As part of the summer launch, Shiseido has released a couple of new, limited edition sun compacts that can be used to refill one of Shiseido's best selling Sun Protection Compact Foundations. The compacts feature designs that showcases Shiseido's heritage. I have here 1969 - This design is inspired by their conic Beauty Cake from 1969 and 1965 - A design is inspired by their 1965 Sun Oil bottle.
The foundation comes in seven shades. I was sent a couple of cases, with the foundation refills in them, both of which can also be purchased separately. The shade I have here is SP40, which is a really nice match for me at the moment. The cases have super cute designs with a button that presses open the compact, similar to the regular sun protection compacts from Shiseido. There's also a sponge applicator for more concentrated application and a nice little mirror for touch ups. Its a medium coverage foundation that can be worn sheer as well. I quite like to use this with a fluffy brush, as a generous dusting over sheer BB creams or tinted moisturizers. Its a good finish for summer, but I think it can get a little powdery looking in the winter. For major spots, dark circles or blemishes you'll need a good concealer since layering too much can make it look slightly cakey.
|Wearing Shiseido Compact Foundation SP40 over Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer|
The lasting power is fantastic for this foundation. I wore it on top of my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and it did not budge for a good 7-8 hours. I don't get too oily unless I'm out in the sun all day, but this one takes care of keeping the face very matte and fresh looking all day. The key is to just dust it using a fluffy brush or buff it in over a moisturizing base - I wouldn't recommend using the sponge, unless you want very heavy coverage. Overall, lovely foundation with good, broad-spectrum sun protection (SPF36). The compacts are limited edition though, so if you like a design, get them before they're gone. I absolutely love the design of the compacts and how very convenient it is to travel around with!
Price : $35.50 ($8.50 case, $27.00 foundation refill)
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