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Monday, February 27, 2017

A'Pieu x Rilakkuma Air Fit Tension Pact vs. Air Fit Cushion XP

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Following the revolutionary cushions, Korean makeup brands are releasing another advanced version of cushion, which is tension or tension pact. Tension is currently such a huge hit in Korea but I think it's less popular in Indonesia. However, which one works better than the other? I got the Rilakkuma edition of A'Pieu's Air Fit Tension Pack and Air Fit Cushion XP and tried both at the same time. Which one works better on my skin? Find out below!

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Name: Air Fit Tension Pact SPF 30 / PA++
Rilakkuma Edition
Shade: 23
Brand: A'Pieu
Origin: South Korea
Content: 13 gr
Usage span: [expired date written on the refill]
Price: KRW 9.800

Name: Air Fit Cushion XP SPF 50 / PA+++
Rilakkuma Edition
Shade: 23
Brand: A'Pieu
Origin: South Korea
Content: 14 gr + extra refill 14 gr
Usage span: [expired date written on the refill]
Price: KRW 13.000

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1. Tight tension mesh net, a delicate one-touch!
Composed of more than 3500 tiny fine hole mesh net, it gives even and light application.

2. Long-wear beauty with magnet-like-adhesion~
The moist tension formula adheres well unto the skin and gives smooth-looking skin without shine for a long time.

3. Clear skin without darkening 
Even with great coverage, it gives clear skin without heavy-feeling, stuffiness, or darkening.

4. It's also safe for sensitive skin!
Contains aloe vera and tea tree extracts, it can be used for sensitive skin without worry.

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1. Flawless cover, cover blemishes neatly and tidily
Double Layer Powder covers skin's unevenness and blemishes for smooth and perfect skin.

2, As you apply, it gives you gorgeous and light skin
Contains Bulgarian mountains Da Mask rose water instead of regular water, it gives gorgeous and clear skin like flower petals.

3. Long-lasting power without caking
The latex polymer network prevents messy makeup and enhances the lasting power of your makeup.
Skin-fitting Powder that has similar structure with the skin, is attached to the skin and keep the makeup in place for a long time.

4. It's also safe for sensitive skin
Contains aloe vera and tea tree extracts, it can be used for sensitive skin without worry.
Contains marine collagen which is close to the skin and 17 amino acids which are the main component of NMF, giving the skin elasticity and comfort.

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A'Pieu x Rilakkuma Air Fit Tension Pact comes in a compact case, similar to any other cushions on the market but slightly thinner. There's nothing much to say about the compact case because simply, there's nothing special or much different from other cushion cases. Only, it has cute Rilakkuma printed on the cap and on the box, which could be a real bad temptation for Rilakkuma addict like myself.

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Unlike A'Pieu x Rilakkuma Air Fit Tension Pact, A'Pieu x Rilakkuma Air Fit Cushion XP is sold in set with an extra refill and extra Air in Puff (take note that A'Pieu cushion refills don't include a refill Air in Puff inside). And again, the cushion case is nothing special, only the Rilakkuma makes it extra-uber-cute.

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Comparing the two puffs included, the cushion's Air in Puff is slightly thicker and fluffier than the tension's puff. I feel like the tension's puff is like a cheap puff because it's too thin and I feel like it could tear easily. It also absorbs quite a lot of product while the cushion's Air in Puff absorbs less product.

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We've come to the main difference between tension pact and cushion. The cushion compacts houses a sponge soaked with either BB cream or foundation or tinted moisturizer or any other formula while the tension pact houses a container filled with the product and closed with a mesh net. We're all familiar already with cushions but tension pact? I think tension pact hasn't gained its popularity outside Korea, yet. I personally think that with this kind of form, tension pacts could contain more products rather than cushion compacts. However, if you're used to using cushions, be careful when pressing down unto the tension pact because you could be taking too much product, like I did the first time, because basically the product isn't soaked into anything, it's just the product under that mesh net.

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While some other brands could have different actual shade between products with same shade number (e.g. brand X's product A shade 23 is different with brand X's product B shade 23 when applied), I was pretty happy when I applied half A'Pieu Air Fit Tension Pact and half A'Pieu Air Fit Cushion XP on my hand, also my face, and I almost see no difference.

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As seen on the photo, both don't really differ that much from each other. Both A'Pieu Air Fit Tension Pact and A'Pieu Air Fit Cushion XP have pretty nice coverage and do even out my uneven skin tone, living up to their claims. Both also don't feel heavy on the skin, they feel pretty light on the skin but not to the point of like wearing nothing.
However, formula-wise, both are pretty different. Probably because A'Pieu Air Fit Tension Pact was launched just before the winter season, it is more on the moisturizing side, making it more suitable for those who has dry-combination and dry skin, like me. It finishes off not dewy neither matte but still makes my face looks glowing. On my dry-combination skin, it lasts up to five hours before I need to retouch my nose area. Speaking of the texture, the tension pact is more creamy compared to the cushion.
On the contrary, A'Pieu Air Fit Cushion XP is more suitable for normal to oily-combination skin since it finishes off semi-matte, though my skin still looks a tad bit glowing. After about 5 hours upon application, I could see dry patches on my nose area.


Air Fit Tension Pact
Moisturizing formula
Thinner compact case
Nice coverage
Even out uneven skin tone

Air Fit Cushion XP
Air in Puff doesn't absorbs too much product
Sold in set with refill (thus, cheaper)
Nice coverage
Even out uneven skin tone

Air Fit Tension Pact
Puff is too thin
Puff absorbs too much product
Not sold in set with refill

Air Fit Cushion XP
A little bit drying on my skin


Ratings: 3,5/5


Yes!
I would love to try out other cushions and tension pacts but currently, these two are two of my favorites.

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Readers, which one do you think you will love more? Tension pact or cushion? Do you think tension pacts will be trending like cushions? Let me know by leaving comments below ^^

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6 comments:

  1. I would so purchase them only for the packaging already <3
    Great review dear and have a happy Wednesday :)

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  2. Haven't tried the tension one but I think i'd still prefer cushion for now coz of hot weather 😁

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    1. I figures, since the tension is more moisturizing than cushion haha

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  3. wuahh cute banget sihhh gambaranyah rilakuma 😍😍😍. syukak banget sm cushion ini. Gemesin. Dan cocok juga ya untuk kulit sensitiff.. i want to try 😍😍

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