Sunday, September 13, 2015

Monthly Lovables (Featuring Amore Pacific IOPE Air Cushion XP)

Hi Loves!! I am so excited to be writing this post. One, I passed two big licenses that I have been studying my butt off for! Now, it's time to focus on things I (un)prioritized in the last couple of months. That brings me to number two, I am absolutely thrilled to have time to blog again.

F-R-E-E-D-O-M.

Even though I have been busy studying, I did not stop exploring products in the beauty world! 

I bought the IOPE air cushion before the start of the summer. I researched my options on cushion foundations because I really wanted to see what the hype is about. I also wanted a foundation that is dewey and does not look caky. 

I watched videos on youtube, googled and added different products to my cart (Ha!). I finally decided to try IOPE because every demo I have seen the models with the most fresh AND glowy skin. I originally got the N23 (the darkest shade available) because I wanted sheer coverage for the summer. After I loved it so much, I got the C23 refills because "C" series has more coverage.


Original N23 compact set (includes mirror, cushion foundation and sponge puff)

C23 cushion refill (includes cushion foundation and sponge puff)



Pros of this product:
1) Super dewey looking fresh skin
2) "N" is sheer but it is still medium coverage for me. "C" is perfect coverage.
3) Non-oily. Lasts up to 8 hours with primer and setting spray.
4) Sweat-proof if used with primer.
5) Nice packaging. 
    It doesn't break easily (because I dropped it a couple times at the gym and it's still one piece!)
6) One cushion lasts A VERY long time (with daily use).
7) Sponge puff it comes with is high qualify and similar to the texture of the beauty blender!

Cons of the product:
1) Limited shades available.
2) It's not sold in the US and shipping takes a bit longer!

How I use this product:

Since this this product is Korean, the shade N23/C23 is still very light to me. I would say it's a beige rather than a medium beige. If I put this all over my face I would look ghostly. I think this is more due to the fact that I got a darker tan from the summer. With that being said, I use this only for my cheek bone area, the middle of forehead, and nose. This can easily replace a shimmery highlighter if you want that glow without the glitter.

Here is a non-filtered picture of my #FOTD after using IOPE (in combination with other products I will write a full post about later :).




If you have any questions, please email Jenny at beautyminer@gmail.com.

This post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own!


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