After last month’s pink bird box, which included all three Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Packs, this month’s pink bird box is packed with makeup products. Since I had so many pictures for this post I decided to make three reviews, each focussing on one of the three newly released products out of this box: The Etude House Dear My Dear Lip-Talk Chiffon, the Etude House Real Powder Cushion and new colors of the Etude House Play 101 Pencils. This second review will be about the Etude House Real Powder Cushion. For my previous review on the Etude House Dear My Dear Lip-Talk Chiffon you can click >>here<<.
First of all, some words about the Korean brand Etude House: Etude House is one of the best known Korean brands for cute packaging. If you are a lover of cute, girly and pink packaging, reminding you of being a child and the princess you always dreamt to be, THIS is your brand. Their packaging is usually so adorable that you cannot keep yourself from impuls-buys – only because you saw the packaging… Etude House has a blogger program called Pink Bird. Selected blogger will receive a monthly box for a defined period of time packed with selected products for reviewing purpose. I’m really proud and happy to be part of their Pink Bird program!
The second product I’m reviewing from the Pink Bird Box is the new Etude House Real Power Cushion, which has been launched simultaneously globally by Etude House. The new cushion creates a matte finish the moment when being applied on your skin, and promises high coverage and long-lasting features! It is available in three shades: HB (honey beige), LB (light beige), and NB (natural beige). I received natural beige, which is a perfect match for my skin tone. Although for summer maybe honey beige would be better.
The Etude House Real Powder Cushion is directed towards those who do not like the dewy finish that most cushion foundations have, but prefer a matte and powdered finish. It has a very neat design and looks actually quite mature compared to other cushion foundations from Etude House.
The cushion is described to have a liquid to powder formula. It has 5-in-1 multifunction properties and acts as primer, bb cream, concealer, powderpact, and blotting paper.
Compared to the other cushion foundations from Etude House the pact is more sleek than the previous ones. Other than that it looks like every cushion and comes with a mirror inside the lid and a puff for application. The foundation is closed away in a separate container, which is closed tightly, so that the product does not dry down.
Inside the container you will find the soaked cushion as always. And by dabbing the puff onto the cushion the product will transfer and you can apply the puff in dabbing motions onto your skin.
I really like the thin design of this cushion! By the way the foundation has SPF 50+ PA+++, so it gives some sun protection to your face, too. Nevertheless, please do not really on the sun protection of your makeup only but use sunscreen below.
Although the product comes out liquid from the sponge it has an instant powdery finish when applied. Still it does not feel too heavy as some matte foundations sometimes feel. It has the lightness of cushion foundations with the powdery finish. It also gives a very natural finish and has the blurring effect of powders. The coverage is medium to high. I know it is hard to tell from the pictures below, but if you look closely you will spot that it covers the pimple on my chin and almost covers the birthmark above my brow. But you also see how natural it looks, especially the shade fits nicely. Nevertheless, since my skin is rather dry around my nose I have the problem that the product settles into my lines and dry skin and does not look very pretty after some hours. On the other hand I am sure that people with oily skin will really love this cushion and the powdery finish.
You might be surprised that I really like the Etude House Real Powder Cushion, although it settles down into the cracks and lines of my dry skin. It is really a nice product to add on top of your favorite BB cream. It can be used as powder so to say. I use my favorite dewy cushion and add some dabs of the Etude House Real Powder Cushion on my T-zone instead of powder. It improves the lasting of the makeup after all. Also, I like the sleek design of the new cushion, which makes it much more handy than its bulkier sisters. I’m sure that this product will be loved by oily skintypes, because it really does mattify your skin. The new Etude House Real Powder Cushion retails for 15.12 US$ from the Etude House store. The Refills are available for 8.40 US$.
Did you try any of the new products already? Tell me about it in the comments below! And if you like to read my previous reviews on Etude House Pink Bord Boxes click >>here<<.
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Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by http://www.etudehouse.com/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.