The Korean beauty industry is continuously innovating to come up with some fascinating new products. The BB cream, the cushion foundation are both gifts from Korea to the beauty industry. But Cushion Foundations are synonymous with sheer, though buildable, dewy finish. Not always what a girl with combination to oily skin, living in a hot, tropical country seeks. Enter the Chica Y Chico Mat Cushion; a triple functioning beauty product! Not only is it a medium coverage BB cream with a high SPF, it also gives a matte finish!!!
Chica Y Chico Mat Cushion – Review and Giveaway
We have all, at some point or other, faced the horrors of our makeup melting / streaking / fading off in patches in the heat and humidity. To be honest, when it is hot, I don’t even feel like wearing makeup. And what starts out as a dewy finish soon becomes oily and shiny as we battle the heat. So when I saw the Chica Y Chico Mat Cushion on Wishtrend, I was really eager to try it out.
Here’s what Chica Y Chico say about the Mat Cushion
- Long lasting even in the hot summer weather. It stays soft and mattified without darkening for a long time.
- It covers pigmentation like a concealer with it’s “Airy Perfect Cover” technique. The finish is soft but flawless.
- Strong oil blotting. It absorbs excess sebum immediately so that skin will stay softer for a longer time.
- Triple-function perfect all-in-one. Brightening, wrinkle care and protection against UVA/UVB (SPF 35, PA+++).
The Chica Y Chico Mat Cushion comes in a matte black case with a mirror under the lid. The sponge applicator rests on a little tray that clicks open to reveal the cushion beneath…
Texture-wise, this matte cushion BB/foundation is exactly as they claim it to be. It is lightweight, soft and matte. However, it does go a bit patchy on the dry areas of your face so you need to moisturise those well. It also sets quite fast so you need to dab the sponge lightly to pick up a little product at a time and apply in quick patting motions. The sponge applicator that comes with it is good for applying to areas like the the undereyes and around the nose but doesn’t give an even finish when used all over the face. Perhaps that is because of two reasons – the shade being light for me and lack of practise applying with a thin sponge. When I tried applying the Mat Cushion with my Sigma F84, I got a much more even, smooth finish.
There are only two shades in the Chica Y Chico Mat Cushion, 21 and 23. I feared that 23 would be too pale for me. Though the shade seems to be an exact match in the case, when I actually swatched it, I realised I was right; it is a couple of shades light for me. It is also quite pigmented and gives a really good coverage, covering almost all my acne marks! Though the shade is light, it doesn’t make me look ashy or grey; rather, it gives me that bright fair look that most Koreans have. The only area where it does look grey is my undereye area where I have dark circles.
And it lasts well the whole day. My face does look “glowy and radiant” after about 3 hours but not oily. The Chica Y Chico gives a soft matte effect that doesn’t look cakey or heavy. And there isn’t any need to powder the face over this neither any need to touch up through the day. The longest I have worn this is for 9 and a half hours and besides the little glow on my face and slightly patchy dry areas around my mouth, it was intact.
Can you see how pigmented it is and what great coverage? And of course, it is much lighter than my skintone. I wish these awesome Korean BB creams and foundations would have a better shade range so that we K-beauty fans can get our perfect shade match. Through trial and error, I now know how much to apply to get an even skintone without looking like a white-faced geisha. Here’s how it looks on me….
The shade 23 would be good for NC37 and above. I am NC42 and as you can see, it is very light for me. The Chica Y Chico Mat Cushion is a fabulous product, lasts long, good coverage and sun protection, controls oil and is compact and travel friendly. And all for US$29.90 (approximately ₹1,955). If you have fair to medium skintone and oily skin then you should definitely give this a shot.
And if you want to try making your ow DIY BB Cushion, you could get the Wishtrend Wishbox No 45 which has everything you need to make your own BB cushion for your skintype and skintone!
Now it’s time for the GIVEAWAY!
Three lucky winners get to win a Chica Y Chico Mat Cushion each from Wishtrend! All you have to do is, as always, follow all the steps in the Rafflecopter widget. This giveaway is on for 2 weeks. Open INTERNATIONALLY!