When it comes to cushion foundation, I only have one top favourite. It puzzled me how cushion foundation dries up so fast. As if it we were in a warp speed or something. The April Skin cushion that I have been saving for special event use only is barely useable now and I have only used it not more than 5 times! Sulwhasoo or even Innisfree lasts longer than that. Then, came along this new Mamonde High Cover Liquid Cushion.
I am not into BB Cream in general regardless whatever form it comes in, especially if it comes in a cushion. However that is a different story when it comes to liquid cushion. I can jump straight to the end of my review now telling you that this Mamonde High Cover Liquid Cushion hits all the check list I have for cushion product. This, I like!
Mamonde did a research and found that consumers nowadays have higher hopes or requirement when it comes to foundation. The key word is good coverage. We want a good coverage base makeup that covers all our blemishes, pores, scars or even wrinkles and yet still looks like our own skin. Hence High Cover Liquid Cushion was developed to address these two issues – sheer coverage and cakey makeup. If you think “meh, this is just another cushion”, well you are wrong. Think again. Yes the name cushion remains as it does comes in a cushion-looking compact. But this cushion does not have the cushion sponge soaked with foundation. It has a Mesh Filtering System™ with airless pump!
As you take the puff and press it onto the mesh top of the cushion, the airless pump releases the foundation upward. Just 1-2 pumps is enough to discharge sufficient amount of foundation. This Mesh Filtering System™ works like a sifter. It has 1,000+ mesh holes to discharge the foundation without clumps. But that also has something to do with the special puff, which I will explain below. What this mesh top does is that it allows the content to be discharged in an appropriate amount for a decent coverage minus the cakey look.
The puff is equally important when it comes to cushion product. I find the conventional puff is too thin and it gets soggy too fast. It is washable alright but not easy. And it never works the same after washing. Yes I do know you can buy the puff now separately. I have bought a few spares too. So far I only like two puff from two different cushion foundation brand. Sulwhasoo make good, airy and fluffy puff. But it still gets soggy after a few usage. April Skin make a similar puff as Sulwhasoo and it’s better. It is fluffier and does not get soggy after a few usage. Now, this Mamonde High Cover Liquid Cushion puff is as good as April Skin, if not better. It is called the Flower Fit Puff.
This Flower Fit Puff measures at 1.5mm thick for the light makeup look. If you need a heavier coverage, it is easily achievable with repeating the process. No it does not get cakey or heavy. Reason being is that the foundation is only present on the surface of the puff. I have been using this product for several time and it really does what it claimed to be.
Mamonde is known to be using flower extracts in all their products. This High Cover Liquid Foundation comes with Pomegranate Flower Extracts. Unless other flowers, Pomegranate Flowers have a solid and round calyxes that produces plump fruit. Pomegranate itself has a strong will power that it allows the fruit to defy gravity and not fall from the tree even when the fruit has ripen, big, plump or heavy. With this, Mamonde took what they saw and invented the 3D Lift Up Solution from the key effects of the pomegranate flower and fruit.
The cushion packaging is simple, yet clean looking. It has a light pink reflects on the top of the cushion. You know I like pink 😉 . Mamonde also kindly include a cushion pouch in the shape of a macaron. So cute!
Let’s take a look at the before and after. Coverage is definitely not an issue here. This is just one layer on the right side of my face. Korean brand tend to lean more towards the fair skin so shade No.21 Cover Peach is smack on fair on my current more tan skin compared to last time. Overall, it comes in 3 shades only – No.17 Cover Porcelain, which is a bright pink tone and creamy color for an airbrushed effect, No.21 Cover Peach, which is a brighter tone than Mamonde Cover Powder Cushion No.21 for a creamy color for an airbrushed effect, and No.23 Cover Sand, which is a shade that naturally covers blemishes.
I think I suit shade No.23 Cover Sand more, eh? 😛
So far I have not seen any signs of my cushion foundation drying up, which is a good sign. I have not been using it for more than a week as I have been testing other foundations but when I took it out to use last Sunday for a quick party makeup, it is still as fresh as new! The shade may be a teeny weeny too fair for me at the moment, my skin still look great. This product however needs a makeup primer underneath otherwise your skin will get oily throughout the day.
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.