After reading the reviews on MUA, I was really excited to try this foundation. I had purchased a few items from Shu Uemura & the SA gave me a few samples to try because I didn't want to commit buying yet.
I am shade 764, the color seems a little dark on me at first, but it settles in nicely. It's hydrating & smooth, very comfortable to wear without the mask non-breathable pore clogging feeling. It has light to medium coverage & fortunately my skin didn't disagree with it. There isn't a heavy scent to the foundation, and the consistency is moderately viscous/runny. The formula blends easily & doesn't set quickly.The color doesn't oxidise/darken over time and has a dewy soft finish.
Unfortunately, I found this foundation didn't stay on for very long for me, especially around the nose area, even with setting it with loose powder. It even transferred easily, which was a disappointment.
I am tempted to try the cream version of this foundation, but I am cautious of the finger dipping pot & having to use a spatula to dig out the foundation is kind of tedious for me.
This foundation is marked up excessively compared to Asian countries, which also puts me off purchasing it here in Australia.