Its pretty funny to start diving into a new brand (new to me) by my addiction… cushions.  I got my hands on this beautiful creature of a cushion since I haven’t seen many reviews on.  I know the brand solely by their best selling products, the rice skin softener.  Those of you who don’t know the brand Hanyul, they are a brand under Amorepacific and can be found offline in Aritaum stores in Korea.  I feel like I’m going to have to go back to doing the 30 cushion reviews challenge because I got so many cushions on hand that needs to be broken into >_<.  Anyways, let’s get started with this cushion foundation whoo whoo!

Who are Hanyul?
“Hanyul is a brand inspired by the traditional folk remedies and medicinal practices carried on for centuries by women in their homes. In combination with modern technologies and formulas our brand is inspired by these mild, but effective remedies passed down from mothers to their children for generations. Hanyul’s products are made with the same traditional and local ingredients including Korean plants and grains such as rice, brown pine needles, artemesia, baekhwago(Korean mushroom), Korean chrysanthemum, and our native seoritae(Korean bean).”

Full name of product:
Hanyul Luminant cushion cover

Limited edition/ Permanent?:

Description of product:
“A shiny cushion cover (wrinkle improvement, whitening, ultraviolet barrier triple functional cosmetics) that perfectly covers winkles.”

SPF 50 PA+++

40,000 won

Amount of product:
15 g x 2

Refill included?:
Yes there is one refill.

Duration before expiration:
1 year once opened

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea
Manufactured by Amorepacific Inc.

Where to buy:

Shades available:
No. 21 (bright pink), No. 23 (soft beige)

Water, Titanium Dioxide; CI77891, Zinc Oxide; CI77947, Cyclopentasiloxane; Decamethyl Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate; Octinoxate; Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol; 1-3- Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cyclohexasiloxane, Arbutin; AEC Arbutin, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylysiloxyethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates/ Ethylhexyl Arcrylate/ Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide; Ci77002, Trimethylsiloxysillicate, Sodium Chloride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Cindium Officinale Root Extract; Cnidium Officinale Rhizome Extract, Trithoxycaprylylsilane, Stearic Acid, Disodiu, EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Mother of Pearl, Panax Ginseng Root Water, Nelumbo Nuxifera Germ Extract, Polysorbate 80, 1,2-Hexandiol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glycerin; Glycerol, Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract, Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed extract, Phaseolus angularis Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Hordeum Distchon (Barley) Extract, Coix Lacryma- Jobi ma yuen seed extract, Nelumbium Speciosum flower extract, Phytosphingosine, Sodium Polyaspartate, Hydrolyzed Ginseng Saponins, Panax Ginseng Root extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate, Aspergillus Ferment, Phenoxyethanol, CI77492; Hyddrated Ferric Oxide (Yellow oxide of Iron), CI77491; Ferric Oxide (Red Oxide of Iron), CI77499 Black Oxide of Iron; Ferrous Ferrix; OxideIron Oxides, Fragrance

How to use:
Simply take the air puff and stamp the cushion foundation onto your skin.

Packaging for this cushion is quite basic but it comes in this pretty light peach case.  In the front, there is the logo embedded in the frosted section where the rest of the case is this golden shimmery peach.  

This case is the standard click and release with a nice sized mirror inside and it also comes with the standard air puff.

Nothing special about the puff but I do have to say, I like the blue ones better then the brown ones since the brown air puffs are thicker and soaks up more moisture giving a more matte finish.

Color/ Pigmentation:
Unfortunately, this cushion only comes with two shades (21 and 23).  Of course I had to pick shade 23 since shade 21 is usually too pink and too light on me.  I actually think this shade 23 is a little bit too dark for me but I can still make it work.

Shade 23 has a very strong yellow undertone and blends into my Mac NC25 skintone decently and doesn’t give a pale finish.

Texture/ Finish:
I was actually expecting this cushion to be glowy for some odd reason.  But to my surprise, it gives a more satin finish but still quite moisturizing on the skin. For me, I think about the 4 hour mark, I’d definitely spritz a face mist once or twice to maintain my moisture levels.  There is also build in mother of pearl (aka. shimmers) which also aids in the “healthy” looking glow.

This cushion gives a light to medium coverage but if you build it up with two to three layers, you would easily get a solid medium coverage.

Lasting power:
Since I didn’t set this cushion with powder (I never do), the lasting power is usually lower then if I did.  On average, this cushion preformed higher then my dewy cushions with a decent 6 hour wear with minimal fading.  When it did fade, it was around the sides of my nose and around my cheeks.

This cushion has a herbal scent with a hint of preschool hand soap.  Luckily the scent isn’t strong and fades after application.  Smell-o-scale: 5/10 in terms of how strong the scent is.

Okay let’s try this cushion out!  Here is my face completely bare.  My usual skin concerns is the redness around my cheeks and sides of the nose and dark circles that seems to be permanent T_T.

Again, you simply just take the air puff, slip it in between two or three fingers and stamp the cushion foundation onto your skin until it blends away. I personally like this method of base application since I have slightly more sensitive cheeks and also dry skin.  By doing the stamping motion, I aggravate my dead skin less which in return reduces the dry patches on my face a lot less.

Before (left) and after (right).  You can kind of tell my complexion is evened out ever so slightly and my redness around my cheeks is somewhat covered.

Here is my whole face done with two thin layers.  Not shabby at all :D.  I still need to find a color corrector that isn’t thick for my under eyes T_T.  I keep trying to find one that doesn’t make my eyes look dry but no luck still.

-natural looking complexion
-light to medium coverage (buildable)
-slight glow to the skin from mother of pearl
-satin finish that is still hydrating

-only two shades


Stars given out of 5:

Overall thoughts:
I think this cushion is good but it isn’t something amazing, at least not for me since it isn’t the super dewy finish that I like.  But if you like a satin finish with a nice natural glow, then this might be for you.  I can see a lot of skin types liking this cushion but unfortunately, they only have two shades.  Overall I’m happy to have tried this cushion but I can’t say it blew me out of the waters in any way.
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