Missha Tension Blusher | Rosy Dress – Review

missha tension blusher


There is something magical in the flush of bashfulness we get from time to time, and a special feeling to the redness of ones cheeks when coming into the warmth of a building on a cold day.
Blush is used to make us look lively and lovely, but what blush is the best for what purpose?

This blush is one of my favourites. With a Cushion Blush you have such a great range of makeup possibilities. It is often easier to layer a liquid blush in a natural looking way, than it is with a cream or powder blusher.

The cheeks also get this, healthy, glowing shine that comes with the ingredients of the blush, so there is no need for powdery highlight. Perfect for an easy and fast makeup.


The product:

Missha Tension Blusher – Rosy Dress


missha tension blusher



This was my very first cushion blusher and I was really curious about the differences between cream blush or even powder blush.

To be honest, sometimes I am embarrassed of my lack of makeup variety. Normally beauty bloggers have so much experience and a wide product range to use, but I am still a newbie and just started hoarding makeup. I am also a broke as flowers student, so I cannot afford buying lots of new and expensive makeup. But I absolutely love what I am doing and everything is a learning process, right? 


Lemon Water: As the most of you night have guessed, Lemon Water is really high in vitamin C, which is known to be an immunity booster. It is also said to be high in proteins and helps maintaining a healthy pH Balance.

But to be honest, just like the Lime Extract in the I’m Meme Cushion Corrector, it is better to consume Lemon orally, rather than applying it to your skin. There are less negative results and it tastes great too.

Actually, I am a big fan of making lemon juice or drinks myself, so I regularly post my favourites on Instagram. If you are looking for some inspiration, feel free to check it out and tell me what drinks you made.


Marshmallow Plant Extract: Is known as a skin-soothing texture enhancer. The Marshmallow Root – Althea officinalis in Latin – is a plant native to Africa.
Next to skincare, it is also used for sores or curing irritation of the throat or a dry cough. The Root is high in mucilages, which prevents irritation, but normally most Extracts come from the flowers, whose anti-inflammatory properties are milder than the roots’.


As always, I linked the full ingredient list for those who are interested. This time from The Official Missha

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyltrimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Methylmetacrylate Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Mica, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Silica, Glycerin, Disteadimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide, Ozokerite, Polyethylene, Red 1 CI 73360, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow Oxide of Iron, Talc, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Fragrance(Parfum), Disodium EDTA, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lemon Water, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Ultramarine


How to use it:

Press the cushion pad onto the sponge and apply the product onto the desired area with a light patting motion.

My personal preference is putting the blush onto the middle of the cushion pad to keep the outer corners clean. Then gently pat it onto the cheeks and watch the amount of product you apply. Rather than pressing hard and applying the blush in one go and having a big colour blot, gently apply it with about five pats, with the pressure focused on the middle of the pad. Then use the clean outer rim of the cushion to blend away and harsh edges or create a gradient.

Do you have a preferred technique for applying cushion blush or do you just pat away? As always, feel free to tell me down in the comments as I would love to hear your makeup tips.


missha tension blusher



 What it claims to do:

  • a highly pigmented blush product
  • long-wearing, dewy finish
  • for those looking to add color to their complexion
  • can be applied/touched up over makeup

Linked from The Official Missha



What it really does:



missha tension blusher



The blush definitely has good pigmentation but needs some layers in oder to achieve its full colour potential. The good thing about that is that you can fully control how much product you want on your face and build up from that. Because the blush is so lightweight you can still see the pores under the product which makes the whole makeup look more natural and effortless.

The finish is really cute and dewy too, perfect for a glowy skin makeup or more natural look. It is not so shiny as to actually look oily or liquid. At first it may look like that, but once it settles down a bit, the blush will set and melt into the skin and loose some of the watery shimmer. One thing you will need to watch out for is the fact that the cushion blusher smudges easily at the beginning. This is perfect for smooth blending and perfect layering, but gets annoying once you touch your face, whether it is on accident or not. Just keep that in mind when you do your makeup.
If you prefer a matte finish though, just put some translucent powder on top of the blusher and you are good to go. No shininess, and the blush will not smudge or budge anymore.

I think the claim that this is a product for people who want to add colour to their complexion is a really generalised statement. Every blush should that if you ask me. But this particular blush adds colour in a really natural and effortless way. I definitely prefer this blush over a lot of other products.

Because it is so lightweight, it is perfect for touching up throughout the day. And if you are gentle enough there is nothing to worry about. No smudging the layers below or accidentally applying too much.


The cons: 

Con 1: As I have mentioned before, the time the tension blusher needs to dry and not smudge anymore is way too long. Keep your hands out of your face and do not snap at other people when they touch your face. I certainly did!

What I like to do is either applying a powder fixer oder the blusher and keep it in place, not hurry and just wait those few minutes until the cream has completely dried down or make my blush the last step of my makeup routine and just not touch my face until I am sure it is safe to do so.

Con 2: After some time the cushion starts looking dirty even though it should not. Cleaning the thin material is really difficult too and if you do, you are bound to waste a certain amount of product.
I generally just gently wipe over the surface of the blusher with a tissue or cotton wipe and try to remove any impurities like that.


The pros: 

Pro 1: The Tension Blusher is so lightweight and buildable, it is perfect for all kinds of makeup except for matte ones. I have never layered enough, to actually make the blush cake up.

Pro 2: The colour Rosy Dress looks like a natural blush. So like you can use it to enhance your natural flush.

This is more of a personal opinion, but I think you can use this when going on dates – or going out with friends or alone – or just wanting to look cute. It is also the perfect blush for wintery makeup with rosy- red cheeks.

Pro 3: Once the blush is applied to wherever you wish to have it, it feels like you applied a bit of water and air. No heavy feeling or unnatural looking cheeks.

Pro 4: The size of the mirror is just perfect for application and checkups on the go. It is a bit fat, but it still fits into a handbag just fine and sits in the hand very nicely.


missha tension blusher



This is one of the best cushion blushers I own and I definitely would recommend it to you. I absolutely love the feeling of the sheer product on my face and the fact that it has a lovely natural dewy shine.




Do not think that this product is not good just because I rated it with a four instead of the full five points I could have given. I just reserve my highest rating for holy grails and products that go beyond anybodies expectations.
The Rosy Dress swatch of the Missha Tension Blusher is definitely worth a really good four points and if you see it in the store check it out. Swatch the colour on your hand and buy it if you like what you see. I can at least guarantee that the quality will not disappoint.


missha tension blusher


My Alchemiin Tip:

There are instances when you want your blush to be a bit lighter and fluffy than you would normally do. The blush will not sit as tight as when patted into the skin, but it looks playful and after some time, the blush will dry and set in.

Instead of using the cushion to apply your blush, have you ever used a fluffy blush brush before? Just swish over the Cushion once and lightly brush over your cheeks.
The only thing you have to be careful about is the first stroke of blush, because it can be a bit strong and you might have a long streak on your cheek. Should that happen, no worries, just blend it out, but you can easily avoid it with lighter swishes.

There is actually a story behind me using a brush instead of the cushion. I showed the Tension Blusher to a friend because I fell in love with the colour and left it on the dining table overnight. When I went to put it away I noticed the cushion missing.
Apparently, my cats played with the Tension Blusher until the cushion fell out and that is the end of the story… I never saw the cushion pad again.

Try it out sometime and tell me what you think.


I am really sorry for the delay and not posting this last Saturday, but I hope enjoy this times review regardless of the day it was posted.

Love, Eden.

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