blyss's review of Shu Uemura Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation ] [DISCONTINUED]


218 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$


sea water , cyclopentasiloxane , propylene glycol , talc , phenyl trimethicone , barium sulfate , peg-8 , methyl methacrylate crosspolymer , peg-10 dimethicone , peg-20 , polyglyceryl-4 isostearate , cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone , hexyl laurate , acetylated glycol stearate , dipropylene glycol , algae / algae extract , porphyridium/zinc ferment , sorbitol , magnesium sulfate , disodium stearoyl glutamate , lauroyl lysine , aluminum hydroxide , methylparaben , butylparaben , chlorphenesin , phenoxyethanol , limonene , butylphenyl methylpropional , linalool , parfum / fragrance , , etcmay contain: ci 77891 / titanium dioxide , ci 77499, ci 77492, ci 77491 / iron oxides


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I've used probably over 18 foundations in the past 7 years of MUA and this is the first time where I've found a HG foundation. My issues are not many but I am oily skin with uneven skintone... plus I have a golden undertone. I strongly prefer a natural matte medium finish and trying to address all of these issues was much harder than I first thought nearly 7 years ago.

I'm a MAC NC30, BB Warm Sand, and MUFE F&B #32. All the prior foundation listed came close but none of them was able to really get my skintone right till Shu Uemura. I was matched to 564 and it was perfect. It's the right neutral golden shade without being too yellow to make me look sallow or too pink to be obvious. It's also slightly lighter and more neutral than MUFE which is great.

As for the texture, this is where the love comes in. It's ultra light and yet can be easily be a medium finish. It blends like a dream... leaving a silky texture behind. It doesnt feel like makeup and it doesn't sit on the skin. If anything, it has a slight cooling effect... I'm not sure if it's from the Deepsea Water it is made from but it feels fantastic in the summer. I'm also looking forward to this in the winter as I tend to get drier. With it being mostly made of water, i'm hoping this avoids any flakes. This foundation does not make my oily skin oilier and it doesn't fade over time.

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a light or medium coverage foundation and wants to have the look of great skin. It looks natural, feels great, and matches perfectly.

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