August 30, 2012

First Impression: Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation

If you follow me on facebook, you probably saw my status update about this.  And if you follow my blog, couple months back, I reviewed the Shiseido Perfect Pore Refining Foundation.  Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to wear that too much because the girl at the Macy's counter did not match me correctly.  So after seeing horrendous pictures of my ghostly white face, I decided to stop using it.  I liked it, but color mismatch was a big no no.  Then recently, I was talking to the lady at the makeup counter at Macy's, and told her about my situation and she said just bring it back.  I told her I no longer had a receipt nor the box.  She said as long as they can look it up on my Macy's card that I purchased at Macy's, they will take it back.

Yesterday, I took it back, and to find out that Shiseido pulled the Perfect Pore Refining Foundations off the shelf to re-formulate the product. I don't know why, but they said it's to make it better.  So I decided to try out their newest released foundation, Radiant Lifting Foundation ($45 for 1.2 oz) (released early August 2012).  I checked on the web to see if there were any reviews, but it was too new.  So I kind of bought this blind.

I just wanted to give you a glimpse and my first impression.  I'll do a full review later, but I was so excited, I wanted to do a initial quick review.

I love innovative products.  Whether it's something stupid as a straw, cleaning product, detergent, etc... but when it comes to makeup and I think it'll work, I'll go for it.  Which is what I did with the Radiant Lifting Foundation.  Definitely this foundation is geared towards women of age... but I think you can start at 30 (or when you start to see fine lines).

Briefly, it claims:
Revive your skin with light. A revolutionary anti-aging foundation with innovative light technology to eliminate shadows and give skin a radiant, youthful glow. Radiance Reflecting Powder provides a soft-focus effect and luminosity to wrinkles for a more youthful, lifted appearance. Offers a smooth, radiant finish for 12 beautiful hours and a rich moisturizing effect for 24 hours.

My first impression:
1. Great full coverage without being heavy
2. Very natural (which is insane because it has full coverage)
3. Semi-matte but still very hydrating
4. Glowy and hydrating on the skin
5. Lasted 6 hours without budging or separating or lifting off my skin... (so far)

I think this might be love at first sight... BUT... I will keep testing for a full review...

Picture of me wearing it today at the 7th hour... looks like this can be an HD foundation...

Watch this video to see what it is supposed to do... you might think this can't be real... LOL


  1. First, I love your blog! I used to be really into make-up and not too shabby at applying it from my teens to mid twenties. I'm almost 34 and I need help on my day to day. I can still put on a full face when I go out, but I basically live at my ballet/pilates studio during the week. 2 things: 1) I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and I look like I do (dark circles have been rearing their ugly rings) and 2) I sweat. A LOT. So, I have been throwing on some waterproof mascara, an under eye concealer, and lip pigment to look more refreshed and it works! For about 15 minutes. I need a good recommendation for an under eye concealer. I have been using Neutrogena brightening eye perfector b/c it has SPF 25. However, it shortly looks dried out and accentuates any wrinkles I have instead of masking them. HELP!

    1. Hi Lindsay! Thank you so much for visiting! Personally I think the best under eye concealer I have ever used is the Benefit's Erase Paste. That stuff is amazing! Erases everything and also brightens. It also is made specifically for the undereye. And tiny bit goes a long way. I use it religiously everyday. :) It does not have SPF, but if you wear sunglasses, I don't see a need for the SPF near your eyes. Here's the link to my concealer reviews:
      I hope this helps!

    2. Thank you! Looks like I'll be hitting up Sephora soon!