Shiseido UV Protective Liquid Foundation in Beige Review
Here's a review on Shiseido UV Protective Liquid Foundation SPF 43 PA+++ in Beige.
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Call me crazy, but yes, I wear makeup when I'm about to go swimming in the sea. For what reason? Vanity aside from standard sunscreen needs haha! I can't afford to look crappy when my friends pull out their phones and say "picture picture!" :D
I know some of you girls are like me too. Unluckily, saltwater is corrosive and no makeup can survive on it even for just 10 minutes-ever! Thanks to modern technology and Shiseido, there's actually a foundation now that will persist when you sweat or take a dip in the pool or sea. I swear, this thing lasts forever and it's now my go- to foundation for beach trips!
SHISEIDO UV PROTECTIVE LIQUID FOUNDATION IN BEIGE IN DETAIL
This foundation is part of Shiseido's sun care line and comes in a stick and powder version too. SPF 43 PA+++ filters out UVA and UVB rays to protect skin from premature aging caused by sun damage. It used to come in one shade only, but now it comes in more shades, around 4 or 5, I believe. The foundation also comes with a puff applicator and a case.
I wore it to swimming sesh in Boracay and watch what happens to the foundation after the cut.
Product comes in a sleek, 30ml plastic squeeze tube. It's pretty handy and you can bring it with you in your travels without worrying about bulk and weight.
Beige is a medium dark shade with olive undertone. The shade fits me, pretty much, but the high SPF content gives off this white cast on my skin, thus it is not flash photo- friendly. Texture is very liquid and runny, but I love how blendable it is and how it seamlessly melts into a like- skin finish--it's super light and you won't feel that it's clogging your pores. A few seconds after application, it then settles into a matte, immovable finish so be sure to blend it properly onto your skin while it's still wet. It has a light floral smell. Consistency is sheer, but coverage is surprisingly medium to heavy--I don't know how Shiseido managed to do that, but they made it happen!
SHISEIDO UV PROTECTIVE LIQUID FOUNDATION IN BEIGE IN ACTION
Two layers of the foundation
Since it's very light, you can layer it on, although the white cast could get crazier. Two layers are enough for me to get decent- looking skin. It can slightly cover pronounced pores, but surprisingly works well in covering up light to medium post- acne marks. The best way to describe the payoff of this foundation is: thin yet concentrated. Look at the photo! It was taken under harsh natural light and I don't look like I'm wearing foundation, and it also made my skin look pretty flawless! To set this foundation, I use a tinted pressed powder to minimize the white cast.
So I wore this foundation to a 1- hour dip in the sea and 1- hour sunbathing at the shores of Boracay. Here's what the foundation looked like after:
WHOA! It's still there! I had high expectations with this product because I know it's Shiseido, and it didn't fail me once more! I thought that the combination of intense heat, facial oil, sweat, plus the corrosiveness of saltwater would wipe off this foundation from my face, but it stayed! It did fade minimally though, but there was still some significant coverage left even if the powder was gone completely!
Hands down, this is the best waterproof foundation to date! I think its texture will even suit daily wear, especially those with oily skin. For dry skin, please moisturize before usage as its matte texture may enhance dry patches. If you can't go bare- skinned on the beach due to post- acne marks, uneven skin tone, and some skin dilemmas, this is what I will recommend because it's foundation plus sunscreen in one handy product!
SHISEIDO UV PROTECTIVE LIQUID FOUNDATION IN BEIGE RATING
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