Dior snow bloom perfect moist cushion Review + Demo

Diorsnow bloom perfect moist cushion reviewWhen the Western brands caught onto the whole BB cushion trend, I was kind of put off by it.  Why?  Well you only get 15 g of product anyways but now that high end brands are coming out with their own, its kind of a little extreme to pay absorbent amount of money for it. Last year when I went back to Hong Kong for vacation, on the way back I still had some money left so I decided to splurge on the Dior cushion since I knew it was an Asia exclusive and the only other way to get it was through a buying service.  Why not just get it then and there and avoid heartbreak if I did end up wanting it in the long run.  So… I bought it.  I BOUGHT INTO IT GUYS.  Mostly because I just wanted to review it and see if it is any good.  It was either this one or the one from YSL, but since the YSL one has more of a satin to matte finish, I ended up getting the Dior one which is more hydrating for my dry skin.  Curious to see if this is worth the money or not?  Continue on reading then!

So a little back story about this cushion.  If you were working why there are so many Western companies now coming out with their own BB cushion, well they want a taste of that success, the success Amorepacific patented a decade ago.  To be specific, they submitted 143 patent applications and has 14 registered patent in South Korea and abroad.  Dior, unlike L’oreal which was getting sued by Amorepacific a while ago, decided to partner up with Amorepacific to come up with their own cushion to sell.  Hence why you see the cushion being “made in Korea” and why the refills can be interchanged with other Amorepacific branded compacts (check out  my “Which BB cushion compact can fit in which other brand” post to see what I mean).

Full name of product:
Diorsnow bloom perfect brightening perfect moist cushion

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent (Asia exclusive)

Description of product:
“”The Diorsnow bloom perfect brightening perfect moist cushion SPF50 PA+++ is the ultra-moist skincare cushion. Enriched with Dior natural active skincare ingredients, it instantly refreshes, deeply moistens and unifies the skin for a natural luminous perfection with high protection, anywhere, anytime.

In 2017, Dior extends the benefits of the Bloom Perfect Brightening Perfect Moist Cushion SPF50 PA+++ even further by launching new shades with higher coverage to suit all Asian skin tones: the ideal complement to the existing shades for a perfectly natural finish.

With Bloom Perfect Brightening Perfect Moist Cushion SPF50 PA+++, the results are bright and clear after 1 month*:

100%: the skin is radiant
97%: the skin is brighter
97%: the skin is moisturised
90%: the skin is smoothed
97%: complexion transparency is even
97%: the complexion is more unified
90%: the natural colour of the complexion is unified
93%: spots and shadows fade”

Sunscreen:
SPF 50 PA+++

Price:
$550 HKD ($70.86 USD)

Amount of product:
15 g x 2

Refill included?:
Yes, one refill is included.

Duration before expiration:
12 months (one year)

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
This BB cushion unfortunately isn’t widely available and you can mostly only find it in Asian countries.  I know for sure Korea and Hong Kong has it, can’t say for other countries.

Shades available:
I don’t really understand their colouring system, but they do offer six shades.  I picked up shade 010 since it was the best shade that matched my Mac NC20-25 skin tone.

Ingredients:
Water; Aqua; Distilled water; Purified water, Cyclopentasiloxane; Decamethyl Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide (CI77947), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate; Octinoxate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol; 1-3 Butylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Diaprylate/ Dicaprate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Acrylates/ Ethylhexyl Acrylate/ Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance; Parfum; Aroma, Glycerin; Glycerol, Aluminum Hydroxide (CI77002), Stearic Acid, Dimethicone/ PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate; Octyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Ethylhexlgycerin, Disodium EEDTA, Methoxypropanediol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Citronellol, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal; alpha-Hexylcinnaldehyde, Hydroxycitronellal, BHT; Butylated hydroxytoluene; Butyl Hydroxytoluene; Dibutyl Hydroxy Toluene, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrated Silica, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Potassium Sorbate, CI77491; Ferric Oxide; red Oxide of Iron,CI77492; Hydrated Ferric Oxide; Yellow Oxide of Iron, CI 77499 Black oxide of Iron; Ferrous-Ferric; OxideIron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891)

Just looking the ingredients list is already quite concerning considering how many ingredients on the list contains things we should be avoiding.

There are 6 ingredients in the product on the “20 ingredients to be cautious of” including:
-Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone
-PEG-10 Dimethicone
-Fragrance; Parfum; Aroma
-Dimethicone/ PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer
-Phenoxyethanol
-BHT; Butylated hydroxytoluene; Butyl Hydroxytoluene; Dibutyl Hydroxy Toluene

Ingredients with allergy warnings:
-Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
-Linalool
-Citronellol
-Hexyl Cinnamal; alpha-Hexylcinnaldehyde
-Hydroxycitronellal

Not only that, about 30% of the ingredients contains moderate hazard warnings as well as 10% high hazard ingredients.  Uhh…. if I’m paying an arm and a leg for a so called high end product, isn’t it suppose to have good ingredients and not the other way around. I’m not a ingredients expert or a chemist, so if you want to know exactly why these ingredients are harmful, Google will be your best friend.

How to use:
Simply take the air puff, press it onto the soaked cushion inside the compact and dab it onto the skin.  Don’t use a wiping motion, just a stamping motion will do.  Do this step until you are satisfied with the coverage.

Diorsnow bloom perfect moist cushion reviewProduct packaging:
Packaging is quite standard, the shape and size is pretty much the same as any other Korean cushion out in the market.  The compact pretty much looks like the Iope or Laneige compact but the lid is more flat. On the front, there is the brand name and the product name.

Dior cushion reviewOn the back, there is the regular sticker telling us where it is made, when it expires, etc.

Dior cushion foundation reviewOpening up the compact, there is the standard air puff along with a nice sized mirror.  I do believe this mirror is a real mirror.  But if I’m paying $90 out of my ass, I expect more then just a nicer mirror.

dior cushion foundation review

The air puff is the thicker type of puff, kind of like the Heimish one.  I cringe at the thought of having to clean the beige air puffs since it never seems to get clean, like ever.

Dior air cushion reviewColor/ Pigmentation:
When I was at the duty free at the airport, to my memory, I think there was only three shades but on the website it shows there is six.  Luckily for me, shade 010 works perfectly fine with my Mac NC 20-25 skintone since it has a strong yellow undertone.  The shade up was a little too dark and 050 was wayyyyy too pale.  I personally didn’t experience any oxidation throughout the day that I have to note which is good because this shade if it oxidized anymore for me, it would be unwearable.

Dior snow bloom perfect miost cushion reviewTexture/ Finish:
The finish of this cushion isn’t overly dewy, something along the lines of being a satin finish with a nice hydrating effect without looking too glowy.  I do really enjoy the finish since I don’t like to powder my face due to my dry skin.  Throughout the day, the cushion did settle down and became less glowy after about 3 hours.  I didn’t find it clinging onto my dry skin which is a great addition.

Coverage:
This cushion offers and light to medium coverage.  If you are looking for something with a little higher coverage, I know they have two other cushions that they offer.  

Lasting power:
I didn’t have that many problems with the lasting power.  The wear was pretty average, about 8 hours before it faded about 20-30%.  Nothing really spectacular or memorable.

Fragrance?:
OHHHHH gurl.  I was waiting to get this this section to roast this thing.  In my cushion arsenal, I have 50+ cushion by now and this cushion fucking STINKS.  Not only does it stink, it has that fragrance that I absolutely HATE.  When I first got this cushion, it didn’t smell as strong as it does now, 5 months later.  Think old granny who dumped a whole bottle of Chanel No.5 on herself.  That powdery, heavy floral scent that makes me absolutely GAG.  I can’t wear this cushion anymore, it seriously makes me gag.  Like okay fine, if it has fragrance when I apply it… cool whatever.  NO THIS SHIT LINGERS!!!!!!! Every time I breath, I smell it.  Like are you telling me not to breath now… GROSS.  Smell-o-scale: 100/10 (my made up scale to tell you guys how strong the scent is, and yes it is 100 and not 10).  I think I explained myself enough LOL. Gross gross gross.

Diorsnow bloom perfect moist cushion reviewHere, we have a historic moment documented for the world to see.  We have here the Dior beast that will now be added to the endangered species list because I’m going to have to get rid of this thing somehow….

Here is my bare face with nothing on it.  Please excuse the scab on the side of my nose.  There was a deep deep deep whitehead that has been living there for months and I decided to finally puncture it to get rid of it.  Don’t worry, I do it in a way that I don’t get scars ;).

I usually like light to medium coverage to even out the redness around my cheeks.  If it can cover up my under eye circles, that is a bonus but I usually use another concealer anyways to sort of color correct.

Dab away!

Left side is before, and right side is after.  My skintone has slightly evened out but I think I could go over it with another thin layer.

Before…

After.

Closer look.

The finish is that nice satin with a very slight hint of dew if you guys can tell.

And here is my whole face done!  I could have definitely did a better job in color correcting my under eyes but nothing can hide those staying up, late nights to blog panda circles :P. 

Pro:
-nice finish to the skin
-6 shades to choose from

Con:
-fragrance is WAY too strong
-product overall is quite average
-Asia exclusive
-way too expensive

Repurchase?:
HELL NO.

Stars given out of 5:
⭐️⭐️

Overall thoughts:
I’m really disappointed with this product.  When I first got it and tried it, I really liked the finish that it gave to my skin and how my skin look afterwards.  After forgetting about this cushion and picking it back up to use, the scent that wasn’t so apparent before is now the biggest headache trigger.  The overall product is quite average and nothing really notably special and for $70 USD ($90 CDN), I was expecting miracles.  Like a cure to cancer kinda of miracle.  Now I’m stuck with this cushion and a damn refill.  I think it might be a great reason that its Asia exclusive because there is no way I can recommend this product to you guys.  Stay the hell away from it :S.  No no no.

What do you guys think about this cushion?  Are you just as disappointed as me or are you relief now that you know this product really isn’t worth $70?  Let me know in the comments down below what you guys think!

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Claudia

    Omg… you could get 14 of your fav A’Pieu cushions for that much… LOL

    1. Christina

      Haha thank you for sprinkling salt on my open wound :'(. I know! I could have picked up so many other awesome stuff sigh

  2. Sophie

    Hi ^^ Have you tried The Face Shop Ultra moist cushion?? I have really dry skin and i would like to try that one 😉

    1. Christina

      I believe I have that cushion (I have a limited edition version) and I really don’t like it. It has that same look and formulation like the Peri Pera’s water cushion where it looks super dewy but it seems like it separates upon application.

  3. Kym Felicia

    Thank you for your brutally honest review! Very entertaining. Haha Was about to get my hands on this until I read your post.

    To be honest this is my go-to blog for everything cushion and I’m so happy you actually made the time to make this blog. Keep it up!

    1. Christina

      Thank you for always coming back :). But yea… this cushion was a no good. I liked it when I first tried it but now it is just disappointing.

  4. May

    Wow, I’m super late but do you know any good cushion dupes for this product?
    I’ve tried so many cushions after this one and none of them were light coverage and had a satin finish like this one.

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