I wouldn’t have known about Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Ex if not for Rowena of animetric.net‘s rave review and recommendation. We were having lunch at an event when I complemented on how nice her skin looks. She told us, “Oh, I’m really having red patches right now because of a skin treatment. This is just makeup“. I’m sold. I had to own one. But the price range is on the luxurious side.
So I purchased one. Grateful for being an Althea Angel as I received credits last Christmas. How does it fare on my acne-laiden combination skin (yes I have acne as of writing huhu)
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Cushions have undoubtedly taken over the base game, and with formulas as good as this one from Sulwhasoo, it’s not hard to see why.
The Perfecting Cushion EX is made with a long wearing “Flexible Film-Fixing Polymer” that builds a protective barrier for flawless 12-hour wear. Infused with Jaumdan Water and apricot kernel oil, this cushion is packed full of antioxidants that hydrates, lifts and promotes collagen production in the skin, leaving you with a complexion that looks flawless and youthful.
Tiger lily extract – Tightens the skin and has astringent properties
Lotus seed extract – Has antioxidant and hydration properties
Squalene – A moisturizing ingredient that soothes irritations and balances out the water to oil levels of the skin
WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ZINC OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, NIACINAMIDE, LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, GLYCERIN, PROPANEDIOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), ACRYLATES/ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE/DIMETHICONE METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, STEARIC ACID, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, FRAGRANCE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), LECITHIN, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, ISOSTEARIC ACID, POLYSORBATE 80, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE, LILIUM CANDIDUM BULB EXTRACT, NELUMBO NUCIFERA FLOWER EXTRACT, POLYGONATUM OFFICINALE RHIZOME/ROOT EXTRACT, PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), DISODIUM EDTA, ADENOSINE, ACRYLATES/VP COPOLYMER, HONEY, PHENOXYETHANOL, ALCOHOL, BETA-GLUCAN, SODIUM HYALURONATE
Photos & Swatches
Left Side: Bare Face Right Side: w/ Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Ex
Packaging – All. Cushions. Look. The Same. They come in the same chunkky compact with a flip top that seperates the sponge from the product. Sulwhasoo’s is nothing exceptional.
Coverage – It has light-medium buildable coverage. What I love about it’s formulation is you can layer it on without looking cakey.
Texture – Highly emolient and moisturizing. In a humid country like the Philippines, a setting powder is a must. Or else all the dust and pollutants will just stick on your face.
Color – I ordered the shade #23 and it leans towards the yellow side of the spectrum. I have an olive complexion and I don’t mind the extra warmth it gives my face. It doesn’t make me look gray or ashy unlike most cushions do. So I highly recommend this shade for filipinas like me.
Scent – Barely noticeable herb-like fragrance.
Longevity – Lasts a good ol day with minimal retouching. It doesn’t set into fine lines too! 🙂
Price – Expensive AF
Thoughts – I had high expectations, courtesy of the reviews I read on the internet. Hoping this would be enough to cover my pimples who are screaming “HEY LOOK AT ME!” but even after 3 layers the redness is still visible. I had to put on a layer of concealer or another foundation (Ellana Mineral Powder Foundation) to mask my acne.
BUT! Take a look at the before/after photos. I love the glow it gives. Do you notice a visible lifting? I do! Using this cushion gives me an instant face lift appearance. I won’t dispose of this makeup but I’ll keep it in rotation. It doesn’t break me out and makes me look polished in a jiffy. Certainly a great find!