Hello loves! I have this cushion for months now and this specific variant is already not available because The Face Shop repackaged their cushions just recently. I just think I owe a review on this product because it has been my favorite cushion this summer season.
As you all know, I have a very oily face and choosing bases that promises oil control is my weakness. This product was recommended to me by a blogger friend and I also read a lot of good reviews about it online.
According to the packaging:
Moist cover, Mattifying effect, Long lasting freshness
It has the usual compact casing for BB cushions. It has a built in mirror and it is refillable. It also comes with a sponge, especially made to puff the right amount of product on your face. The case itself has a minimalistic design, which I also love.
There is a mild scent that fades away after a few seconds. I think this scent is also common with Korean BB creams and cushions.
How I use it?
The best way to apply the product is by using the sponge provided. I just dip it into the cushion and tap it all over my face, then blend it. If you want more coverage, you can definitely add a second or third layer.
The shade that I got is V205 Dark Beige. It looks very orangey, but it is the perfect match for my skin tone. It is almost invisible when blended well.
It is currently my favorite. It is summer and it is scorching hot outside. I love that this product is lightweight and can withstand the heat without fading or looking oily. I also like the finish. It is not dry matte, it is moist-matte. It gives you a natural glow without looking greasy. The coverage is medium on my opinion, but also buildable. I still use a concealer though, because I have dark spots on my face.
Some bloggers use it alone. I prefer setting it with a powder. This will hold the base even better. I am absolutely shine free for around 4-5 hours (considering the heat here in PH). This product does not need retouching as well. It is truly long wearing. Honestly, I like this better than my Laneige Pore Control Cushion.
Best part? It also has SPF 50+ PA+++
The Face Shop recently launched other varieties of BB/CC cushions and I will definitely check them out next time.
Tip: Wait for free refill promos. They do it every other month or so. I got a free refill (which I haven’t opened yet) when I purchase this BB cushion.
Overall, The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion is one of the best choice for oily skin. The heat of the season makes our face oil more than usual and this is a great product to use in a daily basis.
Price: P895/ cushion, P595 refill, The Face Shop