Monday, October 10, 2011

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Spot-Control Foundation + Maquillage Compact Case W

Sorry everyone!! I have not been blogging lately… this time not due to excessive drama watching, but work. Since 2 weeks ago, my schedule have been pretty hectic: I have to keep travelling around in the day and when I get home, all I want to do is read a book or watch an episode of drama. I am not exactly tired, just feel that everyday is a busy day and I want to relax! This feeling is strange. Somehow, I am busier after I quit my previous job; yet mentally I am freer -- such a strange feeling, you know?

Ok today's post is not really the exciting kind of post that you expect from a person who has not blogged for a long time… but I have been wanting to write this post for a while, so just let me get it out of the way first :)

Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Spot-Control Foundation (Refill) SPF25 PA+++, 10g, $65
Maquillage Compact Case W (Limited Edition), $23 

Shade: 020 (OCHRE10)

I got this foundation because… I was attracted to the Maquillage casing at the Shiseido counter. So embarrassing to say this! When I asked about the Maquillage foundation, the BA told me that the White Lucent foundation is better than the Maquillage one. So, I got the Shiseido foundation, and the Maquillage casing. 

Before (with sunblock)

After (with sunblock)

Let's talk about coverage. The coverage of this foundation is good! I was impressed with how fair and flawless my complexion was after I applied this. My skin looked good, without looking like I had put lots of stuff to cover my somewhat blotchy and yellowish skin. My skin looked and felt smooth. The finished look was good. The real test was whether the foundation would last as long as liquid foundation.

The texture of the foundation is not really powdery like the ZA powder foundation, but feels more moisturising. Is that possible for powder foundation…? The powder can only be used dry. It's not a 2-way cake.

The next few days I used this foundation in place of my Jill Stuart liquid foundation. I set the look with my Jill Stuart loose powder (lightly). I looked great when I stepped out of the house. Unfortunately, by the time I reached office (an hour or so away), there was already shine at my T-zone. I don't have oily skin, but my skin is the irritating combination kind. About an hour or so later, I had to blot the oil away. The 'fair and good skin' look didn't last for long :(

Honest. This is by no means a bad foundation -- covers well, makes skin look good etc… but just not right for my combination skin. Liquid foundation still seems to stay put and control oil better for me.

I really wanted to like this… but I guess… I will be able to find something better after this.


ShinyPrettyThings said...

i love the coverage of this!!! your skin looks great. thx for the review dear!

Anonymous said...

omg I didn't know the WL foundation cake fits the Maquillage case. One question, is it true that the case is a limited edition case? I want to get it so badly but haven't got a chance, will be so sad if they stop selling it :((

ashura said...

Hihi… I can't be very sure. I got this foundation very long ago. Can't really remember if it's a limited edition. However, seems like the case is available here: