Am I the only person who is bored of this alphabetical trend? BB, CC, DD, ZZZZZZZZZZZ. Saying that, I’m becoming a big ol’ fan of CC Creams. Being blessed with a complexion can only be described as tomato-esque, anything that claims to even things out is a must-have in my books. My latest dabbling in CC creams comes from KIKO with their CC Cream Cushion System.
The latest Korean beauty export to land on our shores, BB and CC creams have broken from the shackles of the traditional tube and are now housed in compacts with a cushion that stores the fluid. The liquid texture sets cushions apart from the usual compact cream/powder foundations.It’s a simple concept, but oh so intriguing. With huge beauty brands such as Lancome jumping on this trend, I wanted to see how these fare.
First things first, the shades available from KIKO are all pretty dark. I have the lightest available shade Warm Rose 30 and its still dark so fellow pale skinned gals beware. I find with a light hand and extra blending, it’s wearable. The accompanying sponge for application isn’t for me but I switched it up for the Real Techniques Stippling Brush that I find works wonders with liquids and all was good. I love the liquid being stored in this way as there’s no waste which is a constant issue I have with regular bases.
Once applied to the skin, the fluid quickly dries down to a velvet-like finish. I was expecting more dewiness as with other CC creams I’ve used but it still leaves healthy, natural looking skin. It can be applied sheer and can be built up to medium to high coverage but always feels weightless. The versatility of this is what really sets it apart from other foundations. For £15.90, it isn’t the cheapest base you will ever try but it’s pretty amazing and definitely worth checking out.
So I’m sold on the ‘cushion’. What are your thoughts?