There are quite some new launches by Shiseido and today I’m rounding up some of them including the Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation, Aura Dew Highlighter in Solar, Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush in Sonoya along with Daiya Fuade Face Duo Brush. I have been obsessed over Shiseido’s skincare products and today I’m thrilled to report these items are all excellent on all counts. The more I get to discover Shiseido the more I’m getting obsessed with them. I love how the products are effective and practical at the same time, especially for women who are always on the go.
Up first is the new Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation ($62.00 for ) is an oil-free foundation that is lightweight and with a little bit of SPF. There were quite lots of foundation formulas out throughout 2019 and this was one of them. It comes in a nice and sleek-looking glass twist pump bottle and is available in 30 shades. The shades come in different undertones to enhance all skin colors. This is my first time going over Shiseido’s foundations so really can’t compare them to any other from the brand. It carries a lightweight oil-free fluid texture that is non-drying and has a smooth blurring effect on the skin. It glides nicely offering medium coverage and is designed for all skin types. On my combination skin (normal-dry) it lasted nicely all day requiring minimal touch-up at the end of the day.
I received it in 220 – linen which is a perfect match for my skin. For application, I tried three ways: with fingertips, with Daiya Fude Face Duo Brush nd with beauty blender. I found all three ways it looks the same except with beauty blender you get less coverage while you can layer it to make it full coverage easily. This foundation is formulated with ActiveForce™ Technology which protects the finish from the effects of sweat, oil, and facial movement that make this foundation last longer a well as the Smart Correcting Powder enhances skin’s surface texture and tone.
Next is the new Aura Dew Highlighter ($38.00) for the face, eyes, and lips. This is a multi-use highlighter that illuminates the skin with a breathable formula that lasts for the whole day. The formula has a high shine shimmers that glitz like sparkles. It comes in four beautiful and wearable shades from rose, silver to gold to complement all skin tones and textures. I received this in Solar which is a nice pure gold shade. The formula is transparent and melts seamlessly on the skin. It literally adds zero texture on skin which I have been so impressed that can be layered beautifully over eyes, lips, and cheeks with a good color payoff.
Up Next is the Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush ($40.00 for 5g / 0.17oz). This is an air-whipped cream blush that is weightless and transforms into a breathable powder and soft matte finish. This is the first I’ve tried from Shiseido’s blush line and it was love at first swatch. The Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush carries a soft creamy feel but dries down to a powder finish when you blend. They’re formulated with AirFusion Technology that blends effortlessly across the skin. It comes in eight beautiful and vivid shades that are inspired by the House of Shiseido muses and collaborators of past and present. They look fresh for an impressive amount of time and
I absolutely love the color range and I’m usually a lover of coral and pink blushes almost all the time but with this formula if find myself drawn more to deeper tones. I feel the way that these blends into the skin are amazing. I haven’t tried many shades from the line but Sonoya is a nice warm peachy pink that carries a slightly golden glow in it which gives enough glow to the skin.
Here are quick swatches of both products side by side:
You can use your fingertips or the Daiya Fude Face Duo Brush which I find a perfect applicator for these blushes. Both ways you get a seamless effect while I did prefer to use the Daiya Fude Face Duo Brush since I found it blends the product beautifully and you can layer it for a more intense look while you can keep it subtle using the brush.
lastly, Daiya Fude Face Duo Brush ($55.00) is an award-winning brush that is double-ended soft diamond-shaped complexion brush on one side and a gel tip that mimics the effect of fingertip on the other side. This is a multi-use brush that can be used for almost all your complexion needs. This is probably one of the brushes that I find versatile for complexion products – powder to liquid. The brush is very well made with a smooth and super soft tip made with 100% fiber synthetic. The red diamond-shaped brush head looks and feels super fluffy with a large number of dense fibers at its core to maintain the tool’s shape while it offers a perfect balance of strength and flexibility during application.
All the brushes are extremely well made with smooth and super soft tips. I haven’t tried much from Shiseido’s brush collection but I still do have one base or foundation brush from the brand that I absolutely adore. But this one has exceeded my expectations in terms of performance and application of powders, creams, and liquids. It craps enough product to layer on complexion, although it feels like there is a lot of product on your skin once it blends with the brush everything comes together.
Bottom line very pretty, well made, long-lasting, and classic. The foundation, blush, and highlighter have a very chic French kind of feel in the sense that they can be worn for a natural barely-there look, yet at the same time, they can definitely be layered for more coverage and color. I like that there is a great range of shades in the foundation and bright and deep enough colors in the blush line that will show up on medium to tan skin tones. The pigment is amazing! I think I have found that one brush that I can literally use for almost everything. You can find all these newnesses available at all Shiseido’s counters as well as Sephora, and Shiseido.ca.