Review: Innisfree Water Glow Cushion

I love BB cushions but I hate reviewing them – and it’s for the weirdest reason. Cos I hate editing photos of my face. It’s like how I hate listening to my own voice. Ah well, first world problems.

Anyhoos, here’s yet another BB cushion review (with the accompanying photos of my face to kickstart your week with a horror jumpstart) hah.

Innisfree Water Glow CushionInnisfree Water Glow Cushion

 

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (1)

 

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion types

Both cushions are meant for summer usage, with the Long Wear Cushion giving a more matte finish and is meant for oilier skin, while the Water Glow gives a slight dewy finish and is meant for slightly dry skin

 

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (2)

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (3)

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (4)

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (5)I’m a shade 13

 

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (6)

 

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (7)

 Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (14)Not too bad eh?

 

 

I say…

Now most of us Singapore ladies are pretty adverse to the whole “glowy” effect in terms of makeup, and it’s pretty much our climate’s doing. Growing up here, we are perpetually covered with perspiration and the resultant sebum and oily face, and it’s something we’ve come to (unfortunately) associate with the word “glow”. Even I’m not exempt from this – when asked to pick one of the two cushions at Innisfree’s Cushions Class, I chose for the Long Wear one by default and by habit. But you know what? I’m actually preferring this Water Glow one now!

  • It comes in the usual compact casing with a removable refill (which actually takes more effort than the others I’ve used – Laneige, IOPE, Hera). And no, it is not interchangeable with those. See photos below.
  • There’s a nice herbal scent to this product.
  • The sponge (holding the product) is slightly tougher than the other brands.
  • The application puff, however, is the same.
  • Upon initial application, it feels cool and moisturised. The hydration levels aren’t OTT though – you can see from my photos that the glow is quite subtle.
  • The coverage is good – see how the pesky hormonal acne blemishes along the jawline are covered up nicely?
  • After a few hours it does get a little dry on my combi-oily-dry skin, especailly at the cheek area
  • The wear time is pretty decent – I saw some slight oxidisation after about 4 hours (around the chin and the corners of the nose), but a little touch-up covered it up.
  • It can get a very eensy weensy bit cakey if you pile on too much onto dry skin, so make sure to spritz on some facial mist before reapplying.

Overall, I actually prefer the Water Glow version to the Long Wear version. (simply cos of my crazy skin with super dry cheeks but uber oily T-zone).  For more moisture, try the Laneige Pore Control BB Cushion.

 

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (8)Under slightly clouded sunlight

 

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (9)Under brighter sunlight

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (10)Angled so that you can see the glow – Long Wear is more matte while Water Glow has a slight sheen

 Addressing another common concern – are the refills interchangeable?

  • Laneige x IOPE x Etude House x Hera = OK.
  • (Laneige x IOPE x Etude House x Hera) x Innisfree = Not OK.

In essence, Innisfree is literally in a league of its own.

 

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (11)To remove the refills, you only have to push the bottom (for Laneige), but for Innisfree, you have to dismantle the entire case.

 

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (13)As you can see here, the Innisfree refill is shallower than the Laneige refill (which is the same as IOPE, Hera, and Etude House)

 

Innisfree Water Glow Cushion (12)The Innisfree refill (being smaller) can fit into the Laneige casing with ease, but will leave a little concave gap at the bottom cos it’s shallower. On the other hand, the Laneige refill cannot fit into the Innisfree casing cos it’s slightly larger and also deeper.

 

 

 

 

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19 thoughts on “Review: Innisfree Water Glow Cushion

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  3. We just recently got laneige in the states, so I’m definitely going to pick one up. I got a sample in my Ipsy bag last month and I loved it! I wish we had more brands to choose from though. Great review and explanations!

    • Ooh I’m excited for you! The normal bb cushion is slightly more dewy while the Pore Control version is slightly more matte. You should also try their water bank essence which is super popular 😊

      • Thanks! I’m not sure all of those are available, but I’ll definitely check out the one that is currently in stores. I like a more satin finish and my skin can be slightly dry so I think the dewy one will be a great match.

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  5. do you prefer the innisfree or the one from iope, because I have the one from iope and I wanna try this one out. But I really wanna know your opinion.. thanks

  6. Hi Dalja, thanks for doing so many reviews on the bb cushions out there! I think you have the most extensive range of bb cushion reviews. I’m thinking of buying one, and I would like to ask for your opinion. I have dry patches of skin, which many foundations, bb/cc creams like to cling on to and accentuate as time passes. Which bb cushion do you think will be the best for me, having tried so many?
    Thank you~ I hope you continue reviewing these bb cushions, I love reading your reviews!

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    • Hello! It depends on your skin type. If it’s more prone to getting dry easily, I’d recommend the Glow version. If not, if your skin is well hydrated but a little oily, you can try the Long Wear version (cos it can get a little drying after a half day’s wear) 🙂

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  11. How did you find your shade? I want to buy the water glow foundation but I don’t know which shade to pick T.T

    • I tested it in person to get my shade 🙂 most korean brand shades are mostly similar, so if you’ve tried Laneige, Iope, Hera or other korean brands before,you can pick the same shade for Innisfree. Good luck! 🙂

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