Cushions are all the craze in South Korea right now and the popularity is starting to spread, not only to other countries but now into other products! I’ve been seeing Western brands releasing their own version of Cushions (Lancome, MAC, YSL, L’Oreal – which all seem to be big fails sadly) but South Korean brands have been applying the cushion madness to blushes, primers and even eyeliners!
I’m somewhat caught up in the craze as I love the finish that BB Cushions provide so I decided to try this new Concealer Cushion by Etude House.
This cushion concealer comes in stick form with a little soft fluffy-spongey cushion at the tip. You click the “pen” concealer from the other end which beckons the product to come out through the cushion. It’s pretty nifty and a relatively compact and fuss-free concealer so far.
Here’s a swatch on my hand, this is the lightest shade – Vanilla. It’s quite pale and has a yellow undertone. Despite being applied through a cushion tip, the formula is very thick and doesn’t seem to provide any of the benefits that other cushion products do.
I decided to try and document how it looks on the skin so for reference, here’s my skin without any makeup on.
Applied but unblended, you can tell quite easily that it’s yellow-toned here compared to my pink toned skin. This was about 1-2 clicks worth, it quickly got out of hand as I was looking to just apply a “light” layer, I did a pretty bad job at that!
Here it is after it’s blended in. Because of the formula, I had a difficult time trying to blend this in. I tried blending with the cushion tip, with my fingers, with a separate sponge and with a brush but I couldn’t seem to get an even coverage going. You can see bits of redness peeking through and you can also see the product gathering and clinging to any dryer spots on my skin.
In Conclusion this concealer was a bust for me, the formula is very unforgiving, unblendable and doesn’t quite do its job as a concealer. I essentially threw away $12 with this purchase, such a shame as I was very keen for this product.
1 – Terrible, would not recommend at all
2 – Bad, did not work for me but may work for others, would not repurchase
3 – Average-decent, but unlikely to repurchase
4 – Good, worked well or showed some results, would recommend and may repurchase
5 – Excellent, would happily recommend to one and all, extremely likely to repurchase
Where to Buy – Jolse