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Review – April Skin Magic Snow Cushion 21 with SPF50/PA+++

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April Skin’s have recently gotten so popular and a lot of amazing product coming out from these brands. People were amazed by it's promising effect, great reviews, and their coverage abilities. If you are an active user on Facebook, you might see an advertising regarding to these product. I was putting a huge trust on these product because it is one of the most raved cushion. It's claimed to have double-cushion which make it high-coverage cushion and the curve on the cushion is to prevent moisture from evaporating.



I bought mine in shade number 21( I used IOPE C21). There are 3 shades available which is 21 (light beige) , 22 (pink beige tone) and 23 (natural beige). Black packaging, comes with a puff inside and simple.




Some ingredients include in this cushion are water (must include), the sunscreen filters that give the product its SPF claims(Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate) and some silicone (Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer,Dimethicone) which help the product to sit nicely on the skin, pH adjusters (Aluminum Hydroxide), colour pigments (Iron Oxides), and scent (Fragrance). This BB Cushion also comes with SPF50/PA+++, which is pretty decent for me and does provide the full spectrum of UVA and UVB protection, but you still need to apply sunscreen for extra protection.

Blueberry - Comforts and smooths tired skin, and provides energy for skin health

Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract - Vitamin C helps to brighten and purify skin tone

Jeju Aloe Vera Leaf - Contain moisture providing long-lasting moisture and purifies skin tone

Euterpe Oleracea - Helps prevent skin from aging and skin oxidation, providing vibrant skin



The sponge puff applicator has a slightly rubbery feel, similar to traditional Korean cushion foundation. For me,it's easy to wash the puff compared to IOPE puff. I tried couple of time to pop out the cushion itself from its casing, but failed. I was afraid if I was pushing too hard then the cushion will broke. (my problem). They got the refill for this, so I assume it can be pop out from the packaging.


It's not like common cushion, where mostly all cushion usually fully soaked with foundation, but this cushion you need to pressed it for the first time usage, then foundation will showed up. This is great alternative, because you'll know whether the cushion has been touch or not.




This is 1 layer of foundation. As you can see it has thick consistency, a bit sticky and spread easily. As you can tell, this has basically zero shimmer or glitter.



The coverage isn't reach my expectation. With one layer of foundation actually cannot cover dark spot, acne or blemishes, but still you can built up the coverage but you might need a concealer. It does not set up onto the skin which make it so cakey around my nose (especially) and my chin area. The cushion itself very heavy (obviously) on my skin and when my face start to get oil around my T zone area (combination skin), it's clumps up and cracks. I love my maybeline cushion a lot than this one. Even both has high coverage but, I rather to choose Maybelline, instead of this.

It's thicker initially when applied to skin, as opposed to some BB cushions which really feel more watery ( for example, Maybelline BB Cushion), but it dries down fairly quickly and feel thick. It stayed on without oxidizing or sliding off but started breaking through after 4 -5 hours application. This might isn't long wearing cushion foundation. I also had to be careful when touching my face, because it leave fingerprint when touching the face which remove the product a bit. However, the cushion very easy to applied and has nice scent. 

It is the most heavy cushion foundation that I ever tried and I'm quite surprise for the coverage but I don't like the texture and the finish which give me a cakey face.  If you have particularly dry skin, or if your climate is really hot, then I could imagine this being a bit too cakey on you. I don't think this works well.



FACE : APRIL SKIN MAGIC SNOW CUSHION #21 LIGHT BEIGE / THESAEM COVER PERFECTION CONCEALER #01 / MEMEBOX YEONDUKONG EASY BLUSHING STICK #02 LIVELY CORAL / TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL ARTCLASS BY RODIN CONTOUR PALETTE /  EYES : ETUDE HOUSE BLING BLING EYE STICK #10 LITTLE BEAR STAR / ETUDE PLAY101 PENCIL  NO49 / MAYBELLINE HYPER CURL VOLUM EXPRESS WATERPROOF MASCARA IN BLACK / EYEBROW: IT'S SKIN BABYFACE NATURAL EYEBROW 04 / LIPS : 3 CONCEPT EYES CREAMY LIP COLOR NO 4 JOYCE



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