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Masks -SHISEIDO -White Lucent Brightening Mask

on 1/15/2019 8:42:00 PM


I use this instead of moisturiser in the evenings. As others have said, this is unlike the SKII Treatment Mask in that it doesn’t dry out easily. The paper is soaked with solution which I place on my face for about an hour. I then rub in the remaining liquid on my face and go to bed. When I wake up, my skin feels moisturised and looks a bit more even and brighter. This is not meant to “whiten” the skin, but make it more radiant which I think it achieves. Not sure what the long-term benefits are but I’m on my second box.

Liquid -SHISEIDO -Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation

on 1/12/2019 9:42:00 PM


This is a very disappointing product from Shiseido, that Japanese company devoted to purity, simplicity and subtle elegance.
I have enjoyed previous products from Shiseido, but this is a complete fail for me.
I tried the Golden 3 (referring to skin with a golden or yellow undertone). Instead, it has gold glitter particles which are visible to the naked eye - think disco ball in the 80s....if you have any pores they will reflect the light and be magnified. If your skin is smooth it will shine way too much. The other colors also had this disco ball effect.
Mature ladies (and probably younger ones too) stay away from this!!! Choose a luminizer from another company if you do want to highlight subtly your unlined areas...consider maybe Ellis Faas Glow Up, very understated but very effective.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Misc Beauty Tools -SHISEIDO -Pureness Oil Blotting Papers

on 1/10/2019 3:24:00 PM


I have these in the red mini pack which have the word "Sebum" in the title. I really like them - they unfold to a good size, similar to the much more expensive Tatcha papers. They really blot up the oil without disturbing foundation or leaving the skin dry and papery looking. Your skin looks fresh and mat, and depending on how oily your T or other zones are, they could last you 5-6 hours (for my moderately oily T zone) or maybe even longer. If you have an extremely oily T zone you might need to blot every few hours.
I'm very happy, it's a small, portable pack you can easily slip into an evening purse, but the sheets are large enough when you unfold them that you would have enough absorption to last a few hours at work.
Very highly recommended!

Blush -SHISEIDO -Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush

on 1/10/2019 10:53:00 AM


I was so excited to try these blushes and they didn't disappoint. I usually don't like cream blushes because, for me at least, they don't seem to last long and seem messy. Because these are "powder" whipped blush (still not exactly sure what that means) they don't have a liquid or gel like texture that other cream blushes have. It feels like a dense mousse. They are densely pigmented so you only need a small dab on each cheek to get a beautiful flush. They are quite long lasting, though often I layer a powder blush over them too just to add lasting powder.

My only complaint is the jar packaging. They seem prone to drying out. In the time that I've had these (about four months) the amount of product in at least one seems to be shrinking down, at a much faster rate than I'm using it. But there's still so much in there that I'm not to worried about whether they'll last a while.

The colors I got:
Sonoya and Setsuko - both a warm rose, pretty similar when applied
Chiyoko - a baby pink, somewhat cool, very pretty
Eiko - a light/medium tan that's pretty neutral. It's nice enough but a little less special than the others IMO. If you have darker skin I don't think it would show up very well.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Foundations -SHISEIDO -Synchro Skin Glow Cushion Compact

on 1/2/2019 3:10:00 PM


I wanted to try this when I found out it's the HG foundation of the stunningly beautiful Korean YouTuber who calls herself Pony. Her skin is completely flawless without looking like plastic. This was not easy to get my hands on - I had it shipped from Asia and it took several weeks to arrive. So was it worth the wait? Hmmm. I have been using it for a month + here's the scoop:
- Background: I have pale, roseacean, super-sensitive/reactive, acne-prone, very dry, aging skin with hard-to-cover undereye circles.
- Shade: I am about an N10 this time of year (dead of winter); my skin leans slightly warm but is ruddy due to rosacea so I stick with neutral shades. I got Neutral 1 in this and it is very pale - it's actually slightly too pale for me but I'm making it work.
- Application method: The product itself is quite thin + very pigmented so a little goes a long way. I tried for several weeks to work with the included applicator sponge but it caused the product to pool in my pores + highlight every flake on my bone-dry winter skin. It looked truly awful + there was no way to fix it without completely removing it. Then I tried several different smoothing/blurring primers before applying this while still using the included applicator - that didn't solve the issue. Now I just use fingers, and that works pretty well but is imprecise. It solved the pore-pooling issue + flake highlighting, but doesn't give me that even, flawless, polished perfection I was looking for. It just doesn't lay down enough product.
- Finish: This is not dewy or matte, it's just satin, skin-like perfection. I love that it sets well without powder and doesn't transfer (except when I blow my nose).
- Misc.: This does contain sunscreen but I haven't been able to tell if it causes flashback in flash photography. It's unscented + does not cause breakout or rosacea flaring (yay!). I remove this with no issues using an oil-based cream cleanser + muslin washcloth.

I am undecided on whether I will repurchase (we need a "Maybe" option for that question above). I prefer liquid foundations but I've heard the liquid version of this product is notorious for pooling in pores (just like this format). This is expensive (though after the initial investment of the case, you only need to buy the less-expensive refill cartridges) + hard to find so I'll keep searching for something better while using the rest.

4 of 5 people found this helpful.

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