Review: Innisfree Long Wear Cushion

When I first started this blog, I used to worry about running out of products to review, since I blog on a daily basis (except weekends and public holidays). I look back now and think that my worries are totally unfounded – I underestimated my ability to beauty binge shop. heh.

Thankfully, from time to time, I receive products from brands to review, which saves me some moolah here and there. To be honest, even if I hadn’t received this Cushion, I’d still have gone out and bought it. Remember, a leopard doesn’t change its preens. (I am so in serious need of some muzzling hohoho)


Innisfree Long Wear CushionInnisfree Long Wear Cushion in shade 13 Light Beige


Innisfree Long Wear Cushion (1)


Innisfree Long Wear Cushion types

Innisfree Long Wear Cushion info

Innisfree Long Wear Cushion (2)

Innisfree Long Wear Cushion (3)Watch and savour this moment – it’s when the BB cushion looks the prettiest.

Innisfree Long Wear Cushion (4)Unlike some other cushions, this one doesn’t ooze liquid when you depress a finger for the first time

Innisfree Long Wear Cushion (5)A matte and skin-brightening finish

Innisfree Long Wear Cushion (6)Under clouded sunlight – it almost looks like my own skin (if I’d undergone 10 OPT treatments)

Innisfree Long Wear Cushion (9)Doing a comparison with the other newly-launched Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control in 21 – I know the shades are different, but just check out the finish. Innisfree is more matte, while the Laneige one has more glow.

Innisfree Long Wear Cushion (7)

Innisfree Long Wear Cushion (8)Trying on a coloured upper liner for the first time ๐Ÿ˜€

I say…

At the recent Cushions Class event, this was part of their Summer launch (along with the Water Glow Cushion). Both are meant to help combat the crazy heat and humidity during summer, but this version (Long Wear) is targeted specifically for those with oily / combination skin types. It gives a matte finish without being too sticky, and is touted to have long-staying powers.

  • It comes in the usual BB cushion-style of pact, with a flip-open lid that serves as both a airtight lid as well as a puff holder.
  • This is refillable BUT it cannot be interchanged with Hera, Laneige, IOPE, Etude House etc. Check out my comparison photos here.
  • The cushion portion is also slightly tougher (read: not as squishy) than the other BB cushions. I think this will make a difference when you’ve used it for a long time, and need to press the puff harder into the cushion to pick up the remaining product.
  • It has a scent that’s quite synonymous with Innisfree – kinda herbal, almost green tea / eucalyptus.
  • True to their marketing spiel, it really does give a great matte finish (about 95% matte and 5% glow which can be seen around strategic areas such as the cheekbones and nose bridge).
  • The coverage is good – as you can see, the blemishes and icky pimples are covered up nicely.
  • It is no match for my dark eye circles though, so I still had to apply concealer (I know what you’re thinking :” she applied concealer and her dark eye circles are still like that?”) Heh.
  • It does have a relatively long wear time too – I clocked about 6.5 hours before I needed a touch-up.
  • I spot occasional specks of oxidised product around the corners of my nose and the chin (after about 4 hours), but it’s not as obvious as the first-generation Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion.
  • Because I wore it the entire morning in an air-conditioned office, my skin naturally became a little dehydrated, and when I applied some to touch up, it didn’t sit very well (since it was catered for oily skin). It became a little patchy and slightly cakey (particularly visible at the cheek area since it’s drier), but all was solved after I spritzed on some facial mist (aka added some moisture to the skin). In this aspect, it’s quite similar to the Hera UV Mist Cushion.

That said, this is great for oil control, has relatively long wear time (even in this disgusting humidity), and has pretty good coverage. And now, you can check out the Water Glow Cushion ๐Ÿ˜€


26 thoughts on “Review: Innisfree Long Wear Cushion

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  3. You have really been making me interested in Innisfree for base products! From the smart foundations and now this, hmm… Decisions decisions! Haha.

  4. Thanks for your review! I’m going to Korean in a few days and I wanted to buy a cushion foundation! Do you think it’s better this one from innisfree or the pore control one from Laneige? I have a combination skin type but I do not need that much coverage (I would say light to medium if I have spots)! What I really care about is a foundation that lasts during summer! Thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Martina,

      I think it really depends on the type of finish / your skin type. Most of the ones mentioned below have decent wear time.

      [listed in no particular order]

      Laneige Pore Control BB Cushion: coverage (8/10), less oxidisation, slight dewiness
      Innisfree: coverage (7/10), matte finish (better for oily / combi skin types)
      Hera : coverage (6.5/10), matte-dewy finish (suitable for most skin types)
      IOPE Air Cushion XP : Coverage 7/10 – somewhat dewy finish and suitable for most skin types.

      Hope it helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. I have oily to combination skin and also living in a tropical, hot country… comparing the laneige bb cushion pore control with the innisfree long wear cushion, which would u recommend more? I’ve tried innisfree bb cushion (guess its their first generation), the foundation wouldn’t stay very long and often after a few hours they kinda oxidised and have spots of foundation, uhmm if u get what I mean hahaha. and because my nose area somehow have flakes of dried skin, the foundation does not glides on very prettily. Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Hey Jayshii,

      In this case, since your skin sounds slightly drier around the nose area, you should go for the Laneige Pore Control BB cushion cos it has a higher hydration factor than the Innisfree one. It will help to moisturise your skin and make it easier for makeup to sit on it. Alternatively, you can try using a moisturising primer before applying any foundation / BB on top. I’m currently using the Sulwhasoo Luminature Essential Finisher and it helps in controlling the oil production and also locks in the moisture to prevent the dry portions from getting too dry ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Hi, can you compare the shade to other bb cream like skin79 hot pink or what shade are you in mac chart? I’m interested in this one, but i’m not sure which shade to choose since everybody said innisfree’s shade is a bit lighter than other brands

    • Hi Sam, I don’t think I can help you on that cos it really depends on your skintype as well as your lifestyle, along with the type of liquid/cushion foundation – too many factors in play for me to give a definitive answer :/

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