I’ve been testing out Shiseido’s summer foundations for some time and I’m ready to tell you what I think! Shiseido launched some great sun care items this summer, and of the selections, their Sun Protection Liquid and Stick Foundations both re-launched with new advanced ingredients!
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First, the stick foundation. This comes in a twist up stick that dispenses the product. The texture is creamy and it leaves a dewy finish and what I would describe as medium coverage. I like my face sunscreens to have at least an SPF of 30, and this has 37. It stays put without sliding around and it’s never left me with a sunburn. I wear the second lightest shade, Fair Ochre.
In the swatch below, it looks a bit too dark for my skin, but it actually blends in perfectly. To apply this, I apply the stick across my cheeks, my forehead, and my chin. I blend in with my fingers or a beauty blender sponge.
Next, the liquid foundation. This formula has SPF 42. I have to say this surprised me a lot, but in a good way. It is a very thin formula so it gets lost in my beauty blender sponge- the only foundation I own that does that!- so I apply it with my fingers or with the sponge it comes with. So what surprised me? This has a completely matte finish and is bulletproof! This is full coverage, transfer resistant, water and oil resistant, and will last until you remove it. I couldn’t believe the staying power this had. I think it would really be amazing on oily skin. I have dry skin and it’s still great as long as I hydrate my skin properly before using it. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a foundation for summer that is so completely mattifying. The shade I wear is Light Ochre.
Once again, the shade looks a little bit orangey in the swatch, but I can assure you it goes on and blends in perfectly.
With the relaunch of these products came some changes in the ingredients! Both products contain ProfenseCEL which inhibits enzyme activity that causes wrinkles and uneven skin tone. They also contain SuperVeil-UV 360 which is a patent-pending technology that helps ensure even coverage over the skin’s contours for effective protection from the sun. These are some excellent ingredients and they will definitely help you to keep your skin from burning and assist in the anti-aging process.
I have loved using these and I’m sure I’ll continue to use them long after summer is gone. If you are needing something to buy in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, check these babies out!