While I love this makeup, they have discontinued their darker shades. I used to wear an "080" but the highest they have now is "060". It is still ok, I love the stick application, it is easy, the undertones are great and when you first put it on it gives you a photofinish look, however under bright light it looks pretty cakey. That being said, if your skintone is really uneven it is a great product for that. It is also very pricey for a tube that lasts me maybe 2 weeks if i am lucky...the thing with this makeup is you have to reapply about 5 times a day...and it is ULTRA rub off...I barely touch my face sometimes and grab papers at work and they have makeup spots all over them! Bottom line, not for a natural look, but gives a great finish, I get many complements on my skin when i wear this and covers most flaws.
This is the BEST Stick foundation that i've ever tried!!it covers my pimples and acne scars perfectly and it literally melts into your skin!!!however, it is not as long-lasting as i had hoped for, but i can't stop loving it as it looks natural on my skin yet the coverage is good. Definately gonna get it again!!!!
I am a lover of stick foundations and i usually use Napoleon stick foundation but i was in myer and i thought what the hell... i will try something new. I have only used this a couple of times and the first time i used it was a at night and it seemed to look great- however i used it the following morning and i wasn't all that impressed, although it felt very light weight and the colour was relatively close to the colour i normally use i found that the coverage just wasn't what i wanted. I have a couple of pimples at the moment that haven't fully disapeared and it didn't cover them well enough. It does melt into the skin beautifully but usually stick foundations have buildable coverage, wheras i find with this one if i apply more to cover it looks to orange. Im not sure if it was just the primer i used- which tends to make the skin slippery if it hasn't soaked into the skin before make up application- but i always find with this particulair brand that the coverage is never what i anticipate it to be. I plan to mix it with abit of my napoleon to see if that will make a difference... i hope so because this is a little more than i usually pay for my foundation. If my skin was in it's usuall clear state i think this would be ok... it doesn't rub off onto everything which is good but overall it's average.
I didn't have high hopes for this product, but I wanted to try this anyway. It gives moderate coverage and it's relatively creamy and smooth. It isn't heavy feeling at all on the skin. The downfall? The price and the fact that i've used it for 2 weeks and have already used a big chunk of it, so I will have to replace it often. It also lasts much longer than my Everyday Minerals foundation.
Overall, I like this product a lot. I like to use a stick foundation as a concealer and no other foundation. This product gives nice moderate coverage and applies easily. The only downside is that it is not quite creamy enough for my somewhat dry skin.
Overall, I did like this product, but had to return it because it was irritating my skin (I think the fragrance was the culprit). I'm bummed because I really liked the texture. Although it was too heavy for all-over, it was great at giving extra coverage on areas that needed more help. I did find that it was a tad drying, especially on my nose.
A decent product, I really liked it's texture. It went on really nicely, although was not ideal for my dry skin. The color was also not right for me; the lightest shade is still too dark/yellowish for me. It also seemed to bring out bumps and imperfections in my skin, although it didn't particularly make me break out. Mainly, the color was off and if my skin was the slightest bit dry this made it ridiculously noticeable.
This is actually my mom's favorite concealer and foundation, and when I visited her over the holidays, she gave me the one she had been using and told me to try it. (She was the one who got me into makeup, and we always share makeup finds.) Anyway, I had my doubts, mostly because I am skeptical of stick foundations. Typically, I find them either too emollient and heavy, or else they are too dry and unnatural looking.
For the record, this Shiseido one is neither. It goes on quite light-weight and blends seamlessly into the skin, though it still offers ample coverage. It also has SPF 15, which is a plus. The packaging, though not terribly attractive, is pratical and portable.
The color that my mom gave me is slightly dark (O40, which I think would match mid-tone olive or Asian skin), so after I finish what she gave me, I will go buy a lighter color.
I used this around my nose and found that it helped control the oil quite well. I'm surprised at the results of this foundation and would definitely repurchase. continued >>
I am a makeup artist and I LOVE this foundation. Many top MUA's use this stick because of it's great natural coverage and and texture. It covers beautifully and after a time settles into the skin like your own. It does cover anything though and is what I consider the perfect foundation.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this stick foundation!! Here's my little story about this foundation. I first went to Bobbi Brown's counter and asked for a foundation color match. I had watched so many videos by Bobbi Brown and saw natural results from her video. The lady at the Bobbi Brown counter chose one for me and said it was a perfect match cuz it blended right into my skin. I looked into the mirror and found my complexion much worse than before. I am Asian and had acne prone skin, and all the Bobbi Brown foundation did to me was added more yellow, gave me an ashy face and made me look worse. The lady was not very enthusiastic in talking me into their foundation, so I left.
Then I stopped at Shiseido's counter. I'd been using their skincare products so I thought why not try theirs, since they were originated from Asia and should take care of Asian skins. Unlike the lady at Bobbi Brown's, this lady at Shiseido was very nice and professional. When I told her exactly what I needed, she explained to me in detail how to choose a foundation and did a match on my face. The foundation was natural, not too yellow nor too pink, easy to blend, and came with a nice little container. I loved it right away. In conclusion, this foundation was easy to use and gave me a natural glow. I especially liked their customer service because I think making a purchase didn't simply mean great product, but also excellent customer service. The lady even said that she'd do my 2nd half of the face and gave me a complete look, not just on the area where she tested the match, so that I would continue shopping without weird looking complexion. Highly recommended.
*Update: I hate to write this update because I loved this foundation so much. However it breaks me out (so did the moisturizer as well), so I don't think I will repurchase.