Review: Innisfree Long Wear Cushion

a.k.a  the most blotchy cake face maker I’ve met.
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This review is in no shape or form sponsored. These are my words and honest opinions.

Hello darlings!

It’s about time I throw a new review into the blogosphere, and this time I’m reviewing the first Asian Beauty product I tried. I’m talking about the Innisfree Long Wear Cushion!
This originally belonged to Vicky, but she, being the cutiepie she is passed it on to me, since it didn’t quite work it’s magic for her.
After that I started using it, and even purchased a refill because I had so much faith in it, well.. boy was I wrong! Sort of at least.

So let’s get down and cakey!
Name: Innisfree Long Wear Cushion
Product: Foundation in cushion form
Description: A Long Wear Cushion that creates smooth, fresh and bright skin that lasts long, without being smudged by sweat and sebum.
Claims: to last for 12 hours, Strong against sweat and sebum, and of course, protect against UV with its SPF 50+ PA+++
Price: 18-23$ (Amazon, E-bay, Innisfree)
Cosdna
(so not the nicest in the bunch, but hey, it has jeju mineral powder.)

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As you can see, it has been thoroughly tested!

Directions:
Put an appropriate amount on the puff, apply lightly along the skin texture instead of the foundation and gently dab. Reapply and pat down, if needed.
^These directions I got from the Innisfree website, you are free to apply it any way you want, I usually switch between the puff and a beauty blender.

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Texture and smell:
It basically feels like a foundation when applied, and looks like one, big shocker right?
When applying, it blends out okay, and blends nicely on to the skin when dabbed all over the place, but keep in mind, if your cheeks and nose have a tendency to have visible pores, you need more product in those areas, and it isn’t going to look pretty after a few hours, this I learned the hard way.
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Scent wise it’s not too overpowering, but when applying, it gives off a strong earthy scent with hints of green tea. It does however fade once the product has soaked in, so don’t worry about that! And if you’re like me and dab on some setting powder after wise, you won’t really be bothered by the cushion scent.

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Obviously this shade is not right for my hand, but this is more to get the feel of the texture.

Container:
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Sweet and compact, maybe a bit larger than some cushions, but it’s a nice little round box that fits in almost every bag one carries around, mine anyway!
Simple design, but also a little boring, of course, if the product had done what it says it does, it probably wouldn’t have needed anything cute or extravagant! But this I feel is a little boring, and the plastic looks cheap, but then again, I’m not totally sold on the product either.

So what do I feel about it?
As this review is approaching it’s end, I’m not totally sure how I feel about it. At first I was over the moon to finally having found a foundation that didn’t leave me looking like a reverse bald eagle, but the more I used it, the more my affection faded for this little baby. The product itself is nice, doesn’t irritate my skin, nor does it make me purge or break out, so ingredients wise we’re good. But this is where the love is discontinued.
The coverage when you first apply it makes you feel confident and ready to face the world, fully believing that no one will notice that you actually have some zits brewing and milia slowly fading, but as the morning becomes mid day, and mid day afternoon, the product starts to lose it’s charm, for me anyway, after having worn it for six hours, I look like shit. My forehead resembles an abstract painting, painted with 30 different shades of red, beige and greyish white, my pores have managed to slurp up all the product and increased by at least 5 times, and it just looks blotchy all over the place. Now I’ve given this cushion the benefit of the doubt and tried with both a setting powder and a primer, but it just doesn’t want to be my friend. So much for that 12 hour sweat guaranty.
So the claims it makes are in my case a straight up lie, homegirl! And therefore I will not be repurchasing this product, but hey, if it works for you, let me know!

Overall?
I really wanted to have a long and loving relationship with this cushion, long walks on the beach, picnic in the park, romantic candle lit dinners, but no. Instead of helping me look my best, it makes me feel awkwardly cake faced. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
But plus for matching my skin tone and evening it out, it just doesn’t work that well when it only looks good the first hour.

So after this cushion is empty, I will purchase from another brand, I just haven’t decided which one yet!

Rating:
Packaging: 5/10
Scent: 6/10
Texture: 5/10
Performance: 4/10
Overall: 5/10

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So there you have it, my honest opinion about this little gem, have you tried it? And did you like it? ❤

-Mocka

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2 thoughts on “Review: Innisfree Long Wear Cushion

  1. Since summer is coming I’m starting to look out for some good cushion to use, and that is easy to carry around, and I always heard wonder about this, but it’s such a pity it acts this way with you! And I’m pretty sure it would have the same outcome on me as well, seeing as many cushion don’t work out for me!

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    1. Yeah, really bummed about it, but my skin is notorious for not getting along well with stuff that should be awesome in the first place. Have you found any cushions that come close to working out for you? I’m browsing for a new one to, but not really sure what to look for, up here the weather is almost the same from march to September, we don’t really have the “problem” of super hot summers, so it doesn’t have to work wonders when the heat hits us, but I really hope you find something that works out for you, and please tell me if/when you do, would love to know ❤😄 -Mocka

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