So what is special about this UV under base? Yes, it is a mousse base! I had fun squeezing the mousse out =)
This is the description of the original formula on the Shu website:
"Latest technology introduces UV under base mousse SPF30 PA+++ with 20 times lighter texture, to achieve “pore-less” complexion with exquisite coverage for long-lasting flawless beauty. Lighter in weight compared to liquid or cream type make-up base."
I think the idea of a mousse base is really innovative. And I liked the process of spreading it on my face as it feels "new". However, once again I feel a little disappointed because I don't think my foundation applied easier/ lasted longer, compared to other bases that I own like Jill Stuart and Chanel. It might be the way I used the product. Maybe I got it wrong? After applying the mousse all over my face, I let the product settle for 5 minutes or so before applying my foundation.
Left: AFTER, right: BEFORE
However, the base definitely evened out my uneven skin tone, as you can see from the photo above. After applying the base, my skin does look more translucent and skin tone much better.
I really wanted to like this base more, not only because it's SGD78, but also because it is so raved about! I don't think that it is a bad product at all, but I guess I was just hoping for a break through, a base that will make my foundation appear really smooth and silky, last longer, and controls oil better? Maybe I am too demanding and there isn't a product out there that does all that I want =D
Why you should buy this:
1. Limited Edition!!
2. Covers pores and evens out skin tone
3. Fun to use
Why you should think again:
1. Product is expensive - you can get other products with similar results at a cheaper price
Well, although I think there is only one reason why I would not buy this product again, I think it's a reason really important for me. What do you think?