Hera UV Mist Nude Cushion Review for Pale Skin!

If you’ve got pale skin and are thinking about getting the Hera UV Mist Nude Cushion, read on to see my thoughts on it for pale skin!

Hera is a Korean brand of cosmetics.  I got a refill compact of the Hera UV Mist Nude Cushion in the shade 13 Ivory, to try out, and also because I just love the name Hera, haha.  Any other Greek mythology buffs out there?

The pros of this cushion:

Shade 13 Ivory is light enough for me!  It is a light neutral shade.  For reference, I am in the shade Y205 Alabaster for the MUFE Ultra HD foundation, and Y215 Yellow Alabaster for the MUFE Water Blend foundation.  I have been matched to NC15 for MAC, but I think NC5 or NC10 would be better if MAC made those shades.  I have a neutral skin tone, but lean towards yellow.

Hera UV Mist Nude Cushion Shade 13 Ivory

Nothing on my face except the Hera UV Mist Nude Cushion in shade 13 Ivory

It is a dewy foundation.  It will make your skin glow, if you’re into that, which I am.

It offers light coverage, which I like, but this could be a con for some.

It’s moisturizing, so it’s good for dry skinned people like me.

It has SPF 34.  I would still use my regular sunscreen underneath though, as with all foundations.

It smells good.  The scent doesn’t linger on your face though.

It looks good in photos and in real life at a distance (when I see myself in a mirror, I think, the skin looks good)

Hera UV Mist Nude Cushion Shade 13 Ivory

On the skin: Hera UV Mist Nude Cushion Shade 13 Ivory with a layer of Maybelline Fit Me pressed powder, and Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Light

The cons:

It never sets.  I find the Hera UV Mist Nude Cushion always feels sticky and tacky on my face.  I definitely needed to powder or else my hair gets stuck on my cheeks.

If you touch your face without setting with powder, foundation will come off, and the foundation also slides around on your face.

If you powder, it will look cakey and bring out any lines you have.  I think it still looks good in photos and if you’re not standing too close to people, but closer up, the cakiness shows.  Not pleasant!

I think it oxidizes a shade darker.

There does not seem to be much product in the cushion.  I used the cushion for 3 weeks and it looks empty.  I’m pressing the puff into the cushion pretty hard, and not much is coming up anymore (see photo).

Hera UV Mist Nude Cushion Shade 13 Ivory

I tried storing the cushion upside down so product can drain to the top of the cushion, but that did not help. I don’t even use that much product because I prefer a sheer layer of foundation!

I wondered if the product dried up because I don’t have the actual compact to store the refill in (I just got the refill cushion to try).  But the refill has its own cap that closes securely, so I don’t think drying up is the reason.

Do I recommend the Hera UV Mist Nude Cushion? I don’t.

Honestly, with all the k-beauty craze going on, I’m disappointed that I haven’t found any Korean cosmetics that I like.  When I first used this cushion, I really thought I was going to like it.  Although the shade match is great for pale skin, and it will give you a lovely glow, the stickiness, cakiness, and “emptiness” of the Hera UV Mist Nude Cushion after less than a month of use is not my cup of tea.  I guess I am happy that I finished a foundation  for my Use Up That Makeup goals though!  I got the cushion from Jolse

 

All items mentioned were purchased by myself.  All opinions are my own.

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ELF Best Friend Eye Shadow Duo and other ELF Goodies

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ELF Best Friend Eye Shadow Duo and other ELF Goodies

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Nails! Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Powder Room

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Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish in Powder Room

Woops I got some nail polish on my skin… I don’t really care enough to clean it off though. I just wait for it to come off by itself after washing my hands a few times!

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First things first – the progress pictures for a few products in my May Makeup Basket.  I’m pretty proud! *puffs up*

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I’m not kicking myself for my purchase today though.  After decluttering all of the products that I wasn’t using, the sight of which was giving me stress and anger, and having a nice detox from makeup,  I feel like I’m in a better place with makeup. I still am steering clear of the buy buy buy mentality.  I no longer idly browse makeup aisles (…except for today when I went in to get a spoolie for my eye brows),  but I think this one small item should be fine.  The no buy will definitely resume after this!

Now what was it that broke my will and my no-buy?  This little guy:

L'Oreal Colour Riche Pocket Palette in Boudoir Charme

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Bobbi Brown Sheer Pressed Powder in Pale Yellow Review

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Here are the products I want to focus on using in the May Makeup Basket:

May makeup basket - Makeup forever Waterblend

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I had to go through my makeup a total of 5-6 rounds, sorting things that sparked joy in me, and things to be sanitized and donated or tossed.  I will be posting some quick reviews on the products I let go.  I had to go through so many rounds because letting go can be hard.  At times I wasn’t sure if I should let something go.  My thoughts were:  it’s a nice product, and maybe I’ll use it later; or ugh, that item was on the pricier side. But in the end, if I am honest with myself, I would just rather use something else because I’ve been ignoring it all this time.

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