During my hunt for my perfect foundation, I decided to give Shu Uemura foundations a try. I wanted a natural, light to medium coverage liquid foundation. I got the Water Perfect Smoothing Water-In Fluid Foundation ($42) in color 775. Shu Uemura uses a numbering system to name their foundation colors. The first number is the amount of yellow/red. The higher the number, the more yellow it contains. The lower the number, the more red it contains. The second number is the lightness and darkness. The higher the number, the lighter it is. The lower the number, the darker it is. The third number is the warmth/coolness. The higher the number, the warmer the tone. The lower the number, the cooler the tone.
I really liked the pump (easy and hygenic access to foundation) and the simple, sleek design of the bottle. It provided a smooth, easy application. The color was a perfect match too! That was really all I liked about the foundation. I found the foundation to be too sheer. Sheer like a tinted moisturizer. Also, as the day progressed, I noticed my face getting shinier and shinier. I even set the foundation with powder and used blotting sheets, but my face was still shiny. It also oxidized too. It probably had to do with the fact it was in the middle of summer when I gave the foundation a try. I don’t know if it would’ve worked better during the winter when my face is less oily. Maybe I will give it another try in the future, but I for sure will try Shu Uemura’s other foundations. I just love their sleek, simple designs and the fact that their foundation colors match my difficult-to-match yellow skintone!
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