[Etude House] Fix and Fix Primer – Mint Review

AUTHOR: kkochsongi

THIS REVIEW ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON HER BLOG HERE IN May 2017.

Disclaimer: The photos were taken by the review’s author.

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Etude House Fix and Fix Primer – Mint Review

 

 

Primer is something I use pretty much every day and I’m usually one for a brightening one to help my rather dull skin look a bit healthier. That combined with a nice bright blush seems to give me a healthy complexion that I’m frequently complimented on. Thanks to Etude House, I was able to try a colour correcting primer for the first time in January in cushion form and I was quite happy with the results so I was more than excited to try a different form of the product. When asked which colour corrector I would like I chose Mint because I suffer from redness in my face and redness that increases as the day goes by. Etude House’s Fix and Fix Primer shares its shades with the cushion (aside from the strobing one is changed up for one that seemingly acts similarly to the Benefit Porefessional). But this time it comes in a tube form and a liquid-cream formula.

 

 

The packaging of this product is very sleek and the fact that it’s mint green as well bodes really well with me (I’m gonna say this a million times but it’s my favourite colour!). I love minimalist pastel packaging and this is nice and compact to take about in my bag with me.

 

 

As this is a tube, the product is squeezed out as expected and when it comes out you will notice the mint green is a very pale mint green and from what I have been able to see it is very similar if not the same shade as the cushion, so I was expecting the same result from it other than the application may finish differently due to not using a cushion to apply this time.

 

 

A lot of people when talking about the colour correcting primer from Etude House have mentioned a white cast on their skin as a finish. While this is true, and something I mentioned before, I actually did a bit more research on Korean blogs and articles into it to see why it does. Korea’s beauty trend has always tended to feature pale, flawless skin, but more recently, there’s been some acknowledgment that it can be difficult to achieve for some people with issues such as redness, dark spots or dullness of the skin and those with more tanned skin. Whitening skincare and procedures have been used regularly for a while, but these products are for the initial instances of skin troubles rather than skintone*, so the usage of what they call “tone up” make up (such as this primer) is becoming more popular to meet with this trend. So this pale white skin is obtained using a primer that creates a white cast and then is covered with a BB cream or foundation, then accentuated with a combination of a bright or soft lip colour. This is of course for those that want to follow this trend that a lot of celebrities are showcasing and has been quite a popularised look in Korea.

 

Because of this, I don’t see a lot of issue with the white cast for myself because I myself am already pale so this helps accentuate that. My only real issue is that because it is a green shade, it takes the warmth out of my skin which then comes back when I add my BB/Foundation on top, so this definitely isn’t something to wear by itself!

 

I’ll showcase here the difference in my skintone. I’m actually quite happy with the condition of my skin at the moment asides from my scars, so there aren’t a lot of visible issues but you can see some redness to the cheeks and to the nose area, these tend to be the parts that I suffer from redness the worst especially when the weather is either really hot or cold. Applying the primer does take a lot of the redness away but you can see quite clearly that my skin loses it’s warm yellow tone to it (and you can see that tone remaining on my neck where it wasn’t applied).

I have found using this, that my skin doesn’t go as red as it normally would throughout the day. This is the same result that I found previously with the cushion. I think I prefer this tube style over the cushion as I find it’s simply easier to apply with my fingers and I also know how much product I have remaining (as cushions do absorb some amount of the product that’s put inside). Would I buy this again? Possibly, I want to try the colour correcting sticks from Etude House as well at some point and see how the two in combination work. I’m actually going to take this primer with me when I go on holiday to Spain in two weeks, so this will be going on top of sunscreen to protect my skin and hopefully reduce any redness in my face with the heat!

 

What are your views on colour correcting products? Have you tried any of Etude House’s? Which shade do you think would be necessary for you?

*This is taken from my research on the topic and I’m hoping I haven’t worded my sentences in regards to skintone in a way that may upset anyone, as I feel I’m not in a position to go too into detail in regards to any tone other than my own. If I have worded things poorly, please let me know.

 


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[Tosowoong] SOS CICA Repair Cushion Red Cover Expert Review

Author: Roxanne

This review originally appeared on her Instagram profile here.

Disclaimer: The photo was taken by the review’s author. 

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Tosowoong SOS CICA Repair Cushion Red Cover Expert Review

 

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Tosowoong SOS CICA Repair Cushion Red Cover Expert

  • SPF 50+ PA+++
  • 14G
  • Silicone Puff
  • Mochi type cushion
  • $28.71 (yesstyle)

Claims:

  • Centella extract and Tea Tree to cover dull skin and blemishes.
  • Panthenol and Glycerine to soothe and moisturize sensitive skin
  • Microparticle powder to fill pores and wrinkles and provide good adhesion

Shades:  #21 and #22

Test:

I tried this cushion for a week in different conditions.

Depending on your skincare, the finish of this cushion could be semi-matte or dewy.

Thoughts:

I have mixed feelings about this cushion, there are good days and there are bad.

I don’t think I can recommend this to anyone with really dry skin.

I have oily skin and tried this without using moisturizer, it did not end well.

Especially around my chin area, it looked like Thor threw his hammer on my chin and cracked the foundation, lol!

It also clings to dry patches and settles into fine lines.

If you like that no make-up feel, then this is for you, it’s super lightweight, and that’s what I enjoyed the most about this cushion. Even when my face started to get oily, I didn’t feel oily at all.

Pros:

Decent coverage and buildable

Has not broken me out

It helps soothes my skin

Lightweight, it doesn’t feel like you have makeup on

No tacky feeling

Fills in pores

Cons:

Transfers easily, not long lasting

I feel like it’s a bit pricey

The silicone puff was hard to blend with (only used once)

Only has two shades

Clings to dry patches

Rating:

I would give this a 2.5/5

Yes, half! Because it has good days and bad days

I get enough of that in relationships, I don’t need that in my makeup, lmao! Joking~

Would I repurchase?

I don’t think so, I will be using this cushion again but once it’s finished that’s it. For its price I could probably find a better one that performs better.

 

[KLAVUU] Urban Pearlsation High Coverage Tension Cushion SPF50+ PA++++ Review

Author: Elizabeth

She’s recently been to South Korea and decided to send over a review of a cushion she bought there. It must’ve been an exciting trip!

You can see her Instagram profile here.

Disclaimer: All the photos were taken by the review’s author. 

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KLAVUU Urban Pearlsation High Coverage Tension Cushion SPF50+ PA++++ Review

 

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Background:
The brand Klavuu is known for infusing natural pearl into their products to provide a luminous glow. The cushion that the sales person recommended was their Urban Pearlsation High Coverage Tension Cushion SPF50+ PA++++. I bought mine in shade #21 Light Beige.
This cushion is made of the following:
1. Orange Blossom: Brightens skin tone
2. Lemon Balm: Conditions skin and leaves it supple
3. Quince: Tightens pore and increases skin elasticity
4. Korean Pearl extract: Whitening effect, smoothens skin texture
Review:
My main concern when I apply any makeup, is to help cover my redness and help reduce the appearance of my acne and acne scars. This cushion not only helps eliminate redness and small blemishes, but provides my skin with a natural, dewy glow that stays on for the majority of the day. And did I mention that it also contains SPF so you’re face is pretty covered from harmful UV rays. This is not as high coverage as it says in its name, but if you are looking for medium coverage, this will easily do. There is a slight scent to this cushion, which some might not care for, but I personally like the scent and do not find it overbearing.
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Before

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After application

I have been using this cushion for the past couple of months now and I am extremely pleased with my purchase. It does stay well on the skin for the first 5-6 hours, but may need to be touched-up depending on your skin 🙂 The packaging is also convenient and it can be easily carried and has a normal sized mirror included. I am happy that I bought a spare and hope to try their other cushion soon!
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