The packaging of this IOPE Cushion is very simply and classy. I like that it looks very clean and mature.
I have shade N23. The "N" stands for natural. This means the cushion is supposed to have a natural finish and light to medium coverage. I'll get to the coverage in a second but I LOVE the color of this cushion. I have about an NC 20-25 MAC foundation shade so this matched me very well.
I liked how it concealed my dark under eye circles but I don't think this had enough coverage on some red spots on my face. You can see in the pictures below, I have a pimple on my chin and this failed to cover it enough. Although, you can always just use a little extra concealer :)
When I initially applied this on my skin, I liked the finish. It was dewy but not too dewy. However, as the day went on, this got WAY too dewy looking. It made my dry skin look down right oily. Also, this never sets on its own. This definitely requires to be set with a powder. When I didn't do that, I had things sticking to my face all day. When I set it, it did help with the oiliness and stickiness, but I do wish they'd adjust the formula a little bit!
Like I mentioned above, I really liked how it looked at first. After a couple hours, it settled into my pores, creased all over the place, and moved around a ton. I was pretty much afraid to touch my face all day because I didn't want to disturb the foundation.
|Look at how much this emphasized my pores!|
Alright, without a powder and primer, this cushion kind of sucks. haha. When I wear this IOPE cushion alone, it creases, emphasizes my pores, gets super oily, and remains sticky. I couldn't STAND it. However, when I do wear a primer and powder, it really is a bit better. It's still slightly sticky and dewy with the powder, but I can live with this. For oily-skinned people, I'd say proceed with caution.