Review: VOV Mineral Illuminated Makeup Cushion and Blush!

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As some of you perhaps noticed, I only reviewed cushions like 2-3 times in this blog. It’s not only because that I’m a hygiene freak – which indeed makes me hate the concept of wet sponge soaked in product – but also because most Korean base makeups contain skincare properties in it, including sunscreen agent with high SPF which my skin hates the most To make it worse, my skin hates few chemical sunscreen agents which are usually added in those products. Boo!

Few weeks ago, I was invited to VOV Makeup’s Store Opening where they officially launched the Mineral Illuminated Makeup collection for Surabaya bound. From that event, I got two products from this collection: Mineral Perfection Cushion SPF 50/PA+++ and Mineral Illuminated Shimmer Blusher. After trying those products in several different occasions, here’s my thoughts about them.

VOV Mineral Perfection Cushion SPF 50/PA+++
Origin: South Korea
Price: Rp 465.000,-
Netto weight: 15 g
Where to Buy: VOV counter
Variant: #21 Light Beige and #23 Natural Beige

I think I don’t really need to talk much about the packaging – it’s just as gorgeous as what’s seen on pictures here. The main color themes for this collection are rose gold and beige. For the cushion, they added sweet, grey marble detail on top of the rose-gold metallic lid to make it looks even more exclusive.

Here’s the interesting part of this collection: they use metal divider between the actual soaked-up sponges and your rubicell puff. This concept works pretty much the same as any other cushions – you push that metal part which has several mini holes, and from them the liquid will be dispensed out. With this brilliant idea, a hygiene freak like me can say yes to cushion, as the rubicell puff which is in contact the troubled skin won’t directly touch the cushion sponge now 😊

As the name suggests, VOV added mineral ingredients to formulate the products in this collection. They also use mineral/physical sunscreen agents instead of the chemical ones. Since my face’s getting better and less sensitive after changing my skincare regime, the high SPF in this cushion does nothing harm to my face, yay!  

The consistency of the liquid is kind of thick. Due to this, this cushion is kinda tricky when it comes to application: it clings to dry patches; also, a separate concealer is still needed to hide redness, acne scars, and dark circles. Even with the light-to-medium coverage, this cushion offers a beautiful natural and glowy finish – not too dewy or shiny – and makes your skin looks healthy.

What I love the most about this cushion is its great staying power on skin and the fact that it doesn’t oxidize, darken, or get cakey throughout the day. To be honest, the longer I wear it the more I like how it looks! Besides, this product is the first Korean cushion that doesn’t cause me breakouts. Double yay!


VOV Mineral Illuminated Shimmer Blusher 01 Blending Coral
Origin: South Korea
Price: Rp 295.000,-
Netto weight: 10 g
Where to Buy: VOV counter
Variant: 01 Blending Coral & 02 Blending Rose

The lid is made of such a gorgeous reflective rose-gold plastic material. Super beautiful indeed, but catches dust and dirt easily. Forgivable though, because it’s Instagram-able 😉

Inside, you will get a curved brush which sits on top of a dome-like plastic separator. The brush is made of natural hair, and surprisingly has great quality – super soft, fluffy, and no shedding at all!

The blusher is of a dome shape, just like other mineral pressed products out there. I got the 01 Blending Coral, which is a beautiful gradation of coral pink and warm medium gold. Texture wise, it’s finely milled with zero powder fallout. It has vibrant and true color payoff which is easy to blend too 😉

You can wear this blush in two different way to achieve different color and finish! First, you can swirl regular blush brush throughout the pan and mix both color. It will give you the perfect blend of coral and gold, and this color was similar to one of the Chanel stick blush on my wish list 😉 Second, you can use the curved flat brush from this blush to create multi-dimensional blush and highlighter application in one go. I also love this method of application; the gold creates such a beautiful highlighter on cheek bones, and your blush will be a gradation of gold-coral pink.

However, this blush fades a little bit after 5-6 hours of wear, especially when I wear a wet/dewy finish base makeup underneath it. To fix it, I lightly set the first layer of blush with translucent powder then proceed onto applying the second layer.


Overall, I think the Mineral Illuminated Makeup collection of VOV is amazing. This line is a higher end range from this brand, and I think they’re really worth the price. One thing to note though, I think my sensitive skin kinda loves mineral makeup. Not all people can use mineral makeup, even if your skin is normal and not as sensitive as mine. If this may be your concern, sadly these babies can’t be yours :( Try the other collection from VOV, trust me it’s waaaay better than most Korean makeup products you’ve tried before 😉

Find more information here!
Instagram: @vovmakeupid

Thank you for reading, see you on my next post! XO

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  1. Waaaaah bagus-bagus ya product VOV, tapi harganya agak mahal huuuuuuhuuuuu tapi worth to buy lah yaaaa :)

  2. Packagingnya Cushion sama blush on nya lucu dan varian warna dari blush on nya cantik2 :) harus di coba ni...

  3. Kemasannya mewah banget ya Lin, ini cocok nih sama kamu warnanya cute hahaha :D

  4. lucuuuk ih warnanyaaa kemasannya pun jugaa tapi mayaan pricey yaak :(

  5. dulu pertama kali aku nyoba VOV eyeliner dan bulumata palsunya lin.. sekarang makin komplit ada cushion juga <3 <3 <3