I was pretty impressed with the Yadah Oh My Sun Slush Sunscreen SPF50+/PA+++ (review) when I was testing it out a while ago so naturally I had high hopes for this All Day Cushion as well. After all, Korean brands are known to create the best cushions on the market. My cushion stash is rather small at the moment so I'm always jumping at the chance of adding more but is this one a happy addition? Read on to find out!
Yadah All Day Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ has recently been renamed to Be My Cushion SPF50+ PA+++. The packaging and formula stay the same as far as I know. It is packaged in a typical cushion mirrored compact featuring a matte plastic case in fun, bright pink color that is sure to attract the attention of teens and adults alike! I believe Sonyunara is a shopping mall for teens in Korea so the Yadah x Sonyunara collaboration was obviously meant for the young girls who are probably just starting with makeup.
The compact features an innovative “auto closing system” achievable by having an inner wing-shaped cover that gets pushed down automatically when you close the compact. The double-walled container also reinforces airtight storage to keep the cushion from drying out. The included puff is the usual antibacterial polyurethane (rubycell) puff that is soft and smooth to the touch, although it seems to soak up the foundation a little too easily even with the lightest press. Be extra light-handed with it!
I can't seem to find the ingredient list anywhere but from what I gathered, it's formulated with Vitamin C and E as well as marigold flower extract for UV protection. Lavender water was also added to provide extra moisture and appealing scent although I couldn't detect any lavender smell from it. It smells refreshing and feels cooling on but the sensation vanishes almost immediately upon application.
It claims to offer an all day wear without dropping coverage (hence the name “All Day”). It also promises to provide the skin a moisturizing, “porcelain” finish. My experience wearing it has shown that it does last long hours even in hot sun and humid air (I wore it to the beach a couple of times) but the coverage eventually drops at 6-7 hours especially on my T-zone. The formula is a little thick for my taste but “porcelain” is a look they're formulating for so I suppose it makes sense. It feels creamy to the touch and once applied provides a medium coverage that covers redness, pores, and discoloration nicely.
Be extra careful when you dip the puff into the cushion not to press too hard as it is pretty saturated with the foundation (see below). A little too much on, your skin can end up looking cakey and thick. To avoid messy application when the puff is heavily soaked, I recommend using a Beautyblender instead to help blend and thin out the formula.
It doesn't sit well on dry areas and I honestly did not feel the “moisturizing” property as claimed. It does not control oil, either, but at least it doesn't make my skin become oilier during the day. The color mismatch is probably the biggest fail for me because at the time of receiving the product, there was only one shade to choose from and that is #21 Light Beige which has pink undertones and is way too light for my medium-toned skin (I'm about MAC NC30). Even with a little bit of oxidizing afterwards, it's still too light. Fortunately, they've recently added another yellow-toned shade to the lineup (#23) that should fit a wider range of skin tones. For me, I'm reserving my #21 for highlighting purposes for now.
Here's how it looks on with one layer:
It is supposed to leave a satiny finish with subtle glow but on me, it feels pretty matte! Despite the thick formula, I'm thankful it doesn't feel thick or heavy on. The white cast that you see in the After half is probably a result of both color mismatch and high SPF. Following with a little bit of bronzer should fix the issue easily.
UV protection: check. Whitening: check check! The only other claim that I can't vouch for is “anti-wrinkle” because I haven't been using it long enough.
I'll have to say I have mixed feelings about this one simply because it doesn't quite suit my current skin's needs. The matte porcelain look isn't exactly what I'm aiming for at my age although it does provide some impressive coverage compared to many other cushions out there. High SPF is excellent but the color mismatch is a deal breaker for me (certainly not the product's fault). I truly feel that younger skin (or less picky skin) is a better target group for this product.
Do you use cushion foundation? What's your favorite?
Disclosure: The featured product was provided free of charge for review consideration. All opinions expressed herein are honest and my own.