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.
I love this product!! I bought this along with the Sun protection SPF 55 lotion. I got this in the shade SPF 10 which is the lightest and it is a perfect match. I apply with Pout's Airbrush and it goes on smooth and evenly, no cakey or thick feeling to it.It gives me a nice meduim coverage. It's a scorcher here in CA right now and it stood up to water/sweat test when having a water ballon fight with my nieces and nephews. It is expensive but I cannot find a foundation at the d/s that offers this high SPF 42 and good coverage. It sell's for $31 for 1 oz and I purchased mine at Macy's and since I bought to 2 products I received a free beach tote, a nice white summer hat, and 2 free samples of the following (one of each):SPF 32 eye cream and a bronzing gel. So far no breakouts or allergic reaction to it. If you are looking for a liquid foundation with a high SPF, that goes on smooth and does not feel cakey or thick, and is water/sweat resistant this is it!!! liquid foundation that defends against powerful UVA/UVB rays as it provides a flawless makeup finish with full coverage. Resists perspiration, water and oil to maintain a soft matte look on skin, even during outdoor activities. Unites optimal sun protection with skin-caring makeup. Glides on smoothly and evenly; feels non-sticky and feather-light. Contains Thiotaurine, an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals. Very water-resistant.
Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundatio
offered good coverage with high spf. However, it ended up breaking me out and was a little hard to blend in. that's why I'm giving it the low rating. However, if it doesn't break you out, I would recommend it due to its benefits and great coverage.