The UV Underbase mousse is one of Shu Uemura’s “Famous Five” and one of their most iconic products. So when a brand chooses to revamp one of their star products, you better jolly well hope they come up smelling roses.
Happily Shu Uemura does 🙂
What makes it different from its precedessor? A couple of things:-
- The UV underbase mousse now comes with SPF30 PA+++ for better uv protection
- The nozzle dispenses the mousse more easily
These are the 2 things I noticed immediately. Also, the packaging has been upgraded to be in line with the UV Under base Fluid. Very good idea 😛
The function of the UV Under base mousse however remains the same as its predecessor – its a primer and makeup base and has a light tint so you can use it on its own. I much prefer the mousse to the fluid under base as it performs better for me. Also, Shu Uemura’s new beauty ambassador for this product is something!
Used on its own, the UV Underbase mousse is very light and sheer. If you like, dust some loose powder over it and it can help create a more even tone for your skin. I don’t advocate not using a separate sunscreen but if you don’t like sunscreen, this can help to a degree.
Used as a makeup base, I like this best under powder foundation. It grabs onto powder foundation like a magnet and does not let go so I get a lovely base look. I’ve recently been test running a new moisturizer that’s leaving my skin a little oily in the day, so I use this base primer to keep the oilies away and keep my foundation looking fresh. This might be one for the oily skinned girls 🙂
The new nozzle allows you to dispense the foam while holding the can upright which I find so much more convenient than the old one that required you to hold it vertical downwards. Also it can last a long while since you only need very little – slightly smaller than a golf ball size.
Does this new formula perform better than the original? I think so. I used the previous formula for a while but then I passed it onto a friend because I felt that the mousse left my skin feeling a bit dry. However, this new formula does not leave my skin feeling dry so sorry my friends, I’m holding onto this one 😛
One small snag. At time of writing, I don’t know how much this one will be. I was told it would be launched in March 2010 but keep a look out in the stores to be sure. The previous UV Underbase mousse retailed at RM135/65g. I’m expecting this one to be about the same price.
Update: This item retails at RM108 – Thanks Jeslyn! 🙂
Pros: Light texture, Might suit those with oily skin, Good base for powder foundation, Easier to dispense than previous packaging, Reasonably priced
Cons: There is a fragrance, Some might consider this pricey
Shu Uemura New Beauty Ambassador – Yamada Yu
Also while scouting around the interweb I came across the new beauty ambassador for Shu Uemura – Japanese actress, model, singer Yamada Yu.
She will be fronting the ads for the Shu Uemura UV Under base mousse. I just had to show you because I was absolutely gobsmacked by her legs! Oh to have legs that go on forever like hers 😛
The Shu Uemura UV Underbase Mousse has been around a long time. Have you tried it and if you have, do you like it?