28 Apr 2015

Etude House Cushion on my Face

Cushion is my best friend when dealing with ''on the go'' situations. Hectic early mornings, impatient company or unplanned errands are not my cup of tea. In situations like these, cushions come really handy. I easily apply foundation on the go without messing up my fingers or someone's car. With airy chocolate kind of design and ''Beauty Blender'' kind of applicator, you're ready, set and go. Read on and you'll see why is this already my fourth refill...

Certainly, fast and no-mess application is the biggest bonus. Not only you can quickly ''tap it on'', application sponge makes foundation finish flawless. Etude House Precious Mineral Moist Any Cushion in particular looks like most standard cushions. With refillable case, mirror and fresh sponge with every refill, they don't need any extra evolving. Of course I would like them to see it in a cuter packaging but that's where special collections come in (talking about cases from collections like Dreaming Swan). ''Airy chocolate'' type of sponge is filled with BB cream goodness. Product won't be spilled as the sponge holds everything securely in. Pressing in with the other textured sponge is a pure joy. So, imprinted BB cream can be easily transferred on your skin. Sounds fun, right? It's almost as if you had another chance to play around with stamping kit like a kid. BB cream itself is runny yet almost creamy. It can't be spilled out of the refill yet it's liquidy enough to be flawlessly spread out. Cushion lasts on the skin for 4-7 hours with slight fading throughout the day. Precious Mineral Moist Any Cushion also contains SPF 50 for high sun protection during summer. Downsides include enlarged pores and unflattering white cast on photos. Also, refills are used up pretty quickly for 15g. I usually get 4 months of wear, applied 2-3x a week.

Precious Mineral Moist Any Cushion in particular is fully meant for dry, dull skin and contains micro reflecting pigments for dewy looking skin. On my face, you can clearly see luminous effect...almost as if I wear extra highlighter on the photos. Well no, Moist Any Cushion is indeed a dewy saviour for dry skin. On the pictures, I applied 2-3 coats and you can still notice some of my freckles. Coverage is sheer to medium and can be easily layered or topped. As far as the color selection goes, there are only three shades. Lightest, N02 Light Beige matches me almost perfectly.

Etude House Precious Mineral Moist Any Cushion is exclusively perfect for dry skin. Gives dewy look, it's buildable, easy to use and streak free. For normal and combination skin, there is Precious Mineral Any Cushion version without reflecting particles and slightly more natural finish. Oilier skintypes can try out Lock'n'Summer Precious Mineral Proof Any Cushion. You can find Etude House Cushions on Jolse.com. Cushions retail for about 19$ with case and 10,89$ for refill. On long term, refills with applicators are pretty much a bargain. I would highly recommend you to research Korean Cushions - they are truly a beauty gem. Actually, Etude House Cushion is my staple makeup item for more than a year.