I haven’t posted in so long! Life got crazy and I kept putting things off, but I’m going to try to be more productive in EVERYTHING in LIFE now!
I recently got seduced into buying A’Pieu’s Doraemon edition of their Air-Fit Cushion. Loads of kids in Asia (and other Asian and non-Asian kids of all ages, everywhere!) grow up with Doraemon, and he’s just kind of amazing. In Doraemon manga and anime, technology fixes everything!
My skin is considered to be on the darker end of normal in Korea, so I went for #23. That usually works. The Doraemon edition costs 9,800 won and consists of the filled cushion and case, a refill cushion insert, and an extra applicator puff.
A regular, not-special-edition Air-Fit cushion and a refill is already 9,800 won, which is the cost of the entire Doraemon set. Buying an extra air puff would be 1,800 won.
The packaging basically confirms my math: 1 bonus air puff! 🙂 The Doraemon packaging is my favorite part, though! I feel like Doraemon isn’t as widespread as it used to be, though, which makes me sad.
I love the way the case was manufactured. It’s just one smooth surface – no raised printing, no sticker.
Like most (all?) other cushion cases, there’s a sheet of plastic over the mirror. There’s no pull-tab, so just scratch at the edge to peel it off, or get a hairpin or small tool to help out.
It is surprisingly heavy on the floral fragrance. This is probably the most fragranced base makeup product I’ve ever come across. The scent goes away after wearing it for 10 or 15 minutes, but still, that’s a long time.
It’s a bit too pale for my liking. I can wear it, I guess I’m just not used to walking around with the dewy glow. Also, when I’m done with this cushion, I will probably buy a 1,500 won replacement sponge and fill it with whatever I like.
Also, unlike AmorePacific’s many interchangeable cases and refills, Able C&C’s cushions aren’t interchangeable. Here’s my comparison of this A’Pieu Air-Fit Cushion #23 against my usual Missha M Magic Cushion #23.
On the left is A’Pieu, and on the right is Missha. As you can see, A’Pieu is slightly more yellow, and Missha is more peachy.
Personally, I prefer Missha because it happens to blend into my skin tone better. But even if I decide to never use the A’Pieu #23, I’ll probably empty out the cushion case and refill it with my current bb cream. I absolutely love the case and have no hesitation to whip it out for a touch-up. I might even do it to show off, haha!
Korean: 에어 핏 어퓨 쿠션 스페셜 세트(도라에몽 에디션) [23호]
English: Air-Fit A’Pieu Cushion Special Set (Doraemon Edition) [#23]
Retail Price: 9,800 won
Amount: 13.5 g filled cushion, 13.5 g refill, 1 extra puff (2 total)
Ingredients, Korean: 미네랄워터, 사이클로펜타실록산, 티타늄디옥사이드 (CI 77891), 에칠헥실메톡시신나메이트, 글리세린, 에칠헥실살리실레이트, 부틸렌글라이콜, 피이지-10디메치콘, 트리메칠실록시실리케이트, 나이아신아마이드, 부틸렌글라이콜디카프릴레이트/디카프레이트, 카프릴릴메치콘, 페닐트리메치콘, 펜틸렌글라이콜, 황색산화철 (CI 77492), 알로에베라잎수, 티트리잎추출물, 하이드롤라이즈드아보카도단백질, 일랑일랑꽃추출물, 라벤더꽃수, 로즈마리잎수, 애플민트잎추출물, 캐모마일꽃수, 페퍼민트잎수, 히비스커스꽃추출물, 쟈스민꽃수, 디메치콘/비닐디메치콘크로스폴리머, 마그네슘설페이트, 세틸피이지/피피지-10/1디메치콘, 아크릴레이트/스테아릴아크릴레이트/디메치콘메타크릴레이트코폴리머, 디페닐디메치콘, 스테아릭애씨드, 디스테아디모늄헥토라이트, 알루미나, 트리에톡시카프릴릴실란, 알루미늄하이드록사이드, 에칠헥실글리세린, 아데노신, 피이지-8디메치콘, 실리카, 메칠메타크릴레이트크로스폴리머, 비닐디메치콘/메치콘실세스퀴옥산크로스폴리머, 실리카디메칠실릴레이트, 에이치디아이/트리메칠올헥실락톤크로스폴리머, 말토덱스트린, 디소듐이디티에이, 페녹시에탄올, 향료, 마이카 (CI 77019), 적색산화철 (CI 77491), 흑색산화철 (CI 77499)
Ingredients, English: Mineral water, cyclopentasiloxane, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, glycerin, ethylhexyl salicylate, butylene glycol, PEG-10 dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, niacinamide, butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, caprylyl methicone, phenyl trimethicone, pentylene glycol, yellow iron oxide (CI 77492), aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) leaf water, tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) leaf extract, hydrolyzed avocado protein, ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata) flower extract, lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) flower water, rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) leaf water, apple mint (Mentha rotundifolia) leaf extract, chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) flower extract, peppermint (Mentha piperita) leaf water, hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) flower extract, jasmine (Jasminum officinale) flower water, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, magnesium sulfate, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, acrylates/stearyl acrylate/dimethicone methacrylate copolymer, diphenyl dimethicone, stearic acid, disteardimonium hectorite, alumina, triethoxycaprylylsilane, aluminium hydroxide, ethylhexyl glycerin, adenosine, PEG-8 dimethicone, silica, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, maltodextrin, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, mica (CI 77019), red iron oxide (CI 77491), black iron oxide (CI 77499).
Brand page: special edition #23, regular Air-Fit Cushion #23