Shiseido Advanced Hydro-Liquid Compact “60 Natural Deep Ochre” with SPF 10 Review
Price: INR 1,700/- for 12 gms
- Case sold separately.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends this product as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen.
My Experience with Shiseido Advanced Hydro-Liquid Compact SPF 10 :
This was the first foundation that I ever owned. It is also my second refill. I came across Shiseido Advanced Hydro-Liquid Compact by chance only to realize what a gem it is. This also came courtesy of mom. Well as the name says, it is perfect median between liquid and powder makeup. It comes as a cream compact foundation and has a lot of moisture content. It spreads on to the skin making it look even toned, smooth and lustrous due to its creamy texture. Because of the moisture content it continuously hydrates the skin and maintains a dewy finish all day long.
With age, skin matures. You develop fine lines and wrinkles. Powder foundations tend to settle in fine lines but that does not mean you have to get a greasy foundation. Shiseido Advanced Hydro-Liquid Compact is loaded with moisture and does not give a greasy feel nor look. When I use it, I find that the coverage is always even with amazing coverage that is flawless.
Now the refill pack comes with an application sponge. It is sealed in plastic. If you want a case, you have to buy that separately. Call it a con or use it without its case also. It is not essential unless you want the entire look and drama.
I apply it with Shiseido’s application brush. It is called ‘Perfect Foundation Brush’. It can be used with all foundation types. Liquid, cream or powder. It gives excellent pick-up of all types of formulas for a uniform application and impeccable finish. It is gently tapered to create an angled slant that allows the bristles to reach all facial contours.
The handle is short and gives you precise control during application. It is easy to carry around in your purse.
Now to apply you can do so after your skin care routine or after prepping the skin i.e. after using a primer. I find that the sponge leads to wastage but it also does a good job. Just take an appropriate amount and apply it from the center of the face outward. If you use the perfect foundation brush then just tap the brush in the product and then go the same way. I take a bit on a concealer brush as well to cover blemishes and conceal under the eyes.
Shiseido Advanced Hydro-Liquid Compact SPF 10 Swatch
Pros of of Shiseido Advanced Hydro-Liquid Compact SPF 10
- Non comedogenic
- Dermatologist tested
- 18 colours to choose from
- Has SPF 10
- Japanese brand and one of the best in the world
- Medium coverage foundation
- Easy to apply with the given sponge
- Easier to apply with Shiseido’s foundation brush
- Goes on smoothly
- Very lightweight
- Because of the moisture, it is suitable for mature skin
- Appropriate for sensitive skin
- Appropriate for dry skin cause of its moisture content
- Medium coverage
- Dewy finish that lasts for a couple of hours
- Layer on to cover dark spots and blemishes like a concealer
- I also use it as an under eye concealer.
Cons of Shiseido Advanced Hydro-Liquid Compact SPF 10
- Test on animals
- Case for ‘Advanced Hydro-Liquid Compact’ has to be purchased separately for the first time.
- Refills sold separately.
Rating: 5/5 from me.
Recommendation: Shiseido Advanced Hydro-Liquid Compact is the one piece of make up that finishes the look perfectly. The medium coverage it provides is good enough for me. If you are comfortable with the price tag, do give it a try!
Review by Christina