Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation Review & Swatches
Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation how I love you so let me go ahead and count the ways!
- You brighten my dull skin to the max!
- You make me look flawless.
- You make my skin look bright eyed and bushy tailed!
- You create the perfect base for my makeup!
- You come in the cutest squeeze tube!
- You’re a runny liquid but offer incredibly flawless coverage, how do you do it? What’s your secret?
- You surprise me over and over again with your beautiful formula!
I’m really loving the new Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation.
You NEED it!
A semi-matte, medium-coverage liquid foundation with a crazy long wear time!
I haven’t used foundation outside of BB Creams for a very long time since many oxidize so quickly on me. I’ve kinda thrown in the hat at this point because I become frustrated with the wear time on many foundations thus my adventures led me to Asia and the longer wear of a brilliant BB Cream.
Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation proves you can find excellent foundations outside of Asia with long wear and amazing coverage.
This new foundation blends seamlessly into skin leaving behind perfectly lightweight coverage and a flawless finish that you have to see to believe. I was amazed what a single drop could do!
The foundation comes housed in a square tube squeeze bottle with a needle nose nozzle. You can squeeze out a few drops and slide them every so gently over your face with your fingertips. If you prefer a brush or a sponge that’s perfectly fine however fingers work just as great as well. The formula is a watery, runny liquid and looks can be oh so deceiving in this case because I instantly believed it would lack pigment. Honestly, this texture reminds me of an old foundation that’s been left laying around for far too long but like I said don’t be deceived. The formula glides onto skin in a refreshing, dewy burst and absorbs easily without leaving behind a mask-like feel or a greasy, oily finish. As you apply it to your face you’ll instantly see what a flawless canvas it leaves behind. It’s as if you took up a painting brush and proceeded to refresh an old vintage canvas. You can literally see imperfections disappear, dullness eases (even erases if you will), and a fresher, more awake skin is revealed.
Seriously, it just creates perfection on your skin!
Shiseido recommends it for normal to combination skin and calls it semi-matte. I personally feel like anyone can make proper use of it. It’s light enough for oily skin, hydrating enough for dry as it won’t accentuate flaky areas, and normal and combo skin, goes without saying it’ll work for both.
As for the finish it feels quite dewy and refreshing on my skin and quite hydrating. Shiseido promises a whooping 15 hours of wear but I see about six hours if I’m lucky and about five on a good day.
Nothing bad here!
- Anyone looking for their perfect HG foundation (here it is!).
- Anyone who likes lightweight, hydrating coverage the perfects without appearing heavy!
- Those will certain dullness that needs brightening.
- Those who want flawless skin!
- If you don’t like it, you’re crazy!
I feel like I’ve been waiting for Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation my entire life. It’s one of those rare foundation gems that perfects skin and creates a flawless finish without looking like I have any makeup on at all. Even the price feels right to me at $38.50.
All in all I feel like it’s a you NEED this kinda base.
Try it out at your local counter.
I think you’ll be as delighted as I am with it.
VERY Muse Approved for purchase!
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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