Hello, my name is Christina and I have to admit, I’m cushion crazy. But I think that is a very known fact if you have read my blog at least once or twice. Heck, I still got 25 brand new cushions I haven’t cracked open, that’s how crazy I am. Cushions in Korea have now evolved to not only BB cushions for the face, but even eyebrows, lips and eyeliner too! Say what?!?! When I saw that Laneige came out with a brow cushion, I knew I had to order it from Jolse (they sent this to me for reviewing purposes). Now that I got my hands on it, let’s see if this will work out!
Full name of product:
Laneige Eyebrow cushion cara two tone
Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Description of product:
-New-concept cushion-type brow It’s easy to adjust the amount, so even beginners can use it without clumps!
-Lasts all day! Liquid-to-powder texture that’s resistant to water and sweat, lasts all day long!
-My own customized color. Two-tone color that’s perfect for Asians’ hair and eye color produces your own customized color!
Refill can be purchased separately depending on the change of hair color!
Amount of product:
Duration before expiration:
Unknown but we’ll just say it is 1 year 😛
Water, Methyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane; Decamethyl Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/ Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Acrylates/ Stearyl Acrylate/ Dimethicone methacrylate Copolymer, Propanediol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Acrylates/ Ethylhexyl Acrylate/ Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Chloride, Aluminum Hydroxide; CI77002, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Titanium Dioxide; CI 77891, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77492; Hydated Ferric Oxide; Yellow Oxide of Iron, CI77491; Ferric Oxide; red Oxide of Iron, Ci77499; Black Oxide of Iron; Ferrous Ferric; OxideIron Oxides
How to use:
The translation is slightly off since it is just Google translation, but you guys get the idea right? I’ve also seen people use the spoolie part of the brush, coat it a little bit and then also tint the eyebrow hairs.
Packaging for Laneige is also sophisticated and sleek. The cushion-cara is no exception with its sleek black casing. Opening up the case, inside is a nice sized mirror, the cushion housed to the left side and also a foldable applicator which has a angled brow brush and also a spoolie.
The brush is actually not half bad! But I personally feel like the brush needs to be denser so the tip would be more precise and sharp. The spoolie is also not half bad. If you guys are familiar with the ones from Pony effect or Shu uemera, the spoolie is exactly the same as those ones. Since I got used to using the oddly shaped spoolies, I actually can’t get back to using the regular tree shaped ones since I find the traditional ones doesn’t give me the full control that I want. The dome side allows me to deposit the right amount of product and pressure, this is if you are using it to tint your brow hairs. To brush out the product, it works nicely as well. Colour/ pigmentation:
I think after playing around with this brow cushion, I picked the wrong shade out of the two that is offered. Shade number one has two grey tones while shade two has a light grey brown and a grey undertoned milk chocolate shade. I don’t remember what I was thinking when I picked shade #2 but we will roll with it.
Since it is a cushion product, I was thinking that this product might be a watery, unpigmented mess but to my surprise it wasn’t! Although it is liquid, somehow the pigment adheres onto the skin quite well. One thing I do have to nit pick about this product is, you can’t really control how pigmented it looks on the skin. I mean yea you can brush it out, but on my brows, it still look a little too harsh and gives me caterpillar eyebrows. It might work better with those who have less dense of brow hairs. Finish wise, it is a satin finish and has a realistic look on the face.
My brows was fully intact the whole day when I had this on. I was really self conscience since my brows literally looked like Lee Hyori’s bad girl music video, all you see is brow. Average, lasting power was about 6-8 hours before slight fading. I didn’t have any problems with it smudging which was quite surprising.
There is a slight floral scent but it is super duper faint. Smell-o-scale: 2/10 in terms of how strong the scent is.
Here are my brows when it isn’t filled in or anything. I mean I would leave it since it doesn’t look that bad, but when I do a full face of make up, it looks weird if I don’t fill it in a little bit. I usually just use either a eyebrow pencil or some powder to fill it in.
So I’m going to start off with the lighter shade, which is the shade on the right side. Luckily for me, the color and undertone matches my hair color right now, so it doesn’t look too awkward on the brows. I personally don’t like the brow brush that it comes with, I would definitely use my own brush for this. You also can choose not to lay the whole color down on the whole brow, but for me it would look silly if half my brows was a brow undertone while the rest is a dark grey color.
And here is the brows with the darker shade on top. In person, I don’t know why I was freaking out. it looked really dark and prominent but in pictures, it doesn’t look half bad! I also brushed it out afterwards which did soften up the look a bit. I personally just don’t like how you can’t get a crisp edge, so it looks slightly caterpillar like.
-easy to use
-unique concept with great packaging + applicators
-only two shades
-can’t get a crisp edge
Stars given out of 5:
Since this is one of the few (if not the only) brow product that is in a cushion format, I didn’t know what to expect. To my surprise, the product was pigmented and easy to use but it is definitely not like the traditional powder or pencil brow products. You can lay the color down no problem, but if you are used to a crisp brow, you won’t really be able to get that from this. Brushing out my brows after application did soften up the look but my brows are definitely a very prominent feature on my face. Overall I do like this product and it will take some getting used to, but I think that it is definitely a good product.
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