I wanted to redo my original review on the Clio Kill Cover Liquid Founwear Cushion. I purchased it from Amazon.com back in October of 2016 and have used it on and off since then. It is a high coverage yet still lightweight cushion. I originally purchased the darkest shade, 4-BO Ginger, which was a pretty close match and would probably be my perfect summer shade. Over the course of the winter, I did wind up getting a bit lighter. While the shade still worked, I found that it oxidised a bit orange on me. Because of this, I wound up picking up another shade, 2-BP Lingerie.
I originally paid just under $27 US Dollars with free shipping to Canada. At the time of writing this particular post, Ginger is $29, and the other two shades are $25. Overall, it seems like the price is pretty stable. As it did last time, it arrived from Korea in just over two weeks with plenty of extra samples.
A compact that takes care of it all! Clio Kill Cover Liquid Foundation Cushion.
+Uncompromising full coverage
+Long lasting, all-day flawless
The perfect combination of cushion and liquid foundation. SPF 50+ PA+++
The one thing that I never really loved about the Kill Cover Cushion was the packaging. While it is simple and streamlined, the sponge always falls apart really quickly and the compact can be difficult to close. The sponge has to be seated perfectly in its tray, or the compact won’t close at all. The refill is in a bottle that you have to pour over the sponge. While it’s great that you get 20g instead of the usual 15g, I find it’s messy and a bit unhygienic. Simply, while they do provide a new puff (which you probably already used because the first one broke), it would have been nice if they had gone the same route that Klairs did, and also included a new sponge so that you could start fresh.
My overall opinion of the product hasn’t changed too much. I do think that I like it a bit more now, though. This is a medium to high coverage (for a cushion) product, that does dry down to a semi-matte finish. It blends well with the puff, but I also find that it does equally well with a dense foundation brush or a beauty blender. While the 24-hour lasting power might be a bit of a stretch, it does last pretty well. I touch my face a lot, and I notice that it does fade much more quickly in those areas.
As with any matte foundation, it can be drying. It also sticks to my dry patches. This is especially the case for someone like me, who already has dry skin. Having a good skincare routine is what takes this particular foundation from good to great. When it’s layered over a nice base of skincare, this cushion leaves a soft, glowy matte finish. Once it sets, it doesn’t settle much into fine lines and it doesn’t feel sticky. It looks great and is comfortable to wear.
The selection seems to be the bane of just about any line of Asian cushion foundations. They often only have a small selection of shade options. While this works great for the target market in Asia, it doesn’t translate quite as well in the west. They tend to suit most fair complexions but probably won’t work as well for anyone with even a hint of a tan.
The Kill Cover Liquid Founwear Cushion is offered in the shades 2-BP Lingerie, 3-BY Linen and 4-BO Ginger. I have seen the odd image with a fourth, darker colour called 5-BY Sand, but it seems as though it’s not kept in stock, as I had a difficult time finding it anywhere. This is really a shame, as it seems like this would be a really versatile tan colour.
The price seems to vary a lot depending on where you make your purchase. For example, Amazon.com is great, but Amazon.ca lists the same product at twice the price plus shipping costs. I also know that it’s around the $5o mark at my local supermarket, T&T.
If you’re able to order in US funds, I’m pretty sure that Amazon.com is the best place to go. The price is consistently low, and shipping is included in the price. Plus, they ship worldwide (I think).
If we are going with the average price of around $30 USD for the cushion and a generously sized refill bottle, I think this is a great deal. While I definitely do not use these cushions every day, I still have plenty left. Remember, I purchased the first cushion in October.
While I enjoy the product itself, the packaging and design leave me wanting more. There are just a couple of places where I feel like they could have done better. I don’t know if this is only for the Kill Cover Cushion that I have, or if they’re all like that. That being said, I enjoy the product, and will probably continue to repurchase it. The only thing I may do is use a different compact and puff for my refills. I have plenty to spare.
There are a couple of places I would consider purchasing this cushion from. Amazon.com is a good option, as they have a consistently low price and free shipping. The Club Clio website also has low prices and discounts, although you may have to pay for shipping. At this point, I have not been able to find shade 5-BY Sand available for sale, but if you do find it, leave a link in the comments! Someone may appreciate it!
Have you ever tried cushion foundations? Which ones are your favourites? I’m always interested in trying new things, so if there’s anything you want to see a review of, leave me a comment or tag me on social media!
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Clio Kill Cover Cushion ingredients:
Purified Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl salicylate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, Silica, Caprylyl Methicone, Pentylene Glycol, Honey Extract, Pearl powder, Rooibosch, Madonna Lily Flower Water, Cornflower Flower Water, Peony Extract, Tomato Fruit Extract, Apple Tree Flower Extract, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium sulfate, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, Acetyl glucosamine, Kojic Acid, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Mica, Red Iron oxide, Black Iron Oxide, Yellow Iron oxide