I will be perfectly honest and admit that I bought Tonymoly Pikachu Mini Cover Cushion solely for the package, without even testing it. The reason for that is, if the foundation cream is not to my liking I will simply clean all of it and replace it with some other foundation cream I enjoy more.
So, I went on this journey without testing nor expectations. I love the package, to me that is enough reason to buy this, as the price is quite friendly! Regardless, with this Pokemon collection you can have everything: from basic skin care to a body lotion, and full face makeup! So, at least a part of it is worth taking a shot at, right?
- It says it has SPF 50+, which is a very nice thing in my opinion, plus wrinkle and whitening care.
- It claims to softly cover the skin with perfect adherence for long hours.
- Claims to have natural oil ingredients that will give your skin a healthy complexion.
Water, Cyclopenasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Isotridecyl isononanoate, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Lauryl PEG 10 Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Mica, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Sodium chloride, Argania spinosa Kernel Oil, Boron nitride, Melaleuca alternifolia Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Silica, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499, Fragance
How to use:
- Press the mini puff on the cushion until you have a sufficient amount of product on the puff.
- Gently pat on your face.
- On areas that need extra cover apply a second layer.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, blemished, sensitive, and allergic.
Tonymoly Pikachu Mini Cover Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ Review:
Well, I’ll test it for the very first time with you! So, this time I’ll walk you through the product opening too.
At first we can confirm the Pokemon seal of approval. Lots of Korean brands have been finding ways for users to certify the products as being original. In some cases they use QR codes, in others they use a magnet system that changes the color of a sticker, and in this case they use this hologram sticker that changes according to the angle (sort of like the ones on some ID cards).
Then, as soon as you open it you see the most adorable puff shaped like a Pokeball! I almost squealed when I saw it. The thing I noticed right away when I squeezed it was that this is the type of puff that absorbs a lot of product. You know, there are ones that absorb more than they spread and ones that barely absorb anything. These really are up to everyone’s taste so I won’t say if it’s a good or a bad thing, it’s up to you. I just wanted you to know.
There’s the usual security seal.
But when I peel it off there’s some glue residues around the box, and that bothers me. I’ll show you later why it bothers me, but this is a cheap product and you pay what you get for. And I paid for an amazing cushion box of a portable size.
After I pressed the puff a couple of times, the inevitable happened. The small glue residues made it very dirty, and I cannot clean it without wasting product. So, I’ll clean it later of course but I want to use the product first, until I am done with it.
Here I have applied both colors. Skin beige (01) is the exact same tone as my skin’s light parts, and Warm beige (02) is the exact tone of my darker parts. So, in the end you can’t really see much of a difference between them.
If you are curious about the coverage, I would say it gives light to medium coverage. You can use that spot on my skin as a reference, it’s a brown mark (not black).
Putting them together side by side, you can see a bit more of a difference but still not that big.
Okay, so I feel a little guilty because I just spent the amount necessary to cover my pores… twice. Just to take this photo. But at least you can see the difference! It spreads so much, though, that the color difference barey makes… a difference on your skin.
In my opinion you can either use them together, mixed, to make an intermediate tone.
You can use them completely separate. Or you can do as I will do and use them as a light highlighting difference, by applying the light color on the cheekbones and nose, or the opposite, use the darker tone on the bottom of your cheekbones and to enhance that V line of yours.
When it comes to the formula, truthfully, I do not like it. It settles on my arm wrinkles (although I don’t have them on my face, it settles A LOT on my eyelid fold, and on my… bottom eyelid fold – it’s weird, but it settles there).
And yet it doesn’t settle on my nose and forehead, it basically stays on the top layer of my skin and even after 3 hours I can draw there with my fingers, like finger painting.
To make my point more understood I took this photo. On the left you can see what I rubbed off my arm – a dry residue, which was settled between my wrinkles.
On the right side you can see my facial grease and a lot of product which I didn’t rub off – I gently patted as we do when we’re cleaning the excess of oil from our skin.
I love the package. So much. But I dislike the formula. Since it doesn’t dry my skin I’ll keep using it until I finish it, I’ll just use it to retouch several times during the day, but as soon as I’m done with it I’ll clean it all off and use the box with a product that’s more of my liking.
Where to buy:
Cosmeticlove for $10.30
Have you tried Tonymoly Pikachu Mini Cover Cushion?
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