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November 25, 2012

Review & LOTD: Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation

Hi hi!

This will be a review of the new Shiseido Radiant Lifting foundation which I recently received.  I have only recently got to using it regularly, and am ready to give my complete thoughts about it. </p>

Here is a quick description of the foundation:

Revive your skin with light. A revolutionary anti-aging foundation with innovative light technology to eliminate shadows and give skin a radiant, youthful glow. Radiance Reflecting Powder provides a soft-focus effect and luminosity to wrinkles for a more youthful, lifted appearance. Offers a smooth, radiant finish for 12 beautiful hours and a rich moisturizing effect for 24 hours.Smooth Wrap Oil, Hydroxyproline, and Rose Apple Leaf Extract provide abundant moisture to the help counteract wrinkles and firm the skin.

my shade - O 00 very light ochre - which is a very light neutral to yellow tone shade.   It might look slightly lighter than my skintone.. and I could also go for their beige shades (B 00).  

quick swatch on my hand - the consistency is quite cream and thick.

A little of the foundation goes a long way.  I only use 1/2 pump to give adequate coverage to my whole face. 

And applying the foundation on my face - 

I always use a foundation to apply, blend and buff the foundation into my skin.  Here, I am using the Shiseido foundation brush. 

This is how my face looks like after the foundation is buffed into my face. 

Overall thoughts about the foundation:

  • The foundation gives medium to full coverage (but not thick).  I prefer medium coverage for my foundations, so I only use 1/2 pump as earlier mentioned.  On areas where I want more coverage (eg my forehead) I will build up over that area only.  It is best to start with a little, and build up bit by bit.  When I first use this foundation, I kind of went overboard in the amount I used, and the finish ended up a little streaky and patchy.  However, as I cut down the amount of product I used, the coverage and finish is much more flawless and smooth. 

  • It is able to cover most imperfections, if not all, on my face, especially the faint spots and freckles. 

  • Speaking of flawless and smooth, this foundation gives a very smooth, almost matte finish which lasts the whole day (and with blotting twice over a 10 hour day).  I would say that the foundation looks fresh on me for a good 6 - 8 hours.  It did not oxidise on me at all. 

  • The foundation is very long lasting.  It is one of the foundations I would reach for if I am out the whole day. 

  • If you like Chanel Matte Lumiere, Estee Lauder Double Wear (but Shiseido is less heavy), MUFE Mat Velvet+, Clarins Ultra Firming liquid foundations, then you will like the Shiseido Radiant Lifting foundation too. 

Overall, I highly recommend this foundation.  If you want something that gives a good coverage, and lasts through a long work day, then this foundation is a steady performer. 

To finish off the whole look, I picked out a few other Shiseido products in my stash. 

I used the Maquillage aura powder to lightly set the foundation (though I normally use my chanel loose powder, which works just as well), Shiseido bronzer, and the lacquer rouge in RS404 Disco. 

Here is the complete look.  I kept the eyes and cheeks simple. Just a simple winged liner, and the bright pop of colors on the lips. 


That's all, and hope this review has been helpful!

Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday. 

Thank you for reading! 

posted by

Gorgeous!!! What brand/color lipstick are you wearing? Simply stunning!

posted by

Given the name I wouldn't have expected this to be one of those long-wearing ones but rather a light dewy 'everyday' sort. Thanks for the review!

posted by

Disco looks fantastic on you!

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About Me

My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

About this Blog

I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

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Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

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It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

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