Love it! This foundation provides a very matte finish that stays all day. Realistically, after a day in the middle of hot, humid summer, your makeup is not going to look the same as when you put it on in the morning but with this foundation it at least still looks good. I got my bottle for $29. I wouldn't pay that much for MAC SFF but I have a lot of faith in Shiseido so after watching LisaSZ09's review on Youtube I got a bottle of this. I've used it for about a week and it's great. I haven't had any problems removing it with my normal cleanser. You only need a very tiny amount, since it's very fluid and spreadable. Also I really prefer using my fingers to apply it because I find that the sponge can just soak up the small amount you need before it even gets to your face. FYI in MAC Studio Tech I'm NW15 but I have a tan now, so I got SP20 in this one. In wintertime I'd probably use SP10. Even though the SP20 is slightly yellower than SP10, it blends with no problem.
i love this foundation! i have rosacea and had a hard time finding a foundation that doesn't settle into my pores, hides redness, and doesn't pool in areas after hours of wear. i also have acne/oily prone skin and it hasn't broken me out and covers so well without looking cakey. it also doesn't irritate my skin and protects skin from the sun.
Best best best foundation I ever had!!! i'm not using anymore dior, estee or i.d bare foundations, this one much much better. SP 10 is completely suitable for my very fair skin. High spf, matte finish and staying power all are perfect, anymore i dont want to use other foundations. Thanks Shiseido, lastly i found my HG foundation thankssss!
My HG summer foundation. It's perfect for my oily, acne-prone skin. The staying power is amazing, even in the heat. I'll take it to my 4 week malta vacation :). Perfect for a flawless holiday look if u don't wanna go naked to the pool or beach :). It's non-comedogenic, but make sure to wash it off thoroughly!! To sum up:
* great staying power
* great staying power (even in the heat)
* great coverage
This is the most mattifying foundation I think I will ever use. It felt like my face was being sucked inwards and it stayed like that for the entire day. I couldn't believe how great this foundation looked as well. But it was so incredibly hard to remove that I broke out really badly after a few days of use and had to discontinue. If you can effectivley and gently remove this foundation then it will be great for you. I can't be too harsh with my skin or it becomes unhappy!
After hearing about the good reviews for this product, and also wanting a water-resistant foundation, I came across this....
1. SPF 42!!! woohoo!!! this is brilliant for me. I can wear this all day during hot hot weather and not burn my face. Not having to worry about sunscreen and the blemishes are nicely smoothed out.
2. I put this product to the test while being at the pool for 5 hours. Nothing got wiped out and my fae didnt get burned at all.
3. The coverage is perfect. Not too much, not too sheer.
4. The texture and sell feels and smells like a light foundation, no treaces of sunscreen at all. I dont use the sponge, my fingers is all i need.
4. IT IS a bit pricey, but if your looking for a practically water proof foundation thats light and has good coverage, I would definetly invest in this.
There's not much of a colour range when chosing your foundation, they should bring in more skin tones that arnt just yellow based.
I really really do like this foundation. Like the others I was looking for a daytime foundation with SPF and excellent coverage for combination skin. I found it in this....a matte feeling foundation which covers well as the pores on my nose disappear and it does last all day. To be pinickity.....i don't like the smell and it feels a little drying. It also takes a lot to get rid of it from my face i.e. oil cleansers etc. Plus the bottle is a little small for the price but atleast its plastic so it won't break if i drop it. Additionally- don't get photographed with it on because your gonna look really white. Hey,....nothing is perfect....but this certainly comes close. Very very near HG material! EDIT: demoted, one lippie subtracted....i now never reach for it and prefer my NARS SG foundation.
If you read all my reviews I never use Holy Grail, till now. This is my HG foundation. Too bad they dont carry it in Canada and I have to buy on eBay. I bought SP60 based on reviews here guessing it would match my NC35 skin and it's right on. ALL I want from a foundation it does:
- STAYS ONNNNNN!!!!!!!!!
- SPF 42, cant get any better
- Feels nice and light
- Though you might think it's expensive, little goes a LONG way
- Looks as natural as you can look with foundation on
I just ordered my second bottle on eBay (love eBay). I'm a foundation whore and I'm never loyal to one foundation so this is a BIG deal for me. If you want something nice and cheap read reviews for Rimmel's long lasting foudation, I just bought a second tube of those too for those days I get bored and wanna put something new on my face.
This is a really nice foundation and being asian, the colors worked really well with my skin tone. I am MAC NC 20-25, and I am SP30 in the Shiseido. I moisturize well first. Then I prime my face first with either BE Primer I think it's call Prime Time), or my YSL primer. Then, I squeeze a tiny bit (a drop that is like the DIAMETER of a chickpea or thereabouts) of the Shiseido foundation in a little flat dish. Then I dip my foundation brush (I use the ADesign pointed foundation brush...pic in my profile) in the drop and dab it on one area of my face at a time and work it in. I do my whole face in this manner. The finish is definitely matte. I top it off with Colorescience Sunforgettable powder sunscreen in perfectly clear (which is actually slightly tinted) on top. This lasts all day on my combo skin, through running errands, 2 hours of sweaty exercise, etc. It is still on my skin after 15 hours. I do use a oil cleanser to remove followed by a regular cleanser. I have had no issues with this foundation. No breakouts, oxidation, etc. You MUST moisturize first though because as everyone says, this foundation will accentuate every little flake! Wish it was a bigger bottle and wish I could see how much is left but all in all, it's a great foundation!
I really wanted to like this foundation because there are not many that have such a high SPF. I tried on 3 different shades. And one was either too light and the next shade darker would be way too dark. The shades also looked chalky. And the makeup itself felt (and looked) heavy. I could definitely feel the foundation on my skin. Big disappointment.