Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Review: Moonshot Micro-Setting Fit Cushion SPF50+ PA+++*

It's been a hot-minute since I've reviewed a cushion foundation. I have so many cushions that I try and just don't have time to review any cushions that don't meet my standards. And this review is coming from a brand that is new to me. Moonshot is a Korean makeup brand that is specifically created to give celebrities that natural flawless complexion. Since then, they have grown popular quite quickly in the asian market and have now expanded their range into colour makeup as well. They are well-known for their cushion foundations. For the last two or so months, I have been using the Moonshot Moonshot Micro-Setting Fit Cushion Foundation which contains a whooping SPF50+ PA+++* which was gifted to me by Let's Face It and I am SO IMPRESSED! It is the foundation that has been missing in my life.


Claims

  • a smooth, weightless and extremely comfortable feel on the skin
  • a medium to high buildable coverage 
  • a "perfect setting, non-clumping" formula that does not require you to powder to set it in place
  • amazing ingredients such as aqualicia extract to hydrate dry skin
  • long-lasting adherence to the skin as soon as you apply it
These are definitely some bold claims for any brand to be making and this gave me high hopes and even higher expectations for the cushion foundation to work. For my combination skin, a cushion that would be hydrating in the dry areas but also not make me into a greasy mess in my T-zone. 

Shade

I was gifted the shade 201 and at first it does seems one shade too light for my skin tone but after a few minutes, the foundation seemed to have oxidised a little and it was then just a tiny bit lighter than my skin. As a point of reference, I am a shade MC25-30 in MAC foundations. Normally, I don't understand why foundations oxidise. It doesn't make sense. But for this instance, it does. Because you are also having a foundation that sets on its own without the aid of a powder, it will dry down to a slightly darker shade. This is normal for these specific cushion foundations. 

The shade 201 is very the standard shade 21 compared to most Korean Makeup brands which is equivalent to a shade MC20 in my personal opinion. For the 

From what I can see online, there isn't that many shades being only two-three shades that they offer. And this is absolutely ridiculous! I think the absolute BARE MINIMUM should be at least 6 shades. But they honestly didn't even reach it. But because this is a Korean makeup brand and it is targeted to asian women, I can somewhat understand why they only have two shades to offer. But adding, 4 more shades couldn't hurt anyone. If anything, it would expand their market. 

Texture & Formula

When first applying the foundation, it felt like any other regular foundation. It was hydrating, it was light to the touch and it blended very well. You have enough play time for you to get a good blend and distribute the product evenly. At first the foundation shows your natural skin texture through and at times this isn't flattering (especially if you have large pores). But the magic happens after a few minutes. The texture and the consistency of the product changes from a radiant finish to a semi-matte finish that blurs your imperfections. It's incredibly comfortable as though you're wearing a very light layer of powder. Your skin literally feels like velvet. 

Unlike other cushion foundations that also transform from liquid to powder, this formula does not clump up or get cakey. You can reapply on areas that wear off and it won't even build up. It's truly an extraordinary foundation. 

Packaging

The Moonshot Moonshot Micro-Setting Fit Cushion Foundation which contains a whooping SPF50+ PA+++* has the standard circular compact with a mirror and cushion sponge. The sponge isn't anything out of this world but I do appreciate the triangular pinch to one the cushion to allow easy blending through the harder to reach places on the face. But what appealed to me the most is the rainbow, holographic, glittery design on the front. It was stunning! 

Overall Thoughts


This is the foundation to have in your collection if you like a natural to semi-matte finish. It has a buildable high coverage that sits on the skin in the most comfortable way possible. With a light hand, you can't even tell it's on your skin. It lasts up to 5 hours before I started to see some fading around my nose. By the end of the day, I noticed my skin was less oily and greasy and I didn't need to blot as much as I did normally. It is an absolutely amazing foundation that you must try! Due to Let's Face It's constant generosity, I got to add a new favourite cushion foundation to my collection. They retail at $40.95AUD containing 150g (which is pretty the normal amount that you get). Definitely go try it out for yourself. You won't be disappointed at all! 
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  1. Whether your skin necessitates regular in depth cleanings, a massage, or a treatment for a stubborn skin condition, there is a Organic Ozone Oils that you can use. The skin around the eyes is especially vulnerable to fine lines and wrinkles because of the increased flexibility of the underlying muscle tissue.

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    1. That is very true! The skin under the eyes is definitely not immune to getting those fine lines. I don't seem to have major fine lines under the eyes, just minute creases that I am not bothered by. Some foundations however do accentuate them more and that's when I look into it.

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