WOW, I'm pleased. I have tried so many different foundations over the years - drugstore and high-end. Nothing comes close to this one.
My skin is oily combo and acne prone. I have always struggled to get rid of my shiny forehead and chin. This product does it. It mattifies without looking caky.
Even though the texture is runny, foundation brush is not gonna work. I found it better to use my fingers and then finishing touches with a wet sponge. Also, i found it better to use small amount and apply to the desired area and repeat, otherwise it tends to solidify just a little. Not a big deal though.
Color choice is not that great though. Luckily the one I chose (SP 60) matched my skin perfectly. If the options they have matches your skin color, it's a must try. Cost $32 (something like that).
HG foundation. Love it love it love it. I've tried other foundations (chanel, MUFE, MAC, Revlon, etc...) but this little blue bottle beats them all. All the others had some fault: too cakey, not good color selection, too cakey, hard to apply and/or blend, too cakey, not enough coverage...
this one is perfect.
The consistency is very thin, almost like water, and because of that it feels very light. But don't be fooled! this easily gives you medium coverage and it's buildable if you need more in certain spots (although i have to admit, Revlon colorstay takes the prize for maximum coverage).
the dispenser is very convenient (better than a pump for such a liquidy foundation), the spf is a huge plus, especially for summer; it doesn't transfer and it also doesn't melt if you sweat. it's supposed to be waterproof, and although it's not completly, i have to say it holds up pretty well against water (once i had to take a shower 2 hours after applying this and i was surprised at how little it faded - i wouldn't have need to reapply it!)
honestly... could you ask for anything more?
I am just going ahead and saying that I love this product. The SP60 tone matches my skin perfectly. It provides good coverage and long lasting. Holds the makeup above it well. It is not that drying (and I have dry skin). I slept with it twice to assess the quality of the product and for me this gets the thumbs-up.
The only thing is the packaging. I wish it came in a makeup bottle with pumps.
My color is SP40. Shake well, kind of runny, I pour mine on a decorative mirror, and apply with my SK sponge. Buildable coverage, doesn't feel heavy, dries fairly quickly but not too fast (better than RCS). Application is very simple, quick and no fusing required.
I have a TON of red & hyperpigmentation, some of the red dots need some extra attention, but hid all HP. Pores, 50% hidden, and I am expirementing with mineral powder for extra coverage on 3 red dots.
Yesterday in 90 degree heat, went to an outlet mall, which is outside and it held up VERY well and I felt good about having the SPF.
I am very pleased.
If I can't find anything better that won't make my face occasionally itch, then I will return to it.
Love this! It's the only foundation that works for me for a long time. Since I have oily skin and live in a tropical country, wearing foundation that provides protection from the sun is very important. When I tried it at first, I wasn't quite sure of what to expect because other brands of foundation that I have used before made my skin feel like it was burning after only a few hours and they melted off quickly, leaving an unpleasant feeling that made me want to wipe off my skin and plunge into ice cold water minute after minute. This product is a bit expensive, but for the quality that it gives, I'm giving it four stars. It's ideal for normal to very oily skin.
- great coverage
- lasts all day long, doesn't smudge
- high SPF
- great for Asian skin
- great for oily skin
- non-irritating scent
- easy to use
- light on the skin
- can make dry skin look flaky
- not recommended if you're going to take pictures with flash. It can make you look ghostly.
- dries up too fast if the bottle is almost empty.
- cakes too much if you put powder foundation over it
- difficult to take off
I can't believe I haven't written a review on this yet! It's probably because I don't use this very often, but when I do I'm in love (why, then, do I not use it more often? I don't know).
Let's start with the coverage - it gives me good coverage, especially considering I have pretty bad hyperpigmentation. I don't usually have to wear any concealer with this! Bonus for that.
It's a pretty liquidy product, so it goes on lightly even though it has good coverage. Four or five hours into wearing it, I still feel like I have nothing on.
It stays on well and lasts through pretty extreme conditions. I just came inside from being outdoors in 95+ degree weather for four hours and it still looks great. You can't even tell on my forehead that I was wearing a hat! I then jumped into the shower to cool off - and the makeup still is awesome.
I have a pretty oily nose and unfortunately I do have to blot a couple times during the day with this foundation. Another plus side to this foundation, though, is that it doesn't give you too-matte, flat looking skin. At first it's pretty matte, but my face eventually develops a nice, natural and dimensional look.
It is a little pricey, but in my humble opinion well worth the expense.
One last thing - I've read some reviews about this causing people to break out. Of course, most products will affect at least a few people this way, so I'm not saying that you will never break out if you wear this foundation. I would like to bring up, however, that for long-wearing and high-SPF products like this, using an oil-based cleanser will really help to break down the product. I use the Shi oil cleanser and never have a problem with breakouts from this foundation (even though I do struggle with bad skin when I'm hormonal). So if you purchase this foundation, please include some type of oil cleanser in your routine.
This is a great foundation: it feels very light, but it definitely provides med-full coverage. The squeeze tube is great and hygenic. I squeeze a little on my Elf flat top brush, and it's very easy to blend. I wear it in #30, which is just a teeeeeny tiny light for me, but not too noticeable. (My skin tone is light-medium Asian). It definitely is waterproof, I went to the pool with this, and my face was still perfectly flawless after swimming. I love the high spf in it. I have been a devoted fan of Revlon Colorstay. Both has great staying power and coverage. The only con about the shiseido is, it's very expensive for a little bottle :(
also, I think CS does a better job at controling my oil production. This one is pretty good, but I do get a bit oily throughout the day, while with CS, I do not need to blot at all. Also, this does not break me out :). I use jojoba oil to remove it, and then I wash using my Clarisonic. Overall, this is definitely a great waterproof foundation, especially for the sunny summers in So Cal. I would buy this again, but I will only use it for during summer because it's quite pricey.
Great product. Great coverage. Feels really really light. Does not clog pores. Great Oil control. Love, love love! The SPF is really a plus!
great foundation for oily skin, great coverage this is medium to full and not sheer coverage. I have light skin and usually wear NC15 - NC20. SP30 is a perfect match and it is more yellow than SP20,
SP10 is more pink, overall, I love this foundation and it is HG for summer. Note if you have dry skin you may want to sample it first. My skin is very oily and this foundation really confrolled the oil.
Love this product and will buy it again and again