Saturday, December 6, 2014

Etude House Pink Wish Tree Precious Mineral Any Cushion SPF50+ PA+++

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Name: Etude House 에뛰드하우스 Pink Wish Tree Precious Mineral Any Cushion 핑크 위시 트리 진주알 맑은 애니 쿠션 SPF50+ PA+++ W13 Natural Beige 내추럴 베이지
Price: US$ 18 for 15 g
Made in: Korea

My air puff looks as if it has never taken a single shower in its lifetime. Can you please share your secret with me if your puff is 100% clean? Normal soaps are powerless against its foundation, dirt, etc trapping properties, and cleansing oils only fare slightly better.

Before the defiling happened

Oh, I was talking about the Any Cushion...

I don't use much each time. Two light presses of the puff into the moistened pillow and I am good to go. It provides fairly decent coverage - adequately evens out my skintone, however, it is not enough to vanquish dark circles and hyperpigmentation.



I thought it could tame my T-zone because sebum control is listed as one of its functions but my hope was in vain. Not to worry, its redeeming quality is that pores are made less obvious. This is something I am very grateful for; my pores are becoming larger by the minute!

W13 Natural Beige is a little too light and too pink (nothing new) for me. I have to prime with a makeup base when I use it to avoid caking around areas with lines. The finish gets more natural as the hours go by, and more importantly, it does not fade away even in this hot and humid weather.

As far as I can tell, the W13 shades for both Precious Mineral Any Cushion and Precious Mineral Proof Any Cushion are identical. Formula wise, they perform pretty much the same too. It all boils down to your preference in the casing design (that is if Precious Mineral Proof Any Cushion is still sold?).

If you are into matte, almost powdery finishes, then this cushion is definitely the right pick for you.

The full ingredient list for Precious Mineral Any Cushion W13 Natural Beige:
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Methyl Trimethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Sorbitan Isostearate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Mother of Pearl, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Stearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Alcohol, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Fragrance.

Disclosure: Pink Bird sample.


maru Lee said...

i used daiso's makeup tools cleanser. works like a charm although it smells horrible. I use my facial cleanser afterwards to get rid of that icky smell

Frl Schnee said...

I love the dark cream packaging of this special edition. It looks somehow more elegant than the normal packaging. Nice review :)

Sakuranko said...

Oh the packaging is very pretty I really like it this product!

Ahleessa said...

The packaging is nice! I'm not too sure of the quality though.

Bijin Blair said...

Thank you for sharing, Maru! I'll definitely give your suggestion a go!

KimStyle said...

I prefer its normal design but this one would make a nice xmas present :))

Agatha T said...

I find that the product just accumulates and is very difficult to wash without damaging the puff (and even when washed, the puff just doesn't work like it used to), so now every 3~4 months I chuck it and get a new puff. Some places sell the puffs by themselves for ~$5USD?
Love the packaging of this! So cute and fun~

Bijin Blair said...

Agreed! The air puff accumulates more foundation as we go and no amount of washing is getting them out. Thank you Agatha, I shall look into your advice of buying a replacement!