Review: Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 15

4 years ago

The product that I will be reviewing is the <strong>Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation</strong> containing SPF 15.

<strong>PRODUCT CLAIMS:</strong>
- A light liquid foundation that blends seamlessly to instantly erase conspicuous pores, acne scars, and skin roughness for perfectly even, long-lasting coverage.
- This medium- to full-coverage foundation minimizes shine while optimizing the moisture balance of the skin, offering an exquisitely smooth, refined finish for 15 beautiful hours.
- This formula contains Shiseidos exclusive Micro-Smoothing Complex, which refines the texture of skin for perfect smoothness. It optimally reflects light to create a soft-focus effect that minimizes appearance of skin imperfections.

$38.50 for 1 oz of product. You can purchase this foundation on the Sephora website, Macys store/website, Shiseido website, other locations wherever Shiseido is sold.

I love the packaging of this foundation. It is a compact, black, easy-squeeze plastic bottle with a twist-off cap. The bottle is so small and convenient to carry in your bag. The only negative aspect is that because it`s a solid-colored bottle, you won`t be able to see how much product you have left.

I was really curious to try out this foundation just because I have read/heard really great reviews on it even though I do not hear people speak of this foundation that often. Unless you go to a counter where Shiseido is sold, you will not be able to get color matched. You can only purchase this foundation on the Sephora website because they do not carry it in-store. I have tried this foundation in two shades. The shade that I have swatched is "O00 - Very Light Ochre" and at the moment, this shade is a bit too light for my skin. The other shade that I have tried is "O20 - Natural Light Ochre" and this shade is a perfect match for my skin at the moment! Shiseido is an Asian brand so if have yellow undertones, try Shiseido if you have trouble finding foundations that has yellow undertones. There are 18 shades in this line so hopefully you can find your perfect shade!
The texture of this foundation is liquid-y and light so I was actually really surprised when I tried on the foundation and found out that it has medium to full coverage. It does an amazing job at covering my blemishes, dark spots, and redness! I do not wear my foundation for 15 hours but I think this foundation lasts at least 10-11 hours on my face, pretty much throughout the entire time that I do wear foundation. This foundation dries down to a semi-matte finish so I do not even bother setting this foundation unless I`m feeling really oily that day. It looks quite flawless on the skin. I think the Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation is more geared towards people who have normal to oily skin because I find that during the application process, the foundation dries down quickly so those with dry skin may have more trouble blending the foundation and may show more flakiness of the skin. I like that this foundation contains SPF 15, it`s not much but it helps. As far as application, I found that this foundation was best applied using my fingers.

<strong>OVERALL, I do recommend the Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation.</strong>
I think this formula is better suited towards those who have normal to oily skin, or just anyone who has well-moisturized skin. It does an excellent job at covering redness, scars, dark spots, and blemishes and the coverage can be built up to full coverage. I really like that this foundation does not need to be set using a powder since it dries to a semi-matte finish. It may be hard to find your color online, but definitely go to a counter, get color-matched and ask for samples!

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