I’ve just tried The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’d know that I love Korean beauty products. Love love love. It’s funny how The Face Shop was one of the first Korean brands to cross over to our shores but it’s only now that I’ve had my first experience with its makeup products. Well, for starters, The Face Shop products used to be priced high here in the Philippines. When I went to Korea back in 2012, I discovered that almost everybody (Etude House, Tonymoly, Nature Republic, Missha, Skin Food, Holika Holika, and The Face Shop) had almost the same price points (Laneige is in a different category because it is actually more expensive than the aforementioned brands in Korea). Etude House Philippines has always stuck close to the Korean SRP, but thanks to The Face Shop’s recent launch event, I discovered that now, The Face Shop’s pricing is just as close to the Korean SRP. Imagine, I spotted a tube of BB Cream at The Face Shop priced at only P295 — but I’m getting ahead of myself.
So anyway, I attended my first ever The Face Shop event two weeks ago at their SM Megamall store. The Face Shop launched its newest product, The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion. It’s not a BB Cream, I think it falls under foundation.
The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion is priced at a very reasonable P895.
There are 2 shades available for now (soon to be 4): V201 Apricot Beige and V203 Natural Beige.
If you buy this product anytime this month (Sept. 1 to 30, 2015) you get a free refill! I love it!
Anyway, new makeup products for Autumn Winter 2015 were also launched and there was a makeup demo on how to achieve The Face Shop’s featured look for the season.
Yes, they used The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion.
Her makeup really looks exactly like what’s featured on the seasonal poster, plus it’s like she’s not wearing any foundation!
I shopped a bit before going home — here’s my The Face Shop haul! All of these total to around P1.5k… so affordable right? The tube of BB Cream on the left actually costs only P295! Will review these soon. 😀
I haven’t been this excited about makeup in a while. The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion promises Moist Cover + Fresh Fit + Long-Lasting. I’m assuming this means long-lasting dewy looking coverage which feels fresh and lightweight, lol.
It looks just like my other water cushion products. It comes with an applicator puff.
I got shade V201 Apricot Beige.
It’s the lightest, I think. It’s lighter than my hand which is fine because my face is lighter than my hand. Since I drive almost everyday, my right arm is darker because it’s by the window.
This is how it looks under natural light.
What I like about The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion SPF 50 PA+++:
- It’s buildable and it can go up to medium coverage, which is more than what most cushions can give.
- It’s easy to apply — just pat on using the applicator puff until you achieve the desired coverage.
- It moisturizes the skin but dries to a clean matte finish, you don’t need to top with powder after application.
- It brightens and evens out the skin.
- It has a high level of sun protection at SPF 50 PA+++.
- It’s very reasonably priced at P895.
Downside? There are only 2 shades at the moment and both are very light, so it won’t suit those with darker skin (although I was told the 2 additional shades will be available soon). You also have to apply carefully because patting on too much product will make it thick and kind of cakey. Oil control lasts maybe 4-5 hours if you’re subjected to warm temperatures. I spent the day indoors and walking outdoors so my face was very shiny after 8 hours. It’s best to have some blotting paper and powder for retouching. However, if you will be in a cold, air-conditioned room the entire time, shine won’t be a problem.
The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion is available at all The Face Shop stores nationwide for P895. You get a free refill if you buy it during the month of September 2015. Log on to The Face Shop Philippines Facebook Page for a complete list of stores.
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