Etude House Real Powder Cushion Review
Yes! This month’s Etude House Pink Bird has already arrived. The first product I’ve been testing out is the Etude House Real Powder Cushion.
I’ve tried cushions before however I’ve never been confident enough to use them on their own.I’ve got rather oily skin around my cheeks and t zone so I never thought cushions sat well on my skin. I could rely on them for balancing out my skin tone but never for full coverage, so I was always bringing out my trusty BB cream when the going got tough.
It seems times have changed! The Etude House Real Powder Cushion promises to give oily skinned people the cushion experience and matte finish.
It’s packed with primer, bb cream, concealer and oil control powder. To top it all off, it will protect your skin from harsh sun rays with an SPF of 50+ and PA+++ rating.
Seriously is this too good to be true? I took this on my trip to Paris (for KCON! More on that later. OMG!). When I travel, I want to keep the number of things I take down to a minimum. It would be the perfect test to see whether the Etude House Real Powder Cushion does it all.
I have to say I LOVE THIS. Finally, a cushion that my oily skin can work with.
It comes in a neat peach compact. You open it up and it comes with the usual sponge. I find unlike other cushions, you don’t have to press too much on the pad in order to get the product on your sponge.
The Etude Real Powder cushion is very light and as it says on the tin, it does indeed come out in a powder finish! It has a good coverage so you do not have to apply a lot. If you have dry or flaky skin, this will show up the dry patches so it’s probably not going to suit your skin very well.
I really think the Etude House Real Powder cushion amazing. It’s like a more liquid version of the Skin79 Blemish Balm pact (which is one of my ultimate favourites.)
You can see a photo before and after. On the left, I have some slight scarring and sun spots but after using the compact, it really looks like I have no flaws in my skin!
I’m not someone who tops up their makeup during the day and I certainly was not going to do that whilst out and about in Paris. I was constantly posing for pictures this trip and my skin looked really good from morning until evening. So I think it really is not necessary to use a primer with this.
I bought some special screen glasses and noticed the powder does disappear where you sweat on the nose bridge! I don’t wear glasses normally so this is not really a huge problem for me, but it’s something worth thinking about if you are a specs wearer!
There is another cushion that is suitable for oily/combinations skin – which is the innisfree watery cushion. I’ve used that in the past but I find that too liquid as it doesn’t stay on my face. There is more powder in the Etude House Real Powder cushion and I find this is more effective in giving you a shine free look.
The product comes in two shades – light beige and a natural beige. My version is the natural beige which is the darkest shade you can get. As you can see, it’s not very dark at all so I could see problems with matching if you have a darker/tanned skin tone. I had to balance out my skin tone a bit and try to match my face with my neck!
All in all, I really enjoy this product and when I head out to Seoul in the summer, I’m going to stock up on refills!
Head on over to the lovely Etude House to buy it for yourself!
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