Why did I tried Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion?
Now it’s been a while since I first tried Jung Saem Mool Skin Nuder Cushion – about 2~3 years. I love using cushion foundations as I don’t need to get my hand dirty, and it’s just so convenient to use when you’re outside or when you travel.
I’ve used several cushion foundations (like CLIO’s) but wanted something more moisturizing for non-Summer seasons. Jung Saem Mool Skin Nuder Cushion has always been one of the best sellers and iconic products of ‘glowy’ makeup. So I gave it a try and fell in love with it! I’ve been using it since then and still enjoy using it every day.
Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion Finish
Jung Same Mool Skin Nuder Cushion has glowy finish yet not sticky or oily. To me, it strikes the right balance between glowy and matte, making it ideal for everyday wear, except for those hot summer days when I prefer something more matte. One thing to note is that it does leave marks on your mask or winter padded jackets around the areas where your chin touches but I think most of the foundations or cushions will do this unless super matte.
Does Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion have good coverage?
Surprisingly, Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion has quite good coverage. I initially didn’t have much expectation on the coverage from this product as I experienced cushions with glowy finish that tend to have weak coverage. However, this product has great coverage. I even need to adjust the amount pretty carefully so as not to make the coverage too heavy. I pursue just slightly-better-than-my-natural-skin look, I can get enough coverage just with little amount.
The back of the inner cover has textured floor (they say they tried to make it similar to the human skin texture) so it’s helpful to adjust the amount of the product if you added too much on your sponge. I heard they made it this way intentionally for this purpose – I found it clever!
Does Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion last long?
Another surprise is that it does last quite long enough until the end of your day, which is for about ~8 hours with no touch up or maybe just one. I know this because everytime I see the cotton pads when I clean my makeup with cleansing water, I see them turned beige 😂 Again, for a cushion foundation with a glowy finish, I had a low expectation on its longevity on skin but it turns out pretty great.
Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion Shades
Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion has quite limited (7) shades. Considering that Korean cushion foundations, in general, do not have a wide range of shades compared to some solid US foundations, it is understandable.
I have slightly tanned skin tone – when I had a test to buy Double Wear Foundation from Estee Lauder in store, I got a result of 3C1 – 2nd column in the middle – from the below shade chart. But I prefer a slightly brighter shade so I use medium from Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion. Medium shade is still quite bright for me but as I apply little amount ( I don’t want a heavy coverage anyways), it works well for me.
Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion Application
I think I’ve mentioned several times by now, but it is crucial to adjust the amount of this product on your face. It might depend on the coverage and longevity you want, but I want to underscore a little goes a long way. Try a little by little on your skin and you’ll be able to find the right balance you want. Don’t rush dipping your sponge on cushion and tapping your face right away!
What I like about Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion
I really like this product as it meets all my expectations on natural glowy finish, coverage, and longevity. It wasn’t easy to find a glowy cushion that gives enough coverage AND lasts long but Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion does. I’ve been using this product for a couple of years now and I think the one I’m using now is maybe the 4th or 5th refill.
What I don’t like about Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion
I find the price of Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion is a little bit higher than other Korean cushion foundations or regular foundations. I think I use up one cushion in ~4 months. Considering I use one foundation bottle forever 😂 (seriously, I have several foundation bottles that have been years but still almost full).
However, for the quality, I think it’s not bad at all. Assuming using ~3 cushions (or refills) a year, it will be at most ~$60 without sale but ~$45 with sale. And they’re often on sale at YesStyle or StyleVana so not too bad!
Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion Price and Where to Buy
YesStyle / StyleVana
Jung Saem Mool Essential Skin Nuder Cushion Ingredients
Ingredients slightly vary by shade but below is the list for the medium shade. You can find the lists for the full shades here.
Water, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Trisiloxane, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Caprylyl Methicone, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Isododecane, Magnesium Sulfate, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Adenosine, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance(Parfum), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019)
There are other cushion foundation products at Jung Saem Mool, like the one that focuses on cover (Skin Nuder Cover Layer Cushion), skin glow (“Master Class Radiant Cushion), or longevity (Essential Skin Nuder Long Wear Cushion). I’d like to try those out someday but please leave a comment and share your experience if you’ve used one of them!
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