[REVIEW] April Skin Magic Snow Cushion Pink SPF 50+ PA+++ 01 Pink

April Skin Magic Snow Cushion Pink SPF 50+ PA+++ 01 Pink Review:

The infamous magic snow cushion.. I’d say that it’s definitely one of the top 3 most widely known Korean cushion foundations. I’ve been wanting to try it for a while but as I was about to purchase it, I stumbled upon this one. It had a great discount and I loved the packaging so I decided to give this one a try first.

Firstly, I’d like to clarify that I know, since I have PIE, I’m probably the last person who could use a pink tinted cushion. However, I don’t have hyperpigmentation all over my face! The areas where most people (and I) like to tone are the areas where I don’t have hyperpigmentation (except for my cheeks, that’s where all the redness is). Even if I had completely clear skin, I still wouldn’t use it all over my face. The more layers of products you put on your skin, the cakier it’ll look.

Claims:

+ This cushion claims to be able to brighten pale and dull skin tone.

+ It’s recommended for fair skin with warm tone, dull and pale skin tones.

+ It creates a luminous texture with natural coverage.

+ It provides instant hydration for a more fresh-faced look and to prevent cakey texture.

+ It also has a UV protection because it delivers a broad spectrum of spf50+/ PA+++ protection, whitening and anti-aging.

Aside of the performance claims, it also has quite some technical ones.

1.Anti-microbial puff- more hygienic and it prevents bacterial spread

2.Spongy puff- it’s better for buildable coverage and helps preventing cakiness.

3. Mochi cushion technique- helps deliver adequate amount of liquid instead of getting out too much, it also keeps the fluid intact and keep the contents in a hygienic way.

Ingredients:

Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexyl salicylate, Titanium Dioxide, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Zinc Oxide, Niacinamide, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sodium chloride, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trisiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Quaternium-18 bentonite, Copernicia Cerifera wax, Ozokerite, Aluminum hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Flavor, Phenoxyethanol, Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract, Ferric Oxide, Adenosine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Honey, Polyglutamic Acid, Corthellus Shiitake Extact, Malt Extract, Camellia Japonica Flower Water

April Skin Magic Snow Cushion Pink SPF 50+ PA+++ 01 Pink Review

How to use:

1. Prep your face.

2. Open the lid and gently press the cushion using the puff.

3. Gently dab the puff with the product on your face, preferably on top of your foundation.

Volume: 15ml

My skin type: acne prone, a bit oily and with post inflammatory erythema.

April Skin Magic Snow Cushion Pink SPF 50+ PA+++ 01 Pink:

Packaging:

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Rather than a standard cushion sponge soaked in product, the Magic Snow Cushion contains product sandwiched between two layers of sponge, which then rises to the top and onto the puff when pressure is applied. The idea behind this is to keep the product more hygienic, and to provide only the amount that you need for an even application.

April Skin Magic Snow Cushion Pink SPF 50+ PA+++ 01 Pink Review

I personally like this patent a lot, mainly because through this, you avoid using too much when the product is still new and too little when it’s getting emptier. You can have the same amount of product on your puff from the first time you open it to the last few times you use it.

April Skin Magic Snow Cushion Pink SPF 50+ PA+++ 01 Pink Review

I love this cushion’s case so much! It’s so simple yet gorgeous! I’m not really into the rose gold/ mirror trend that’s been going strong for years now on Instagram however, this case definitely caught my eye.

Texture/ Consistency:

Here is the part where I have to admit what I originally expected. As I mentioned above, I bought this product a bit carelessly. Because I read snow cushion I expected something similar to that! You know, a normal, full coverage cushion! To my surprise when I first looked into it, I was very, very wrong.

April Skin Magic Snow Cushion Pink SPF 50+ PA+++ 01 Pink Review

Its texture is VERY thin. It’s pretty much invisible and I fail to notice the pink tone it has except for when it’s inside the case. It’s not like it covers my redness or anything but it’s good to know it doesn’t make it more vibrant. It gives a cooling effect and it smells like flower perfume.

Its finish is matte while at the same time a bit shiny too. It gives some vividness to the skin. You can tell it’s a bit sticky as you apply it and for that reason, I somehow always end up using it after I set my face with sebum powder.

Performance:

Even though this cushion doesn’t work well underneath foundation- when I use it, I noticed that it is great to do completely different things from its original claims. In case you’re like me- aka blush obsessed, you know that you can use too much blush way too easily. Since blush is one of the very last steps to any makeup routine, it’s frustrating to ruin your makeup and look like a tomato instead of having that “sweet peachy look” and re-doing everything is a waste of time and product.

I tend to get carried away on a regular basis so I always try to correct my overdoing with powder and foundation. This cushion can replace these. I simply dab some of it over the areas I use blush and ta-da! The blush is toned down and I no longer look like a tomato in the middle of summer.

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Furthermore, this cushion is great to use on top of bad foundation (bad foundation = one that makes your skin look oily/ cakey/ enlarges pores/ etc.). It can even it out and make it look sleek, not tacky.

Overall:

I was definitely, pleasantly surprised with this one! If I were to get it for a super affordable price, I’d probably repurchase. If I were to buy it for the full price; no. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone for 30 dollars. It’s just not worth it! However, for 10 or less; it’s great yet still not something necessary. To quickly sum up how well it does what it says,

It brightens the skin
It does make the skin’s complexion look healthier
It provides instant hydration
It prevents cakey makeup
It doesn’t have any coverage

Where to buy:

eBay


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