StyleKorean Try Me; Review Me: Secret Muse

in at October 5, 2018

Cushion foundations have changed my entire beauty routine! I also think that a cushion puff provides seamless, lightweight application compared to other tools. Ever since I stopped using foundation on the daily – celebrating a year! – I’ve found holy grail products like the Clio Professional Kill Cover Conceal Cushion and L’Oréal True Match Lumi Cushion for everyday wear. I’m still on the lookout for new products to add to my top shelf!

StyleKorean (with their efficient, super fast shipping straight to my house btw!) gifted me these 2 beauty and skin care cushions from their Try Me; Review Me! Here are my honest thoughts.

Secret Muse Himiznohana Cover Pact #23* (StyleKorean, $31.19)

You’ve probably seen the Secret Muse Himiznohana Cover Pact on YouTube; it’s the biggest cushion in the world! Aside from its size, it has a unique teardrop cushion puff which distributes product precisely, it covers the corners of my nose so well! The product inside appears in a solid cream form – similar to the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Foundation and SON&PARK Air Chou Foundation. This may not have a refill included but because of its structure and material, I’m confident this will last as long, if not longer than other regular (liquid) cushion foundations.

Application-wise, it’s perfect. It covers my pesky acne scars and blemishes while still looking like skin! It almost reminds me of a more matte version of my favorite Clio Kill Cover! The finish is velvet matte – perfect for my dry skin but not too intimidating for those with oily skin. It’s also long-wearing, and most of all, I didn’t notice any dry patches throughout the day.

Unfortunately, it’s a very far shade match for me. It only appears in 2 shades (#21 and #23), which doesn’t surprise me considering this is a very common dilemma with Korean cushion foundations. If it were possible, I’d wish they could – as with every other Korean brand trying to make it in the global beauty market – work on being more inclusive towards other skin tones. Purchase it here.

Secret Muse UV Vita Sun Cushion SPF50+/PA++++ (StyleKorean, $31.19)

A sunscreen in cushion pact form? Yes, please! It makes it easier to reapply within the day. Is it just me or is anyone reminded of Kate Spade because of the adorable green packaging?

The Secret Muse UV Vita Sun Cushion has such mild ingredients – with 10 different vitamins –  that it’s even gentle enough for children (and the whole family)! It protects the skin from premature aging while it nourishes it. It’s also perfect for this tropical country because it contains the “Ice Cooling Complex” which cools and soothes the skin.

It brightens my skin upon application but unfortunately, it also does produce a white cast, which appears evidently on my skin tone. Anyone can remedy this with a make-up base unless used alone. Because of the very subtle green color, it can also act as a multi-use product: a color corrector and/or a primer! Purchase it here.

All products mentioned in this entry were generously gifted by StyleKorean – praise God! – but all opinions and thoughts are my own.

Elisa Aquino

Elisa Aquino is a portrait photographer, life(style) writer, passion blogger, and beauty rookie from Manila, Philippines. This platform exists to document her daily musings and to showcase the life-changing power of grace to transform women from ashes to beauty.