The Future of Pressed Powder is Liquid: Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother Review, Swatch, Price

Here's a review on Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother.

PRICE: P1,700.00
FROM: Free
OTHER LOCATIONS: Available in all Shiseido boutiques and counters


I can't live without powder because I have an oily T-zone and I live in a country that exacerbates skin oiliness. However, powder is just pretty delicate and I could get pretty clumsy with it.

I believe I'm not the only one who has the same experience with powder and because of this problem, soon enough, powder will enter a new form and become shatter- proof in the future. For Shiseido, the future is now and they're unveiling Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother, a liquid blurring serum that acts as a powder and primer to boot!


A smoothing product that can be used under or over makeup. Features Photogenic Skin Technology that blurs out lines and smooths pores, Oil Targeting Micro Powder absorbs excess sebum, and Phyto Target Complex enhances skin's moisture factors. 

Product comes in a sleek, compact tube with a twist cap; it's built to fit in your pocket for instant retouching.


Product is a light fluid with a floral scent that goes away seconds after application. Fluid feels like emulsion with crosspolymer and it dries into a matte finish, but never heavy or clogging.


L: Oily T-Zone
R: With Smart Filtering Smoother

To demonstrate how this product is a good, futuristic alternative to traditional powder, I used it to retouch a really oily T-zone and lookie, it worked just like powder, plus yielded a smoothing effect to boot. It helps control oil up to 2 hours before I retouch. It has not coverage though so if you want coverage, just top it with your favorite pressed powder.

To use this product, take a small amount and pat on the desired area; don't rub it on or apply too much because it may cause the existing powder to cake or remove makeup.

If used as a primer, this product leaves a soft, powdery effect and finish on the skin, but doesn't make it dry; it helps foundation glide on smoothly and makes the overall look smoother as well.

I've been using this lately as a blotting product, especially when I'm walking (yeah, I'm weird like that; I retouch while I'm walking), in traffic, or basically on the go. This new product from Ibuki is one, good multitasking product that on-the-go, oily- skinned girls can benefit from because it makes retouching a breeze, plus it's sturdier and more economical than good ol' powder!


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8 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Woah! How is it used? Does it have like a sponge or just using the palm? Hahaha. But this is really so easy to take anywhere as it doesn;t take too much space. Hoping to be able to check on good beauty items in my Japan trip.

  2. A powder in a liquid about a new level of powder from Shisheido. That is really something. Tho, it's really pricey for a powder. I think there are powders that deliver also a great results but not that to much of a price.

  3. Retouching while walking lol! I thought it was just me hahaha. Ms. M have you tried styling your hair while walking too? Anyway, I find the packaging kind of "bitin" because I retouch frequently this time of the month. Nowadays, I survive with beauty bakery witch hazel facial mist or yadah facial mist (the one with tea tree on it).

  4. Thanks for this post Ms M. Kaso mejo mahal sya para sakin, magpa powder nalang ako.

  5. Hi Martha! Your description of this product reminded me of Kate Tokyo's Quick Remake Liquid For Cover, which I was able to try a few years back. It looked and functioned quite similarly to this. Not sure if the Kate one still exists though but I remember that cost around P850 a tube back then.

  6. Nice! The future of powder. Medyo pricey lang

  7. This kind of reminds me about the Benefit new release. I think it is the foundation something? Anyways, it is pricey for a small product. How much do you need for the whole face? I always wanted to buy from Shiseido because I love japanese beauty brands but I want to justify the money that I will spent. Though the result is stunning, I think I need to debate with myself. :D


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