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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Shu Uemura Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation in 584

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I stumbled across a Shu Uemura store in Langham Place Mall in Hong Kong so I thought to take chance of this and check out if there would be a proper foundation for me as the color codes puzzle me too much to be able to order one online =)

I swatched quite a few foundations with the help of a friendly SA and finally purchased the Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation in the color 584. I believe that 5 = neutral, 8 = very pale and no idea what´s the 4 =P

The foundation comes in a frosted heavy glass bottle and contains 27ml. It´s a cream which spreads like silk without any pilling or blotchiness and offers medium coverage. It feels smooth and dries down to a rather matte finish without any greasy feeling however it doesn´t feel like it´s drying out my skin.
Staying power is good however after about 5 hours or so I need to reapply some concealer around my nose and chin and this bugs me a little.

The foundation is slightly scented but it´s quite subtle and not bothersome.
I didn´t experience any skin irritations at all since wearing this (and I started using it over a month ago).

Color 584 is a pretty perfect match for me as it´s neither too yellow nor too pink/orange and is really a fair tone.

Overall I am really happy with this product as the color match and overall even and smooth result is really great.

I am not sure regarding the retail price but it wasn´t more than around US30 in Hong Kong however I know HK is the cheapest place to get Shu!

Rating 4.5/5

9 comments:

tiffyama said...

Seems like a great product and buy~ :]

TzeYien89 said...

ohhh you bring back memories of HK, I was there just in april, miss it! I was hovering over all the cosmetic counters in Langham place too!! lol. Then them egg waffle things just outside, yummy!

tzeyien89.blogspot.com xxx

l y n said...

This happens to be one of the nicest foundation I own too :-) I went to HK the week after you returned and visited Langham Place as well. Awesome mall!

Nic Nic said...

thanks so much for this review! I love their concealer so I want to check our their other base makeup. Looks promising! I'm going to check it out at duty-free XD

Askmewhats said...

I've read wonderful reviews from different bloggers, the only complaint I heard is that the Shu Uemura Face Architect won't work for mature or dry skin! Wonder if its really true :)

cominica-ai said...

Greaaatttt, Im looking for a foundation, and this shade is poison me >_<
thanks for this review! :D

S said...

Oh, the product itself is just really clean and simple to look at. Love the packaging. Does it come out in a mousse at first?

Light Love said...

so much rave about this product! :) it looks pretty good! <3

eRiN said...

Hey, you've been tagged for an award on my blog :)

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