Full coverage, totally matte, plus SPF 42! Don't let the runny texture of this foundation fool you, it is heavily pigmented, but dries quickly and will not budge, so work in small sections at a time. This foundation does breakdown a little when my nose gets oily in the summer, but otherwise, this will not disappear until you remove it with cleansing oil. Must remove thoroughly with cleansing oil, then wash face... or risk extreme breakouts. I love the jasmine scent of this product, and I can live with the bottle, even though it's turquoise blue and opaque. I do wish there were a few more shade choices. As an NC 25-30, I wear this in SP40, which is a good match for my untanned skin, but too light and pink-based for to match the summer shade of my neck and shoulders (which I never manage to slather with enough sunscreen to keep from tanning). I'd probably be better off with SP60 (which is darker and more "ochre -- that's Shiseido-speak for yellow) in the summer, but this product isn't exactly cheap, so I just use some bronzer instead. I love Shiseido's sun products and will definitely purchase this again.
I've been using this foundation for about 6 months now.
I usually apply it with a foundation brush, and then put on powder after to set it.(this foundation is kinda sticky). The color doesn't match my skintones very well, however it does have great coverage and comes with SPF42. Also, this doesn't make me break out, unlike MAC foundations.
I love this foundation. It goes on easily, gives great coverage and
has a high SPF factor which is important. It comes with a little
sponge inside a plastic case which I do not use, prefer to apply
with fingers for a better blend. Have been using this for over a
year and it is now a staple.
I *absolutely love* the spf 55 lotion, so I decided to try this foundation, too. It is sheerer than I expected. I thought it would be full coverage, since it is so high in spf protection, but it applies rather light (and I have been using a very generous amount, since I don't apply ss when I wear this). It blends quite nicely with the included sponge. I chose the lightest color (sp 10) because I am very fair, and it is a tad dark for me. If they had a sp 05, it would be perfect. However, I like this foundation so much that I will buy it again, even though the color is not perfect. When I apply powder over top, it looks like the perfect shade for me, anyways. What I like about this foundation is that it applies and blends well, feels very nice on (not at all heavy or mask-like), helps to keep me matte, and has lots of sun protection. I also like the cute little bottle that matches my other Shiseido sun products, and the little case for the sponge. It has the very faint, soft scent of the other sun products (which I like).
In the morning, this stayed on and looked great. Toward the afternoon, it started melting and by the evening, it wasn't there. Whoever said that this is good for oily skins lied.
I've been using this for a year and I'm still on my 1st bottle. Granted, I have tried other foundations but I still come back to this. The color is spot on for my yellow based tone. The coverage is better for evening out my slightly uneven skintone. It smooths out to an almost powdery, matte finish. I have to use a foundation primer (Smashbox) and set it with powder to keep oilies at bay. I'm amazed that my skin reacts so well with it, no pimples or blemishes. I just need to make sure to blot or powder when it gets an oily. For being in 100+ heat w/ high humidity, it smudges and does come off a little, but in dry weather, it doesn't smudge.
I love the coverage and lasting power of this foundation. This does not last all that long before I blot but compared to all of the liquid ones I've tried, this is the best. Too bad it causes some breakouts for me that seem to be on and off. I really wish this worked for me like it has for so many others. I still recommend it though.
I love this makeup! I got a sample of it and a little went a long way. I used it for a week and I had to buy it. I go to the beach a lot and this stayed on after I went swimming. It dosen't prevent oil but what does ? so far nothing that I've tryed does. I just use blotting paper and my skin feels good. It stays on all day and great coverage. My skin looks fresh and healthy!UPDATE: i stopped using it because i couldn't find a color that matched my skin in the summer since i got tanner.
Amazing foundation. It never looks too heavy and it NEVER melts no matter how hot it is outdoors. When my skin is looking great, I mix a few drops of this with my moisturizer for lighter coverage.
I have been buying this foundation for past 2-3 years. I love it!!
I am normal to very slight oily skin. Anyhting I put on my skin makes my skin oily. When I put this foundation, my skin stays normal and fresh looking!! I use it evetyday, since I don;t wear anyother sunscreen.
(I don;t like ANY sunscreen, 'cause they make my skin look greasy).
I use SP 60 color which matches my skin color perfectly. I understand the color choices are limited..I am glad I found the one that matches my skin tone!!