Influenster Canada was so awesome to send me the new Shiseido SynchroSkin foundation (and other goodies) for free to review! Hint: it’s amazing! I honestly haven’t worn foundation for a long long time – probably New Years was the last time? I know right! Since my acne disappeared (thanks to Rodan and Fields Unblemish), all I’ve been wearing is mineral sunscreen and mascara every day. Its been minimalism heaven. But with the fall weather – I’ve been wanting to wear more makeup and this amazing package arrived at my door. I, of course, wasted no time to apply this silky foundation – which was the correct shade (kudos to Influenster) and haven’t been able to put it down. Here’s why:
Looks and feels like skin – isn’t this what we all want in foundation? It is the number one thing I look for in foundation. It hides just the right amount of redness and adds the healthy glow. Theres two versions of this foundation – the regular and the glow. I found that the regular SynchroSkin had enough glow and reflection to look like healthy skin – but if you want more glam, I would try the glow version.
Yellow undertone – Its difficult for me to find the right shade – not too yellow or dirty looking, without oxidizing to a deeper yellow. This foundation had the right amount of yellow – which I’ve only been able to find in Bobbi Brown foundation.
It lasts – I applied it with my fingers in the morning and it stayed all day. It started to fade just where I’ve touched my face, etc. I haven’t tried applying with a brush or beauty blender yet.
It’s very thin and runny – not cakey – I know that sounds like a negative but I actually really like how thin it is. Almost like those colour drops. The only downside is that it has a pump when it should probably have a dropper because its so runny. It applies thin and can easily be layered to get higher coverage.
With the Shiseido Tokyo Beauty VoxBox, I also got to try out a few more goodies:
Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate – Super thin, lightweight, moisturizing and smoothing serum. Makes your skin so soft and adds instant moisture. The perfect serum to put on first and then the SynchroSkin foundation for that dewey glow.
Inkstroke Eyeliner in Shikkoku Black – I loved this! Super jet black and actually long lasting. I’ve been loyal to my Kat Von D liner pen for years and after trying this, I think I might convert to this one! It actually stayed on my oily lids for the entire day.
Rouge Rouge Lipstick in Ruby Copper – The red shade was not my cup of coffee, but I really liked how smooth this lipstick applied. I might have to try a different shade next time I pass by a Shieseido counter.
Thanks again for Influenster for sending me these to try for free! Keep it coming ;)