Hello cushions, it’s nice to have finally met you!
Despite living in the land of cushions everywhere this is actually my first purchase. Most colors where a little too dark, too orange, and not a good match. While Clio Kill Cover liquid founwear ampoule cushion compact in shade 2-BP lingerie (for fair rosy complexions) isn’t a 100% match to my face and neck, it matches my hands and outer arms a.k.a. good enough for me. My pack came as a holiday promotion that included: 1 cushion case, 2 refill cushions, and 4 sponges.
Enough about me, what do they claim this product does?
Perfect coverage Flawless skin texture
Infused with liquid foundation, achieve a seamlessly flawless and refined skin texture
Long-lasting coverage Control color darkening
Over 33% skin hydrating ingredients recharge skin’s moisture level while hybrid clear powder absorbs sweat and sebum
Resilient Coverage Even covers you pores
Achieve resilient and long-lasting coverage with a thin layer of foundation cushion
Perfect Coverage Flawless skin texture
The dual effect of the air touch powder and high refractive index oil provides moisture to skin without the oily shine and completes a luminous yet velvety skin finish
A few of the claims are repetitive. Basically, they promise even coverage, hydration, and oil control. Nothing too fancy or unique, just all the things most people expect in a good foundation and I’m fine with that realistic representation.
The case is very sturdy, it doesn’t feel like it will break easily but is bit on the bulky and heavy side. There is a nice mirror inside, useful for on the go if you are willing to carry the extra weight. As with all cushions, the sponge is separated from the liquid cushion section. The flat plastic is easy to wipe clean and the sponge is standard.
In my kit, one cushion came already in the case with a removable sticker when ready to use. The extra refill comes in its own package (pictured below).
CosDNA marks some common low level acne potentials: Butylene Glycol(1), Stearic Acid(2), and Dimethicone(1). Nothing is too unusual about those ingredients in a foundation, but if you have previous issues with them avoid it! However, there are quite a few ingredients marked in the low-mid safety range; notably Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate(6) for suncreen and Kojic Acid(6-7) for whitening.
Ingredients : Purified Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl salicylate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, Silica, Caprylyl Methicone, Pentylene Glycol, Honey Extract, Pearl powder, Rooibosch, Madonna Lily Flower Water, Cornflower Flower Water, Peony Extract, Tomato Fruit Extract, Apple Tree Flower Extract, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium sulfate, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, Acetyl glucosamine, Kojic Acid, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Mica, Red Iron oxide, Black Iron Oxide, Yellow Iron oxide
Overall I haven’t experienced any acne or irritation (even after a few days of improper nighttime makeup removal). My biggest complaint is the fragrance; it’s not a bad smell, but for a foundation it’s too strong and an unnecessary addition (which I suppose since it’s strong, it might have had too much of a chemical smell without it?).
The coverage is very even, swiping for lighter coverage or patting for medium coverage. The cushion gives a very natural look to the skin. It leaves a velvet finish as advertised, lightly dewy but not shine-y. I’ve found it looks best on freshly hydrated skin.
Covers redness, light discoloration, and sebaceous filaments (‘pores’) very well! Post acne spots and scarring still need some extra concealer. There are some whitening properties advertised but I haven’t noticed any difference. It has has sunscreen 50+ and PA +++, but you’d never use enough of the product to make it effective as sun protection.
After 8+ hours, I’d say it had average wear. There is minimal but even, gradual fading throughout the day. My forehead and nose still get a little oily by the evening, causing more fading in those sections. It sometimes catches on flakey patches, so I usually follow up with fingers to blend or exfoliate beforehand.
This is a great foundation for a quick application and everyday wear. Looks especially great with an extra highlight for a ‘glow from within’ look.
Available for purchase alone on the Clio website, but search around for kits!