TOPBOX - December 2016
I chose the Missha Privé option for the month of December 2016 Topbox. In this Privé box, you receive the Missha M Magic Cushion SPF50+/PA+++ in the shade No. 23
The claims on this cushion are:
Cushion compact with outstanding, long-lasting coverage hides flaws with minimal darkening (as a result of oxidation)
Wrinkle Care, Brightening, UVA & UVB Protection
1. Hide Imperfections
Micro Cover Pigment covers imperfections for a flawless complexion
Smooth Silica Bead Powder absorbs sweat and sebum, provides long-lasting wear with minimal darkening caused by oxidation
3. Anti-Caking Formula for Smooth Adherence
Boron Powder content and lightweight formula prevent caking, even after touch-ups
Missha M Magic Cushion retails for $21.99 CAD on missha.ca website. A Topbox subscription retails for $12.00 CAD, (+tax). So, the value is still there, generally, with most Topbox Privé boxes. I've tried the Missha Cream Tension Pact Cushion, and wanted to try this one out as well...so, I figured this was the perfect way to do it. I'm glad that I did, because I enjoyed this cushion as well.
My only complaint, is that here, on the Missha Canadian website, there are only 3 of the 4 shades available. On the American website, you have the option of No. 31 Golden Beige, which is their deepest option available. We do have deeper skin tones living here, in Canada...and it'd be nice if all of the shades were available within Canada, for convenience.
This cushion, so far, seems to live up to it's description/claims. It provides a good medium coverage, it's relatively long wearing and the anti-caking...there's a decent amount of Alumina in the ingredients, which also contributes to anti-caking. Generally, I look specifically for Alumina in all ingredients lists for products like foundation/concealer. Alumina really does apply to the skin nicely and it doesn't tend to look cakey at all. I'll have to test out this cushion a bit longer to have a better grasp on how I feel about it, fully. I'll update with a review at a later date.
Ingredients (M Magic Cushion No. 23):
Water, Titanium Dioxide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Glycerin, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Iron Oxides, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, PEG-8, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Isostearate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Stearic Acid, Iron Oxides, Alumina, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Fragrance(Parfum), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Iron Oxides, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Water, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Boron Nitride, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Xylitol, PEG-32, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Adansonia Digitata Fruit Extract, Oxygen, Tocopherol