I'm still trying to figure out if this is for me because I keep going back and forth to MAC Studio Tech because MAC packaging is much more convenient since it comes with a sponge which make application very easy compared to this. Anyway, hopefully I will make up my mind and stick with one of them because trying out so many foundations is really getting old.
I really like this product because it give great coverage, many shades for every different complexion out there and once set with translucent powder it doesn't come off or get on everything. I think MAC Studio Tech, NC 50/NC 55 copied off of this. At this point this is my HG foundation because LM, Deep Bronze and Toffee Bronze foundation doesn't have the perfect match color for me like RCMA Shinto 6 or 7 for foundation and Shinto 5 concealer under the eyes.
I love this product. It's so worth every penny! It has great full coverage! It's straight super star/photo quality in real life and esp in photos. I love how it looks & it covers everything. Its absolutely wonderful! continued >>
this stuff is truly amazing. It lasts all day and does not give me any breakouts or other unneccesary problems. It is the perfect color for my skin (NW15/20) and I wear the ivory colour. A little of this stuff goes a long way, so the little container should last me ages. I find the packaging to be plain, but very efficient in it's simplicty. If you have never tried stage makeup, and I never thought of it. GIVE IT A TRY. It ends up being half the price of the Chanels, etc's..., and the coverage is superior (no need for concelear).
Just bought the Shinto mini-palette for my makeup kit and decided to give it a go on myself before I start to use it on clients. All I have to say is that it's AMAZING. When applied properly, it truly looks like a second skin and didn't require any maintenance (i.e. powder, blotting) throughout the day. I have a feeling I will be using this one a lot in both print and film work. It's no wonder this foundation formula has been so popular among makeup artists all these years. There is nothing else on the market like it.
I have to thank Olivia for the detail description of this product otherwise I would not have find it. I paid Cad$39 in a local store for Shinto 2 which I find it too dark. I am NC 30-40. So I order some samples from Camera Ready, KO 3 matches me pretty good. This fdn has interesting yellow, ie. their yellow has warmth to it, (as opposed to jaundice that progresses to brown dirty as the shade deepens) but not the bronzer orangy kind.
By using a clear silicone primer first, I can spread this to a light & sheer, then I go back on those baggy babies under the eyes & the liver spots, using this as a concealer. Don't skip the powder or it will slip & slide as this is designed for stage. I took one lippie off as it does not suit my oily T-zone unless I go over it again with oil absorbing powder throughly.
The 1 oz. jar will last me for quite a while. continued >>
oh boy...if you are considering using this foundation, please ask yourself the following questions.....
1) Am I a makeup artist? If you are, or trying to be, then by all means, knock yourself out, but regular girls rarely need this kind of coverage.
2) Did I once suffer from serious acne and/or a Mac studio fix addiction? Girl, get over it! you're pretty enough without it, I promise!
3) Will I be dancing in a music video soon? Perfect for that kind of thing, as it holds up like nothing else under hot sun, hot lights, and lots of sweating.
4) Do I use a good moisturiser and have a careful hand with blending? Maybe, maybe you could use this for spot coverage, but please really consider whether or not you need it to coat your whole face.
note to new makeup artists: olive 1-4 is great on men, gena beige for average white ladies, shinto 1-8 covers everyone from jessica alba to angela bassett, and only use tantone on ancient tv newscasters.
I like this foundation, but it is a little hard to work with. If you blend it out really well, it does look very pretty. I had to stop using it though because my skin kept breaking out! I kept it in my makeup case and a week ago I decided to try it again, but my skin broke out again! I do like the way this foundation looks, but it is a little bit greasy and that's what I don't like about it. I've tried using it as a concealer under my eyes, but sometimes it settles in a little weird. I'm going to try Illuminaire because I've read a lot of great things about that one! However, I will hang on to what I have left of this and try again every once in a while.
I thought at first I had made a massive mistake buying this foundation, because whilst the color was okay the texture appeared greasy and made my skin look flakey. I washed it all off and exfoliated with a washcloth and re-moisturised. It applyed much better, I pat it in with my fingers and then use a light powder to seal it in. I find this creates a flawless look. I was looking for a n alternative to mmu, because all the mmu brands I have tried have only lasted 3/4 hours on my skin and then turned into a cakey mess. This is how RCMA differs, it lasts litterally all day and when I removed it at night it still looked pretty good. You really have to be careful how you apply this though, because it can look really cakey if you're not careful!
This is best so far that I've tried, no oils, petroleum, lanolin etc. Lasting coverage and high pigment, great finish and not greasy at all, feels comfortable on your skin. I have shinto 5 and it's so dark Shinto 4 is dark too, so I have to get maybe Shinto 3 or 2 to see if the color matches me or mix the colors. The company will not be making anymore palette testers, so I had to take that chance. I haven't given up cause I like the coverage and the texture of the foundation, great for photography.
I was so curious about this makeup from what I read that I bought one sight unseen to try it..The sales person said I might be close to KO1 even though I'm not Asian.I usually wear a 20 series in other foundations (light but not fair)...usually a couple shades down the list...anyway I got it and compared to my other foundations and found it to be too yellow.. at first I wished I had ordered the Gena Beige but the sales girl had said it might be too pink for me..Update well the Gena Biege turned out to be perfect! Well I couldn't believe how good it looked so I took it with me on a company trip. One night we had a cocktail party and I used all my evening brands and when I went down to the lobby a person I don't really know with the group came up and said" you look so beautiful ...did you have your makeup done by a professional?"...needless to say I will use it again...but for daytime I would go very light as it has heavy coverage which looks bad on older ladies.