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

Jan 10, 2017 | Beauty & Fashion | 39 comments

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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  1. Miera Nadhirah Tan

    looking great with the water cushion… and i like the cover.. it is cute….

  2. Sherry

    1st time to know of this.
    shall click the link to see the price.

  3. Jane Chua

    I love the colour of your skin after using it. Will give it a try.

  4. Jacqueline Khoo

    This color suitable for you! Seriously last time I get one from The Face Shop and the color too bright for me. BTW they're really having great products

  5. Mirwan Choky

    You look so beautiful by using this product. Is there any for men?

  6. miss ashley

    I have never been too keen on skin products, but I like the effect on your face, after using it. Must try.

  7. Mom Knows Best

    I would use this with my liquid foundation. That way it adds more coverage

  8. Divya Mathur

    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!

  9. C. Poly

    Good coverage, and super cute packaging. I especially like the little butt on the back of the box. Lol.

  10. Abang Fadli

    cool product… suitable with your skin… and the mascot of the product so cute..

  11. Emily

    The packaging is extremely adorable! This shade looks lovely on you. I'd love to try it on myself too!

  12. Blair Villanueva

    I also used a Faceshop cushion and blended it with my darker BB cream to complement my skin tone.

    Why this packaging soo cheeky?! I saw his bum! LOL

  13. Jolleen Ruiz

    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!

  14. Sarah-Louise Bailey

    I am always into oil control foundation especially if it gives a natural look like yours. But I think its packaging doesn't suit women of my age. lol just a thought.

  15. Mai C.

    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.

  16. Betty Liew siaw fan

    Oh.. Love the oil control BB cream. The color match our skin tone. Going to switch to Faceshop beauty product once finish mine.

  17. MishyV

    Yes I agree, the packing is sooo cute! And I'd need something like this so thank you for this post, going to check it out! :)))

  18. Julie Porter

    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!

  19. TColeman

    This product looks amazing! I need to look into switching to something like this.

  20. Robin Rue

    I have never heard of something like this before. It looks totally interesting and like something that I would use.

  21. Dhemz

    awww, how cool! I love the result. Looks so natural! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Jccee Barney

    It looks lovely on you. I have oily skin so if I was looking to try some foundation, this would definitely go on the list along with a powder you mentioned.

  23. Lee Tiffany

    I have one is Ryan version and still have unboxing it hehe xP Anyway their packaging really always so attractive

  24. Dana Vento

    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!

  25. Sharon Lee

    Awww the packaging is super cute!! I have a lot bb cushion that are waiting for me to unbox it >.<

  26. Dawn GT

    i love how the products look and also how the product makes your skin look. so natural

  27. Rawlins GLAM

    That is one cute packaging – I might buy it for the cute packaging only hehehe

  28. Missy

    The texture and color are perfect! Will need to try this out!

  29. Katrina Gehman

    I haven't used this brand before, but it looks really cool. i'm going to have to check it out more and see if it works for me.

  30. mail4rosey

    I agree the packaging is cute. It looks nice on.

  31. Ayesha Heart

    Good coverage and it suits you, very nice 🙂 Love the packaging, super cute! Gonna check this out. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about it.

  32. Aziel Morte

    Sounds like a good cushion I always find a good product for my skin type I have a oily face, I would try this cushion

  33. agnes dela cruz

    The new craze cushion powder and glad that face shop has them too. I like how you described it as light-weight as we all want it. Gotta check this out next time. 🙂

  34. Kiwi

    I love Asian beauty products. They have the cutest beauty packaging on the planet and this is adorable! Love it thanks for sharing!

  35. Aliza Sara

    ARGH! why is the packaging so cute?! Might need one of this 😛


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