Summer Cotton Skin

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Hey, dear bumblebees! I'm so excited with some addition to my skincare as well as my makeup routine lately. I just can't wait to share, so stay tuned until I'm done trying them out! Two weeks ago, I received a package from and was surprised when I found out they sent me this product for a review because I myself have never thought of using The Face Shop cushion before. To be honest though, my main motivation before purchasing a cushion is based on this particular factor; they must have a cute packaging. That's it. So now you know why. Haha! What a childish reasoning, but oh well... 

The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion.

Description: Perfect your makeup on the go with the Oil Control Water Cushion. Light foundation with a cushion applicator provides a matte finish for a flawless look. The finish of liquid foundation in a convenient compact size.

What it promises:
  • Shine-free moisturizing cushion
  • Controls sebum
  • 4x denser Durable Microfoam
  • Evenly dispenses product from first to last touch
Directions: At the final step of your skincare routine, apply all over the face in an even layer. Gently pat into skin with the palm of your hands for complete absorption.

Mine is in shade #21.

The cushion comes with a beige colored puff.

Well the end of summer is drawing near, but there is no such rules in changing the makeup game here. Jakarta has always been hot throughout the year and I feel like this cushion was given to me with thoughtful consideration. The Face Shop actually provides four different types of cushion makeup, in which the other three of them are intended for people with drier skin. I can say that I am glad sent me this one instead of those other cushions.

The swatch on my skin.

Packaging wise, the case looks quite sturdy though it can get easily scratched. This actually happened several times, and I was sure there was no sharp object inside my makeup pouch, yet I found some scratches on the compact. Does this weird phenomena occur to you as well?

Moving on to the puff... Let me sigh for a moment as I want to question this. There are so many colors available in this whole universe, yes? So why does The Face Shop choose beige as their puff's surface color? I can never be sure how much foundation I pick up on this beige colored puff. But yes, it feels denser than any other cushion puff I've ever tried!

Although the finish is more matte than dewy, their shine-free promise might be a little too much 'cause I still need to blot my oily T-zone at midday. Durability is okay for me, however it does a great job at evening out skin tone and fading blemishes. The only issue is, the high SPF in this foundation leaves white cast on my skin, which is a no-go for a night occasion. Please note that the white residue looks noticeable too in daylight. Just make sure to turn off the flash if you're having your photo taken ;)

Price: USD 17.89

Use my code T717MH2M8NU to get 8% discount at Did I forget to mention the worldwide free shipping? The shipment was pretty fast too, I guess I only had to wait for a week or so, not to mention the abundant samples I received :P

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23 comments on "Summer Cotton Skin"
  1. Amazing review :) Your blog is so pretty x

  2. Ive gotten a cushion from faceshop that has that high SPF too and the white cast KILLS me :(((

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  3. Great detailed review! And cute packaging is often what lures us girls. Lol
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  4. Haha packaging is also a big motivator for me when purchasing cushion compacts ;) It's a shame that this cushion fell short in some aspects. Thanks for sharing your experience. I just got one of the My Other Bag cushions from The Face Shop but I haven't tried it yet.

  5. Ohn dear, thanks :D

    I didn't know this brand but sounds amazing :D I'm super interesting to try!

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  6. I don't think I'll be giving it a go as I do have oily skin and my skin eats up most long lasting foundations x

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  7. i'd really like to try something like this, thanks for sharing!

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  8. That sounds like the perfect foundation for oily skin. This is my first time hearing of this product. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Woww looks great 😀

  10. Thanks a lot, my dear :D

    This product sounds amazing. Great review my dear :D

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  11. Awesome product you've got from The Face Shop Radi :)

  12. Great product! Love cushions

    Stephanie |

  13. Great review! I haven't heard about this brand but it sounds amazing.

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  14. Hello mitch!
    I was about to consider purchasing this cushion since I have a combination skin, but reading this made me think twice. I've tried a korean cushion before, and I dont like the dewy finishing it has. My fav one recently is Maybelline BB Cushion, you should try it!

    XOXO, Cilla

  15. I love your honest review. Some people just say how amazing something is but they don't tell you the truth of the packaging and more. I loved your photos and tips ;)

  16. I've never heard of this product from the Face Shop before, but we tend to get things a lot later than those in the US!

    Stephanie |

  17. I've never heard of this brand. The product seems great!


  18. This looks interesting to try.

  19. asli mupeng banget sama ini cushion gara-gara si aktor kim soo hyun jd bintang iklannya XD tapi kalau nyoba cushion korea maju mundur soalnya tone kulitku susah menyatu sama shade cushion mereka. XD