Apparently being green with envy is good for your skin! Just kidding, but green primers are great for those who have redness...

Etude House Pink Bird: Any Cushion Color Corrector Mint REVIEW & SWATCHES [K-beauty]

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Unknown 0 Comments

Apparently being green with envy is good for your skin! Just kidding, but green primers are great for those who have redness...

If you've been around my blog in the past two weeks, you'll know the exciting news that I'm now an Etude House Pink Bird (click for the first unboxing)!
As such, I am receiving a box every month, for the next 6 months, that includes some of Etude's newest releases. So, every month, there will be, what I call, a Pink Bird week where you'll read all about the exciting contents of the boxes, and detailed reviews of each product.
I already reviewed the delightful Look At My Eyes Sparkling Milkyway eyeshadows - click into the review if you're looking for something sparkling, and something blue!

Today we're looking at the new Any Cushion Color Corrector in Mint.
It's meant as a makeup primer, in cushion format, that's meant to color-correct your skin. There are 4 shades in total - Mint, Pink, Lavender and Illuminate. We were given a choice of colour, which is a great consideration on Etude's part, and although I was dying to try the Lavender one, just because of the lovely colour, I chose the Mint shade as my main 'color' concern is redness.

Etude has been transitioning out of their uber-cute, princess-y themed packaging into more streamlined, simplistic packaging (that's still cute, but not as girly anymore). No surprise that the Any Cushion Color Corrector comes in a much less frilly, girly case than I would normally expect from Etude, circa 2013.
As the shade is Mint, so is the case - I really love the cool, minty colour with silver accents! Quite chic, and not something I would immediately think 'oh that's so Etude!', but that's not a bad thing. I think many customers appreciate the less princess-y look, as it doesn't look as 'plastic and cheap' as it occasionally did before.

Inside, you'll find the usual cushion design - air-tight lid that holds the puff, a peel-able seal (that I peeled off with oh so much pleasure), and the cushion itself.
The lid is reinforced - there are 4 (if I count correctly) little latches that click when closing, making sure that the seal is really, very air-tight! I'm actually really happy with the improvement, as I found some of my Korean cushions drying a little too fast for my liking, just because the lid wasn't tight enough.

The cushion itself is very saturated with minty-green primer. You don't need to press almost at all to get the product - so be careful in the beginning, as you might overload the puff if you press into the cushion too hard.
There's a faint floral scent, but not strong or at all overwhelming. The consistency of the primer is quite thin - somewhere between a toner and emulsion. It doesn't run, but it's not thick like a BB cream either.

The above swatch is one light finger-swipe, without blending. You can see that the mint tone is quite pronounced. It's a little intimidating looking into the little green cushion, thinking how it's supposed to not look green when applied to the skin!

Fear not - it doesn't actually look green when blended out, unless you're very heavy-handed.
I know that some of the other Pink Birds found the green to be a little overwhelming, but I found it to be just perfect for my skin. 
Why - I do have quite a bit of redness. Pretty much, no matter what primer/base I use, I don't need a blush because my cheeks are always red. And my skin in general has the tendency to get red whenever possible.
In the bellow half-face swatch you'll see that on the left, with the Any Primer Cushion Corrector, my skin looks a lot more even (still blushing), but not green at all. On the right, even on my forehead, I have redness.

This is no-flash, one light coat, no powder or BB cream.

I've been using the Any Cushion Color Corrector in Mint non-stop for a week-straight. I am very happy to report that it does not dry out my skin, nor does it accentuate pre-existing dryness. It's not overly moisturising, so you do have to make sure your skin is well hydrated, but it's not going to make it look worse.

I'm using it on its own, topped with Missha Fitting Wear Sebut-Cut Pressed Powder in Mint - and I'm loving the fresh look that it gives my skin! Honestly, now that I'm at my palest and my skin is in good condition, it's enough for a perfected my-skin-but-better look that doesn't suffocate or look too heavy!

However, one drawback - I don't think this would work well under heavier cushions & BB creams. This is already a layer on your skin, if you add another layer that's quite heavy, you'll feel the product on the skin and it's really not nice.
It does go well with lighter cushions, but I don't like the feeling of this primer paired with heavier base products.

Overall, I am a fan of the Etude House Any Cushion Color Corrector in Mint - for pale skin that's prone to redness this makes a great base, or primer, for that natural look without hints of lobster.

These are affordable (depending on where you get it, 14-16$), come in a secure case with very well saturated cushion, and have 3 different shades to chose from to soother your color-correcting woes.

That being said, if you're looking for something that will work with heavy base products (cushions, BB creams or foundations), this might not be it.

Overall rating - 9/10

Cons - as a primer, this will end up being too much with heavier base products

Who will like this? - Anyone who's pale and has redness that needs to be tamed!

You can find these at Etude House, online K-beauty retailers, and on eBay!

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***DISCLAIMER: The product(s) was sent to me by Etude House for an honest review. I am not paid for, or in any way obliged to, give it a positive review. All the opinions are 100% honest and mine.***