Sunday, October 14, 2018

Indonesian Local Mineral Cushion - Emina Bare With Me

Hello gorgeous, how’s your day? Hope everything goes smoothly for you, as for me. I believe you’ve heard the hype about this local product - Emina which has been out for a while. Well, actually there’s lots of local brand cushion launched few months back, but this one’s catch my eye (and heart lol). Can you guess why? If you know me,… Yes! It’s because of the cute packaging, what else could catch my heart? ;p 

Packaging

The cushion packed in simple cute pink packaging, with the same design of the box and the cushion itself. With “Bare With Me” written on both packaging, and information about the product and shade written there. They also complete the design with squares, which makes the packaging attractive but not too much. A little bit information, I always love Emina’s packaging since forever! They always create cute and feminine packaging, with affordable price tag, and also good quality product.

The puff looks super neat, with bright color ; white and cream, also with Emina printed on ribbon. Of course, with pinky vibes just like they usually do. They also cover the mirror with some kind of paper or plastic, which makes sure that the mirror is clean.

Here's how it looks on the inside. The mineral base absorbed perfectly onto the cushion sponge, which is good. Usually when we get new cushion, the sponge looks plain and we need to tap a few times until it can transfers the product onto the puff. This helps in shorten the time on the first usage. 


Shades
Emina Mineral Cushion has three shades only - which we can guess already, since it’s very common that Indonesian local base either foundation or cushion or alphabet cream, usually available in limited shades. The shades here are: 01 (Light), 02 (Natural), and 03 (Caramel). My first thought was they make the shades in order from lightest to darkest. Then I saw lots of swatches on social media, that shows differently than my thoughts. Looks like shade Natural is the darkest one, even darker from Caramel. How could it even possible? Well, my guess is Emina create the shades not in order of number, but based on undertone. The light one is for pink undertone, the natural is for neutral undertone, and caramel is for yellow undertone. Unfortunately I ordered shade 02 on the launch date, so yeah what can I do? Hopefully the shade still match my skin tone. 
[Credits: Sociolla.com]

After doing some swatch, turns out my guess is right. Shade 02 (Natural) is a bit dark, and even doesn’t match my skin tone. It makes my skin look like tanned. Worry no more, actually we can still do something about that. We can use face powder or concealer that has lighter color than our original skin. But this actually wipe out the essential thoughts on using cushion: simplicity. 

I actually love using cushion because it’s practical and simple to use, travel friendly for sure. I’m very mobile, and very often do makeup on the road or at office, when I’m traveling or even sometimes need to retouch my makeup in the middle of the day. That’s why I always love something compact and easy to use. This cushion - well, maybe if I have the right shade I’ll love it so much. 

Result
The brand claimed about the product that has “dewy matte finish”, which makes us really curious right? Since dewy and matte are two different things; that can’t be matched (in my opinion). After trying the product, I understand what they mean. The cushion has dewy finish, but when you touch your face it feels like matte. It doesn’t look too wet like Mizzu Rock or other Korean cushion like Laneige, it looks just like a good healthy glowing skin. I love it so much, since people will look at you just like you have healthy skin but it’s matte. It makes your makeup looks natural. This kind of stuff suits young people like us, for going to school or even work and still looking natural just like Korean. 

Final thoughts
After trying this cushion for a whole day, I can finally conclude my opinion. I love how easy the cushion to be blended. I love how natural the result (the coverage is light to medium, but not buildable) so you can still see your pores and actual skin. The only thing I don’t like is it shows my fine lines, like on my under eye and smile line. I didn’t use any other products like primer or powder to set the makeup, so it’s the real result of using only cushion. Maybe if we use primer and powder to set the face, the result might be different. 

Throughout the day, it doesn’t hold oil produced by my face. Especially on t-zone, after around five hours of usage it becomes shinier and a bit oily. But I can always retouch it or wipe it out. The result is almost similar with matte cushion. Just a bit shinier since at the beginning it already looks dewy. 

I really recommend the product for young people and teenager, and also k-makeup lover. This one’s super affordable I can say, since it only cost IDR 126.000 per 15g. I hope there’ll be the refill available, so we can spend less money and create less plastic waste.

Rate: 4/5 
Recommend: Yes
Repurchase: the refill, yes. I always prefer to buy another refill than a new cushion case. 
Get it at: Sociolla (use code: SBNLAFLF to  enjoy IDR 50.000 off, min purchase of IDR 250.000 and also to support this blog)


Thanks for coming by, see you on my next post!

15 comments:

  1. Wah affordable harganya, mau ah nanti nyobain juga :)

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  2. Harganya cukup terjangkau juga sih buat merk lokal dan pasar remaja yah. Cuma aku nggak demen pake cushion, enakan langsung foundation haha

    Btw, maap nanya Jen, yg di foto paling atas itu apa yah yg botol spray? Fotomu terlalu kecil aku ga bisa lihat :(

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    1. iyaa kak harga anak sekolah ya hihi, lebih suka yang full coverage ya ?
      yang spray itu botol keep cool, makeup fixer & face mist gitu hihii

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  3. Cushion nya Emina aku pengen nyoba, ntar beli aj di sociolla pakai kode diskon kamu bebh..

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  4. Coveragenya sheer yah, aku bnyk bekas jerawat brarti ga bgus pke ne soalny gak bisa nutupin noda” di mukaa, tp packagingnya lucu bgtttt pinkkkk!

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    1. iya beb, di aku sih gitu sheer aja, tapi emang enakan yang begini kalo buat daily. and yessss packagingnya terbaik!

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  5. Setelah musim gincu lewat sekarang kita kedatangan musim cushion nice review kak aku lagi butuh racyun buat beli cushion nih hahah

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    1. wakaka iyanih, abis cushion musim apa lagi ya? eh apa aku racunin cushion lain? ;p

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  6. Aduuh lucu banget gemessss, aku kurang cocok sama emina tapiii huhu

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    1. wahh kenapa ga cocok beb, bikin breakout kah dikamu?

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  7. Wow againnn Emina. Aku jg sempet baca ada yg komplain kl warnanya agak ngaco. Yg no 3 ga cocok ama kulit gelap indo. Wah semoga shadenya nambah

    Www.Jessicaliani.Com

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    1. iya emang warnanya ngaco beb, akupun galau pas milih shade haha, shade caramel ternyata lebih terang daripada shade natural

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  8. Wow againnn Emina. Aku jg sempet baca ada yg komplain kl warnanya agak ngaco. Yg no 3 ga cocok ama kulit gelap indo. Wah semoga shadenya nambah

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