Review: Shiseido UV Protective Foundation (Liquid and Compact)

Makeup junkies should keep in mind that the finish of the makeup should not be the only concern for buying a specific product. We should also take into consideration that the products we are using are also taking care of our skin.

The current summer heat could result to having a sweaty and oily face when we are exposed under the sun. Aside from that, there are dangers brought about by long hours of sun exposure. Although we are advised to stay indoors when the sun is out, there are times when it is inevitable for us not to get out. This is why it is really important to use products that have sunscreen protection.

Shiseido’s extensive research on sunscreen protection for their products is based on three development points:

shiseido suncare three development points

(screenshot taken from the Shiseido website)

Having those factors included in their products, Shiseido released new foundations that address our concerns with regards to saying hello to Mr. Sun.

shiseido suncare foundations

(screenshot taken from the Shiseido website)

I am super lucky because I got two out of three of these newly released foundations during the Sip & See of Shiseido’s SS2014 Collection: the Shiseido UV Protective Liquid and Compact Foundations in Light Ochre. ๐Ÿ˜€

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First off, the review for the Shiseido UV Protective Liquid Foundation in Light Ochre

shiseido uv protective liquid foundation

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Product Description (printed on the box of the product):

shiseido uv protective liquid foundation product description

(front and back)

shiseido uv protective liquid foundation3

SPF43?!?!?ย Super like!!! Haha! ๐Ÿ˜€ This is the highest SPF level that I’ve got for a foundation. Aside from that, it gives a medium to full coverage. It is also very lightweight leaving you with just a natural, dewy finish.

Here is a swatch of the Shiseido UV Protective Liquid Foundation in Light Ochre.

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This foundation can easily be blended using your fingers. But if you don’t like using your fingers, you can opt to use the sponge included in this product. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Next, the review for the Shiseido UV Protective Compact Foundation in Light Ochre

shiseido uv protective compact foundation

SPF35?!?!? What more could I wish for? Haha! ๐Ÿ˜€

Product Description (printed on the box of the product):

shiseido uv protective compact foundation product description

The case for this foundation is sold separately. In case you run out of the powder, you just have to buy the refill. ๐Ÿ˜€

shiseido uv protective compact foundation case

(front and back)

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When you open the compact, you will see the sponge compartment first. Underneath, you will see the mirror and the powder compartment.

(inside)

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Notice that there is a hole in the powder compartment. Push a pin upward through this hole in order to remove the powder pan refill.

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Place the items in their respective compartments.

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This powder also gives a medium to full coverage. It leaves a matte finish and sets your makeup perfectly. It does not cake at all. Even if you get oily by midday, just blot to get rid of the oil and you’re all set again.

Here are the retail prices of each product:

  • Shiseido UV Protective Liquid Foundation – Php1,750
  • Shiseido UV Protective Compact Foundation – Php1,900
  • Shiseido UV Protective Compact Foundation Case – Php998

LIKES:

  • high suncare protection levels (liquid foundation has SPF43 and PA+++; compact foundation has SPF35 and PA+++)
  • Both foundations give medium to full coverage.
  • The liquid foundation can be easily blended on the skin and is very lightweight leaving you with a natural, dewy finish.
  • The compact foundation sets makeup perfectly and does not cake at all.
  • The compact foundation has its case and refill sold separately. You will just have to buy the refill in case you run out of the product already.
  • Both foundations have sponges included that could help blend the product on the skin.

DISLIKES:

None. ๐Ÿ˜€

Check out Shiseido boutiques and counters at leading malls and department stores to give these products a try.ย ๐Ÿ˜€

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