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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Product Review: Shu Uemura Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation

Hello guys! It has been a few days since I have last posted. I have been quite busy and my family went through a sad phase after grumpy (my grandpa) passed away Friday last week and blogging had to take the back seat for a few days. We all miss him and it was a terrible loss (yeah, I lost my second dad) but we know he's happy with my grandma now. But I'm back with a review of my favorite liquid foundation at the moment - Shu Uemura Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation. This was part of my Christmas Wishlist for 2010 and I am so happy I was able to grab it. It's what I have been using almost everyday (I sometimes stray) for almost a month now, I think, and I guess its time I give it a review.

What I like:
- Foundation provides light-medium coverage (in my opinion) and it feels light on the skin.
- Texture is smooth and creamy and blends very will with my skin.
- Does not sit on top of the skin and looks natural once blended.
- Finish is amazing! Skin feels softer and smoother and looks naturally flawless.
- Looks very natural and photographs well, does not leave a whitish cast.
- Does not smell weird.
- Staying power is not as superb as Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup and Clarins Truly Matte Foundation but it leaves the skin still looking nice even after it faded a little.
- A pea-sized amount is enough to cover my face and neck.
- Bottle comes with a pump, thus, making it hygienic. It's also a plus that the pump works.
- Did not break me out at all.
- Locally available at Shu Uemura counters.

What I don't like:
- Only contains 27mL of product and this foundation doesn't come in cheap. It's Php2150 at Rustan's and the Shu Uemura counter which makes it expensive for the amount of product you get.
- I wish its staying power is better since it has quite a hefty price tag.

Overall rating: 4.75/5 I don't mind that the staying power isn't as awesome as EL DW or Clarins, I love the finish and how light it feels on the skin.

Will I buy again? Yes! And can I say, "Move over, Estee Lauder!"? Haha!

Tip: To get this at a much lower price, say around 500 bucks less, try to buy this from Duty Free where it costs only $36.

 Swatch - my shade is 774

On me

Have you tried this foundation?

Happy Wednesday, super awesome peeps! :P


  1. Sorry to hear about your grumpy Pammy at least he's with your grandma now...

    The FA made your fab skin look even more flawless looking. I totally agree that it's a great product to use.

    Btw, what lipstick are you wearing here? is it Laura? super duper love it:-)

  2. Pammy dear, my deepest condolences to you and your family.

    On a lighter note, the foundation looks very natural on your skin, too bad it's on a rather expensive price.

  3. Mina, thank you. :) I wore Dior Addict High Color in Rose Orgasme/Joy Pink here. Isn't Shu FA one of your fave foundations too? :P

    Madz, thank you. :) Yeah, but it's waaay cheaper in DF than in Rustan's. :P

  4. I am so sorry for your loss, your family has my deepest sympathy Pammy.

    But you're looking great with this foundie! It looks so natural. :)

  5. Sugar, thank you. :) Yeah, that's why I am currently loving this foundation. The finish is really super nice. :P

  6. sis, condolences. i reread our text messages a couple of days ago and i missed the latter parts of your last message.

    Estee is with me now. I haven't used it, though, but will soon do for an event. I'm happy you're loving Shu FA. :)

  7. Argie, thank you. I'm happy that EL is with you now and I hope that it won't fail you on that event. Lemme know when you need sowcy back since mom and I haven't agreed on anything yet. :P

  8. Wow, it looks really natural on you :)

    And sorry to hear about your grandpa...

  9. i keep hearing good reviews about this foundation and been wanting to get it but since it's sort of on the pricey side i have yet splurged on it! it sounds nice though too bad it doesn't last as long as you wanted!

  10. I have the cream version, providing more coverage. But I haven't toched mine in a loong time, maybe I should take another look hehe

  11. condolence pammy. hindi ko alam :(

    i think i'll stick with my EL first, kasi i require long staying power, because my face is indeed very oily.

  12. Hello Pammy dear, its so sad to read about your grandpa. my 2 grandpa's are also in heaven now, and i miss them so much :(

    im glad you got this foundation at DF, department store prices are outrageous (although sometimes i give in too) hehe it looks great on you, it gives just the right amount of glow (did you use any highlighters at all?)

    oh and i love the lipstick you're wearing, it looks so pretty on you! :)

  13. Aya, thank you. :) That's the reason why I think this foundation is a keeper. It has to look natural. :P

    Amy, yeah, it's on the pricey side so staying power could've been better but I fell in love with the finish. :P

    Caby, yeah, it's probably time to revisit that foundation. :P

    Crystal, thank you. :) Yeah, super happy EL works for you. My skin has changed to dry-combi so this works na. :P

  14. G, yeah. All my gramps and grans are in heaven too. I am definitely missing them. :(

    I agree about how some products are exorbitantly priced and I am also guilty of giving in. I didn't use any highlighters. Thanks, loving that lipstick too. :P

  15. sorry for your loss. We're here to cheer you up.

    And that foundation looks really nice. I haven't tried any Shu Uemura products before.

  16. My-My, thank you. :) Go try Shu Uemura products. I haven't tried everything but I really loved those that I have tried so far. And this foundation is no exception. :P

  17. eeeppp now i know why my friends wants me to join them sa duty free....ganun ba kamura...nice sa skin moo...i love shu pag foundation and concealers

  18. Cams, yes. Ganun kamura at kalaki ang price difference. Next time they invite you, go. You'll love it there. :P

  19. this looks great on you! I think it's probably worth the investment... if i ever need another foundation i'd sure to check this out!

  20. Nic, yeah, I think this foundation is worth checking out. :)

  21. Hi! I like the lipstick you are wearing, it looks great on you! :)


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