Happy Monday! No monday blues today, because I popped open a new item for review! This is the LINE messenger app’s collaboration with Missha, and there is a whole range of products featuring the various LINE mascots. I purchased a Brown bear BB cushion from Qoo10, in shade #23 for review purposes. There is a lighter shade number #21.
There is something about mascot products that allure me, but logical self always reminds me this is all a packaging gimmick. Thankfully I had the resolve to just buy one item, else I would probably carted out a ton of stuff.
Price: about SGD$22.90 (varies from seller to seller)
Packaging: The pact comes in a Brown box, contents include a complete pact with cushion and puff, one refill compact and one extra puff
Scent: Light oceanic scent, similar to Laneige’s.
Here are some closeups of the actual pact, it is quite adorable I say.
Brown and his largely unimpressed face:
Flipside of the compact with shade number and manufacturing details:
The pact opens to reveal a puff with Brown motifs, and a compact mirror. I didn’t remove the protective layer over the mirror.
PSA: All pacts should be sealed if they are brand new, here’s how the seal looks like:
After peeling off the seal, you’ll come face to face with the cushion:
I tried swapping the cushion with Laneige’s just to see if it’ll fit, unfortunately the hinge area does not sit into the Missha compact. Darn Missha, this means I can only purchase refills from them.
And now, on to the swatches and comparisons:
On the left there is the Laneige BB Pore Cushion in shade #23, and on the right is the Missha M Magic Cushion in shade #23. Both appear to be almost identical on my skin. The application starts on a little on the whitish side, then the product dries to match my skintone.
My rating: 4/5 (cheaper than Laneige)
I find that this product is on par with Laneige’s BB cushion in terms of coverage, but both lack the longevity I look for. 3 hours into wear my face is slick and has some shine. Sidenote, in the heatwave we are having now (I’m talking 35 celsius) I honestly doubt there is any product that can hold up when applied onto the face. Also I observe slight patchiness about 1.5 hours into wear time, which is also the case when I use the Laneige BB cushion. I find I am still the foundation kind of girl when I want a good 6-8 hour wear time, but undoubtedly cushions are a nice alternative on days when you want very light makeup.
Price-wise the Missha cushion is significantly cheaper than the Laneige one. We are looking at a comparison of SGD$23 versus SGD$55. That’s a good SGD$32 difference, enough for you to buy 2 Missha cushions for the price of 1 Laneige. Both cushions have SPF and PA+++. In my opinion, I would probably settle for the cheaper one in future since Korean BB cushions are supposedly highly acclaimed, regardless of brands.
Do you own anything from the LINE x Missha collaboration? I know LINE did a collab with Innisfree, but I have not purchased anything from that mashup. How did your experience go?