Review: Shiseido Sheer Matifying Compact Powder Foundation
Here's a review on Shiseido Sheer Matifying Compact Refill in 080
PLACE BOUGHT: Shiseido, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City
OTHER LOCATIONS: Please refer to Shiseido Philippines on Facebook
I really love Shiseido because I think they make the best powder foundations in the planet. I already hit pan on my Perfect Smoothing Powder Foundation so I got myself another one but this time, it's their Sheer Matifying Compact. Actually, my first Shiseido pan still has a long way to go. The small dent was just the perfect excuse to try another Shiseido foundation. Haha!
According to Shiseido, the Sheer Matifying Compact is:
If I remember it correctly, O80 is the darkest shade from this line. My shade match in the Perfect Smoothing line is the same, but I find that Sheer Matifying's 080 fares a wee bit lighter than the former. Fortunately, it doesn't leave any white cast, nor does it look considerably light on my skin.
Sheer Matifying is a powder foundation line formulated for people with Combination to Oily skin. It's dry and sheerer than Perfect Smoothing. The texture and consistency of Sheer Matifying helps keep oil at bay while giving your pores some room to breathe.
The reason why I love Shiseido's Powder Foundation is because it's unbelievably lightweight on the skin, and it makes you look almost perfect without being unnatural. There is actually a powder swatch on my hand, but it's almost invisible in here. That just goes to show you how finely- milled Shiseido's powder foundations are!
See how Sheer Matifying has fared on me:
One layer of Sheer Matifying Powder Foundation
Notice how it has absorbed my oilies effectively. It also gave my face a youthful glow-- thanks to its dewy matte finish. The powder's so saturated with pigments that it can effectively even out skintone, diminish the appearance of protruding marks, and cover discolorations!
APPLICATION TIP: Drag the sponge lightly on the powder, and gently dab on face. If you find the coverage too thick for your liking, get a powder brush or fan brush and lightly sweep it across your face to get rid of excess powder.
With two layers of the powder foundation
Lovely finish, ain't it? Shiseido's powder foundations are so easy to use, economical, and glams you up in no time. Staying power is pretty great. It lasts a good 4-5 hours on me-- without retouching. On the 6th hour and so, I find that it fades for a just a wee bit, but it's okay with me! I like wearing this when I only have 5 minutes to prepare, but I still want to look fabulous. I like wearing this when the weather is freakishly hot too. The powder comes in a variety of shades that are very friendly to people with yellow undertones, so finding your perfect match is very possible.
Another reason to love Shiseido: The case is a one- time investment. My Shiseido compact is a little over two years old, and it's still alive and kickin'! My mom's compact is around 4 years old already! But of course, I am also taking care of it that's why it's still working.
If you're looking for a great powder foundation, Shiseido is the first brand that you should check out. And I know a lot of beauty bloggers will agree with me! :)
Please visit Shiseido Philippines for more information about their powder foundation lines and other makeup products.
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