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Mara's Beauty Diary|Beauty and Fashion

IOPE Air Cushion XP Review

It's pretty clear that cushion makeup have taken the beauty world by storm. It's inevitable that practically all brands whether Asian or Western have jumped on the 'Cushion' trend. And we consumers/beauty addicts are utterly enjoying the competition. I've seen so many Cushion products online that I've already lost count of their total number. On the other hand, though there are so many of its kind, the IOPE Air Cushion XP still stands out from the rest, as it's the original source of the 'Cushion' type foundation.
IOPE Air Cushion has revolutionized makeup trends and has truly earned a name for itself in the cosmetics industry. IOPE Air Cushion, a cushion-type foundation with sun protection and the first of its kind in the market, has changed the way in which women use cosmetics. This major innovation combines the functions of both makeup and UV protection simultaneously through the inventive product design, which is use to use and simplifies the makeup process. To this day, IOPE Air Cushion is leading the cushion foundation category and innovations in the beauty industry. Air Cushion is IOPE’s No. 1 best seller that is beloved by many consumers.

Air Cushion XP Cover SPF 50+/PA+++ is a cushion foundation that provides powerful protection against UV rays and delivers complete coverage for natural, luminous complexion.

The IOPE Air Cushion XP have different types available so that you can choose the best one for your skin type.

I chose the Cover type in the shade 21 Vanilla which is the exact match for my skin color.

The box contains the usual- the cushion compact with a 15 g refill inside and another 15 g refill so you get 30 g or 1.05 oz in total.

Like all Cushion foundations, product is sealed to prevent product from drying.

Important tip for those who are using Cushion products, if you think you're already running out of product, just flip the cushion upside down and you'll get more of the product at the bottom.

Here's a comparison swatch of my arm with and without the foundation. As you can see the shade is a little darker than my skin tone but on my face it is perfect because my face tends to appear darker than the rest of my body.

Now for the real test, here is a photo of my face without any makeup. No filter, no beauty face, just me and my bare face. So yeah, I have so many pimple scars which I got from a recent breakout and a pimple on my left cheek that just wouldn't go away haha! But that's that, so bare bear with me.

Please excuse my disorriented face and hair here as I took it in the morning. Anyways, I only applied the foundation on the half of my face so you could see the difference. The left side is visibly brighter and flawless than the right with just one layer. My blemishes were concealed as well.

Here's a close up of the side of my face with the cushion foundation. With just one layer, it was able to color correct my skin tone and hide my scars and redness. It looks super natural as well as it blends well with my skin.

Now here's a full face with the cushion foundation. With no powder, it gives a dewy and glowy finish. I'm doing this pose so that you could see the dewy effect when the sun light hits my face.

I find that this foundation can withstand sweat and oil well. Imagine me taking a picture in front of the burning sun, yep I sweat a lot, but once the foundation is on, it is on. It will not move or melt, it clings well to your skin until you decide to remove it at the end of the day. It is long-lasting that when I look in front of the mirror after a long day outside, I get shocked with how my face still looks good and flawless.

If you're an oily gal like me, I always set any base make up with powder so that it will set in place. Like in the picture below, I set it with my 3W Clinic loose powder for a more long lasting and smooth finish. 

Hello flawless skin! Thank you IOPE for creating such wonderful product. Out of the Cushion foundations I've tried, this is what I always reach out to often. I can never get wrong with using this because it always gives me the flawless and long-lasting finish I want.

This is probably my holy grail Cushion as of the moment. If I have to rate it, I give it a 5/5. I love it so much and I highly recommend that you try this!

Where to buy: Althea Korea
Price: Php 1,320.00

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  1. Can you suggest a shade that's bagay for Filipina Skin? :) I'm planning on buying!

    1. Hi Hazel, maybe you could try the shade #23? But I'm afraid it might be a little light for Filipina skintone. You can try Laneige pore control cushion one which is good as well and there are medium shades available in stores too ☺

  2. I am looking forward to see your review about Hera Cushion

    1. Hi Mary Jane, if I get the chance to, I will 😊