Friday, October 6, 2017

[Sponsored] Missha The Original Tension Pact | Natural Cover / No.21


Photo By: Elin Chow

A few weeks ago, I received another email from Q-Depot.com offering me another product for review purpose. So, being a fan of korean cosmetic and skin care, naturally, I could reject such offer. For this review, I received the Original Tension Pact by Missha. Thank you Q-Depot for sending me new product to try.


The product was packaged nicely in a box and is shipped directly from Q-Depot warehouse in Korea. It took slightly over a week for the package to arrive in Kuala Lumpur. For those who have never heard of Q-Depot, this is a Korean cosmetic online shop that offers quality and authentic Korean skin care and make up products at a fairly affordable price. You can read more about them in my previous review.


The Original Tension Pact comes in four different types to suit different skin and needs, and each is available in 3 different shades - No. 13, No. 21 and  No. 23.

Perfect Cover - Offers full coverage with a matte finish
Natural Cover - Offers light to Medium coverage with a natural finish
Intense Moisture - Offers medium to full coverage with dewy finish
Tone Up Glow - Offers sheer coverage with a dewy finish

I chose the Natural Cover in No. 21 because I prefer something light and gives a natural finish. But I was really worried that the color would be a little too light for my skin tone. Just like most other Korean brands foundations, the shades offered by Missha seems to run lighter than American brands.


The Original Tension Pact is a cream foundation housed in a lovely pink/peach colored reflective plastic case with rainbow hologram stripes and rose gold trim and button, containing 14g of the product. Yes, I am surprised to find that this is actually a cream foundation, not a liquid foundation. This is my first time using a cream foundation instead of a liquid one, so I am really excited to try. 


Just like most other cushion foundations that you will find in the market, the Original Tension Pact also comes with a good sized mirror and a puff for application. There is a open-flip plastic lid that separates the puff from the cream foundation, keeping it clean at all times.

The packaging is compact and travel friendly, thus it is easy to carry around for any touch up without having to worry about spillage. Please make sure you close the lid back properly and tightly to prevent the product from drying up.


Unlike most of the cushion foundations that you will find in the market, the Original Tension Pact comes with a finely woven mesh net rather than soaked cushion. The cream foundation sits freely under the finely woven mesh net, which allows the product to dispense evenly onto the puff.

The cream foundation has a slightly watery consistency, but with a slightly heavy texture. A little of  it actually goes a long way.  Although the foundation offers fairly medium coverage, it is good enough to even out my skin tone and reduce redness on my skin.


However, I do not like foundation that are too thick. The color of the foundation is a little pinkish and runs brighter than many other brands. It does not match my skin tone very well, even though it does help to create that flawless skin that I am looking for. But it does not give that natural finish that I have expected. It definitely looks like you are wearing a fairly thick foundation on your face.

The foundation gives a semi-matte finish, but sadly the color is a little too bright for my liking. I am not sure whether No. 23 would suit my skin tone better. The good thing about this foundation is that it comes with sun protection with SPF 37/PA++. You might want to wear additional sunscreen underneath the foundation.

The Original Tension Pact is a little pricey than many other korean cushion foundations, but still fairly affordable. Oh, did I mention that the foundation has an overpowering scent? I do not really like the scent of it even though it was not unpleasant. 

For anyone using this foundation, I recommend that you build up the coverage by adding light layer. Do not rub the foundation into your skin, or else it might make you face looks cakey. Would I recommend the Original Tension Pact? Well, probably not because I am certainly not in love with this product.


For anyone who are interested to make a purchase on Q-depot.com, please use this code "SW10OFF" upon check out to get 10% off your first order.

No monetary compensation was received for this review and all opinions expressed were my own. Be sure to follow me on Facebook or Twitter  for any latest updates on my blog. So stay tuned! 

1 comment:

  1. i bought no. 23 and it's got a good finish! however, my skin is oily so i need to put powder from time to time.

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