Shu Uemura • UV Under Base Mousse • Primer/ Corrector

rated 3.4(103 reviews)

Average Rating.3.4
Would buy this product again.55%

rated 1 of 5 JeanPhilix on 1/13/2009 3:32:00 PM more reviews by JeanPhilix

Age: 36-43   Skin: Very Dry   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

This makeup base has a SPF 10 and a matte finished. Its supposed to absorb all the grease from your face and your makeup will stay through all day long. My face has been flaky when I have it on. Maybe its due to my dry skin. If you have dry skin, this primer is not for you. I would rather spend on a tinted moisturizer that has a higher SPF.

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* atsugari on 12/15/2008 3:35:00 PM more reviews by atsugari

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

It was intresting that it was like foam, however I have combo skin and I expect a primer to fill in lines and pores and cause the foundation to mattify. The primer did conceal my pores but it didn't mattify my skin. After 3 hrs of using this product with the SU liquid foundation my nose is shiny. My smashbox doesn't make my nose shiny that fast. Still looking for my HG primer. Maybe it works better on people with dry skin?

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* SilverGal on 6/23/2008 11:55:00 AM more reviews by SilverGal

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

I am surprised that this wonderful product doesn't get good reviews. This is 1 of my face mu base because it is light and easy to use.

also, the base is able to correct my skintone and lighten the blemishes. I can see the effect upon using it. I find my blemishes lighten. it create a more nicer skin and aid the application of foundation.

it also does a good job in oil control for my t-zone. the only downside is, it's quite expensive!!!

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rated 3 of 5 gretagirluy on 5/16/2008 5:52:00 AM more reviews by gretagirluy

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I've been very curious about this product since it's a foam type primer, and i just thought that it would great for oily skin. (foamy cleansers work well for me). Well, it doesn't control oil, that's for sure. And, it stings on me after putting it after applying sunblock. (My sunblock is Shu Uemura SPF 50). The SA couldn't tell me what SPF their primer had, so i had to be extra safe.

I've tried it without applying my sunblock at all, and it works better, no stinging feeling.

It was tricky to apply.. well, weird to put foam on your face. But it absorbed quickly. However, i agree with the previous reviewer that it works better on powder foundation rather than liquid. I've tried it with my RMK liquid foundation and by noon i was super oily. But with my MAC Stucio Fix powder, it was flawless. I got slight oil in certain areas of my face though.. but still okay looking.

i wouldn't buy this again because of the price and the "unknown" SPF. I'd rather be safe under the sun...

I passed by Shu recently and one friendly SA led me on a secret that all i needed was their SHU sunblock as my base, which was great for oily skins. She didn't really believe in the UV Primer too. Now, that's honesty!!!

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rated 3 of 5 lafraise on 5/14/2008 10:29:00 PM more reviews by lafraise

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

This is a great primer, that made my skin nice and smooth and ready for application. but the downfall was i started to get acne by my tzone! just there ...

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* chirakat on 4/19/2008 10:06:00 AM more reviews by chirakat

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    

The only good thing about it is that it's so light. Maybe that's why it doesn't do anything a base should do. It feels a little sticky at first but once it's dry, it's too dry. My usual oil-free liquid foundation will not glide on this base and turns blotchy. So I use it as a sun screen under my other makeup base so that it won't be a waste.

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rated 5 of 5 sweetiegracie on 4/1/2008 9:57:00 PM more reviews by sweetiegracie

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

best primer i've used. doesn't irritate my acne-prone skin and more importantly doesn't make me break out. it absorbs nicely and really makes a difference when applying foundation.

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rated 1 of 5 crp8574 on 3/14/2008 4:40:00 PM more reviews by crp8574

Age: 30-35   Skin: Acne-prone, Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

This was the worst thing I've ever put on my face. It was oily and I broke out horribly after a couple applications.$36 to boot! I actually own a Shu blush that I love, but I would never purchase this particular product from them again.

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rated 5 of 5 chia021 on 3/8/2008 9:39:00 PM more reviews by chia021

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    

On the contrary to the previous reviews, I do think this product is a HG. I was introduced to this by a friend and later at the japan airport, bought 4 more since it's so much cheaper. But what I find makes the difference is to use only powder foundations - be in two cake, sheer, loose powder... It does give a slightly sticky feel upon application, but it helps with increasing the coverage with a powder foundation. I have never tried this with liquid foundation. I'm not entirely sure if this really helps with long-lasting results, but it definately helps to smoothen out the complexion and minimise pores for better application. So far so good for me.

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rated 1 of 5 Glitterachi on 2/17/2008 10:21:00 PM more reviews by Glitterachi

Age: 19-24   Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

Dont waste your money pleaseee, and i know this is hard to find and alot of people assume just because shu uemuras brushes and eye lash curler is great that everything else is great. truth is its not. this did absolutely nothing for me. i was looking for a base or primer for my oily skin i went to the store at south coast plaza and the worker there told me this helps for oil control, i said but its not specifically made for that right? she said no its not but it will help, i asked her if she is sure she said yes so i bought it. im returning this very soon, its a worthless product, my makeup actually managed to look worse after only a couple of hours wearing it the other nite. when i got home and looked at my face i was a little mad that a product that is supposed to help your makeup go on easier and look better did the complete opposite. why would i pay money for that? i was doing just fine with my chanel mat lumiere foundation on its own with some loose powder. oh and dont waste your money on their foundations either, liquid or the velvet adjusting powder one either. id rather use mac....

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