***This review is not sponsored. Everything written is my own opinion, and if you are to use this product remember YMMV.
J.one is a brand created by actress, Ha Ji Won (Secret Garden, 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant). The cushion itself is meant to cover blemishes effortlessly while repairing and hydrating the skin with great ingredients like royal jelly and lemon extract. The first thing that attracted me to this cushion is the fact that it has a more powdery, matte reputation. With oily skin, I thought this might work better than some other cushions that tend to give off a more luminous look. It also claims “full coverage”, which would be perfect for covering small blemishes or when I have an acne flair up. I decided to put this cushion to the test.
The J.one Jelly Cushion is a product under Re:cipe, and is available in only two shades, #21 and #23. I purchased mine from Memebox, which came with one re-fill for $30.
Above is the CosDNA breakdown of the ingredients featured in this cushion, I’ve placed the link for this page here.
As you can tell, there are a few small acne irritants throughout the list, my least favorite being Cetearyl Alcohol. While this is a hydrating alcohol, it can irritate dry skin, especially those who have eczema. Other than that, there is a very long list of hydrating ingredients that help keep skin healthy.
The white compact is a clean and simple look, and it a little smaller than other compacts I’ve used in the past (April Skin, It Cosmetics). While it is pictured above with it’s original cushion, I have long since thrown it away. Thick and spongy, I found that the puff soaked up too much of the product, making it a lot harder to cover blemishes. Currently, I use I’m Rubycell Puffs from Memebox. They come in a set of five and don’t suck up too much protect while also evenly applying my creams.
Compared to my usual BB cream, Missha’s M Perfect #23, this shade is a lot lighter. A few months ago, after I had returned from the beach, even with minimal tanning I was unable to wear this shade at all. Now that my skin has been away from the sun and it’s gotten the chance to lighten, I find that this pigment actually matches my true skin tone more than the Missha cream that tends to be too dark for me in the winter.
Unlike most cushions, J.One jelly cushion is “matte”. I use matte loosely, finding that it’s really only matte if you’ve got normal or dry skin. All the great hydrating properties that are included in this cushion tend to give me a bit of shine on my t-zone thanks to my oily/combination skin.
This cushion does a great job of covering up small blemishes and correcting skin discoloration, but the coverage is light. For bigger blemishes I had to either use concealer first, or pat on another layer or two to ensure this cream did the job. That being said, because of the more matte texture of this cushion, the more layers you add, the makeup tends to look a bit powdered or cakey. In the pictures I’ve included, you can see that my redness is covered, but that small bumps and larger blemishes are not hidden.
As far as how long the coverage lasts, well it depends on how you’re using it. If the coverage is light, it seems to stay on the best, I’m wearing it the pictures I’ve included from 8AM-5PM (a normal work day) without any primers, setting powders or concealer. You can see that it’s covered the redness in my skin but becomes shiny and oily as the day goes on. To avoid looking oily I tend to apply innisfree’s no sebum mineral powder or Tony Moly’s Cats Clear Wink Compact to set my makeup.
How it worked for Me:
I wanted to love this cushion, I really did. The color match is nice, the packaging is clean and simple, it’s light-weight, and it’s filled with great moisturizing properties that you don’t always find in makeup. Not only that, but it’s affordable. Compared to my last compact, this cushion is half the price of most cushions and even includes a refill. That being said, it just doesn’t work well with my skin type. With acne and an oily t-zone, this cushion makes me look bumpy and oily, and slides right off my face if I’m not wearing powders to hold everything in place. If you have dry or normal skin and minimal blemishes, this compact is perfect for you. It evens out skin tone really well, and even does a great job with under eye circles, but it won’t do much else. If your skin is similar to mine, you won’t get away with using this cushion’s coverage or ‘dewy’ film.
- clean packaging
- fixes uneven skin tone
- covers small blemishes
- moisturizing formula
- great for dry/normal skin
- Not long lasting unless set with powder
- Only comes in two shades
- Hard to find
- oily on acne prone/oily skin types
- light coverage
- 1-Bad, had a reaction, would not buy again
- 2-Did not work
- 3-Worked, but nothing special
- 4-Great product, but has the potential to be replaced
- 5-Holy Grail, it’s the cat’s meow!
While it may work really well for dry or normal skin types, this cushion is nothing special for me.
Where you can Purchase:
Memebox for $30
Amazon for $28.96
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