Hello again! As promised, today I'll be reviewing Etude House Any Cushion. Air cushion products seem to be the latest beauty trend in Korea lately as almost all mainstream Korean cosmetic brands release their own cushion products, from Holika Holika, Laneige, Etude House, IOPE, Elishacoy, etc. Amore Pacific also released their CC cushion lately. BB, CC, and foundation with cushion are usually packaged in a compact with mirror, becoming girls' latest travel buddy. The quick and practical application makes cushion makeup easy to use during the day or daily activities. It doesn't take more than 5 minutes to fully apply it on the face. The air puff is usually provided as well, applying base makeup just got easier.
This product is the first cushion makeup I have and use, so I can't say much about other brands, but I quite follow the cushion trend through other product reviews, some love it, some dislike it. But one of the most affordable cushion products in the market is obviously Etude House Any Cushion. I was introduced to this product during Etude House 5th Anniversary Event last month. It claims to be 6 in 1 multi functional foundation that gives sun protection, moisturizing, whitening, skin tone correction, wrinkle care, and oil control. I finally got to try this baby as well. So let's see if it lives up to the hype.
Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion
SPF 50+ / PA+++
Light Beige N02
This cushion pact perfects all day radiant and moist skin with its multi function of brightening, wrinkle-reducing, sebum control, and flawless coverage.
I believe there are 2 types of packaging of this product: the simple white one and the pink one. I got the simple white one. But the pink one is similar to Etude House Precious Mineral BB cream packaging. I prefer white over pink anyway so yay! :D
The ingredients list. I spotted no parabens.
It comes in a compact which is a bit bulky but not heavy.
The back of the pact and manufacturing date.
I love how easy it is to open the compact without ruining my nails (I have that issue with other pacts).
Free air puff included
There's also separator lid to store the puff, so the air puff doesn't get dirtied by the product inside
The air puff is thin, it feels so soft and velvety I just want to touch it again and again.
It comes with a big mirror as well!
When I open the separator lid, the product is sealed securely. Just remove the seal to see.....
...the cushion! It looks like sponge, and reminds me of the surface of the moon... or my pores lol
Closer look. The cushion is developed using the cell trap technology, it locks / traps the foundation liquid inside (or under) the cushion. The cushion keeps the foundation fresh and I don't need to worry about spilling the foundation when I carry it in my purse.
Tadaa~ my finger is drenched with foundation.
When pressing the cushion using the puff, it looks like this. No need to press with full force, actually just lightly press the cushion.
I took the swatch pictures under good lighting in my brother's room (lol) so it looks so light somehow, but in reality, it has a hint of yellow, so it's perfect for people with yellow undertone. The coverage is really good, I always use the dark blueish ink under my skin (there was an accident when I was a kid) to define if the product gives good coverage or not. As you can see the ink is almost covered by the foundation with just patting the liquid using the puff. So yes, this foundation gives medium to full coverage for me.
I really wanted to take better pictures as I don't even blend it to my neck in these pictures lol sorry for the horrid pics. But I didn't have time as I need to post this one asap so I can move on to my other posts. And I actually have acne scars here, but it's not visible thanks to the great coverage.
I notice with the air puff, it gives me flawless finish once applied on my face. This foundation has pearl mineral powder properties and I love how my skin looks even, and more bright, and radiant. As far as oil control goes, it doesn't do a good job on my super oily nose, but it keeps my other areas of my face less shiny throughout the day. I already applied oil free primers before applying the any cushion, but my nose starts to shine after 4 hours, only my nose though so usually I just blot the shine using blotting paper.
Some people say it gives matte finish, but not at all for me. It keeps my face moist, I can totally feel it on my skin, so no, it's not matte. So I think it's suitable for all skin type. Just, people with oily skin will have to use setting powder afterwards to mattify the skin. I usually use the oil free primer first, and then oil free sheer BB cream and then pat small amount of this foundation lightly all over my face to get even result and flawless radiant finish. Set it with loose powder if needed to make it last longer. That way, my face stays shine free for at least 5-6 hours.
Probably it's because of my humongous pores on my nose, the foundation doesn't settle in whenever I use the puff, but it does when I use my finger.
This foundation has a quite strong floral scent but so far it doesn't bother me that much. I'm not too sure if it is whitening and anti wrinkle, cause I only use it for a short while.
- Travel friendly
- Mirror and air puff included
- Medium to full coverage
- Soothes skin with cooling effect
- Has SPF 50+
- Doesn't clog pores
- Keeps skin moist
- Puff must be washed often to avoid bacteria
- Only lasts 3-4 hours on super oily skin
If you're looking for a foundation you can apply quickly like let's say in less than 3-5 minutes without staining your finger, then this is the one. It's quick and easy to apply. With the provided air puff, just press the puff on the cushion and pat the puff on the face lightly, no need to drag and swipe using force. The first thing you'll feel is the cooling sensation. It soothes the skin especially on a hot day. The coverage is really good, medium to full, very buildable. Again, just pat the puff to get more coverage on the areas you want to conceal. It gives flawless finish if applied properly, meaning not patting too many cause it can be cakey if applied too much. Doesn't drying out your skin cause it acts as moisturizing cream as well, keeping the face moist for long hours. It's suitable for all skin types. But the only downside is it might not be the perfect foundation for people with super oily skin or oily T-zone (like me). You'll still need oil free primer, and setting powder if you want it to last longer. But all in all, it's a really good liquid foundation in a compact which is also travel friendly and no need to worry about accidentally spilling the liquid thanks to the cushion cell trap technology. With its affordable price, I must say this product is really worth to try :)
WHERE TO BUY
Beautynetkorea for $20.90
Have you tried this Etude House Any Cushion? What do you think of this product?