Lancôme was the first Western brand to release a cushion compact last year, and now that everybody else is launching their own, Lancôme stays a step ahead of the competition by giving us the first ever Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage SPF50+ / PA+++!
The very first sign that this is a completely different cushion was when I opened it up and noticed the usual sticker that keeps a brand new cushion surface sealed was “missing”. For the new Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage, Lancôme has created a completely new and unique cushion to store and deliver the product. Instead of using the traditional porous sponge, Lancôme has used an exclusive multi-fiber cushion made up of spiral-shaped fibers that is much denser and is thus able to hold more complex formulations. To keep the product from evaporating, a fine hexagonal protection net covers the surface of the spiral-fiber cushion. This net works like a sieve, ensuring a continually fine dosage of product is dispensed with each gentle tap of the applicator puff. What is interesting is that the net protects the product from external, so a sticker seal is no longer needed, and the product is only released when the first pressure is applied to it!
One of my biggest concerns with cushions in the past, is their lack of coverage. Whilst I enjoy the light and fresh feeling on the skin, I often still find myself reaching for traditional fluid foundations to make sure my base is well covered. So it was something quite novel when I heard that Lancôme has designed a high coverage cushion!
Lancôme’s new Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage comes with a pigmented formula that still retains much of the lightweight, fluid nature of its predecessor. Although it is richer than before, the formula still glides well and remains perfectly comfortable on the skin. Even on my dehydrated skin, it stays hydrated and smooth all day long without creasing or drying up as the day progresses. It also now comes with an improved SPF50 / PA+++ to protect against the aging effects of the sun!
As you can see from the half-faced comparison above, Lancôme Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage has not only succeeded at evening out my skin tone, covering up any red blotchiness, it even effectively minimized the look of my dark under eye circles and the redness around the sides of my nose! The appearance of pores is reduced, and there is a lovely luminous glow on the high points of my face. To ensure the best possible shade match, there are 9 shades to choose from, and I am using BO-01 which may seem a little bit light but is actually a perfect match with the rest of my body.
In case even the impossibly light-weight cushion compact feels like too much work for you, and you really just want to swipe on some sunscreen with your fingers and go, Lancôme has released a brand new UV Expert CC Cover with SPF 50 / PA++++. This is a tinted sunscreen that not only protects against the damaging effects of UV, but also combats the potential pigmentation-inducing effects of Blue Light from the visible light spectrum, and external pollution and environmental stresses. There are 4 shades available (Flawlessly Bright, Fresh Rosy, Natural Nude and Light Beige) to ensure a good match for almost everyone, and it melds into the skin to give a velvety-soft finish. For a tinted sunscreen, this has quite an impressive level of coverage and lasts quite well!
To complete the cushion experience, Lancôme has also released the all-new Lancôme Cushion Blush Subtil! Available in 5 permanent and 2 limited edition shades, these handy pocket-sized cushion blushes are wonderful for makeup on the go and touch-ups! The moist formula feels cool on the skin when applied, and gives a natural flush-from-within look that may be easily built up as needed. It is easy to apply with fingers, brush or the applicator puff included in the compact. The shade that I have here is #32 Splash Corail, and it applies like a watermelon pink on my skin!
Lots of new innovations to love from Lancôme this Spring 2016! To experience the latest Blanc Expert Cushion Compact High Coverage for yourself, make an appointment here [unaffiliated link!] and head to a Lancôme counter for a complimentary session with a Lancôme beauty advisor who will walk you through your personalized skincare routine and makeup! Have fun!
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