the form of extreme dryness. However, when this new product; 'Miracle Cushion' - a Liquid Compact from Lancôme fell into my lap, or through my letterbox to be more precise, I concluded that I didn't have anything to lose by trying it out. Lancôme itself is a brand I trust, and being a frequent user of their Hypnose mascara, it didn't seem like too much of a risk.

An already popular product in Asia (hence the 'SPF 23' - this may seem like a bizarre number, but the levels of SPF are more specific in Asia) the Miracle Cushion sits somewhere between a foundation and a BB Cream. Honestly, I don't feel qualified to tell you whether I agree with that description or not, as I always wear very light foundations and always find BB Creams too heavy - BUT, I can certainly tell you how it looks and feels. We'll get to that part in a moment. 

The 'miracle cushion' itself is the sponge-like material inside the pot that holds the product itself, and the applicator is a small rounded spongey-cushiony-thing, to use the technical term - although I'm sure a brush could also be used. The liquid foundation that lives within the cushion is touted as being weightless, easily to build, fresh and glowing, with lasting hydration to boot. So, if you're a fan of the fresh, dewy look (with my skin verging on dry, I am!) what more could you ask for? 

Summary & Benefits.

- Dewy/Glowy Finish 
- Lasting Hydration
-Easily Portable
- Weightless Feel
- Buildable Coverage
- SPF 23 (not 22, not 24... 23.)
- The cushiony-spongey-thing is fun to poke

My Thoughts.

This foundation was a lot easier to apply than I'd expected initially - I've become an expert in putting my makeup on quickly and even as a new, unfamiliar product this took me no time at all. I'd personally say that the coverage was 'medium' - not hugely sheer but not opaque either - honestly, it's difficult for me to say as the shade I'm wearing '01 Pure Porcelaine' is a couple of shades too dark for me, making it hard for me to judge. They currently only have six shades available, and I'm wearing the lightest here which is too dark - so, for me that's a downside - but for all you non-vampiric people, you'll be fine. However, I do agree that it applied smoothly, didn't cling to any dry areas and does have a beautiful dewy finish, despite being a bit too orange for my face - but we'll ignore that. I was also surprised at how literally weightless it did feel. You hear the phrase 'weightless makeup' thrown around all the time, but once I'd applied this I genuinely didn't feel like I had any makeup on. Overall, I'm impressed with this product and if/when Lancôme create some lighter shades, I'd certainly add it to my makeup collection!

If you fancy giving this product a go, you can pick it up for £30 at Selfridges, here.

This post is not sponsored by Lancôme. I felt like doing some writing and this product just so happened to be my chosen subject - Lancôme did send me the product to try out, but that does not mean I am under any obligation to post a review, negative or positive. As always, these are my honest opinions.


  1. Great review, Arabella :) This cushion foundation has really intrigued me. I may have to go pick it up x

  2. Wonderful review! These cushion foundations have been very popular in South Korea so I'm happy to see Western companies jumping onto the bandwagon now.

  3. I'm a mahoosive Lancome fan, their foundation ultra 24 is my daily product.Hopefully this will come in lighter shades! ( I'm a vampire too)

  4. This looks lovely and great review. I adore the packaging and seems like a great brand and product.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  5. This is a lovely review! I am always so cautious of trying new foundations because of my sensitive and somewhat unpredictable skin, but I may have to try this as it looks just wonderful!
    Bethany x



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