Etude House Real Powder Cushion swatches + review


I had so many feels when I saw this on Etude House’s website. ‘Why didn’t I combine this with my Chiffon lipsticks order?!’ ‘Why doesn’t it come with a refill?!’ ‘Where can I find this for cheaper??’ 

And thus, a big search for this product commenced. I bought this product after much searching from Cosmetic-Love. So, you know I ordered it right away. I have to say, I’ve never tried an Etude House cushion before. I do have their Cotton Fit BB cream (W24) and their Stay Up Foundation (Sand), so, I do have some familiarity with their face products.

Etude House (and I do believe Innisfree as well) recently changed the packaging of their cushion cases. This cushion is much more slim and sleeker than their other cushions (and just cushion cases in general).


Claims: Primer + BB Cream + Concealer + Powder Compact + Oil Control Powder

This innovative multitasking powder cushion provides all-day flawless face makeup with light and powdery finish.

Ingredients: Butylene glycol, dicaprylate/dicaprate, titanium dioxide (Ci 77891), methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, dimethicone, zinc oxide (Ci 77947), ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, boron nitride, dextrin palmitate, microcystalline wax, polybutene, polyhydroxystearic acid, glyceryl caprylate, lecithin, stearic acid, aluminum hydroxide, ethylhexylglycerin, ethylhexyl palmitate, isostearic acid, isopropyl palmitate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, polyglyceryl-3polyricinoleate, iron oxides (Ci 77492), iron oxides (Ci 77491), iron oxides (Ci 77499), fragrance

A quick run though on cosDNA shows there are some acne triggers in this product. PSA: Please be aware of any ingredients that may cause breakouts 🙂 While I’ve used this, I haven’t noticed any breakouts (which is good because I wanna love this so much).

The texture of this cushion is really interesting in my opinion. It’s really stiff. If I compare it to cushions like, the Missha M Magic cushion or the Skin79 Cotton cushion, it is very stiff. Not soft or squishy at all. The puff is also not like a blue rubycell puff, so I’m not sure if that puff is also ‘anti-bacterial’ as those rubycell puffs claim.

I have my cushion in the shade Honey Beige and I have to say that the shade is slightly lighter than my skintone. I’ve tested the shade match on my hand (since my hands are in the sun most of the time – I drive a lot) and the match at first is a little light and pinkish but it oxidizes to match after a while. Shade matches against other cushions I have can be found here. If you didn’t know, I’m u/gingerlyz32 on the subreddit AsianBeauty. 🙂


Here is how the cushion looks on my skin. I don’t powder my face since this cushion basically turns into a powder after application. Work quickly when using this cushion since it’ll settle into a powdery finish once it’s applied. On my combo/oily skin, this lasts pretty much all day (8+ hours) for me. One thing I should note though, the very first time I wore this out, I noticed that it had settled into my pores and sat very weirdly on my face. I wasn’t too sure why. The next time I tried it, I didn’t use a primer before hand and it wore very well on my skin.

One complaint I have about this cushion is that it settles into the pores on my nose. It’s not too much of a complaint since I can buff that out with a brush (with no product) but I wish just it didn’t do that. It doesn’t control my oils all day. I do have to blot when I use this product but that’s normal for me and I don’t mind blotting.

Overall, I’m really satisfied with this cushion and am super glad I picked up a refill. I can see this shade working well for me all year round.

Thanks for reading!

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3 thoughts on “Etude House Real Powder Cushion swatches + review

  1. Pastel YUKI

    Great post~~ I wanted that cushion but I wasn’t sure whether to invest. Thanks for the sharing.

    I do makeup and skincare too! Would u mind to check me out as well? Beauty and Beauty support?

    P.S follow me and I will follow and like all your post 😉 (shhhh…)

  2. Love your fotd, and the cushion looks like it sits well on you. I’m slightly wary on the stiffness and the fact it doesn’t have a rubycell puff, so glad I read this review before looking to purchase!

    Sophie | MapleTreeBlog

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