I"ve never gotten too into the cushion compact craze. Like BB cream, it was popularized by the Koreans and then started taking over the Western beauty shelves. However, when I saw that Missha was releasing compacts with packaging designed with the late artist in mind, I knew I had to get my hands on it (there I go again...all about the packaging).

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Missha is the first Korean beauty brand I have ever tried. I love their Perfect Cover BB Cream, and how much coverage it gives me while giving me a fresh, natural look. Their BB cream is known to be a dupe for the IT Cosmetics CC Cream.
I will be honest and say that the Frida Kahlo packaging drew me to try cushion compacts. And what better way to try it than from a Korean brand? I also love Frida Kahlo as a person and as an artist. Cecilio and I actually went to a Frida Kahlo-themed restaurant during our honeymoon in Mexico: every detail and design (from the decor to the menu to even the presentation of the food) paid homage to her as an artist.
The Frida Kahlo x Missha Collection consists of 2 of their Original Tension Pacts: the Perfect Cover and the Intense Moisture, both of which are $25 at 14 grams and contain SPF 37.

I opted to get the Perfect Cover Pact because it was yellow-toned, which was more suited towards my skin tone. For my dry skin, I would"ve been fine with the dewy finish and the lighter coverage from the Intense Moisture Pact, but the pink undertones does not match my skintone.

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The compact comes with a puff that has the Frida Kahlo artwork packaging, and little ribbon handle which says Frida Kahlo x Missha. I like having this handle so that I can hold on to it while I"m applying the product on my face instead of touching it by the edges. The puff is thinner than normal, which cuts product absorption in half but doubles the amount of product applied (meaning, you get more product without the excess amount wasting away in the puff). There is also a lid in between the puff and the tension pact to protect the puff from harboring bacteria and absorbing more product than needed.
The tension pact has a mesh-like net filter that you push your puff into and the cream product comes out. The tension net is supposed to distribute the product evenly for a smooth, flawless finish without clumping.
Unfortunately, the Frida Kahlo edition of this pact is not a permanent addition to Missha. This edition happens to have 5 shades (which is still a limited shade range), whereas the original Perfect Cover Tension Pact has only 2 shades: No. 21 & 23. The Frida Kahlo edition has shades 21, 23, 27, 29, and 31. I happened to get shade #29. It ended up being darker than I expected on me, but if I had gotten #27, it would"ve been way too light. Even though I do have a yellow/olive tone on my skin, it is more yellow on me and doesn"t really match my skin tone perfectly. So if I wear a lower-cut shirt, I have to use this down to my neck and chest.

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This is medium coverage. I watched this Youtube tutorial on how to use it (it"s in Korean but has English subtitles), and Liah Yoo claims that it doesn"t cover up redness. I have a really red nose, but it actually does cover it up perfectly. Not only does it cover the redness, it brightens up and evens out my dull skin. It does not accentuate my smile lines and pores the way some of my other foundations do. This pact has a satin finish, so it works great for all skin types. If you have oily skin, I recommend you set this with powder and blot throughout the day. This is pretty long-lasting too: without setting spray, this lasts 8–10 hours on my face. Not bad, huh?

I am loving this so far because it"s convenient to use (already has a puff), easy to travel with (again, the puff makes it so that you don"t have to bring an extra foundation brush or sponge, and you don"t have to worry about your foundation leaking), packaging, and coverage. I highly recommend this pact (but get the Frida Kahlo edition because there are more shades, I cannot emphasize that enough).