Moonshot is a favorite cosmetic brand of mine ~ I “learned” about Moonshot when K-Pop BIGBANG and G-Dragon started modeling their products. This is because Moonshot is part of YG Entertainment and you will also see Jennie from Black Pink as a model for the brand.
So, of course I had to try them! I love their BB cushions and lip tints so much and when I saw this liquid foundation, I knew I wanted to try it. Jolse, a premier online KBeauty shop, carries a lot of Moonshot products and they sent me this for review purposes.
Skin Type/Concerns: oily, blemish prone, aging concerns, pores, fine lines/wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation
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Moonshot Micro Correctfit Foundation was voted “New Product of the Month” by Glowpick Consumer’s Choice in Korea and is a broad spectrum SPF50+ PA+++ foundation. This triple function foundation is Moonshot’s Micro Correctfit BB Cushion formula, but in a liquid form. It is a brightening foundation with anti-wrinkle benefits as well as protecting skin from UV rays ~ Please ~ always wear sunscreen even if your cushion or foundation has it. This is made with high-density micro-particles, so it is lightweight on the skin, not heavy at all ~ but is a FULL COVERAGE foundation. It only comes in three shades, as Korean brands really are not responsive to offering a full range of shades. I feel this is a major downfall of Korean BB Cushions and Foundations in general, not just a Moonshot issue.
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The shades are 101 Pink Ivory, 201 Yellow Beige and 301 Rose Beige. I decided to try 101 Pink Ivory for this foundation ~ I normally am in between 101 and 201 and wear MAC NW20 for references.
This contains 3 UV filters: one physical blocker ~ titanium dioxide (UVA) and two chemical blockers ~ ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (UVA/UVB) and ethylhexyl salicylate (UVB). This also has antioxidant niacinamide, which acts as an anti-inflammatory, improves your skin elasticity, provides pore care, enhances the skin barrier function. Last but not least, it helps to even out skin tone and reduce post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
Yeast derived adenosine provides anti-wrinkle and anti-inflammatory benefits. You will find niacinamide and adenosine in a lot of Korean foundations and BB cushions due to the anti-wrinkle functionality claims. Three different molecular weights of hylauronic acid helps keep your skin hydrated from the inner layers to the outer layers.
This foundation comes in a beautiful frosted glass bottle, so it is not very portable, with a pump applicator and a purple ombré cap. This is a foundation bottle that you can keep out as it is very pretty! The texture is very silky, smooth, a bit on the thin side ~ but omg this stuff is FULL COVERAGE. As the texture was so thin, I made the mistake of pumping out a quarter size and then trying to apply with my BB Cushion. NOPES. That was way too much and this shade 101 is pale, so the full coverage on my face made me look ghostly. My next application was to pump out 1 pump, just a few “dots” on my hand and then I dotted my face with that and used my blender to smooth out. That was SO much better ~ my skin didn’t look as pale and I still got a full coverage look.
The other issue I will bring up is that this is a matte foundation when it goes on. It will turn semi-matte as the day progresses, and that is because the natural oils in my skin are coming thru the foundation, but initially, it is very matte. During the hot summer months, this was not an issue ~ I just made sure not to use a mattifying primer but a hydrating one and that worked nicely with no caking or pore break-through. Now, you might ask why I use a hydrating primer with oily skin ~ it is because I have aging skin, so pores show up more and I also have dehydrated oily skin, so my skin needs to be hydrated with mattifying foundations otherwise, it will look patchy.
As the days started to get cooler, I found that even a hydrating primer didn’t work enough, so I turned to using NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 12% (PF 12%) ~ PR from The Ordinary. This fluid is a light refracting serum, containing prismatic blurring suspensions, ultra fine bio-silica photo finishing prisms, prismatic gold hues, yellow-red hue corrector along with ones and hue corrector ingredients with an oil free bio-sugar complex that provides hydration.
If I use this alone, I look like C-3PO, so golden but mixed with Moonshot Micro Correctfit Foundation, I get the hydration my skin really wants and this foundation goes on without patchiness or caking. I use a foundation brush to apply the product when I use this combination.
Regardless of how I use Moonshot Micro Correctfit Foundation, I found that does hold up nicely over the day, and it is long wearing without turning orange on my skin. No oxidation here! I really like this foundation ~ it can be a bit tricky at first in order to get the proper amount you need for your skin and to ensure you hydrate your skin properly first, but in the end, I have been using this quite a bit over the last couple of months. If you want to know the difference between the Moonshot Micro Correctfit BB Cushion and the Foundation, I haven’t tried the Correctfit BB Cushion yet. However, Moonshot came up with a chart to explain the differences.
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Ingredients: Water, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polybutene, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica (CI 77019), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Fragrance, Tribehenin, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate * Allergen ingredients (Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Hydroxy Citronellal, Amyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Linalool) cosDNA
Where to Purchase
Jolse carries quite a bit of Moonshot products, including a large range of the BB Cushions. You can purchase the 30mL Micro Correctfit Foundation for around $19.00 USD (click here to purchase). Jolse offers free shipping plus gives a lot of samples out ~ the more you purchase, the more samples you get! Please note that the prices do fluctuate a little bit due to the WON to USD exchange rates.
For those interested in NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 12% (PF 12%), this can be purchased at The Ordinary for $30.00 for 30mL (click here). It is a great addition to any foundation as it does provide moisture and light reflecting, tone correcting benefits and you do not need a lot of it.
For Jolse, make sure to check your coupon zone (click here) for money saving discounts. You need to log into Jolse first, then download the coupons before you use them. Coupon savings usually are $5.00 off a $50.00+ purchase, 5% off $100.00+ purchase and 10$ off a $200.00+ purchase