Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cream & Cushion (화이트) Review
Today I want to introduce my new favorite products: the Aprilskin Magic Snow Cream and the Aprilskin Magic Snow Cushion (White)!
Honestly, Facebook really got me with it’s advertising here. Everytime I was checking my timeline I saw the ads of Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) with their beautiful girls using some products in it. Since I am always interested in makeup, I was watching their advertising and soon visited their page to find out where I could buy it. Except for their online shop I couldn’t find any offline shop. The price was quite high so I was looking at the brand stores around here, but no. Someday I checked their facebook user posts and someone was having the same problem haha. They replied that some of their products are only selled in Olive Young in Myeongdong . So… I went there and actually found something! Yay! (´∇ﾉ｀*)ノ (I now saw they have even more products in stock now…TT-TT). If you walk around there, you could take a look. I can’t order on the internet yet because of my lack of korean *cough* and the main reason is because I don’t have a korean phone number yet. Somehow you need it, wheresoever you want to order something.
I had a massive allergic reaction again in my face and had to wait for my skin to soothe again. Since I am in Korea I am way more sensitive and it happened two or three times that I had a reaction to makeup in here. I guess it is one of my Etude House Cushions.. But finally I got to try two of the Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) products and don’t want to keep my impressions from you!
First as always the packages~
As you can see the cushion is similar to most of the cushion makeups other brands sell. I just noticed, that the amount of products coming out of the cushion is way more than for example when I used my Etude House Precious Mineral Cushion one. I think this is really good because I don’t need to press the pad on the cushion for a hundred times.
I first used the Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cream and after that I used my Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cushion (White). As you may guess there is a Black one as well, which is as I know for oily and combination skin, the white one is for dry skin and is therefore very moisturizing. Since the water in korea contains chlorid for hygenic reasons my skin is very very dry and sensitive to environmential influences. I chose the White Cushion because of this reason.
The Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cream is as well moisturizing and I was really surprised how strong the whitening effect was. I was of course expecting it, but how white my face was could be seen when I just applied it on one part of my face!
My Skin feels smooth and hydrated after using it. But it just whitens the skin and doesn’t really brighten or balancing dull areas such as the dark circles under the eyes. If I would just use the cream and go out I would surely get asked if I am a vampire or zombie haha. A living corpse maybe?
Next step: The Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cushion (White)
Just in case you never used a cushion makeup foundation or BB, you press the sponge on the cushion and some of the product will be squeezed out and you can apply it on your face with the sponge or pad.
Here you can see the coverage by my freckles on my cheek:
Sorry for my bad skin but it was right after my allergy calmed down a little and I had too less sleep these weeks. Still you can see in here that the coverage is quite high and the product is very moisturizing as my skin appears shiny. It is just a hint from being to yellow for my skin and is somehow balancing the white cream under it. The reason why I like this cushion is that it doesn’t dry out my skin after a while as most of my bbcreams and foundations do. Also combined with the Snow Cream it is not running in my lines and lid though. It says it is moisturizing and it really does moisturize the skin. If you have oily skin I don’t recommend this cushion and would try the black cushion instead.
I heard from a friend that this product got many bad reviews from Korean customers but I can not agree with it. For me this is the first product in a while that doesn’t let my skin hyperventilate by giving me a terrible allergic reaction like I recently got when I tried for example Etude House products. Plus it seems to keep all its promises, Aprilskin is promoting it with. The product is not a miracle cure. But for me it brings some good features with positive impacts. It is of course not the cheapest brand but still I prefer to use things I know I can use without worries.
Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cream Review
What I love:
- The Effect – Whitening, moisturizing effect given!
- The Comfort – Feels like a facial moisturizing cream, light but not watery.
- As a Base it’s smoothing your skin and makes your makeup more longlasting!
What I hate:
- Kind of expensive..
- For too fair skin types I advise to not use it as it may make you looking sick.
- If you’re not an online-shopper you will have to visit one of the Olive Young Stores in Myeongdong, which is, depends on where you live, can be a long way to get it.
I guess after I used it, I will be willing to buy it again, but I guess it will depend on my financial state that time haha. So far I have no allergic reactions to it, which means there aren’t any weird chemical ingredients in it, but I am not 100% sure about it. It is moisturizing and whitening, if I need more coverage and my makeup to stay longer, this is defenitely my first step.
Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cushion White
What I love:
- The Effect – Moisturizing and not drying out the skin after a few hours.
- The Coverage – Makes my skin looking almost flawless even on pictures without using any filter!
- The Comfort – My skin feels hydrated and not dry. A minus point may be that it could feel a little sticky, depends on your skins condition.
- The Cushion – I love this kind of makeup recently because it’s handy and easy to use! The products comes out of the cushion just by slightly pressing the sponge on it. Also the case includes a mirror!
What I hate:
- The Price – I can’t decide weather it’s cheap or expensive. I have other products, that are a little cheaper but then also the quality is a little less good than the Aprilskin cushion.
- The Purchase – Same as the Cream, you also have to order it online or go all the way to Myeongdong!
I don’t know yet how long it will last, but if it lasts like more than 3 months then the price is totally fine I guess. I came to the same compromise with my Sans Soucis Facial Cream it is even arounf the same price and almost lasts until after 3 months. It even became a product of my facial skin care routine I can’t live without anymore haha. I hope the Aprilskin (에이프릴스킨) Magic Snow Cushion White can do an even better job!(*^▽^*) I will probably try to order products from their website they don’t sell in Olive Young. (Tip for ordering from their website: they have an english website as well ;) )
And as always, here my look with the two products:
Thank you for reading! Hope you like my short introduction to my current favorite brand and maybe give you some inspiration for your next purchase. Feel free to ask me anything or comment if you want to share your opinion with me!
Hope to see you soon! （＾ν＾）