I bought Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation because I was initially intrigued by this review and hugely enabled by this blogofriend later on. I mean, I can't recall the last time when I bought a foundation because I was actually in need of a new one, but I sure am glad that I made this impulse buy that seemed unnecessary at first, because Shiseido Sheer and Perfect is one of the best "daily" foundations I've encountered!
Much thanks to these friends, and I only hope I can pay it forward. ;)
Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
Very Light Ivory (100)
I adore this simple and chic packaging.
It looks huge(?) in the picture, but mind you I have small hands. :)
The price point is really great ($35 for 1 oz), and I suspect this is thanks to the light plastic bottle, which makes me wonder if we are paying at least $10 each for those fancy ones made of glass.
It is virtually spill-free and dispenses a perfect amount by gently squeezing the bottle.
It is also light and travel-friendly, so I wouldn't hesitate to pack this for a trip.
It was another blind unswatched internet purchase, but I lucked out with the color choice as well.
Very Light Ivory (100) is an excellent match for my skin tone, and surprisingly it is much yellow-based than I'd expect from something in the "ivory" color group. This is a good thing in my book, by the way.
Shiseido Sheer and Perfection foundation is in a liquid gel formula that reminds me of L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Makeup (reviewed here).
Sheer and Perfect has a slightly thicker consistency and it is darker than the L'Oreal when swatched on my arm.
Surprisingly, though, Sheer and Perfect is a brighter and better color on my face where L'Oreal Magic Nude appears darker and mismatched.
Is this some sort of foundation magic? I do not know.
As I said before, Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation is just perfect for daily use.
I would have preferred it fragrance-free, but that is me trying really hard to nitpick because the light floral scent doesn't really bother me at all.
Instead, there are so many other things to like about this humble yet awesome foundation.
* The price is great for the quality
* Packaged in a practical and cute bottle
* Nice color selection with 18 shades
* Broad spectrum sun protection
* Light weight formula with great sheer-to-medium coverage
* Breaks down slowly and prettily(!)
* Easy fingertip application
Honestly, my most recent purchase, Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation is amazing and best overall, but is expensive. My Shu Uemura foundation provides the most beautiful glowing complexion, but is not suitable to use in hot weather.
On the other hand, I easily see myself wearing Shisiedo Sheer and Perfect all year round. I might say it is a congeniality foundation that would get along well with many girls.
I would highly recommend this if you are in the market for light coverage foundation.
Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation & Other Foundation Favorites