The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion [Photos + Review]

The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion [Photos + Review]

Here is an in-depth review of the Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion.

Before anything else, can we pause for a while and appreciate the super cute packaging?………. Isn’t it so adorable?

Anyway, it’s been a while since I last used a cushion foundation as my base. The first one I used was also from the same brand. Just now I realized that this and the old one are the same. It so happened that I got the special edition, with Kakao Talk Friends collaboration. And that is Apeach, the pink creature with six fleeking lashes. Bought this at The Face Shop Resort’s World branch for P1295 with one refill inside. I got myself in the shade V203 Natural Beige.
A little throwback, I enjoyed using my old cushion foundation. In fact, it became my go-to foundation for months. However, I didn’t bother to buy a refill after I finished the tub. You know why? Simply because I got tired on the way I apply it, the patting motion. It is said to be the best way to apply cushion foundation to achieve a healthy natural look. My right hand tends to get numb after applying the foundation and blending it using the microfoam that comes with it. It was so little. I consumed about 3 to 5 minutes on this step. Imagine doing that every day, 6 times a week, sometimes 7. So when I finally finished the tub, I replaced it by using a liquid foundation as my base.
Fast forward today, here I am giving the cushion foundation another shot. 
Look at that “behind” 🙂
Same with other cushion foundations, it comes with a built-in mirror and a Microfoam applicator. It also has this tray for the applicator and acts as a seal to keep away the product from drying out.
Cushion foundation recharges skin with moisture while controlling sebum for long-lasting freshness. It also claims to reduce wrinkles, brightens and protects the skin against UV rays. 
The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion V203 – Natural Beige
I got the shade V203 Natural Beige which I find more suited on my skin rather than the V201 Apricot Beige (from my old one). Then I realized, how come I continued wearing a foundation way too lighter than my skin tone?! Oh my, no one ever had the guts to tell me hehehe.
The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion V203 – Natural Beige
This cushion foundation offers light to medium coverage. It claims to promote a healthy look while covering up imperfections and pigmentation which is entirely true. Moreover, its sebum control formula helps reduce shine and keep makeup stay in perfect condition for hours. Simply press the puff applicator to the cushion and lightly pat onto skin. 


For the second time around, I fell in love with this. It was able to cover my pigmentations, dark spots, dark under eyes and even the redness around my nose by just one layer. I decided to apply another layer and wow! My skin was glowing and flawless! I have extremely oily skin hence, setting it with powder is a must particularly on my T-zone area. The rest of the face is untouched. After few minutes, it set a semi-matte finish.

There is nothing new on the applicator, it is still small. But this time, I used a beauty sponge and I love how it looks! 

It feels lightweight even when I applied two layers. Easy to blend, no streaky marks and has a pretty good smell but not overpowering. Does its sebum control formula work? Yes, it did a great job in keeping my makeup intact for 4 to 5 hours. No sticky feeling whatsoever. However, I started to oil up on my T-zone after 3 hours but lesser this time. Glad that a blotting paper does the trick without applying another layer of the product. I think it’s a good sign. 

I just hope they have darker shades to choose from.


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39 Replies to “The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion [Photos + Review]

  1. I always appreciate bloggers who do reviews of products. There is just so much out there so it's helpful to know information about products before going out to buy something!

  2. Oh I love! This looks like some pretty great makeup. I love that the sponge has oil control too. I have combination skin so oil control has to be in the makeup purchase!

  3. I've never used products like this before. It's good to know that exceeds expectations. I like the fact that it helps with lessening the oil on your face.

  4. How is it that I have never heard of a cushion foundation? Probably because I very rarely wear makeup anymore, but it does sound like a fantastic foundation and I wouldn't mind trying it for the odd occasions when I do actually wear makeup!

  5. I like that tone for the beige. It's always good to have something that will stand out a bit rather than just sink. And that cute little onion character is just too adorable for a logo!

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