Love, Love, Love!
This is great ss and foundation all in one package! It's not greasy, easily absorbs in my skin. Shade perfectly match my yellow undertones, best of all I don't need to use powder over it because it can look really cakey. It gives you fresh and dewy natural look with perfect coverage. Make sure you take this off at night with cleansing oil or a best cleanser, I sometimes take this off with PC Skin balancing cleanser with washcloth.
WOW what can I say?? This is even better than my Sebastian Trucco foundation!! The colour match is PERFECT for my asian skintone. I believe Shisiedo's colours are catered for more asian yellow undertoned skins. Sweat resistant! I use it for everyday use even when not swimming because it's got such great lasting power! Living in hot and humid Sydney this is a really great foundation! Doesn't break me out at all.Will keep on rebuying!!
Edit: Do not wear if you're gonna be in photos because you'll look WHITE! It absolutely annoys me...
UPDATE(06/10/13): I called Shiseido directly to confirm there's been no change in the formulation of this foundation. It is the SAME, except for the fact that the TiO2 is now at 4.1%. The spf remains at 42. Shiseido said it was to confirm to the new sunscreen regulations. I will add that it doesn't seem to keep my skin as matte as the previous, higher TiO2 version. I will update at a later date.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: After several years using MMU's and having my HG (Jane Iredale Pure Pressed reformulated and ruined), I've turned back to the world of liquid MU. After just four days of using this, I think it's LOVE ♥ And thanks to some of the great reviews here in P'ville, I found my shade on the first try! I'm using SP050 (I'm a MAC C3, PX 'champagne' and Jane Iredale 'warm sienna.)
INGREDIENTS: Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide, 13.9% Inactive Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, water, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Talc, Dipropyleneglycol, dimethicone copolyol, phytostearyl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, zinc myristate, tocopheryl acetate, stearyl glycyrrhetinate, thotaurine, octyl methoxycinnamate, isostearic acid, aluminum distearate, aluminum hydroxide, calcium stearate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, glycerin, plysilicone-2, sodium citrate, palmitic acid, tocopherol, distearyldimonium chloride, trisodium EDTA, isopropyl alcohol, BHT, methylparaben, fragrance, iron oxides. continued >>
Great foundation for oily skin, awesome staying power and looks beautiful and natural. However, I would warn against wearing it when taking flash photos as it turns out white which is annoying. In general, it is my HG for everyday, day-time foundation and I love it.
i love this foundation! i've tried SO many different foundations.. laura mercier, bobbi brown, prescriptives, mac, smashbox, you name it, nothing holds up to this. this foundation makes my my usually oily, porey skin look flawless. it did take me awhile to figure out the best way to apply it though. it was streaky with my foundation brush, too dry and cakey with even a wet sponge. but i stipple it on quickly with my mac187 and it looks amazing. i rarely have to touch up throughout the day and the coverage is wonderful. i love it =).
Pros: SPF, coverage, staying power, great packaging
Cons: not for dry skin, a bit cakey, poor color options
This is horrible for dry skin, I returned it the next day. It's a great option for greasy girls though because it has awesome staying power, def. won't slip or slide. The packing is awesome, you never double dip which keeps zits at bay.
I'd say the great ratings are from oily skin types, if you're a dry girl, stay away! I recommend dual balancing instead.
HG without a doubt! If you are looking for a high SPF foundation with good coverage, yet a natural and long-lasting finish, look no further!
I've used this for about 2 years now and couldn't be happier. I apply it over a gel moisturizer that has a tiny bit of slip. The foundation just glides over it and it covers enough that I don't need any concealer (even under the eyes!). Yet it looks like my own skin. It wears all day and doesn't cause breakouts on my combo skin. I am constantly getting compliments on my "great skin" since buying this. It really does make me look radiant and natural, but without shine. Women even ask me what I use to get such great skin. Um...it's makeup! :) I can remove this thoroughly with a fairly strong foaming cleanser...no need for a separate remover or oil-based cleanser, and I don't even use a washcloth. When I tone, there is never any residue left over on the cotton ball, so in my opinion this stuff is not TOO stubborn.
I love that it protects my skin from the harsh sun with strong UVA/UVB mineral sunblocks. I've searched and searched for a cheaper alternative, but I have come to the conclusion that nothing is even half as good as this stuff. If you can find it in your color, buy it!
Really love this foundation. Agree with all the great reviews on this foundation.
I have really oily skin so this foundation works to keep my skin from looking greasy. The high spf is also an added bonus because I'm prone to getting freckles. The foundation is really waterproof even after sweating and being in the water. I think the cause of acne would probably be from not washing the foundation completely off before bed. I'd definitely buy it again.
I have found my new HG foundation in this product. I spend lots of time in the sun, so naturally the high SPF is a plus, but the color (I got SP60) matches my skin perfectly. It has amazing staying power, as it lasted through swimming and jogging. I love the fact that it comes in a convenient plastic bottle with a nozzle on the end so you can get out as much as you need without having to make a mess. Yes, it is pricey, but so are all department store products. If you can find one that truly works, it's worth it! I have not had any problems with breakouts so far, and I will definitely repurchase.