I work for shiseido. This powder is one of the best and easiest face make up out there. It covers so nicely. You find yourself not ever needing liquid foundation or concealer at all. I like to use this on top of my shiseido sunblock as a make up base and sunprotection works great, with Elizabeth Arden's loose powder on top to give it a super flawless finish. However, for touch ups I do not like to use this. I keep the powdery foundation for that with the small brush in the compact. To prevent a cakey look. Overall, this powder is ideal, works with any skin type and gives that beautiful flawless coverage.
I love it - I'm on my fourth one. One refill lasts me a long time...i can't remember the last time I switched but it's probably 2 times a year that i need refilling. Don't need to apply a lot (just once or twice lightly) and the sponge is just the right amt of firm:soft:smooth ratio needed making usage nice and smooth. I use it almost everyday & found that my face wasn't shiny even after coming home from a long day at college! And a big plus is it matches me perfectly, too, which is awesome, and at the same time (i can't stress this enough) it goes on smooth, covers pores pretty well w/o clogging, and never makes my skin look dry or patchy like the more powdery one did. Basically, the price is worth it because it works wonders on a person like me with a mix of oily and dry skin. The case with the pink slivers is nice and a bit cuter than the blue shimmery one, too!
How do you review a gorgeous product you can't use because all the shades are too dark?
This is the smoothest, most velvety powder foundation I've ever looked at! Beautiful coverage and exquisite texture, too, but limited shades. Other reviews have noted that this foundation runs dark: does it ever! But powder foundation fans who can find a match will fall in love with it!
Shiseido, please create B10 or B00 for us very fair neutral beige customers!
It looked so perfect when I was sitting at the Nordstrom Shiseido stool... So I was sold. I wore it a couple of times and I realized
1) It's too dark for me, it makes me very orange. HOWEVER I20 is probably my shade, they just produce the thing too orange-y.
2) It makes me break out. I thought it was the sponge, so I tried using a brand new sponge and I still broke out. I used a brush, and the powder flew everywhere and I broke out.
I really like the packaging and the coverage but I just can't wear it anymore. I wasted about $40 since the powder and the case is sold separately. UGH!
This should not have been a replacement for Powdery, it should have been an addition to the range because it is suitable only for dry skin. On my normal skin it becomes greasy quickly. Its initial texture is very velvety but that has faded to greasy after an hour.
Powdery is great for oily-normal skins. Bring back powdery please!!!
/Not cheap here either, 40 euros...
I typically love Shiseido and usually their I00 color is perfect on me. However, their I00 in this compact is terribly dark on me. I look orange and you have to blend it to the point it isn't even on your face anymore. I have known a lot of other people who have the same problem. I would buy it if Shiseido could come out with a better color selection. Until then, I have to say I am terribly disappointed.
For the price of this product, I was very disappointed. First of all, this is way to cakey and it slides off my face after 3 hours!!!
I have oily skin and this did not help! Whenever I would use oil blotters, it left a huge patch of the make-up that easily smeared off!
This product is not for oily skin, it made me break out too.
The color doesn't stay at all and it made me turn orangey. They did not have the perfect match for my skin tone due to limited color selections. This product made me more oily than I really am and this is rediculous, I even had to buy the compact seperate...totally not worth the price. I found something way cheaper and works way better than Shiseido!
ok, i had initially rated this product as amazing after 1 day of using it... but now, after having used it a couple of more times months ago, i realized that it was breaking me out. my face had all these little bumps everywhere. but once i stopped, after a day or two my skin cleared up. i'm sticking to my lancome teint idole which has NEVER broken me out ever.
and although the product is still full, i'm thinking of throwing it out because i would use it just to tone down the oiliness of my skin but then would see those bumps again...
oh ya... and i like the idea of the recycling container but it sucks when you have to buy the foundation and then pay extra for a container or the product is useless!
I really like this stuff. A lady at the counter recommended this to me for a flawless look which I like to go for. So many asian ads out there I really love the au natural look me being brought up with asian culture and beauty natural is best.
I gave it a try and I love love love it:) I just put a tiny bit on my face not too much and I get a lot of coverage. I use this with the shiseido concealer stick awesome!
I just dab it with a soft fluffy face brush and buff my imperfections away... weee:)
Cakey and powdery. I have combination oily/normal skin and this stuff just sits on my face and doesn't do the skin melt. Blech. And I wish they came in more shades. I really like Shiseido (like their skincare and mascaras), but they really suck in terms of what kind of shades they can offer people, especially Asians, which I am one too because even I find it too yellow. And you know, there are some neutral-toned Asians out there. The O series of colour is ridiculously yellow to the point of orange and the I series of colour which is supposed to be neutral is STILL too yellow and then the B series of colour is just SO pink. I'm a bit stuck in between shades because I20 is a tad too light and too yellow and I40 is a bit too dark and yellow. But anyways, back to the foundation itself, it can give good coverage with a dense kabuki (don't bother with the sponge), but it just sits on top of your skin and it looks cakey and powdery. It also comes off really easily. I really wish Shiseido improved their foundations. They have the most inert ingredients, but the end product just does not cut it. Waste of what was almost 50CAD to buy this with the refill and the case (which, the refillable case is a great idea, btw).