[REVIEW] New Etude House Any Cushion Cream Filter First Impressions

Thursday, October 20, 2016

I know, I'm a sucker for cute packaging. Who isn't though?! I saw Etude House's promos of this cushion and I was smitten. Call it love at first sight? Yes, I think so. This is the new Etude House Any Cushion Cream Filter so...


Let's get to the breakdown.... 


Wanna pick one up too?! Here's where I got mine
Packaging
I REALLY like the packaging of this cushion. Personally, I'm really liking what Etude House has been doing lately. I've noticed they're really slimming down their cushion packaging. Not only does this make it more compact, but it just looks so sleek. And can we talk about the holographic cover?! I'm obsessed. It's so beautiful and eye-catching!
The back of the box and compact
Coverage
The coverage of this is low. This does not cover a lot of imperfections and you would definitely need to use a concealer with this cushion. If you have great skin already, you could probably get away with using this alone. For me, I like my pimples, dark circles, etc. to be perfectly concealed so I would've liked this cushion more if the coverage was higher.
I have a dark, little freckle on my wrist. I use that to demonstrate the coverage :) 
Blend-ability
The formula of this cushion is extremely blend-able. It's very effortless and in no time, you're perfectly blended. The formula of this is also a bit sticky upon first applying this. This helps with the adherence to the skin, therefore, making it very easy to work with. Also, this cushion has a "net" aka, the filter. This helps the foundation smooth over the puff more evenly. In turn, making it easier to work with as well.

Shades
Shades. Shades. Shades. This is something that, for most, is an immediate "yes!" or "deal-breaker!". Fortunately, Etude House came out with 5 shades for this cushion foundation! Thank goodness. I personally feel like more Korean Beauty brands need to come out with a higher range of shades. There's vanilla, petal, beige, sand (the one I got!), and tan. I included the promo swatches in my video, but if you're still unsure, I would definitely recommend checking out other live/blog swatches online. Always super helpful, right?!

Lasting-ability
This lasting-ability of this is.. meh. I felt like a lot of it wore off by the 4-5 hour mark. Although, this isn't necessarily marketed as a long-wearing cushion. I feel like a little primer and powder would make it last a lot longer. However, on it's own, it doesn't last spectacularly long.

Finish
This finish of this is another win for me. I love how natural this looks. Now, when I heard this was a "moisturizing" cushion, I was torn. I loved the packaging, but I know myself... I usually don't like moisturizing or dewy cushions. I just don't like the look personally! Although, this is always a battle because I do have dry skin. To me, this cushion was the perfect balance. I LOVED the glow, didn't find it overly sticky or wet, and loved that it kept my skin hydrated.
Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
This is not going to make your skin look perfect... unless your skin is already really nice. I do find this is a nice, light cushion but I love me some coverage (like most people I think!). I just wish the coverage was a little higher and that it lasted for a bit longer. Do I think this is a bad cushion? Absolutely not. Is this a must-buy? Absolutely not. Worth a shot if you're curious but keep in mind the notes I made above :) For more information, swatches, and a demo, don't forget to check out the video review I did of this! Also, check out my youtube channel, The Beauty Breakdown, for more Korean beauty, travel, etc!

xoxo,
Morgan


Having Dessert in Myeongdong at O'Shakes | The Travel Breakdown

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I've been saving this footage for a year now! Can you believe it?! So last year, when I was in Korea, I took a ton of footage and this is something I wanted to save for the Fall time. The dessert place I had gone to was all decked out in Halloween decorations so I thought what better time than now to get this baby up! Here are the details of the day and where I went exactly!
So, let's start up with the beginning of the day. That morning, I had gone to the Dog Cafe. I wanted to get there nice and early so I could beat the other customers so I could get great footage for my video for you guys! However, to my dismay, it was closed :( I had already visited that same cafe several times (FYI, the Dog Cafe in Myeongdong doesn't open on time. haha.) and it was never open! Determined to get in, my mom and I ended up walking around Myeongdong and decided to get a snack in O'Shakes. I was immediately attracted to the store because #1 it looked delicious, #2 it was adorably decorated, #3 I could've gone for something sweet.

If you're ever in Myeongdong and decide you want to try this place out, here's the location!

Address: 11-26 Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Closest Metro Station: Myeongdong
Tel: +82 02-3789-0125
Website: www.o-shake.com


For those of you guys who like the pictures, here they are! Like I said, I was absolutely mesmerized by the beautiful and festive decorations. Plus, this place has several floors so there's lots of possibilities for seating!!

My dessert! Look how pretty it is!! 
The floor that we sat on! There's an additional floor upstairs!




I hope you guys enjoyed my little post on O'Shakes! If you end up going or if you've ever gone, let me know! 

xoxo,
Morgan