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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Laneige Snow Crystal Dual Foundation (White Plus Renew)

Shade: 21 Natural Beige
Contents: 30ml
Price: HK$280

According to Laneige's webpage:

Dual Foundation with whitening/UV protection effects that softly melts into skin like a snow and leaves skin look bright and moist-softened by sreating a whitening moisture seal on the skin surface

Product Benefits:
  • White Plus Renew Complex - With the admixture of √-PGA ingredient and Himalaya Snow Water, mostly containing Menaxanthine B, a LANEIGE's own patented whitening ingredient, White Plus Renew Complex lays out the bright and crystal-clear skin foundation from deep inside. With whitening and UV protecting dual effects. It perfectly protects skin from the UV rays thus creating the clear and bright skin complexion. 
  • Harmony with My Skin - Honey Comb Structure (HCS) technology deployed for LANEIGE Snow Crystal Dual Foundation [White Plus Renew] is new emulsification technology firstly developed in Korea for foundation product and it is exclusively used and applied for AMOREPACIFIC. It is an innovative foundation with the water-like light and stable formulation strongly bonded with the powder particles. Also the Cross Linking Complex (CLC) is web-like structure that holds large amount of water which gives fresh moisturizing touch when it is applied. With amazingly applied on the skin and gives natural luminescence and coverage rejuvenating younger looking skin. 
  • Apple Zone Brighter - With the blend of transparently radiant Snow Radiant Complex, Apple Zone Brighter gives you the brighter and moist-radiant final touch for defined facial contour. You can apply this product around eye area, and over the apple zone, which covers areas from the eye brows to 1cm below apple of cheeks.
Brightener Ingredients: Carprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Silica, Mica, C12-15 Alkylethylhexanoate, Alumina, Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ozokerite, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Nylon-12, Polyethylene, Methicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

Foundation Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl, Methoxycinnamate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Isododecane, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Arbutin, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Zinc Oxide, Sodium Chloride, Saururus Chinensis Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone/PEG-110/15 Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Acrylates/Ethylhexylacrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Polyperfluoroethoxymethoxy Difluoromethyldistearamide, Triethoxycaprylysilane, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Beeswax, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucosedistearate, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Polyglutamic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, CI77492, CI77491, CI77499, Fragrance.

My Opinion:
This foundation comes in 4 shade and I got the second lightest shade which initially was a good match for my NC25 skin tone, but after about an hour it oxidizes, and it has turn a shade too dark for me.

This is a very hydrating foundation, but I found the coverage to be pretty low, even some of my BB creams has got greater coverage than this. Personally I would never consider this a foundation but more of a tinted moisturizer...

Although I didn't really like the foundation, I kind of like the highligther, I usually tend to favor liquids for the winter and powder for spring/autumm, and I do stay away from highlighters in the summer, because it tends to make me look greasy....). I've never tried cream highlighters before, and I love the effect, it's easy to control and it makes me glow (not glitter ball), but a very healthy glow.


  1. i dont know if its just me, but i noticed that laniege seems to make not so strong coverage foundations/bb creams. =P maybe they expect women to already have super nice skin LOL

    1. This was actually my first Laneige foundation, but I think I'll take your advice and try someother brands. Thanks