asian cosmetics beauty review

Review: Missha Magic Cushion Case

24. June 2014


Can you believe that this is finally the first time I bought a cushion product?! The foundation/bb cushion trend goes on for quite some time now, but caused by a huge pile of BB/CC cream tubes I resisted the urge to buy a new one, even if the packaging type was highly raved about. After all, I decided to try another kind of cushion product: Missha’s Magic Cushion Case! Yes, you read correctly, it is only a case! More precisely, it is a case for your own D.I.Y. BB Cushion!

Missha Magic Cushion Case

The typical BB Cushion is a compact like case containing BB cream or foundation absorbed by a sponge (cushion). Using a puff you can apply the BB cream in a very lightly and natural appearing way. Almost all Korean brands carry their own cushion products by now. Mishha’s Magic Cushion Case on the other hand gives you the possibility to create and mix your own and favourite BB/CC cream or foundation in such a cushion case. I love this idea, since it gives you the possibility to use up your existing bb creams before starting to hoard various different cushion bb creams ;)


Missha Magic Cushion Case

The instruction on Missha’s Magic Cushion Case Cardbox packaging is written in Korean only, but after some search online you’ll find out how to use it, although the images on the box are self-explanatory. In principle you have to fill the container of the cushion case, add the cushion, and wait a couple of minutes while the sponge absorbs the bb cream. I put mine upside down. Afterwards you can start dabbing your puff onto the soaked cushion. Depending on the fluid-y of the used bb cream the soaking process is quicker or slower…I would say the liquid bb/cc creams are best suited for these D.I.Y. cushions.


Missha Magic Cushion Case

Missha’s Magic Cushion Case is made of a sturdy plastic compact, with an included mirror. Parts of the case are metallic/silver and prone to fingerprints. The case itself closes tightly and so does the plastic lid protecting the cushion and separating it from the puff and the mirror.


Missha Magic Cushion Case

The cushion and the puff are packed separately when you receive them. The puff looks like the typical cushion puff, with a blue colored side and white colored side with an attached finger strap (is this how you call that thingy?). The puff has a very soft feeling to it.


Missha Magic Cushion Case

Below you can see how I used my Magic Cushion Case. I created a mix of Skinfood’s Vita Water Drop CC cream and Innisfree Jejubija Anti Trouble BB cream. For mixing the creams together I used a Q-tip of which I cut the cotton part off (keep in mind that you have to add the cushion on top, so don’t fill the pan up completely).


Missha Magic Cushion Case


 After creating your personal mixture, you’ll simply have to add the cushion and wait for the BB/CC cream to absorb and your own BB Cushion is ready to go!:)


Missha Magic Cushion Case

What do you think? Would you like to create your own Cushion foundation in this way? Or do you prefer the ones, which are ready to us? I think this is a great way to use BB creams which don’t match alone but in combination with other creams. The pan is ideal for mixing up your desired BB/CC creams together. All in all, I really do like this case and the idea and I can recommend you to try it for yourself.

Did anyone try out these kind of D.I.Y. cushion cases?

You can get this case at W2Beauty for US$ 17.79. There is also a ready refill for it, which can be used instead of an own BB cream. It is called Missha UV Cushion Base. It has SPF 50 and costs US$ 9.50 for two sachets containing 7 ml of the bb cream. It is available in two shades.


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  • Sakuranko 24. June 2014 at 0:37

    Looks like an interesting product, maybe is practical for busy people. This way I can use my fav BB Cream on a cushion, thank you for your detailed review and tips!

    • Frl. Schnee 24. June 2014 at 9:11

      I agree, I like the idea of having my favourite BB cream travel-ready in a compact case. Thanks for commenting and reading ♥

  • Rebecca+B.+Bird 24. June 2014 at 0:48

    It took me a while to get around to trying cushion foundations too. I think this is a really good idea because a lot of the ready-made cushion shades don’t match me! Being able to mix whatever you like is really useful.

    • Frl. Schnee 24. June 2014 at 9:21

      I agree! And I also like the idea to mix left-over tubes of not üerfecly fitting BB creams, in order to make them more wearable. For example the Innidfree BB I used was to drying, but mixed with the CC cream it works nicely and doesn’t get cakey anymore :) Thanks for reading and commenting ♥

  • Sharlynn Ng 24. June 2014 at 4:30

    Omg, that is sooo damn ingenious!!! I much prefer mixing my own bb like that! This looks so fun and you know that the bb is what works for you! I still have an issue with hygiene when it comes to this pacakging so I’m not sure if I’ll be trying any cushions out!

    • Frl. Schnee 24. June 2014 at 9:26

      I was worried about the hygiene point, too, but I read via Etude House fb page that you can in principle wash the puff, so maybe you can also wash the cushion carefully. Using some Makeup brush cleaner should…I will try it out sometime…in the worst case you’ll have to buy a refill cushion :D Thanks for commenting ♥

  • Kine 24. June 2014 at 4:57

    Wow this is an amazing idea for a product! Thank you so much for reviewing this because now I know it exists! I wonder whether this would work on my current cushion product- if I just squeeze my bb cream mixture on top of the cushion would it absorb in? I’ll probably end up trying it anyway :P

    • Frl. Schnee 24. June 2014 at 9:30

      If were you I would try it :D Although I think it should be easier to somehow inject it below the cushion, maybe with help of a seringe? :D If you tried, tell me if it worked :D Thanks for commenting and reading ♥

      • Kine 28. June 2014 at 4:35

        I had to let you know- I tried it! I found I could simply pinch the cushion in my Etude Any Cushion (which I disliked) and squirt my BB cream underneath and simply place the cushion on top! Worked like a charm :)

        • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:29

          Great, that it worked! That makes me more convinced in also trying other Cushion foundations, especially those with beautiful packaging :D

  • Kira 24. June 2014 at 5:44

    This is a great idea! I’ve never heard about this, and it’s wonderful for if you can’t find a “premade” cushion in your skin tone. Do you think this would work for foundies as well?

    • Frl. Schnee 24. June 2014 at 9:33

      I think it will work for foundations as well if they are on the runny side and not too solid., so it can be absorbed nicely into the cushion :) Thanks for commenting ♥

  • Naomi Ganzu 24. June 2014 at 5:52

    Such a cute little case :)
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    • Frl. Schnee 24. June 2014 at 9:33

      Thanks for commenting! It is really a nice product, you should try it. :)

  • moi+sanom 25. June 2014 at 3:42

    This is genius! I often mix things in my hand, be it hsades or primers. That would make it less messy!

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:30

      Yes, I agree, the next time I fill this up, I will also add a primer or a booster. I hope it works good :) Thanks for commenting ♥

  • Violet 25. June 2014 at 10:29

    This is such a great idea! I never really was too drawn to cushions because of the limited colour selection but now I might get sucked into a DIY one. I too was worried about the hygiene factor but the puff can be easily washed and probably I could disinfect the cushion itself somehow.

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:32

      I think that it is possible to wash and desinfect the cushion, so it should be no problem to reuse this. :) Thanks for commenting and reading ♥

  • Kiss & Make-up 25. June 2014 at 15:21

    Not sure if it’s something I’d use, but damn, what a cool concept and what a cool idea!

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:33

      I love the concept, too. Especially, now I can use all my left over bb creams and mix and match them as I like XD Thanks for reading and commenting ♥

  • Karen+@+Unpack+the+Box 25. June 2014 at 15:49

    I love this already! I have so many BB and CC creams that I wish were just perfect, but need to be blended in a different way.

    I really hope this idea catches on. It’s so practical, environmentally friendly, and less expensive. I just hope that more attractive versions become available.

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:35

      Yes, I agree, especially about the enviromental aspect and the possibilities to mix and match as you like. there was a limited edition of this case which was really beautiful, but sold out to quick :/ Thanks for reading ♥

  • bel 25. June 2014 at 16:10

    ive been wanting to try this out since it first came out! but it’s like nowhere to be found here (on online stores, i dont understand how to work with intl olshop bc idk how to paypal tbh :( )

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:40

      You can get this on a couple of online stores and it is really not difficult to set up a paypal account. You go to paypal page and register, and they receive the money from your normal bank account as soon as you pay something via paypal. Thanks for reading and commenting ♥

  • Elina 25. June 2014 at 17:21

    This looks great! I love the idea of filling the cushion with your own favourite BB cream! I doubt that it’ll work with really creamy ones but the idea is really cool :)
    Thank you for sharing!

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:41

      The creams you use should best be more on the liquid side, I mean, you can mix it with a moisturizer for example…should work too. Thanks for reading ♥

  • Chee 25. June 2014 at 17:33

    This is such a great idea! Save money and get exactly what you want! I always thought there is too little product in cushion foundations, but this idea is just perfect! :D

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:42

      I agree, it is a great idea to offer such D.I.Y. cushion cases! Thanks for commenting and reading ♥

  • Evelyn 25. June 2014 at 18:53

    Love it since I’ve saw in W2 Beauty ñ_ñ.
    When I’ll try some bb in tube I’m going to get one of this, cushion format it’s so easy to use and carry.

    Have a nice day!

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:43

      Absolutely! It is perfect for the travel season, too. It is such a great idea to offer such cases. thanks again for reading and commenting ♥

  • Bijin Blair 25. June 2014 at 20:02

    I don’t suppose the cushion changes the texture of the BB creams? Do you prefer mixing the BB creams beforehand and applying it straight to your face or through a medium (aka the cushion)?

    Btw sweetie, can you leave out your link the next time you comment on my blog? It’s such a waste because Disqus categorises it as spam…

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:46

      No, the cushion doesn’t change the texture of the BB cream, but since you use a sponge and the amount of BB cream which comes through the cushion is regulated, it gives you a more smooth and blended-in effect. I also think that it is much easier to mix it in a cushion case, instead of doing it every day newly on the back of my hand. Thanks for reading and commenting ♥

  • Ksenia 25. June 2014 at 20:25

    I bought one from A’PIEU – design is so pretty)
    And I really like it – using it for CC cream currently.

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:49

      I saw the one from A’Pieu, too, and it looks really cute. Thanks for commenting ♥

  • Erin+Braun 26. June 2014 at 7:00

    I have to get this!

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:50

      Totally! It is such an innovative product! Thanks for commenting ♥

  • Sana 27. June 2014 at 16:53

    This is cool~!
    If I bought it I’d probably use it for all the Skin79 BB cream samples I have but not used yet ^_^

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:50

      I have so many samples, too. I thought about using them next in this case :D Thanks for commenting ♥

  • Mizuchan 29. June 2014 at 9:05

    I’m getting false info before your reviews!I thought they’re selling this DIY cases which means the cream have to be selected in Missha’s range. Never thought it was only cases and sponge! Quite creative I would say..haha..

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:52

      Yes, I never paid attention to the case from Missha, because I thought so, too, but then I saw a review on youtube and I decided that it is a nice idea to try this. Thanks for commenting and reading ♥

  • Mischa 30. June 2014 at 4:40

    This is so cool!! Was there a bigger difference using the magic cushion compared to just applying the bb and cc creams by hand? Awesome post! :D

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:54

      The point is, that the amount of BB cream is less, as when you use your fingers. And by using the puff you can create a super natural and nicely blended in result. I think I preferr this to applying with fingers since I tried it now. Thanks for reading and commenting ♥

  • Marxie 30. June 2014 at 11:08

    I think A’pieu has this too. I love cushion products because they’re convenient so I’m thinking of getting this one as well and maybe try to mix some bb creams just like what you did here. :D Thanks for sharing this! :)

    • Frl. Schnee 30. June 2014 at 12:55

      Yes, I saw the case from A’Pieu, too, it looks really cute. and now I discovered why everybody loves these Cushion products. It’s super travel friendly, too :D And the possibility to mix and match as you like is super great, too. Thanks for commenting ♥

  • Donah+@+SJB 3. July 2014 at 17:29

    How that’s crazy awesome! At first I was like huh? hahaah I can be a bit slow sometimes LOL. I absolutely love cushion foundation and one of my fave is IOPE and now I love Laneige too. I want to try more and knowing I can mix my own is even amazing! This is such a fab idea.

    xx Donah

    • Frl. Schnee 17. July 2014 at 22:33

      I never tried IOPE’s cushions but I would love to. Mixing your own cushion foundation is really fun. I really do like the innovative idea. Thanks for reading and commenting ♥