If there’s one thing Korean brands know best, it’s BB cream. Korean brands make the best and most innovative BB creams in the market. As if infusing makeup with skincare is not enough, they also came up with a BB cushion compact that is a lot easier to use. It’s so easy it is as if you’re just retouching your powder! Now, I’ve seen a lot of cushion BB creams in the market (mostly from Korean brands, of course) but as recommended by a blogger friend, I opted to get the Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion. Well, why not? My first BB cream was also from the same brand so might as well give it a try. And I’m so glad I did! <3
A cushion soaked in foundation, it can be bb or cc cream too, housed in a chunky compact with second lid/compartment for the puff and also to keep the foundation from drying. Smooth texture like a moisturizing cream to keep face hydrated all the time even in winter.
The Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion is housed in a bulky white compact with a sizable mirror to boot. The first layer carries the two-toned applicator that is specifically designed for BB cushions. It is unlike typical sponge applicators; it is smoother to the skin and it doesn’t absorb too much product. Plus it doesn’t disintegrate after months of use.
The bottom compartment of the compact holds the porous sponge that contains the BB cream. To dispense the product, you just have to press the applicator on top of the sponge. The amount of product depends on the pressure applied so it really is very easy to control. The application is pretty easy and straightforward. Pat, pat, pat and you’re good to go. No blending necessary since it is very light.
However, the challenge is picking the shade that truly matches your skin tone. Much like other Korean brands, Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion has very limited shades available, the darkest being Natural Beige (W13). It is still a tad lighter than my morena skintone.. although after a few hours, the color oxidizes and becomes darker to match my color.
Consistency-wise, the Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion is rather light. It offers very little coverage but I do like the soft, dewy finish that is a signature Korean look. I like that is makes my skin look fresh as opposed to a dull matte finish. It also has a great amount of SPF content for daily use. That said, it does create a white cast on the face especially with flash photography! Layering on the product builds up what very little coverage it has but it also makes the white cast more obvious. I suggest using a concealer for spot concealing.
Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion in action!
I would recommend this to those with minimal marks to cover as well as to those with normal-dry skin since the dewy finish may make the skin look oilier than usual. I’m a bit on the oily side so I always opt to set my makeup with a bit of loose powder. So far, it stays on for around 4-5 hours before I need to retouch. The staying power is fairly decent and the overall, it is great for daily use. High SPF, just enough coverage, healthy dewy finish.. and skincare benefits all rolled into one! <3
Available at: Etude House Branches