The LANEIGE NEO Cushion is a sight to behold — in sleek, pastel cubic cases that make them look like tech accessories, they became an instant hit even among the brand’s highly-lauded cushion compacts. So what’s next? An expansion of the bestselling line of course, starting with the new NEO Foundation. In cute bottles that sport matching shades of NEO Mint and NEO Pink, with either a matte or glow finish, the long-wearing, high-coverage formula offers blue light and well-rounded urban protection as well, truly catering to all our skin’s needs.
Similar to the NEO Cushion, there are two versions available here, each with different finishes. The NEO Foundation Matte in mint gives an even, semi-matte finish, while the NEO Foundation Glow in pink is all for a soft, satin finish.
It goes on light and silky, and is meant to glide on smoothly and stay on your skin for a sweet 48 hours, while still looking as fresh as ever — far more staying power compared to the cushion. Another key difference is also the higher coverage, which helps to reduce redness and the appearance of pores. You’re looking at a formidable, long-lasting foundation that still looks cute as a button.
As for what goes into the formula, the foundation contains AmorePacific’s first patented makeup electro-filter ingredient, which protects against all sorts of urban pollution, including fine dust, pollutants, fumes, regular UV rays, and blue light, making this quite the well-rounder. Skincare ingredients are present as well, in the form of panthenol to help strengthen your skin’s barrier and improve its texture.
For fans of the adorable design, consider this pro tip from the brand — turn the lid of the NEO Foundation bottle upside down and you’re free to use it as a makeup brush or sponge holder. Another thing we learnt is that both the NEO Cushion and NEO Foundation can be used individually on their own, or one after the other.
The NEO Cushion is perfect for busy lifestyles or those who like to do their makeup on-the-go, while the NEO Foundation suits those who can afford to spend a little more time on your makeup, and want something that lasts throughout the day. You can apply the cushion formula over the foundation as well, for a mid-day touch up, without worrying about the makeup caking or sliding off.
Here’s a summary of the NEO Cushion Foundation‘s key qualities:
- In two finishes — NEO Foundation Matte for a semi-matte finish, and NEO Foundation GLOW for a satin finish
- Coverage — High coverage that minimises the look of pores and evens out skin texture and tone
- Long-wearing — 48 hours of wear time
- Texture — Silky, lightweight, fits comfortably onto skin like a cloud
- Sweat-resistant, SPF 16 PA++, anti-oxidation all day
The NEO Foundation Matte and NEO Foundation GLOW, available in 7 shades, $64 (30ml) each.