May 1, 2009

Shiseido SpotCover Foundation Review

Ok, so you need coverage. You need to conceal those dark circles, mask that evil pimple popping up on your chin, and rid yourself of possible acne scarring. No worries, the Muse is on the case with Shiseido SpotCover Foundation.

Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound while concealing all your problem areas Shiseido SpotCover Foundation is exactly what the Muse wanted and hoped for from Erase Paste. Shiseido SpotCover Foundation is from the FT Shiseido line of products available in Japanese drugstores. This branch of Shiseido is not available within the US but can be located on a few online shops.

Shiseido SpotCover Foundation is a multitasking product for concealing or as a base makeup item. It’s extremely thick and very pigmented. If you have alot to hide this would be your go to product for making your skin look beautiful again.

For concealing under eye circles it works a treat but it’s a tad too heavy. It’s heavily pigmented so it pretty much covers everything up, I imagine it could possibly cover tattoos with proper blending skills. Although it works incredible under my eyes I did notice it settled into fine lines easily and dried out my eyes a tiny bit. In it’s defense I will say my eyes are getting to a point where I have to be extra careful what I use under them due to my age (yes the Muse is fairly old now). The formula is an interesting combination of being creamy and slightly whipped. It blends well enough when using on the face although a tiny little bit goes a very long way. I can’t stress enough how very thick this so if you do indulge please use caution during application.

The product retails in Japan for 1,200 yen but I discovered it for a nice deal on my favorite site iMomoko for $14.99 USD so that was quite a good deal. Rather than yammer to friends in Japan to get it for me I just dished out the $14.99 as that’s a rather good price and not too heavily jacked up from retail.

The Muse thinks you’d like this if:

  • You love thick, heavy foundations and concealers.
  • You have alot to hide and you need a pigmented foundation/concealer to hide it all.

I’d like to love this product but the thickness of the formula prevents me from really enjoying it as it’s a tad too much. I’m going to revisit it though over the next few weeks and see if end up loving it. Definitely a good find for anyone who desires full on coverage.


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • melissa

    i want to buy this cover concealer number 16 or 14 please let me know where i can buy it i need it really bad to cover a birthmark mine is almost gone please

    • the Muse

      hi melissa read the review it has the details where to buy, hope this helps.

  • Christy

    What color did you choose?> Imomoko has two options!
    Thanks Muse

  • SRV

    ive been using this for years, very good product from shiseido, wondering what kind of cleansing do you use to cleanse this product, i also use revlon colorstay foundation on it at as well, thanks

  • Monster

    Hi!! First of all, I loove your reviews!<33 I trust your taste<3
    Well, if I have acne-prone skin, will this clog my pores and make me break out?Thank you :)!!

    • the Muse

      hi Monster. Aw thanks so much appreciate the lovely feedback!

      I’m not sure how it would react with acne-prone skin, my own skin is dry in the winter and combo in the warmer weather.

  • monster

    your welcome!
    Aww I really want to buy it but I’m afraid it’ll make me break out ):

    • the Muse

      it’s pretty rich and thick monster maybe using light would be ok but I really don’t have alot of experience with sensitive, oily, acne prone skin 🙁 so I can’t say for sure!

  • Cat

    Hi, first off I love your reviews, they’re my go to for pretty much all the products I use. Would you happen to know about how dark this is? I’ve heard that it’s darker than most “light” shade concealers, and was wondering how much so. I’m about an NC 20-ish, so do you think it’d be too dark?

    • the Muse

      cat I’m not familiar with mac’s range of shades sadly as I use BB Creams which normally come in 1 to 2 shades, sometimes 3. So not sure how it compares to mac’s color

  • sam

    the one that u have used on your finger, is that the lighter shade? it looks pretty dark?

  • Chie Reyes

    I have morena skin. I want to buy Shisheido spot cover foundation. What shade would you recommend, S100 or s101? Need your help pls. Thanks in advance