I’ll be very honest with you: for the longest time, I had little to no faith in BB cushions. I couldn’t comprehend the idea of carrying around a bulky compact and patting on the “little to no coverage” makeup with some sorta puff… The idea was just very foreign to me and to be frank, not very appealing. So you can imagine my hesitation when I was presented with the opportunity to try one of these babies out. I gingerly took it up and tried it out, and I was actually very pleasantly surprised.
Keep In Touch’s White Blending Base cushion is a hybrid formula of a whitening serum and coverage foundation that has an SPF of 50+ and PVA+++. Let me just be the first to say that the design is absolutely adorable! The little black and red heart really takes me back to my darker, emo days (flashback!) and my 14-year-old self would have loved it like no other. The packaging is great: nice and sturdy, and comes with your standard cushion features including a puff and mirror. The cushion portion closes well too, making sure that the product doesn’t dry out.
This product is made with a variety of ingredients including hyaluronic acid, camellia oil and madonna lily to do three things: correct and even out skin tones, hydrate the skin, and giving the product a matte finish to control oil. This cushion comes in two shades: #21, 01 Ivory Pure and #23, 02 Ivory Warm. I picked mine in the latter as the Korean’s standard “shade one” will always be too light for my skin tone. It has a nice, pleasant scent, and doesn’t really irritate my nose or my skin. Upon application, the product feels nice and blends really well despite having two different coloured products on the cushion. Coverage was quite good considering the fact that it was a BB cream product: I’d say medium, buildable coverage, but I still went in with a bit of concealer anyway to make my skin look flawless. It was a little bit light for my skin colour still, but that can be easily fixed with a darker powder over top. This product actually did a really good job of evening out my complexion and had a satin finish by the time I was done. While products which are more mattifying generally adhere and emphasize dry patches I have around my nose and under my chin, this does a good job of keeping those flakey parts at bay.
My oily-combo skin adores this product! Wearing it throughout the day, this product has minimal patchiness, and doesn’t slide around. I don’t end the day looking like an oil slick, and it held up the rest of my makeup pretty well too.
I’m genuinely surprised at how much I like this BB cushion. I’ll be honest and tell you that I didn’t know what to expect when I first tried it, but this has given me a pretty good impression so far. I got my Keep In Touch’s Whitening Blending Base Cushion from Althea and it can be bought for a special price of RM65 (RRP: RM155), and if you have oily-combo skin like me, you’d definitely want to think about picking this baby up. If you’re a first time Althea shopper, make sure you use my code somethinkblack during checkout to get an extra RM5 off your first order!
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*Products in this post were sponsored, but as always, I promise to give honest opinions and review of the products, no less.