Review & Swatches: Etude House Berry Delicious Precious Mineral Any Cushion in W13 Natural Beige and Cream Blusher in RD301

Part two of my Etude House Berry Delicious Pink Box review! The first part can be found here and it's about the Fantastic Eyes Palette in #8 Strawberry Fondue and the Color in Liquid Lips Juicy in RD305 Berry Very Much. Like the other Pink Bird boxes, I receive these products as PR samples to review and everything I mention can be found on the Etude House official global website here

The two items I'll be review today are the Etude House Berry Delicious Precious Mineral Any Cushion SPF 50+ / PA+++ in Natural Beige (W13)* and the Berry Delicious Cream Blusher in #RD301* (this shade is also referred to as #1 on their website). The cushion foundation has special packaging for the Berry Delicious collection, but you can also find refills on the website if you end up loving the packaging like me!

The Etude House Berry Delicious Precious Mineral Any Cushion SPF50+ / PA+++ in W13 Natural Beige contains 0.52 ounces / 15 grams of product and retails for $21.60, but refills retail for $12. The claims include "creating a beautiful pearly bright skin with full coverage and smoothing effects." The formula is made to be layered on to be full coverage and so you won't get full coverage right from the start. If you won't full coverage right away, I would recommend the Big Cover Concealer BB that I reviewed last month instead.

L to R
Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion in W13 Natural Beige
L'oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation in W3
L'oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in 105 Natural Beige
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in #54 Beige
Etude House Big Cover Concealer BB Foundation in #23 Sand

W13 is the darkest color in the Berry Delicious Precious Mineral Any Cushion selection, but they do have refills of W24 that I believe would fit my skin tone. I'm currently in between the L'oreal and Bourjois foundations, but I can still pull off W13 Natural Beige if I concentrate in the center of my face and only apply at most 2 layers. Anything more than that will make it super obvious that it's the wrong color, which is kind of unfortunate since I was able to get full coverage with another layer or two. 

Bare face / Just the Etude House Berry Delicious Precious Mineral Any Cushion in W13 / Added the rest of my makeup

Speaking of layering, the foundation surprisingly didn't look cakey or thick even when I layered it on. When I was home just trying it out, I really layered it on to see how much coverage I could pull off (and how pale it would look) and I was surprised at how natural it would still look. 

Compared to the L'oreal True Match Lumi Cushion I reviewed last week, I much prefer this Etude House cushion foundation. It set a lot better and it just meshed with my skin better to look more flawless. I also liked that the Etude House cushion foundation has SPF as well. I know it's not enough protection by itself, but I like knowing that I'm wearing something. I usually save cushion foundations for my low maintenance days as well and so I don't have to worry about any potential ghost face due to flash photography. 

Bare Face / Just the Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion in W13 / Foundation, brows, and the Etude House Berry Delicious Cream Blusher in RD301

The Etude House Berry Delicious Cream Blusher in RD301 is a strawberry red blush that is very fitting for this collection. There is 6 grams of product and retails for $11 on the Etude House global website. The website does list the color as being #1, but the packaging itself says it's RD301. 

Yeah... the above picture. Most of my initial pictures before using the product turned out too warm and made everything look more orange. The more true to life colors are the ones with the packaging open though! I just wanted to show what the outside packaging looks like for the blush.

I was a bit thrown off by the packaging of the blush compared to the cushion and eye shadow palette though. The packaging feels less sturdy and there wasn't a mirror. I wasn't too bothered by it, but I wish there was a mirror so that I wouldn't have to open another compact. 

Holy moly look at that beautiful color! I love this color so much. It's a bit red swatched like this, but wearing it sheered on the cheeks gives me the most beautiful "I was out in the cold" effect. 

Even though this is a cream blush, it has an almost powdery feel to it. It also leaves a natural skin like finish. I've tried other cream blushes and they usually leave a more dewy look, but I always need to set those with powder to make them stay. 

The puff that came with the blush is different from the rubycell puff in the foundation. It also feels a bit more plasticy but it still does a great job at picking up product and applying it on the cheeks. I like to use the ELF Small Stippling Brush to apply this product, but I like keeping the puff there just in case. 

The blush is pigmented and so I use the tiniest tap into the product and blend it onto my cheeks. I feel like it blends into the cheeks very well (despite my inability to know how to use blush). There's too much on my cheeks in the above picture, but I wanted it to appear as pretty as it is in real life too. If you look at the full face shots with me wearing the blush, that's about the most I would go in real life along with the placement. 

There is a very slight shimmer going through the product, but it doesn't show up on the skin. I've tried the Stila Convertible Cream Blushes, and I honestly much prefer this Berry Delicious Cream Blusher instead.

The blush slightly smells like sweet strawberries and I love it! Reminds me of a candy I used to eat and since I liked it the smell, it added a bit of something to the application process.

Final thoughts: I absolutely loved both products. The Berry Delicious Cream Blusher in RD301 is so beautiful and I loved how it applied and looked on my skin. It lasts all day and I just need a small amount to give me the perfect flush of color. The biggest surprise is the Precious Mineral Any Cushion in W13. I tried one of their color correcting cushions and it was not great. It slid off my face and made me even more oily. This cushion though! The formula left my skin looking amazing and lasted all day with a slightly dewy but more on the soft matte side kind of finish. I did need to use concealer underneath the foundation, but that's because building it up to be full coverage would've made my face look way too pale. I highly recommend both products, but mostly the blush since it'll work with more skin tones. 

*These products were sent to me for free as PR samples as part of their Pink Bird Program. As part of their program, I get sent a box of products each month to review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

What kind of formula do you prefer for blushes? How do you use blush? Mostly because I want need some tips!


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