Missha Magic Cushion Compact SPF50+/PA+++ Review

Cushion compact foundations are becoming the next big thing. They are easy to carry, use, and gives a nice look. Being minimal, this is an ideal beauty product for someone who is always on the go. So after going through several options and with love for the Korean beauty, I got this Missha Magic Cushion Compact SPF50+/PA+++ in shade Medium Beige 23. Let's have a look at the review...

According to the Brand

Get flawless coverage with the MISSHA M Magic Cushion. Its light buildable formula moisturizes, soothes and protects (SPF 50 PA+++). It even absorbs sweat and sebum, leaving makeup lasting longer and with its unique silica-bead powder, won't oxidize after application. Bamboo water and baobao fruit extract keep your skin hydrated and comfortable.

Cushion compact gives skin the perfect coverage and flawless look while hiding imperfections and dull skin tone. SPF 50 PA+++ formulation provides sun protection to prevent darkening and premature ageing. Silica bead powder helps control sweat and sebum for hours-long perfection. Bamboo water and baobab fruit extract help maintain moisture in the skin.


$15-$19 for 15 grams

However, I bought it in Spring sale on Yesstyle for Rs. 543 (Gold Member discount)


Water, Titanium Dioxide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Glycerin, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Iron Oxides, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, PEG-8, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Isostearate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Stearic Acid, Iron Oxides, Alumina, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Fragrance(Parfum), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Iron Oxides, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Water, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Boron Nitride, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Xylitol, PEG-32, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Adansonia Digitata Fruit Extract, Oxygen, Tocopherol

Key Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Niacinamide, Rose Oil, Witch Hazel Extract


#23 Medium Beige

You can get many shades in this one, but most of them are targeted for fair skin. I really hope the brand includes more shades, darker ones... sigh...

Shade description and comparable MAC foundation shade reference: 

#21 Light Beige - Recommended for very fair skin with neutral undertones (NC 10)
#23 Natural Beige - Recommended for fair skin with rosy undertones (NC 15)
#27 Honey Beige - Recommended for medium skin with warm undertones (NC 30)
#31 Golden Beige - Recommended for tan skin with neutral undertones (NW 40)

How to Use

Gently press the puff into the sponge and pat the product lightly onto the skin, starting from the centre your face and slowly moving outward. It's easy to touch-up throughout the day, building even coverage as you go.

Packaging and Texture

Missha Magic Cushion Compact SPF50+/PA+++ in shade Medium Beige 23 comes in a compact package with a separate place for the foundation formula socked cushion and the applicator sponge. it has a mirror so you can see while applying the cushion compact foundation. I really liked the applicator sponge, takes up a little product and gives an even finish. Being matte the formula tends to dry up pretty fast so I will advise that you apply it after putting some moisturiser or essence and turn off the fan. Otherwise, before you could work the foundation around your face it will dry up.


  • Concealing blemishes, discolouration, and dark circles
  • Visibly even skin tone
  • On-the-go coverage
  • Light, refreshing moisture
  • Quick & easy touch-ups
  • Little goes a long way
  • Has SPF50++
  • Did not broke me out
  • Easy to carry without spill
  • Waterproof to an extent
  • The sponge applicator is really nice


  • Limited shades for warm skin tones
  • Becomes a bit oily in humid weather
  • Doesn't last all day
  • Doesn't stay long with too much sweat
  • Dries up pretty fast
  • Not easily available
  • Too many ingredients

My Take

I feel that the brand has limited shades for people with dark and warm skin tones. I have fair skin tone, but even this medium shade product was not the best pick for me. It has cool pink undertones while I have a warm skin tone. It made me look ashy until I mixed it a bit with BB Cream while applying to even the tone. There is another option of Honey Beige and Golden Beige for warm skin tones, but they are a bit dark for me.

Apart from this, It is a good cushion compact and at this price, I m not even complaining. It has SPF50+ making it ideal for all-day wear for Summer which I really love. One single product is giving you the benefits of 2 products, making it a good choice. The texture is feather light, does not clog up your pores or make your skin feel heavy. I feel this is not the best pick for people with dry skin. It does not stay on for more than 4-5 hours on your face which is worst for people who sweat a lot, like me. It will wash away in no time.

Have you tried this? Do tell me all about it in the comments below!

Lots of Love!!!