Hi Guys, today I am talking about a product that I have been waiting for a year….a Cushion Foundation from a Western Brand...and now I am comparing two of the first ones I have tried. Lancome Miracle Cushion vs Kiko Milano Cushion (the funny thing is that the Lancome product is made in Korea…now that is a first!-for Lancome to be doing products in Korea) As I mentioned over a year ago when I first tried Cushion foundation from Secret Key-I was expecting all Western brands to copy this truly revolutionary product…and so the games begin…with Lancome, Pur Minerals and Kiko Milano to be the first ones of the mark.
Lancome Miracle Cushion – The Shades
It comes in 6 shades which promise to work with the fairest to the darkest skin tones-even though I have a lot of respect for Lancome foundations and have been wearing them though out my twenties….I have to say that Lancome has missed the mark here in terms of Colours…their usually “fits everybody” number 3 is now too orangey, number 3 is too pale even for somebody as pale as me and so I ended up getting number 4…which I make work for me…but it is fairly dark and somebody like me would definitely have to bronze up to make it work-which I personally don’t mind…but somebody else..may not like that.
Lancome Miracle Cushion Formula-Official product claims
- Super light tinted fluid
- Delivers coverage & even skin tone
- Blurs imperfections
- Buildable coverage
- Fine, silky serum-like texture
- Evaporates on the skin to leave undetectable colour correction
- Cooling sensation
- Protects the skin from UV – SPF23
- Delivers a sensation of freshness
- Hydrates and moisturises the skin
- Include adenosine for anti-ageing action
- Leaves a velvet soft radiance
- Long lasting
In my opinion as I demonstrate in the Video…if you have never tried an Asian Cushion product…you are going to Love it. If you have tried an Asian cushion product-you will not be impressed at all...as there is absolutely nothing innovative here coming from Lancome…the actual foundation nation formulae is “so so”…Lancome has got much better foundations then this one….the only innovative thing here is the Cushion Compact which is a Copy in itself…and has almost got it right…if it was not so bulky….
Kiko Milano Cushion-on the other hand-Rocks…. The compact is Great…the colours are fantastic…the texture is just right.…it does not have a refill though…but at 23 Swiss Francs or 18 Euro…I will just buy another Kiko cushion when I run out and will pair it up with the gorgeous crystal serum they have done as a foundation base primer…very soothing, cooling and hydrating with a slight lifting effect. ( I also love the Glow Game base as pictured -sadly discontinued now) There is a fairly big negative though that Kiko loves doing limited products which you cannot get once 6 month or so pass by…as I mentioned in the video…I am vowing to ring the Head Office Management of Kiko in Italy if they discontinue these two products….seriously…they are just superb…. (as I live about 3 hours car drive from Italy…I may even pop into their office…and harass them about stop discontinuing great products)….lol
In general…I have started using more and more of Kiko`s stuff…it is by far the best make up product I have ever tried at a ridiculously small price…that is way Better then many high end brands in terms of quality, performance and overall product design. I think girls in many countries have caught on to the brand…as on all my travels in many different countries I run into Kiko stores. Hence on that note….I will be paying more attention to Kiko products from now on.
Official multi-counrty website http://www.kikocosmetics.com
Original Secret Key Cushion review and my first time ever trying a cushion foundation.
Thank you for reading-your beautyjunkee friend-Lily