It’s been a really long time since I wanted to try VDL products. Their products are so innovative yet with interesting and classy packaging. AND they always have collaboration with interesting brands and company such as Pantone and most recently, with Opening Ceremony(!!!).
But because their price ranges are rather expensive than the other Korean Roadshop Brand — sometimes their price ranges are similar to MAC and Make Up For Ever, seriously — I have to carefully choose what products that I wanted to try first. So, after endlessly browsing for reviews, I finally choose the Beauty Metal Cushion Foundation EX as my first VDL product! 😀
I have to be honest that this cushion foundation is probably the least prettiest in terms of packaging amongst all of VDL Metal Cushion Foundation. But even though it’s not the prettiest, they have this hologram-y packaging
(that makes it hard to photograph it) and very sleek. You won’t get a “cheap” feelings towards the packaging.
The most popular VDL Cushion Foundation is the VDL Expert Metal Cushion Foundation, but based on my own experience, I found that the regular cushion foundation (not the hydrating version) tend to be more drying for me. So, even after I read reviews that said that VDL reformulate their formula to be more hydrating, I choose the Metal Cushion Foundation EX that formulated especially for dry skin.
Ingredients: PRUNUS DOMESTICA FRUIT EXTRACT, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, ALCOHOL DENAT, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, CAPRYLYL TRIMETHICONE, DIPHENYLSILOXY PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, ZINC OXIDE, PHENYLBENZIMIDAZOLE SULFONIC ACID, NIACINAMIDE, TROMETHAMINE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, STEARIC ACID, DIPENTAERYTHRITYL HEXAHYDROXYSTEARATE/ HEXASTEARATE/HEXAROSINATE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, ZINC STEARATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, DISTEARYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE, DIMETHICONE/METHICONE COPOLYMER, PALMITOYL PROLINE, ADENOSINE, MAGNESIUM PALMITOYL GLUTAMATE, SODIUM PALMITOYL SARCOSINATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, TRIETHOXYSILYLETHYL POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL HEXYL DIMETHICONE, PALMITIC ACID, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, BORON NITRIDE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, DIMETHICONE, LIMONENE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LINALOOL, FRAGRANCE, TIN OXIDE, MICA, IRON OXIDES(CI 77492), IRON OXIDES(CI 77491), IRON OXIDES(CI 77499)
Maintain your makeup throughout the whole day! Beauty Metal Cushion Foundation, a hydrating cream foundation, will provide well-moisturized flawless skin and enhance skin’s natural glow.
So, unlike the regular cushion foundation, this one has metal barrier on it, supposedly to have more hygienic purposes. I think VDL is the first one that come out with this concept. But, even if other brands followed the metal foundation thing, I think they are still under LG Household & Care, the same company that owned VDL.
The texture of the foundation is light, not heavy, and definitely buildable. The finish is reminds me like Make Up For Ever’s Face & Body Foundation, though. Not cakey, yet it’s still looks like your skin. The metal cushion foundation have medium coverage, and the shades are leaning towards pink undertone like most Korean foundation.
Overall, I am pretty impressed with this cushion foundation because it’s true to its promise, the foundation give you moisture through out the day, and it’s stay all day long! I think this is probably my second favourite cushion foundation products after HERA Ultra Moisture UV Mist Cushion!