It’s been awhile since I’ve reviewed a cushion foundation. I use them interchangeably between my liquid foundations and bb creams, just depends on what I feel like using on the day. Cushions are really convenient but they aren’t always the best value quantity wise.
COSRX released their Clear Fit range last year and since I really like their skincare, I have been keen to try some of their makeup. Like their skincare, their makeup is also affordable. So when they recently released a darker shade in their cushion, I was extra motivated to get it. I purchased the Blemish Cushion in #27 and the Spot Concealer in #23. I know that this isn’t the first makeup products that they have released but I was most interested in these products for reasons which I will get into later. The aesthetics and packaging is also appealing, modern, sleek and practical. The cushion has a black matte soft touch plastic cover and the concealer is housed in a plastic squeezy tube.
If you’re interested in these products and my opinion on them, please keep on reading.
COSRX Clear Fit Blemish Cushion – SPF47 PA++
Claims: Source: yesstyle.com
Using proven blemish-fighting ingredients like tea tree oil and Centella asiatica, the COSRX Blemish Cover Cushion helps treat acne-prone skin while providing buildable light to medium coverage to help even complexion and hide spots.
Ingredients: Source: yesstyle.com
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Leaf Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Chloride, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Adenosine, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Leaf Extract, Water, Ethylhexylglycerin, Madecassoside
Centella Asiatica the second ingredient which is great to see and tea tree oil is towards the bottom of the list.
Shade: #27 Deep Beige (matches me well, I’m an NC30-35. It is just a hair too dark for me in winter but should be perfect in summer).
Color range: #21, #23 and #27
Lasting power: 9-10hrs
My thoughts: I like using cushion foundations because they are usually infused with great skin care ingredients. I still use skincare beforehand but I feel like having additional good for you ingredients is a nice bonus. This cushion has soothing ingredients like centella asiatica, tea tree oil, adenosine and madecassoside so it didn’t feel like I was making any breakouts worst by applying this on top.
My favourite thing about this cushion is the coverage. I wasn’t expecting much because cushions usually offer light to medium coverage at the most but this one blew my mind. I would actually describe this as being medium to high and I only use on layer to achieve good coverage. I feel like I don’t even need concealer for my acne scars when I use this if I add another light layer on troubled areas. The application is also easy. The mochi like cushion distributes the right amount easily onto the puff. The puff that it comes with is also above average, it’s a bit thicker and softer and feels bouncier when applying. I’ve also used other air puffs with this cushion and it works just fine. This foundation is comfortable on the skin and lasts from morning until night for me. The finish is satin matte and I don’t personally feel like I get oilier than usual when I wear it even though there aren’t any claims on it being sebum controlling. All in all, it’s so good, I love it!
Cost: $35 AUD from eBay. Doesn’t include a refill.
COSRX Clear Fit Spot Concealer SPF30 PA++
Claims: Source: yesstyle.com
This concealer provides medium coverage to camouflage blemishes, spots and uneven skin tone while also providing relief to troubled skin via its Centella asiatica, niacinamide, adenosine and tea tree oil ingredients. Creamy yet buildable texture lasts for hours without caking while SPF 30 provides ample sun protection.
Ingredients: Source: ohlolly.com
Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Titanium Dioxide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Mica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), 1,2-Hexanediol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Methicone, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Adenosine, Squalane, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Water, Ethylhexylglycerin, Madecassoside
This concealer contains the same soothing ingredients as the cushion, Centella Asiatica, Tea tree oil, Adenosine and Madecassoside.
Shade: #23 Natural Beige
Color range: #21 and #23
Lasting power: Around 3 hours
My thoughts: I tried this concealer a few times and each time I didn’t like it. Maybe it was because it was too light for me that it didn’t conceal properly. It really did not cover much but it’s described as offering medium coverage. Tried using it under my eyes to hide some darkness and it made me look like an old lady, which is something nobody wants! It made my undereyes and eyelids (tried to use it as an eye primer too) and it made them look crusty and wrinkly, and I can assure you that this isn’t normal for me. Each time I did this (because I couldn’t give up on it), I had to save my makeup by frantically pressing it in with a damp beauty sponge. Maybe this would work better for lighter skin tones, who actually use #23 as their cushion shade but it really did not work for me. It’s a shame because having those lovely soothing ingredients in a concealer was what drew my attention in the first place. It also didn’t last long, I felt like it slid away from the blemish or scar pretty quickly. Will not be repurchasing this.
Cost: $8.20 USD from ibuybeauti.com.
If you have been curious to try any of these products, I would highly recommend the cushion over the concealer. I hope they expand their shade range because it’s soo good!
Have you tried any makeup from COSRX? Let me know your recommendations 🙂