This review will be about the Etude House Any Cushion in Magic Mint! I got this cushion as giveaway prize from Lala's Wonderland. You can't imagine how happy I was when I got the email that I won this cushion! You can also get the Etude House Any Cushion from Beautynetkorea.com for USD$19.80. Let's just take a look at the product information from Etude House~
I choose the Magic Mint one because I've never tried a green base make up and I have a few rednesses around my nose area and cheek so I was really excited to try this out. It's suppose to tone down rednesses and small scars and even out skin tone. It has SPF34/PA++ and brightening effect. Sounds quite good and promising to me. You can wear it as base under your foundation or BB cream or use it alone if you already have flawless skin.
The product was packed in this small green carton. Most of the text is in Korean with no english translation, just basic translation at the side.
Here's the translation for the back:
Easy and fast multi-function cushion for evening out skin tone and brightening skin complexion
☆ Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime. Transparent and flawless skin
(I'm too lazy to translate the rest because most of it is same as advertisement ops)
The text at the side is in both languages Korean and English. I really like that they at least made basic information in English because many Korean brands do not do this and it's kinda hard to find out how to use it for foreigners if there isn't an introduction on the site you purchased it. Most of the time I don't read them anyway but for people who do it's more practical lol. You can click on the photo to make it bigger to read the ingredients~
The actual packaging of this cushion looks really pretty and cute imo. I love the pastel color of this product and the small lace design. It's cute but still simple and chic. I will post this photo so you can see it again. It has this milk tea theme QwQ
Here's what the back looks like. There's the product name, information and shade printed on and the date it was made (not the expiration date!!!) 제조 means something like manufacture in Korean, not expiration. I saw many bloggers complaining about their product being expired when bought brand new. The expiration date is normally written with 까지.
You need to push on a small button at the front to open the cushion. Usually, there's a mirror and a cushion pad/sponge (whatever you call these D:) included in the package. The mirror is pretty practical and travel-friendly and nice to apply it 'on-the-go' lol. It's not a zoom mirror though. I think you can also buy a refill of any cushion and put it into this cushion~
The cushion pad can be used to apply the base evenly on your skin. I usually don't use it except when I'm not home because I'm too lazy to bring a make up sponge with me~ (It's pink too hehe). There's also this white plastic thingy to seperate the cushion pad/sponge and the actual make up base, that's a big plus point too because you don't have to worry about the sponge getting soaked by the make up while it's in your bag
When you've just purchased it, there's this small film over the cushion with this written on it:
1. Please remove film after usage (부착된 필름을 제거한 후 사용하십시요)
2. Please close the lid of the cushion completely after usage (사용 후 반드시 용기의 뚜껑을 완전히 닫아 두시기 바랍니다)
Here's what the cushion looks like. It's green and the cushion feels like a sponge soaked in with the base. There's only 15g in this cushion which isn't a lot D: I think this will be the first product I will empty before it expires lol. I usually need more than a year to empty a BB cream OTL.
The cushion is really soft and it's really easy to pick up not too much but not too less of the product either. The cushion pad makes it even easier to apply the base. I never really talked about it but it's actually green to tone down the rednesses. Green is suppose to calm down the red patches (you know green is a calm color). I will show you a close up shot of the cushion below.
It's a bit blurry but better than nothing, right? ^^;; The smell of this cushion is a light floral scent. You can smell it while applying it and for 1 or 2 minutes after application but after that, it fades away and you won't be able to smell it anymore. I find this scent quite pleasant though (It's like 23903 times better than the baby choux face primer line lol).
The texture is really watery kinda like melted ice cream and easy to spread and pat in. It won't feel sticky or anything when it dried and is soaked into your face (sounds gross lol)
You won't be able to feel it on your face after a few minute. Below is a swatch applied on three dots I made with a waterproof marker. One is red (for rednesses), pink (for pimples and other rednesses) and one is brown (for acne scars etc). I put a decent amount of the cushion on it and pat it into the skin.
Left: Bare, Right: With cushion
As you can see in the swatches, the cushion doesn't reduce rednesses that much just a really, reaaally bit. But the acne scars aren't that visible anymore. It's not that obvious on swatches but it does brighten up the overall complexion a lot and make your skin look kinda semi-dewy! You look a lot brighter and the rednesses and blemishes are still there but the skin looks more smooth and well, your face is not like a tomatoe anymore but more like a peach? It's still red but not as red as before. I can't compare with other green make up bases because this is my first green make up base I have ever tried! Honestly, if you're looking for something which will make all your rednesses disappear in just one step, this will not do it but it will help a lot if you apply BB cream after this base. Oh, and this base won't make your face look green, so don't worry! I read in reviews about a few other green make up face bases making their faces greenish like aliens lol xD
Things I like about this product
☆ Brightening effect
☆ Refill available
☆ Travel friendly
☆ Rednesses not that noticeable anymore but...
Things I don't like about this product
☆ Price ($19.80 USD for 15g product)
☆ Need to apply BB cream to cover rednesses completely
I would recommend this to people with a few light rednesses or if you're not minding applying BB cream afterwards to people with many rednesses as well. I think this green base worked better than 'normal' make up bases to cover up and reduce rednesses (obviously). It didn't give you a greenish face too just a light brightening effect. That's why I recommend to give it a try if you really want to test it.
I personally wouldn't repurchase it because I would love to try the one from Mamonde. It's not like this one is bad, it's just that I think that Mamonde's green base could be slightly better because Sunny Da Hye on Youtube is using this base as well and she praised it a lot~
Here's a selca where I was wearing this cushion but the lighting is so bad that you won't be able to see any changes lol. This is just like a 'HI I'M BACK' selca lol
SO,, HI I'm back xD *slaps self for being such a camwhore* OTL
----------------------------PERSONAL & ANNOUNCEMENT---------------------------
So well.. I know it has been over a month since I last blogged anything but I was really busy and had soo many exams and life was just generally really busy as always lol. I usually always promise to blog more but I can never keep my promise, I'm sorry ㅠㅠ
There will be MANY new posts in the next week though because a lot of stuff from sponsors arrived yesterday yay~!
I probably won't be able to blog in summer break either because my parents want to fly to HK this summer for a few weeks and I really need to play Aion lol. I'm super excited for this trip though. I will finally be able to buy Korean beauty products in local stores haha. I'm thinking about buying a few products there and host a giveaway on this blog so don't forget to tell me in the comment box what product you would like to win in this giveaway or just would like to read a review about, I will be happy do get them for you guys~! And please add me on Aion if you're playing on US server 'Sion'! My name is 'pinkmiruku' there. I will be happy to accept your friend requests and play with you when you're telling me you're from blogger ~!
Thanks for reading my review and visiting my blog~!
You can leave a comment below I will read and reply to every comment ♥
Belinda Matilda said on June 7, 2014 at 11:10 AM
good luck on your exams! i hope you do well on your exams! i've never heard of aion before, is that some kind of social media? like im so uncool bc i dont usually follow up with the social media trend (like path etc etc i never even made my way to download it lol). do you have line? i hope we could be friend on line (ha ha h ah online omg get it) bc i dont think i ever have a close blogger friend, prob because i'm so inactive with my posts OTL (i used to have quite a few when i was into kpop and was so active on tumblr lol idk is this bragging) if you mind tell me your username and i will add you, i havent set my username yet bc idk one line account in a lifetime, so i have to be ~committed~ my uname be so yea i still idk.
Elin Ivana said on June 7, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Hi! I'm already know that this doesn't work for those who had really bad redness. Btw, I'm already followed you. Mind to follow back? :)
Jurika said on June 7, 2014 at 12:44 PM
wow ..the prie really high o.o but I think it's worth it. The product looks great. Thanks for the review. very interesting as always.~
美美 said on June 7, 2014 at 3:43 PM
@Belinda: Aion is an online game kinda like world of warcraft or tera ^^;;; YES we can be close blogger friends HEY I would be so happy to be your online frienduu huehue. I don't use line but I use kakaotalk you can add me! My ID is mymychen!11!! (please add me I want to be your frienduu lol). You need to tell me your tumblr url as well !!111! We can be tumblr friends as well, I always wanted to have a tumblr friend, me is super unfamous and even unsocial on tumblr OTLL.
美美 said on June 7, 2014 at 3:45 PM
@Elin Ivana: Thanks for visiting my blog and following, I will check out your blog and might follow back if I like your blog~
美美 said on June 7, 2014 at 3:46 PM
@Jurika: Hi thanks for always visiting my blog, I noticed that you have commented on every post I've ever written ;w; THANKS~
Elina Wagner said on June 7, 2014 at 5:42 PM
Welcome back, Mindy! :) I've really missed reading your posts. I totally understand your small hiatus, though, I'm in the middle of exam time as well and it's so stressful! >< I'm having a hard time keeping my blog running properly, too. I'm sure you'll be totally fine in your exams, especially considering the dedication you put into them. ^^
Rokishii said on June 7, 2014 at 6:40 PM
The product looks interesting! I've never come across a product like that before and wouldn't mind trying it out ^^
美美 said on June 8, 2014 at 3:13 AM
@Elina Wagner: I hope I did well too but so far exams were good hehe. Good luck on your exams as well I'm sure you will do great as well!! You need to tell me your tumblr url I will follow you hha welcome to tumblr I hope you won't get weirded out by all the people there haha. My tumblr url is 'lainbou.tumblr.com' you definitely need to tell me your tumblr url so I can follow you back :D!! About the baby choux primer, I only tried the berry one but the primer itself is good just the smell is reaaally sweet like candy haha if you like the scent you might love this primer, it does a good job in brightening as well ^-^
美美 said on June 8, 2014 at 3:20 AM
@Rokishii: You should try out a cushion, they're awesome and good for travelling hehe. If you're looking for a foundation cushion you should try the Innisfree Skin founder, only heard good stuff about it~! ! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting ^-^
Martina Zironi said on June 8, 2014 at 5:29 AM
I have some redness on my nose and cheeks too, and i wanted to get the green one too, but maybe i'll go with the pink one and see if i like it on my face since this doesn't seem to cover redness as much as i'd like.
Fräulein Schnee said on June 8, 2014 at 7:04 AM
I never tried any of the EH any cushions, I also could not decide which one to pick, to be honest XD Thanks for the nice review :* I'm really looking forward for all your upcoming reviews!:) ♥
Cindy Anne said on June 8, 2014 at 3:01 PM
Woooow the product looks so beautiful and sweet!! I've heard of it before, but didn't understand the "sponge" concept until you showed us :3
Moi Sanom said on June 9, 2014 at 7:16 AM
I know this is not korean but I am under the impression that they sell japanese products in HK too. But I would love to see the Hanaka Macaron face masks in a giveaway!
AnnTan said on June 9, 2014 at 8:53 AM
it sort of reminded me of laneige bb cream cushion! thanks for telling me the pros and cons, they still look lovely in packaging!
Rain Chan said on June 9, 2014 at 10:35 AM
luckily for me to read this post always walk by and wanted to get this but no time for me to see search for review ! hope you are doing well too ! thank for dropping by my blog
Charmaine K said on June 11, 2014 at 7:39 AM
Congrats on winning this Mindy!! (≧ω≦) you lucky girl!~
美美 said on June 11, 2014 at 8:25 AM
@Martina Zironi: I honestly think the pink one won't cover rednesses a lot too~! I'd say you should try the green face primer from Mamonde or just simply use a concealer! This product seems to be just good for brightening haha~ Thanks for visiting my blog ^-^*
美美 said on June 11, 2014 at 8:29 AM
@Fraeulein Schnee: Thanks for visiting my blog~! I honestly think all shades look the same at the end on your face xD I'm looking forward to your next reviews as well ^-^*
美美 said on June 11, 2014 at 8:32 AM
@Cindy Anne: Thanks for following me, Cindy~! You're soo cute as well *-* I will definitely check out your blog when I'm on the computer :D! I really love the packaging too and you should try out a cushion bb cream or foundation, they're awesome~! :3
美美 said on June 11, 2014 at 8:35 AM
@Moi Sanom: Yes, they do sell korean,japanese and taiwanese makeup in HK! I will be happy to buy this mask and include it into my giveaway when I find it there~ ^-^ Thanks for your comment and for reading my post~
美美 said on June 11, 2014 at 8:41 AM
@Ann Tan: Omg Hi I'm happy to hear from you here again! Please get well soon!! >__< I was so worried when I heard about your health condition!!
美美 said on June 11, 2014 at 8:44 AM
@Rain Chan: You should give this a try if you like brightening but it's honestly not THAT great for rednesses~ Thanks for dropping by my blog too, have a good blogger day or something ^-^* ~
美美 said on June 11, 2014 at 8:48 AM
@Charmaine K: OK thanks, I will definitely get a few 3CE goodies and other stuff for the giveaway! They seem to be pretty wanted haha. Thanks for dropping by at my blog! I will definitely make a blogpost about my trip to HK and a video as well~XD