Innisfree Mineral Melting BB Cushion SPF 50 PA+++ Review5:39 AM
Hello everyone! :) It's been a while since I last posted a review (internet problem last month =_=). I actually thought I already posted this last week, turns out it didn't post as scheduled so I edited the intro just a bit. lol
Today I'm back with a cushion bb review. I have been using this for quite a while now. This is the 4th cushion face product that I've tried. Click THIS to see my Iope Air Cushion XP review.
I first saw this cushion on Innisfree's Facebook page last year and if I'm not mistaken this was first released in Hongkong then Korea. I remember checking Innisfree's website almost every single day just to check if they already released this and boy I was surprised they released it in Hongkong first. It took quite a while for them to release this in Korea (I have no idea why) and because of that I lost interest in trying this cushion. (￣∀￣；) Then I came across this cushion again while watching Youtube videos, I heard it was good so I thought I should really give this a try.
This mineral melting BB cushion contains Jeju green tea water to create dewy and clear skin.
5 in 1 formula
Formulated with 100% prescribed Jeju green tea water in lieu of distilled water to fortify skin moisture while presenting dewier and clearer skin.
Contains primer powder to reveal smooth skin texture.
Available in 3 shades:
01 - Pink Beige, 02 - Natural Beige and 03 - True Beige
Not sure if you guys can see what's written on the sides so..
Jeju Green Tea
It doesn't look appealing to me tbh but I don't hate it. Innisfree's packaging are always simple and sleek looking. If you want something with a classier/elegant look, you can check out Iope, Hera or Laneige (the upgraded version not the old one). The cushion products from the brands I mentioned doesn't only have nice packaging but it works well too and have gotten a few awards. What's good about this, Innisfree Mineral Melting BB Cushion, in terms of packaging is that it's not as bulky as other cushion products. Note that the difference isn't huge though. It has the same diameter as other cushion products from Amore Pacific. It's just that the top of this Innisfree cushion compact is flat unlike other cushion foundation/bb. There's nothing special in the packaging really, it has a mirror and a plastic partition/separator to keep the cushion from drying and to hold the air puff, just like any other cushion foundation. You can buy refills too but I'm not sure how to place the refill on the compact/case because it can't be pushed at the bottom. orz
(It's hard to take photos of white colored products on white BG so I tried pink but...)
It also has this peel off sticker that you will see in every new cushion face products.
The air puff.
Simply use this puff to pick up the product and dab it onto your beautiful face. Easy peasy. :D
I think all air puffs are similar. I haven't tried using brushes with cushion products and I don't think I will ever need to use anything else aside from this puff because it does a great job. It provides better coverage and doesn't absorb the bb cream so even if you only have 15g of bb cream for each cushion, it will still last long because you wouldn't really need a lot. The puff also helps in giving the "cooling effect". I only notice the cooling effect when I'm applying the bb cream with the air puff, it's only slightly cooling. Doesn't last long (same with other cushion face products that I've tried) so yeah, nothing great. The only bad thing about air puffs is that it's really hard to clean and it's unhygienic. It will be better (and so much easier) if you have extra air puffs ready.
Close up shot of the cushion.
Another thing I don't like about this cushion is the strong herbal scent. I can already smell it the first time I took it out of the box, I can smell it even when the compact is closed. Can you guys even imagine how strong the scent was when I took off the sticker that covers the cushion? I can even smell it on my face after I applied it, I'm thankful the scent isn't as strong as it is when you smell it directly from the cushion and it fades after a few minutes so it's bearable. I'm not really sensitive with fragranced products and I don't know.. some people might like the smell and find me overreacting but I'm sorry I just don't really like herbal scents. orz
It has sheer coverage. This claims to have effective coverage but it doesn't really cover that much redness nor acne scars but it's good in evening out your skin tone and covers pores as well. The finish is dewy. I remember when I was running late for uni, I went inside the car and my dad looked at me for a good minute and told me "your face is soooo dewy" LOL Then I took my mirror out and looked at my face and it is indeed really dewy. I forgot to apply powder that time because I was in a hurry so it became dewy. I never liked dewy finish. I think dewy finish only looks good during cold season. XD It looks semi matte at first then it turns into a really dewy finish after a few minutes. When I tried to compare this cream to Iope Air Cushion, I found out that this one is creamier. The Iope one is liquidy. I used my finger to take out the cream so I can compare it better and I made sure my fingers are clean btw. Hygiene comes first. lol
I love how natural it looks on me. It blends really well on my skin. It has high SPF too!
About sebum control, I'd say it's only average. I'm not really impressed but it's not that bad, maybe I just expected too much.
It's not as long lasting as it claims too. It only lasted 4-5 hours on me. Probably because of the weather? I heard it lasts for 8 hours or even more on others. Idk.. lasting power is pretty average to me. I wouldn't recommend this to those who have dry skin because it accentuates dry patches so your skin might look really flaky when you use this. You will need to prep your skin, moisturize really well if you want to try this.
This is a good bb cushion but my favorite is still Iope Air Cushion XP. It's expensive though. If you're looking for a cheaper cushion face product with better coverage, I'd recommend Etude House Any Cushion. However, if you're looking for something cheaper that offers natural and dewy finish, I'd recommend this one. If you have enough budget, I'd definitely recommend you to buy the Iope Air Cushion XP, best selling cushion foundation in Korea or Hera or Laneige. Those three are really popular. :P
high sun protection
compact is not as bulky as other cushion face products
(I had to use capital letters. can you guys feel how much I hate the scent? lol)
unhygienic, can also be messy sometimes
the puff is hard to clean
Get yours here:
I got mine at Beautynetkorea
last month? Or was it last January? I'm not even sure? lol Okay, I just checked and it was last January. lol Check out my January haul HERE.
So yeah, I'm back for real. I will be posting concealer review next time or maybe lip product review.
Btw, I was inactive last month
(all thanks to the technician with superb skills that told us we need to switch to other network. [jungkook's voice] such a liar!) that I can't even remember if I already spazzed here about Bangtan. LOL Okay, I'm not going to fangirl here for now but..
watch their Boy in Luv music video HERE.
Dance version HERE.
Dance practice HERE.
Silly videos HERE. lol
I feel like I always talk about Bangtan (bighit where's my paycheck)
Have you tried this cushion? How was it? :D
Are you all excited for the upcoming spring collections of all these Korean cosmetic brands? Better get your bank accounts ready. :P