Kanebo Sensai Fluid Finish foundation

4.2

57 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS Octinoxate 3.0% Sunscreen Titanium Dioxide 4.5% Sunscreen INGREDIENTS: WATER (AQUA), CYCLOMETHICONE, MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM), TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MALTITOL, GLYCERIN, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, PETROLATUM, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, PHYTOSTERYL/ISOSTEARYL/CETYL/STEARYL/BEHENYL DIMER DILINOLEATE, DIMETHICONE COPOLYOL, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, SQUALANE, TRIBEHENIN, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), ALCOHOL, HYDROLYZED SILK, BHT, METHICONE, HYDROLYZED RICE EXTRACT, OCTYLDODECYL LACTATE, STEARIC ACID, MYRISTIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL, SILK POWDER (SERICA), PHENOXYETHANOL, SORBIC ACID, METHYLPARABEN, ETHYlPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, [MAY CONTAIN( /-): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), MICA (CI 77019), SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TALC]


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Grey

This foundation is excellent. It somehow gives really good coverage while seeming quite sheer and light. It achieves a miracle by matching really diverse skin tones perfectly. My daughter and I are able to wear the same foundation color in this range, and we both look like it was individually formulated as a perfect match. The big attraction to this foundation was that as I got older and needed to use foundation, I struggled to find one that didn't sink into my pores and leave little dots of foundation in my pores. This one was the magic I was looking for. I do use it over a Kanebo moisturising lotion, which seems to be important, although it also works well over Clinique's Moisture Surge. I use other foundations by Kanebo, this is one of the moderate priced options and it is really good. The Sensai CP cream finish is a little better, though its price point is substantially higher.



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I bought this foundation yesterday and I like it very much! I do not know if it will break my out or not, but I'll keep updating:)

EDIT: Nope. I don't like this,. Waaaay to expensive for such a shitty product. Didn't break me out though, but gives poor coverage.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

Hmm I'm just not to sure about this foundation, it definately does not enter HG status for me - I like it but I don't love it enough to repurchase as I have other foundations that wear better throughout the day. I have been using this on and off over the last 6 months so feel I have given it a good go :)

This foundation goes on very easily and you have plenty of time to work with it, I like to apply this one with a damp BB or RT sponge as I find applying with a brush is too much coverage for my liking. The pump is good and I find 2 pumps max is more than enough to build up to a medium coverage. I like to warm this in the palm of my hand before applying to thin out the liquid a bit too.

I'm an NC15 and have this in FF 102 Soft Ivory (arm swatch above) which has a yellow undertone but I feel is better suited to me when I have a slight summer tan (I don't tan my face but am certainly more pale in winter). In winter this will look too dark on me I feel. Actually I think this starts out ok when first applied but oxidises on me quite quickly.

I do think this would be better suited to someone with Normal to Dry skin, I am Normal/Combination and I find this does get shiny in the T-zone after 2 - 3 hours. I do set with powder which helps and find it is best to let this foundation "dry" down a little before powdering.





2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

Like other reviewers mentioned, this foundation contains mineral oil and caused me to break out. :(


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Grey

I'll be another one to say: hey, this is awesome! I bought this foundation several days ago, and there are so many good things I want to say about it. I've been having trouble with choosing foundations and powders in general, because they make my skin feel like it's suffocating, or they look cakey, or they become all shiny and yucky in an hour, or they make me break out (but I'll have to admit it, this only happened with cheap foundation I used in my school days). Sensai foundation seems to deal with all those issues, which is a miracle. I don't have many skin imperfections, so I am satisfied with the coverage level, which I would call low/medium, and the formula is so light I don't feel it on my skin at all. Up to this point i have been using Studio Fix by MAC (NW20), which still is one of the best options for me, but Sensai foundation feels much more comfortable. It certainly is a bit pricey, but is a good investment nevertheless :)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my favourite foundation and one of the best I've tried. It has a very natural finish and I feel like I haven't even got any on, cause it's so light and blends into my skin well. I have quite dry skin so I'm always paranoid that the foundation makes my skin look flakey but its not the case with this foundation. The only thing I find a bit annoying is that you can only get it from Selfridges and Harrods in the shops unless you order online (I'm quite impatient). At £35 it's not cheap but it's worth giving a go.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Love This! This is the only foundation that actually fits my skintone.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

OMG, I have used every single foundation out there, and have always been dissapointed.
I bought this one 4 years ago, and just finished my 4th bottle. I LOVEEEE this foundation!
It does cover well, without looking like I wear any foundation. My skin is olive tinted, with a little yellow tone, the 204.5 is just perfect and matches my skintone. The only negative thing is the price, it's pretty expensive but one bottle lasts me a year.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green


This one is the only one that you can have a kilo on your face,yet looks naturall,and even on daylight looks like you wear Nothing!
Sensai rocks-i use the darkest shade-Golden Dune-it is Summer right now- and it goes really smoothe on my skin-
Mac C40 i used to wear and during Winter i ussually put on my face Chanel Vitalumiere shade Moca-
oily skin,sometimes pimples.
Sorry for my poor english!Hope that helps.

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This one I didn't like a bit, although at first it's easy to apply and the immediate result seems fine, the cons:

Makes dry spots too visible creating circles around certain drier areas of the face (and I don't have dry skin)
Around the eyes the result is to powdery marking the natural fine lines around them too visible.
The durability of this foundation is too poor, after a couple of hours it's all powder transformed and 5 hours after applying I'm shining like a disco ball, curious thing because I can still see my face covered in powder, but shinning too...
Last inconvenient I can remember right now is that this foundation has parabens in it, so, not good for your hormonal health.

Until now the best I've tried is still Double Wear light.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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