2016 was a year of cushions - and this cushion trend is here to stay through 2017 as well, maybe even longer.
Maybelline already hopped on the bandwagon some time back with their first Super BB Cushion. This January 2017, Maybelline Singapore is going to welcome the new year with a NEW addition to the line: Super BB Fresh Matte Cushion.
Was really stoked to be amongst the first few to lay my hands on this cushion. My skin seemed to have better luck with Western cushions and Japanese cushions over time - they don't break me out as much as Korean cushions. And this Maybelline Super BB Fresh Matte Cushion particularly excites me because it is a hydrating formula with a high coverage & matte finish, targeted at oily/combi skin! And that's totally like a godsend for yours truly, ahem. :)
Unique Selling Points
On top of the the same hydrating essence present in the first Super BB Cushion, this matte cushion has been enriched with mattifying agents & correcting minerals for a flawless matte, natural "no-makeup" look that no longer feels dry and looks flat.
It also provides 8 benefits:
1. Fresh Matte Perfection
2. Intense Hydration
3. High Coverage
4. Poreless Finish
5. Even skintone
6. No stickiness
7. No touch-ups
8. SPF 25 PA+
It is non-comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin.
- 2 available shades (02 Light and 03 Natural)
Used my finger and dabbed a huge chunk out for the swatches above. My skin tone (MAC NC25/ Korean cushion shade no. 21) is an in-between these two shades.
Tip: Always go for the lighter shade when you're in between two shades, because of oxidization.
My preferred shade is 02 Light for my current skin tone.
Although 03 Natural looks okay in photos because of lighting, but in real life, it is a tad too dark for me even before colour oxidizes.
*Korean cushion users, if you're shade 23, you may still find 03 Natural slightly dark with orange undertones.
This is by far the most matte and highest coverage BB cushion I ever owned (out of my current stash of approximately 25 cushions). No setting powder nor concealer needed! If you have some really dark scars, just dot a little more product on the areas using your finger.
We always think that matte = dead matte = flat. But NO, not for this cushion. I am so pleasantly surprised how naturally radiant and 3D my face looks, and when you touch the skin surface, it feels matte and non-greasy!
- Matte satiny finish, setting powder not necessary.
- High coverage - no concealer needed unless very dark scarring.
- Feels fresh & Hydrating
- SPF 25 (actually enough for normal day use, contrary to popular false belief of high SPF50 being more superior)
- Doesn't clog pores
- Good for my sensitive skin. No breakouts, yay!
- Pretty packaging colour and very compact & travel-friendly!
- Limited shades; and 03 Natural is honestly quite an unflattering orange shade.
- Mild colour transfer. (Problem can be resolved with setting powder.)
- At the end of 7 hours, product starts to slide around a little. Blotting away excess oil will help to prolong its longevity.
- Not sweat-proof. If your face perspires a lot, touchups will be needed.
Especially for users with sensitive oily skin and post acne scars who need the extra coverage on those days - this one saves your moolah on concealer!
Maybelline Super BB Fresh Matte Cushion are available from January 2017 onwards, at leading Watson's, Guardian, SASA, selected departmental stores and major supermarkets.
(Beauty Bar On The Go)
Get to try Maybelline's Super BB Fresh Mattes and Garner's Micellars Waters while you hop on the new GrabShare! Book your GrabShare from 4t-17th January. *Selected cars only.
For more details, visit Maybelline Singapore FB page.