Why I Gave Up My Holy Grail Cushion for Romand Innerlighting Cushion
It inspires love letters. She equates it to witchcraft. How the Romand Innerlighting Cushion made one editor give up her double-the-price holy grail cushion compact.
As if I weren’t already a fan of Romand’s lip colors and blushes, they just had to go and make a cushion I wanted to write love letters to. I don’t know what kind of witchcraft went into the making of this product, but they have really outdone themselves with this cushion.
The Romand Perfect Innerlighting Cushion is very aptly named. The finish on this thing is like the beauty filter on an Android: absolute perfect blur with a soft dewy glow. Y’all, I am in love. The first time I patted this cushion onto my face, I literally said “Whoa!” out loud. The way the sun hit my skin after I had done one side of my face, it was like angels singing “ahhhhhhhhh.” It almost felt like hubris to have skin look that pretty. To get the kind of glow this cushion gives me, I used to have to pair most BB creams with the VDL Lumilayer Primer, or even with a Volumer. With the Perfecting Innerlighting Cushion, it’s plump, glowing skin right out of the box.
Speaking of the box, I love the color scheme of this packaging. The compact is pink (millennial pink, what up) with a pretty gold band around the middle and the minimalist “rom&nd” logo across the top. The plastic is sturdy but not overly clunky, and there’s a mirror inside so it’s good to take on the go. I’ve got one at home and one in my purse currently, and I love whipping it out to use the mirror because it’s so cute and minimalist. It’s right up my alley, aesthetically speaking.
The finish is light to medium coverage but can easily build to very nearly full coverage. My freckles on my nose are muted but still show through; however, I don’t need concealer for dark circles or sunspots. It does an incredible job of covering any flaws and yet it still makes your skin come across as totally natural.
I can’t think of another cushion that performs this well for me. This even outperforms my beloved Sulwhasoo cushion and is way less than half the price. The wear time for me is all day long, however as always, YMMV. I don’t have oily skin; in fact, my skin is dry, so foundations do tend to go a long way with me. However, this one isn’t greasy or oily, so I feel like it would do well with just about any skin type. Which is great news, because this is a BB cushion that I think everyone would enjoy.
I have one big complaint about the Romand Innerlighting Cushion, but it has nothing to do with the formulation — it’s the shade selection. It’s available in an abysmal two shades only. Boo 🙁 There’s Pure 21 and Natural 23. I’m a MAC shade NC25 and the 23 suits me perfectly, so very pale skins will probably like the 21. I really wish this cushion came in at least five shades ranging from pale to dark, because I would have loved to be able to send these to everyone in my life. If I were trying to get people on the BB cushion train, this would be the formula I would get them hooked with.
I don’t know how they do it, but omg, Romand, keep doing it!
Have you tried the Romand Innerlighting Cushion? What did you think?