Shiseido • Matifying Veil • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a great product to keep your makeup in place the whole day. I have combo skin and apply this very lightly to my t-zone. There is no need to cake it on, a little bit will work just fine. I do need to blot after about 5 hours, but that's it. No retouching needed, and best of all, no breakouts from this. If used with Shiseido's TM, the coverage will look more like a light foundation, but very natural. Pricey, but worth it.
EDIT: I am in the South and it is really hot and humid in the summer - and it still works!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
In my quest for an effective mattifier to control shine on my face, I have to say that this is one of the more effective ones in the market. I have a very oily T-zone as well as visible pores. Initially, I had wanted to just use pressed powder to keep the shine to a minimum, but when I chanced upon this, I decided to give it a try. Shiseido products have worked well for me in the past, so I decided it would be worth the investment.
I wear this veil underneath my face powder. True, it casts a whitish shade when you first apply it, but when you blend it, it smoothens out. You don't need to apply it to your entire face, just the parts that are oily (T-zone in my case).
After more than a month's use, I can say that my T-zone is more manageable and I need less touchups. I also like the scent, which is mild and relaxing. The texture is also velvety and moist.
I use the product sparingly, since it's a bit pricey. Overall though, this is a product I can depend on for those nights out with the girls when I dont want to be bothered with frequent touch-ups. So, this is a good product for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
overall rating= 1
why? this is the worst shit i have ever bought HANDS DOWN. It made my face look rough, it left a white CAST all over my face, did not mattify my skin WHATSOEVER, on days when i don't feel like exfoliating (because you can't exfoliate everyday) it clings onto the dead skin and makes my foundation look disgusting and PEELY. I look HORRIBLE with this on. This was a total waste of time, money and ugh... hate this crap. This product is like a wax. The packaging includes space for a circular sponge that you are supposed to use to apply the product to your face. Your lift the compartment that the sponge is located in and the product is white in color and, if you don't literally SCRUB this product into your face, you can really see the white EVERYWHERE. First off, why the damn sponge? sponges are UNSANITARY PEOPLE why would you continually use a sponge to apply a PRIMER onto your face? it picks up all the crap thats on the surface and remains in the sponge and THEN they expect you to use the SAME sponge to dip into the product and apply again onto your face. This is a disgrace to shiseido please do not buy or, at the very least, make sure they have a good return policy where you go to because i could not return this shit.
Price= CRAZY EXPENSIVE yes, i admit this was definitely a splurge product and i absolutely regret this purchase. i believe this retailed for about 40 or 50 something canadian dollars. When i think about it, i could've bought some 2 shirts and a lipgloss for that much sigh... i look at this product sitting here on my shelf and i literally die inside. no joke
packaging quality= it looks very pretty because its shiseido, and "high end" brands like this want you to think that the product inside is as good as its presentation. This marketing ploy has fooled me many times.
Would i buy this again? hell freakin NO.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
Bought this in my quest to control the extremely oily t-zone I was battling when I was back in Australia. Unfortunately, while it felt great upon application and perhaps for the next hour after that, my face would be shiny again by noon. It wasn’t cheap either… This was years ago and I did not buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Did an ok job of mattifying, and in fact seemed to whiten my skin at the same time, but on my first use, by evening, my cheeks were itching. Allergic reaction unfortunately. Also felt the packaging was a little unhygenic. Good for those who like a powdery finish.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Like so many others before me I so wanted this product to work on my extremely oily skin!! And like so many others I have tried numerous other primers to combat my oily t-zone area. This product feels perfect once applied and did not leave any white cast on my skin, BUT very soon after I applied my makeup my face started feeling tacky. Which is a HUGE turn off for greasy peeps like me:( In no time at all it felt oilier than if I hadn't applied anything at all before my foundation. This product might be fine for people with combo skin and very slightly oily, but for seriously oily skinned people this product is zero help! I do like the fact it did contain spf though, one plus. This product is no different than Benefit's Dr Feelgood and not as good as Smashbox's Anti Shine primer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
thought i'd give this a try, since i am in the search for anything that will keep my makeup stay put this july when i'll be in 2 weddings.
Didn't like how this stuff made my face look white, and all of your skin flakiness would show, so make sure you've exfoliated well before using this.
Overall, this product didn't give me the staying-put & matifying look that i was looking for
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
So far this is the best matifiant that I've found. It has to be blended fairly well, or the whiteness of the cream and any skin flakiness will show. It smooths out the surface area of your skin, and helps hide pores. I use alone, or over the shiseido matifying moisturizer and pore minimizer. This has helped my powder makeup stay on better than it's ever stayed. I still have to blot once during the day. Usually, I have to blot 2 or 3 times. UPDATE: This is tricky to use and hard to blend. The whiteness shows up later in the day! Not sure it even does anything!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
After suffering many a dissapointment with every mattifying/oil controlling primer product I've tried (derma doctor, PeterThomasRoth, philosophy, lancome,ect) I have finally found THE ONE. I considered many options for my next purchase and after reading the positive reviews for this product in addition to the fact that it contains an spf, I tried it. PERFECT. Lightweight, can wear with or without makeup, blends seamlessly, stays fresh, delivers promissed results...I could go on and on!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Because of all the rave reviews, and being a Shiseido fanatic, I've decided to purchase this nifty product. I think its a nice product because it gives you a soft glow... as far as controling oil, I will tell you when it becomes explicitly hot where I live, but for now I'll simply talk about usage and effects. I do like the moonlight glow it gives but to acheive this I use it over my makeup using one of those stiff kabuki brushes or if you're on a budget (like I am) I would go to Target and purchase their generic name of make-up accessory tools bronzer brush. I tap the brush into the container and then tap the product onto the temple, cheeks, and chin of my face then buff. This gives me the best effect without the product looking cakey under my makeup. I even apply Shiseido's Hydro-Compact with the same type of brush.. your makeup will last longer on your face and also in your compact. What I like about the Matifying Veil is that it has an SPF ratig of 17. It looks like paste from the time you were in primary school, but it does give a soft effect or a soft lighting effect once on. I am African American and I wear Shiseido's O100 or O80. I was concerned that the pasty color of this primer would make my face look ashy, but it really doesn't if blended well. I also use a Mist spritz (MAX's Fix or The Body Shop Vitamin E) on my face before I apply anything else to keep my makeup from settling into any dead skin and looking flakey/cakey. I live in Arizona and have REALLY oily skin but right now its winter. When its summer I will write an update on this product to see if it really matifys.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
i have oilies and this product may b the best prodyct i have ever tried...and ive tried many....there r no miracles but this seems to be the best it will get...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have used MANY different products to control my oily face. This one is one of the better products and it hides large pores.
The one bad thing is when I use my MAC studiofix fluid it kinda makes it hard to blend with my fingers. I end up having to use a brush to get nice application. (took a lippie off for that)
I love that it is in a pot and you put it on with a sponge but the downside of the sponge is it needs to be washed often (another lippie off) BUT since the sponge is housed on top and not IN the product it's more sanitary, and since i only use it on a just wash face i guess that's better then putting fingers in the product.
On my oil slick of a face nothing completely controls all my oil but this does slow it down way more IMO. I know nothing is going to totally control oil on my face but i can dream to find a miracle product right, but i think this might be as close to finding it as i will get.
I still like this, and i do still use it around my nose and forehead along with other primers.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
this is one of the best products i have ever tried. i love it love it love it!
it makes my pores much much less visible to the point where i think i have no pores at all! it controls my shiny t-zone very well. the texture is smooth and works well with flui foundation I40 to give me a perfect complexion. even more, it lasts real long. 9 hours after make up and my face is not shiny nor cakery. i tried this at a SSD makeup event and will defenitely buy it in the near future.
the price is a pain, though!
btw, i have oily skin with dry surface.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I have re-purchased this product three times, so far. It is a thick cream/gel formula in a compact that has a flip top lid that holds a sponge & then a screw on lid to keep the product fresh. It really controls my oil & keeps my makeup looking fresh & I like that it has the SPF of 17.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I started using this last summer & it really helps to control my oil. I have done the 1/2 face thing & I can tell a difference in the application of my makeup & the way that it lasts. I also like that it has an SPF17 & it never breaks me out. I like the consistency better than my gel-like primers. This feels drier going on. I don't use the sponge that comes with it, though. I feel like I'm using too much product with the sponge so I just use my fingers.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Well I've been wanting to try this product for a really long time. I finally decided to get it and I was really excited. What a disapointment! It went on kinda weird and parts of my face were flaky. I thought that if it worked good, I wouldnt care. To my surprise, my face actually became more oily than it usually does! Complete flop. I'm returning it ASAP and will not be trying this out again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
This product has become a staple in my warm weather makeup routine. It evens out my skin and leaves it looking "bright". It's not good for dry skins as I have found in the winter when my skin gets dry and flakey. I don't think it's the answer to keeping my face matte all day long (although it does help keep my skin matte for most of the morning) but I do love how it brightens my face.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm still on the fence with this product. I have med to light skin. The description says that its colorless but my skin tinted white when I put it on. My powder foundation didn't apply properly over this but tinted moisturizer did. It seemed to lighten whatever I put over it. My pores are large eventhough I exfoliate and do regular masks. I can still see pores. I'm going to give it a little more time. Maybe I just need to get the technique down better. It's still worth a try so I'm giving a neutral review.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
i have oily skin, and even after using this, i still have oily skin in an hour or so! haaay.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
it does help matify my makeup although if your not careful it might end up getting cakey on your face. try dabbing instead of rubbing. overall im satisfied with the product! =)
UPDATE: am upping my rating from a 3 to a 5. i have "re-discovered" the product and realized i really like it! i use a more dense sponge to apply instead of the sponge it originally comes with. yay! so i didnt waste the money after all!!! =) ANOTHER UPDATE: okay, it has officially become one of my staples!!!
EDIT: havent used it for some years now. think this thing clogged my pores and, oh dear, broke me out. right now im crazy about Shiseido Pureness powder and the Zero Pore Pact from Ettusais. these two are great for acne prone skin!
UPDATE II (21 June 2008): i've been following Dan Kern's "clear skin regimen" for more than 2.5 years now and i'm pretty much clear from acne. so i've switched to La Prarie (powder foundation) and Jill Stuart (loose powder) - neither of it breaks me out so i haven't been happier! :D