Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Review: Etude House Magic Any Cushion - Magic Pink

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Hello Princesses!

Today I'm reviewing Etude House's newish product; the Magic Any Cushion in Magic Pink! After the huge success I had with the Precious Mineral Any Cushion last month, I was super duper excited to see that Etude House had released colour correcting shades with the same cushion system!
I wanted to post this review last Wednesday, but I've been having issues with my lighting! Usually I just sit in front of my window, but since it's Autumn here now there isn't enough sunlight, so my pictures are looking pretty yellow, so I'm sorry in advance for some yellowish pictures! ^.^

The Magic Any Cushion comes in three shades;

- Magic Pink for Pale Skin
- Magic Mint for Covering Blush
- Magic Peach for Brightening

I chose Magic Pink for two reasons, the first being that I absolutely love anything pink, the second being that the Magic Pink colour was recommended for pale skin! The external packaging follows the same format as the Precious Mineral Any Cushion, but they have a different logo, and of course this packaging is pink!
The product packaging is absolutely adorable! The container and sponge are both soft pink and white in colour, but identical in structure to the Precious Mineral Any Cushion.
The cushion contains the soft pink product. I shoved my whole finger into the sponge again (totally not recommended) so you can see the pale pink product welling up around my finger.
To use the Cushion properly, grab your sponge and press it into the cushion to pick up the product. The sponge is so soft and gorgeous, it's one of the best features of Etude House's Cushion line, because it makes the application of the product so quick and easy!
I swatched the product on the underside of my arm, which people always tell me off for, but honestly it's the same colour as the rest of my body! You can hardly see the product swatch because it's so light and my skin is already so pale ><
The Magic Any Cushion and the Precious Mineral Any Cushion are the same shape and size, just containing different product with a different logo! I know that my Precious Mineral Any Cushion sponge looks kinda filthy (definitely needs a clean) but it does show you how much I actually use the Cushion! 
From what I read from other blog reviews, (because the instructions are useless), I decided to trial this product two different ways! In the first trial I used the Magic Any Cushion as a stand alone face cover, like a foundation.

As you can see from the pictures, the Magic Any Cushion pales my face out perfectly, but doesn't cover any acne scarring, hyper-pigmentation or pores. It has a very dewy finish, (which is totally fixable with a translucent powder if you're not into the dewy look) but it gives me a good, quick colour correct with SPF34 (34?) so it's great for a quick, everyday base.

I quite like using the Magic Any Cushion when I'm in a rush to go somewhere, but don't want to go out bare-faced. The SPF34 is a huge benefit for me, and because of the cushion and sponge method, this is actually the fastest way for me to apply a light base.
The second trial was to use the Magic Any Cushion as a base/colour correcting primer!
Initially this looked fantastic! The Magic Any Cushion gave me a glowy, dewy base that worked really well with the matte foundation (Precious Mineral Any Cushion) and this was seriously the easiest and fastest foundation application I've ever done! However, after 4 hours the foundation started to break down and look greasy, chunky, and gave me pores the size of the craters on the moon.

This combination would be great if I wanted a full coverage and glowy face, but only needed it for like an hour (job interviews or something) but for me, it wouldn't be plausible unless the event I was wearing it to was more than 2 hours, which is pretty unlikely.
Things I Love
- Great colour
- Makes my face fairer
- Quick and Easy to apply

Things I Don't Love
- Little to no coverage
- Accentuates pores
- Doesn't do too well as a base
- Probably makes everyone look fairer (not what everyone wants)
- Slightly Pricey

Final  Thoughts
I love this cushion for some quick coverage and SPF before I pop out to get milk and bread, but I don't think it has enough coverage for most people to wear on a daily basis. I tried this cushion as a base for a couple of different foundations (water based and silicone based) and had the same experience as I did with the Precious Mineral Any Cushion. If you're looking for a light colour corrector with a dewy, glowy finish, then I would definitely reccomend trying thing product, but if you're after a matte, full coverage product, this is not for you!

If you're wondering how long the cushions last, they're not as long lasting or efficient as a liquid foundation because it's harder to get to the product hiding around the outside of the cushion. It's a little awkward to get the foundation around the outside because it makes the sponge dirty (which explains the grubby sponge!) but they are still a fantastic portable liquid option! (Also the sponges work GREAT with all of your other foundations!)

This product was kindly sponsored by Cosmetic Love, (thank you guys so much!! ^.^) which does not affect my views in any way, I will always provide an honest review, no matter if the product is sponsored or not!


  1. It looks like it has pretty finish from your photos :) but this seems to be like baby choux in a cushion ^^ I almost purchased this cause I'm a cushion crazed haha but it doesn't seem like something I would need ^^ thank you for your review you look beautiful in the pictures though :)

    1. Thank you Misa! :D The cushion craze was totally what drew me to this product, but it's actually even less pigmented than the Baby Choux, I don't know why it didn't occur to me to do a comparison! ><

  2. Ohmygod! I wanna try this one too. But it seems like it didn't suits my oily-skin. -_- Thanks for sharing anyway, you look pretty and fab xx

  3. It has cute packaging but not a very necessary product for me :)

  4. Thanks for reviewing honestly! I wasn't sure if it was different from the regular choux at first but it really does seem dewier. I'm still on the fence though whether or not to buy the peach one :P

    1. Hmm the regular pink Choux is much more pigmented and darker coloured pink, but I prefer to use the cushion because it's faster and easier than using the normal Choux >< I really want to see what the mint and peach look like!!

  5. I use this beneath my Magic Any Cushion too. I have yellow based skin. I use the green to help spot hide the red in my blemishes, the pink on my cheeks for color and the peach for any dark under eye correcting. Then I take a tissue, peeled in half, and gently blot the excess dew from my face. I next apply the Magic any cushion all over. Then, I spot conceal and blend. Then I dust translucent powder on my t-zone and sides of face (so my hair does not stick to my face from the dewy compact makeup). This is a bit of an effort... but it looks very nice and lasts me through my 8 hour work day with an afternoon paper blotting session when I am in the loo. ;)

    1. PS: I have very oily skin and the tissue blot and powder dusting work great on days I don't use an oil control primer.


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