[REVIEW] Missha Signature Essence Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ | #21 Light Beige

Missha Signature Essence Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ | #21 Light Beige Review:

Before cushion foundation, I was crazy about blemish balms or simply, bb creams. They provide decent coverage without that suffocating feeling on skin! I have tried a lot then but I always come back to Missha’s M Perfect Cover BB Cream, it was a little gray on me but it was one of the best back then!

Instinctively, I have to get Missha cushion foundations out in the market. I already own the M Magic one, and it’s a really good product. In fact, I have repurchased it thrice already. But when I found about their Missha Signature Essence Cushion I just have to try it!


  • Naturally bright skin tone
    Contains mineral-rich birch sap to provide hydration to skin, and 3D lamp powder that reflects light to brighten skin tone.
  • Excellent moisture care to express a clear moisture glow
    Hyaluronic Acid and Aqua Ceramide moisturize the skin, and Raffinose creates a moisture coating layer to replenish the skin’s moisture level and promote a clear and glowing complexion.
  • Cooling effect during application
    Contains Phyto Cooling Complex to give your skin a cool and refreshing sensation with each dab during application.


Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Pentylene Glycol, Methyl Mica (Cl 77019), Methacrylate Crosspolymer,Xylitol, Prunus Mume Fruit Water, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Acrylates/Stearyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium Sulfate, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glyceryl Caprylate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Water(Aqua), Raffinose, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide 3, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance(Parfum), Iron Oxides(Cl 77492), Iron Oxides(Cl 77491), Iron Oxides (Cl 77499)



How to use:

1. Get appropriate amount onto puff and gently dab onto face following skin texture. 

2. Continue to dab and pat until you have achieved a smooth and even application.

3. Apply a small amount repeatedly for a natural and illuminated finish.

My Skin Type: Combination, Acne-Prone, Occasionally Dull and Sensitive

Missha Signature Essence Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ | #21 Light Beige Review:

Missha Signature Essence Cushion is housed in a pretty case that is somewhat identical with Laneige cushion foundations. Yes, they both have that hologram design, so nice to look at! I am usually shade 23 Natural Beige but decided to get 21 because I was worried that it would make me look darker just like how Heimish cushion did to my face.

While in the end, I found that this foundation doesn’t really oxidize which means I got the wrong shade it was easily resolved by dusting off loose powder in natural color. ☺

Missha Signature Essence Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ #21 Light Beige Review

Missha Signature Essence Cushion possesses that signature cosmetic-ish scent that most Missha products I’ve tried has. It’s really faint so I am not bothered at all.

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This foundation has a very low to no coverage at all which reminds me of the Hera cushion foundation that I have. This product is so lightweight I honestly don’t feel that I am actually wearing makeup. I feel that it’s being a lightweight product explains as to why it cannot provide coverage.

Missha Signature Essence Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ #21 Light Beige Review

Missha Signature Cushion’s sponge is pretty standard. It is in the usual cushion sponge color which is blue and is a little thin. It is not super soft but it is not hard on skin either. The sponge is not as absorbent in the usual sense of sponge so you do not have to worry about wasting much of the product for it picks up just enough foundation/bb cream.

While some people like applying liquid foundation using a brush, I feel that there’s no other perfect way to apply cushion foundations than using their complimentary sponges. I find it even more appropriate since the right way of applying cushion foundation is by pat-pat-pat and not tug-tug-tug.

Missha Signature Essence Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ #21 Light Beige Review
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It looks a little tan on swatch but when applied, it appears light on the skin. To be perfectly honest, this cushion’s effect on skin isn’t too far from what Missha Milk Sunblock gives off. It instantly brightens the skin and has a bit of color correcting properties.

It can slightly cover my green veins (which are prominent in under eye areas) but not so much the redness and most especially blemishes.

Missha Signature Essence Cushion SPF50+ PA+++ #21 Light Beige Review
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With that said if you are someone who is looking for a cushion that provides coverage, this one right here is not the product for you. Generally, I prefer my cushions to be super lightweight so it’s perfect for me.

I would also like to add that this cushion has a dewy finish and feels slightly wet just like Heimish cushion; it is worth mentioning, however, that the Missha Signature Essence Cushion stays in place all day unlike Heimish.

Overall, I like Missha Signature Essence Cushion. It is a very good cushion foundation considering its price point. It works quite alright with my oily skin considering its finish. While I don’t really have complains with this product, I don’t think I would be buying this again because the M Magic Cushion performs better for me. I feel that the latter is geared for more oil/humid weather as I noticed that it stays longer on my face.

Where to buy:

Amazon Prime | eBay | Cosmetic-love

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