Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Shiseido Sun Protection Foundation SPF 42 or Allergic To Everything?

Today's post is going to be on the Shiseido Sun Protection Foundation SPF 42 that I hauled a little while ago. 
I actually feel a bit bad having shown it in the haul now because I ended up returning it because I was allergic to it. But I did use it for a little while before I found out I was allergic to it and decided to post up a little bit of a review.

I kinda loved this foundation. It was a tad to dark for me, but aside from Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and Nars Siberia there's not many foundations out that that aren't to dark for me. Maybe one of the Burberry ones? I'll grab a sample the next time I'm in a Nordstrom and let you know.

It is a very thin formula with a light coverage that is really build able. Sometimes you'll try to build up a foundation and it'll get cakey or the color will get darker and that just wasn't the case with this one. And even though the formula is thin it's not hard to work with and lays really well on the skin. It would have been great for the summer, especially after I'd gotten a bit of color.

It claims to be water resistant, but I never really got to test that out.

Now I know you guys are dying to know what the allergic reaction is. Mostly it made my cystic acne angry, but I also developed some odd red patches. I also want to be clear that I do have unusually sensitive skin and the red patches cleared up by the end of the day after I stopped using it. Those might have been something else, but the fact that it irritated my acne was enough for me to stop using it.

If I were you though I wouldn't hold any of that against this foundation and I urge you to try it, I was absolutely lovely to apply, it wore well, and lasted all day, which is more than I can say for many other foundations I've tried in the past.