Friday, February 05, 2010
Laneige Snow Crystal Dual Foundation SPF22/PA++
Product Critique: Laneige Snow Crystal Dual Foundation SPF22/PA++
(image from www.Laneige.com)
According to Laneige, this supposedly melts onto the skin like snow, which it does, thus the name snow crystal. I got this in the shade 13 TRUE BEIGE, which was the lightest available, it had pinkish undertones and at first I thought it'd be a tad too dark for me since it was how it looked like in the bottle, but then it wasn't. Turned out it was a perfect match, and wasn't overly pink at all.
Frankly though, I didn't like the SA I bought this from(Rob Ermita), but since I bought it on impulse, I couldn't resist and got it anyways!
I also saw an advertisement of this one wherein I think Song Hye Kyo was holding a foundation brush, so silly me I used a foundation brush to apply this one and it left streak marks, so I used a stippling brush instead and I loved the way it looked. :)
Oh and it's scented! Not scented in the way that Revlon ColorStay is, though. (hate that chemical smell! =[ ) I love how this foundation smells. Smells like cologne (not perfume - like Guerlain), I dunno it smells fresh. uuhhmmmm.. :)
Almost forgot, it comes with a concealer on top, which Laneige claims is for the dual effect..
so here's my before and after pics. :)
Right Side Before:
Left Side After:
You might not a lot, but it's quite obvious in the pictured that I have lots of redness on the cheeks and on the sides of my nose that the foundation covered. I also did not use any concealer for my imperfections except for my undereyes which I did before I had taken pics.
So now onto the pro's and con's! :)
- dewy finish
- sheer but buildable coverage
- lovely smell (might be a CON for you though!)
- high spf for a foundie
- it does give a flawless crystal finish
yeah that was a bit redundant.. :P
- gets a bit sticky after a few hours if you sweat and you're oily
- hate the concealer! It cakes and slides and all other icky stuff! :(
Rating: well alright, 3.5 over 5 just because I love the finish!
Where to Buy and How Much: Trinoma, Robinson's Manila. 1800php.
Re-purchase: nah, the concealer's such a waste and I'm on the lookout for something HG material considering my oilies.
Don't mean to make a long post even longer, but I just had to spit it out!
I posted in the Laneige thread of GT that I wanted to try the Strawberry Peeling gel but am a bit reluctant since I have homemade exfoliators that work just fine, but am still tempted with all the good reviews, and after a while, a fellow GirlTalker PM'ed me asking if I wanted to try a sample because it did not seem to work for her. For free! :) Isn't she nice? :) so I picked it up today from their nearby store, and look! :)
Three packets and she even gave me an extra Soft Nivea moisturizing creme. I think she's really sweet. :)
The peeling gel smells oh so yummy too! I'm not much of a skincare enthusiast but I just love how it smells! Hope it works for me! :) Thanks again sis babyastig for the free samples! :)