Missha Glow Skindation Review + Demo

I really wish I got the whole glow line from Missha since the cushion completely blew me away.  BUT I just found out there is ANOTHER cushion in the line now that is brand new and now I really really want to get my hands on that.  I’m still on the hunt to build a collection of holy grail BB cushions and foundations, hence this purchse of Missa glow skindation ;).  Quite frankly, I didn’t really read the description nor did I look up reviews on this product.  I was just intrigued and trusted that the “glow” name would work for my dry skin.  Not the smartest shopper when it comes to that hehe but let’s get into the review!

Full name of product:
Missha glow skindation

Limited edition/ Permanent?:

Description of product:
A lightweight, sheer foundation with broad spectrum SPF 20 PA++ promotes a dewy, radiant complexion that lasts for up to 30 hours.

Powered by the Skin Infusion Complex including camellia oil, flower extracts, and other active ingredients to nourish and replenish your skin while blurring the appearance of blemishes

Helps brighten skin tone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.”

SPF 20 PA++

18,000 won/ $16 USD

Amount of product:
35 mL

Duration before expiration:
2 year

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:

Shades available:
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane; Decamethyl Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide; CI77891, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oide; CI 77947, Butylene Glycol; 1,3-Butylene Glycol, Alcohol; Ethanol, Isododecane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxythyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Niacinamide; Nicotinamide; Nicotinic Acid Amide, Magnesium Sulfate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Rosa Damascene Flower Water, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Water, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycine, Serine, Gultamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Leucine, Alanine, Lysine, Arginine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Proline, Valine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Cysteine, Methionine, Sodium PCA; NAPCA, Silica, Aluminum Hydroxide; CI 77002, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Vinyl Dimethicone/ Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Beeswax; Cera Alba, Stearic Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Sodium Benzoate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogen Dimethicone; Dimethicone/ Methicone Copolymer, Acrylates/ Dimethicone Copolymer, Polysilicone-11, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Potassium Sorbate, Propyliene Carbonate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Glycerin; Glycerol, Adenosine, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Zinc Gluconate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate; Octyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Pentylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Citus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) peel oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel oil, Cananga Odorate Flower Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2- Hexanediol, CI 77491; Ferric Oxide; Red oxide of Iron, Ci77492; Hydrated Ferric Oxide; Yellow Oxide of Iron, CI 77499; Black Oxide of Iron; Ferrous-Ferric; Oxide Iron Oxides

How to use:
Dab some of the foundation all over your face and using a brush, sponge or even your fingers, blend into your face and neck.

This foundation comes in a medium size plastic bottle with a screw off top.  Unfortunately this does not come with a pump but the dripper tip still does a decent job.
Really not much to report about the packaging. It is simple, sleek and lightweight making it great for travelling.

Color/ Pigmentation:
On Althea’s website, there was only three shades but there is actually 6 shades on Missha’s website. I’m really happy to see K-beauty brands expanding passed #23 :).  I got the shade #23 sand which matches perfectly with my Mac NC25 yellow undertone skintone.

Okay let’s test this baby out!

Here is my bare skin.  I don’t have my whole face bare since I tested out the cushion on the other side of my face.  My main concerns are is the redness on my cheeks, dryness and dry patches on my face.  For my undereyes, I usually use a separate color corrector as well as a concealer on top.

Tap tap tap gets the job done!  I’ve been using the air puffs over the beauty blenders for years now.  I find that if you have dry skin, the best method to apply your foundation without it looking dry or cakey is the tapping motion, preferably tapping in bigger motions.  What I mean by that is by tapping the puff into your skin like your trying to push product into your flesh and not large and fast tapping motions.  I hope that makes sense.

Texture/ Finish:
This foundation really reminds me of those foundations that advertise it being like water but perfects your skin.  I was expecting this foundation to be a liquid version of the cushion that I love oh so much.  No, this is a completely different formula where it looks decent when you first apply but will get dry quite quickly on those who have dry skin.  It is more of a satin finish and for dry skin people, will look matte in 2-3 hours.  There isn’t much glow to this foundation and would be better for those with oily/ combo skin type.
To the left is the Missha glow tension cushion and the right is Missha glow skindation.  In this picture, I don’t think you can see a crazy difference but the right side is definitely more natural and some of my imperfections are still peeking through, especially on the inner parts of my cheeks.

Not even an hour and the foundation started bunching up like no tomorrow.  I personally don’t set my foundations with anything since I’m super dry skin.  I think if you were to set the foundation, you may not have this problem but I can see this might still happen to those with oily skin type and want to make this foundation work, this might also bunch up on you even i you did set it.  I definitely did not use an excessive amount of foundation so I really don’t know why this is happening.

Here is my whole face done!

This foundation has a light to medium coverage that is buildable but it will not go pass medium coverage.

Lasting power:
Unfortunately this foundation doesn’t really last on my skin, especially with the way that I use it and not setting it with any powder.  I’d give it a 2-3 hour mark until I just want to wash it all off.

No fragrance detected.

-perfect color match
-decent coverage for more natural days

-bunches up weirdly, especially on dry patches
-not hydrating enough for a “glow” foundation


Stars given out of 5:

Overall thoughts:
Missha’s glow skindation is definitely not the worst foundation I have tried but it is certainly is not a memorable one either.  When I first applied it, I really did like it even though it wasn’t as hydrating as I would have hoped.  The coverage was decent and the color matched my skin perfectly.  In the end, though, it just bunched up weirdly, and not really any other way for me to fix it other than having to reapply.  This is definitely a foundation for those with normal to combination skin types and possibly oily skin types.  It just isn’t for me :(.  If you want something that is high coverage with tons of moisture, check out my Missha glow tension cushion review instead.

Products gifted by Althea Korea.  Not sponsored.

This Post Has One Comment

  1. Gjen

    Understood and you made perfect sense. I love the colour of your lipstick Which one is it?

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