Product Review: Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation & Natural Finish Cream ConcealerTuesday, September 24, 2013
About a week ago, I was invited to experience a brand new foundation launched by Shiseido - the Sheer and Perfect Foundation. Shiseido makeup is something I've been familiar with for a very long time. Since I can remember, I've seen that iconic blue and orange compact packaging that Shiseido used to have on my Mom's dresser, and I remember wanting so badly to have a Shiseido compact powder of my own.
Okay, enough with the reminiscing and on to the actual review. I was sent home with a generous pack of their lovely Sheer and Perfect foundation as well as their concealer, both of which I will be reviewing in today's post.
The Sheer and Perfect Foundation is one of those new-formulation foundations, and is very similar to the Estée Lauder Double Wear Light, the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, and the Benefit Hello Flawless. I would say that it is most similar to the Double Wear Light because it is very fluid and lightweight. As with all these foundations, you need to shake the bottle up before you squeeze the foundation out, otherwise you end up with separated liquid. Shiseido recommends that you apply this foundation with their cult-favourite foundation brush, and I agree. I like a little more coverage to my foundations, so I like that when I use their brush, I get a good, even coverage, but my skin still shines through the makeup. This foundation feels lovely on the skin, almost like you're not wearing any foundation at all. It also covers my pores, acne scars and blackheads quite well, though I still need to apply concealer after if I want my skin to look flawless. The finish of this foundation starts matte with a little bit of glow, and only lets a little tiny bit of oil through towards the middle of the day. I would say it is well-suited for normal to combination skins, but if you get quite oily, you might need a mattifying primer or a more matte foundation altogether.