In Beauty on 10/12/2013 at 10:00
Where I got it: I was sent this for review, but you can buy this from all Shiseido counters from January 2014 (I usually head to Sasa.com or Strawberrynet.com for bargains). They are RRP NZD$47.
What I got: This is a new formulation 9g UV Protection Stick Foundation with SPF30 from Shiseido. I have this in Beige. It guards against powerful UVA/UVB rays as it provides a sheer natural finish. Stick-type formula glides on for a smooth look. 40min water-resistant. Perspiration-resistant. It comes in 5 shades. I have been using and repurchasing the translucent one from the older formula for a long time and I am a big fan.
How I find it: After my usual skincare routine, I twist the stick foundation up just about 5mm above the tube and apply directly to my face. Two strokes on each of my cheeks, one across my chin, one down my nose and 2 across my forehead. Then I use my fingertips to blend it out. The foundation stick is quite pigmented so this is more of a light coverage. It does feel slightly greasy when first applied, but when it is blended out and settled in, it gives a sort-of powdery feeling to the touch, but natural finish to the eye. I can then apply a layer of mattifying powder to make this longer-lasting or leave it as it is!
Overall: Very convenient if you want to put it in your handbag or take it travelling as liquid foundation may spill or squirt out when you open it due to pressure. Touch up is easy with this stick foundation, however I would recommend wiping it before and after use to keep it hygienic. However, it can be a little tacky to the touch on the skin and if you are quite oily, it might not last too well on your oilier areas.
I have previously used Shiseido’s UV stick foundation in translucent before (old formulation), but mainly as a sunscreen instead of a foundation as it doesn’t give any coverage, but makes my skin whiter after application. I loved it when I tried it for the first time when I was a teenager and have been using it every since. Shiseido’s sunscreen range is a staple in my sun care products, I seldom use anything else other than Shiseido.
Check out my review of the Shiseido Sun Protection Liquid Foundation and Sun Protection Compact Foundation here!
In Beauty on 09/12/2013 at 10:00
Where I got it: I was sent this for review, but you can buy this from all Shiseido counters and online (I usually head to Sasa.com or Strawberrynet.com for bargains). They are RRP NZD$65.
What I got: This is a 30ml UV Protection Liquid Foundation with SPF30 from Shiseido. I have this in the shade… This helps protect against powerful UVA/UVB rays with a just-applied matte finish. Non-transferring liquid formula resists perspiration, water, and oil. (80min. Water-resistant). It comes in 7 shades and comes with a separate sponge in its own plastic case (very thoughtful!)
How I find it: After my usual skincare routine, I skipped using a primer and went straight for the liquid foundation. I put a few drops on the back of my hand as I like to start out light, then build up to specific areas that needs more coverage. The formula is rather fluid and light to apply, I would say it is a medium to full coverage, but it doesn’t look cakey. It smells exactly the same with all Shiseido’s UV Protection products (I love that smell). The finish is naturally matte, it feels really thin on my skin and its not greasy or thick. I applied some Rimmel Stay Matte powder over the top to give it a more matte finish. You can apply it with the sponge provided, but I would try using my Shiseido flat top foundation brush next!
Overall: This liquid foundation is great for my combination/oily skin! The formula goes on light and non-greasy, it is easy to blend out and the natural-matte finish it gives is long-lasting as well. The shade suits me perfectly! I love having a good SPF with my foundation! This will be one of my top favorite foundation this summer!
I have previously used Shiseido’s UV protection liquid foundation before, but my skin colour has changed since. But I have been using Shiseido’s sunscreen for a long time and I have been a fan for their sun products for a long long time. My favourite would be the Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion - it gives SPF30 protection and the texture is super for oily skin.
Check out my review of the Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation and Sun Protection Compact Foundation here!
In Beauty on 09/12/2013 at 10:00
Where I got it: I was sent this for review, but you can buy this from all Shiseido counters from January 2014 (I usually head to Sasa.com or Strawberrynet.com for bargains). They are RRP NZD$56 for the refill and NZD$15.50 for the case.
What I got: This is a 12g UV Protection Compact Foundation with SPF30 from Shiseido. I have this in the shade Medium Ivory (SP40). This defends against powerful UVA/UVB rays as it provides a flawlessly smooth makeup finish. Powder formula gives skin a natural, matte look. It comes in 5 shades. You buy the compact case and refill separately. The refill comes with a new sponge applicator.
How I find it: After my usual skincare routine, I let my moisturiser sink in. I use a concealor under my eyes to hide my dark circles, then I use the sponge provided to apply the compact foundation. Using pressing motion all over my face and applying extra layer to the area I need more coverage. All I need to do is press, I don’t wipe so there are so sponge marks and no dragging. Skin is soft and dry to the touch without feeling heavy at all.
Overall: This is great for my combination/oily skin type! I love it. This foundation is a light coverage buildable to a medium coverage. The finish is really naturally and not powdery. I love this during summer when I want a natural finish that is not too heavy coverage. The colour suits me perfectly without looking too white and cakey. I did not need to use any finishing powder and the foundation lasted for a long time in the heat and humidity of the weather in Auckland lately. I’ll give it extra points for the SPF30 broad spectrum – perfect for protecting my skin from UV rays!!
I have not used Shiseido’s compact foundations previously because I seem to be not as interested in compact foundations compared to liquid foundations. However, this is the one I reach for if I know I am going out for a few hours during the day and I don’t want to look like I’ve put on too much.
Check out my review of the Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation and Sun Protection Liquid Foundation here!