I absolutely love this as a primer base! It's one of the few bases/foundation-like things out there that come in a mousse and it's just amazing! It's really lightweight and blends into my skin extremely well! I would still have to consider buying it again though because Shu Uemura is kinda expensive.
I love this product - being in mousse form and coming from a pump, it's super easy to apply and it does not cake or ball up and it does everything that it advertises. My makeup stays on longer, my oily T zone is controlled - shine free after 8 hours and it's light to have on my skin.
BUT alas :o( it also breaks me out every - single - time I wear it. I have experimented with it so many times over a 12 month period but after every use, new pimples would form.
If you don't have acne prone skin like mine, perhaps it could be wonderful.
I've been lemming this for a long time, because of the many positive reviews I saw for it, and finally last week I decided to splurge and buy it.
Well, I'm underwhelmed. I do like the concept of a foam primer that can be pumped out of a can, but that's pretty much the only neat feature of this primer.
It felt good and silky immediately after I applied it and foundation went normally over it and looked ok for maybe 30 min, but then it just didn't look right anymore, hard to describe, but my face just didn't look smooth.
Also, it made me oily, and blotting left me patchy looking, which usually never happens.
Not the type of performance you'd expect from such an expensive product.
I may try to use it again in the wintertime, when I'm drier, but it's definitely not even close to what I was expecting based on the glowing reviews :(
I registered this account just to write review for this UV Underbase Mousse. Honesty,I've never used a single cosmetic that makes my skin this dry, I have to agree with sisika, I also saw white stuff start peeling off from my face, I'm not sure if it's my own dead skin or the product, but it does feel like it sucks all the moisture out of my face, I feel so bad for my poor face that I have to apply another layer of moisturiser on top of this product.
huge regret on buying this!
The pump can be annoying to use, always dispensing too much.It primes decently and covers alright. But for the price, I'm not sure.
Love the protective SPF and my goodness, the packaging is absolutely beautiful (I got one from the Mon Shu doll collection and then this year's spring Sakura collection)! However, I keep making the same mistake wherein the shade isn't right (it makes my skintone look darker) and when you pump it, a bit too much of the product comes out. I think I'll stick to Shu's other products instead of this one.
I personally don't understand how anyone can not like this primer? It's my HG primer and I have tried them all believe me! I guess it's personal preference and I have pretty normal skin with redness therefor always looking for a full coverage last all day matte kind of look. If your looking for something light this probably isn't for you nor does it leave your skin looking dewy or natural but is perfect for me! To clarify if your looking for a matte long lasting colour correcting primer then you will love this. It is a little expensive but I have been using this everyday for almost 4 months now and shows no signs of ending. A small amount goes a long way!
It's lightweight and mattifies instantaneously. I love its fragrance. I gave it a 4 star because it's drying when worn alone. However, it's great as a makeup base. It keeps my face shine-free throughout the day. The packaging is great but I think the pump should dispense lesser product. No matter how careful I press the pump, it always dispense a giant blob of foam, which sometimes I don't like :(
I like it's texture, I don't know if it's the correct way to apply it, but i rub my face with both hands and I think it goes on quite well. Other than the fact that it highlights my blazing dark eye circles, I think it's a good product :) but I wouldn't buy again
I use this with shu's matte face powder, to get a natural-looking light coverage, evening out my skintone. (If I need full coverage I use their liquid foundation too. But I rarely do.) Its light and has spf30 which is a bonus as I tan easily.
I haven't experienced any problems with the packaging.