If there’s one thing I’ve learned since discovering beauty, it’s that even though I’ve found my Holy Grail product, I am always looking out for something that might topple the HG product from it’s pedestal. It’s almost as if I challenge the product everyday. And you know, there are so many new things popping up every other day! One of the latest foundations I was quite interested in was this – the Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation. I wanted to see how it measured up to my Holy Grail foundation and my Holy Grail No. 2 (because I rediscovered the latter and promoted it)
I happen to like sheer and light textured liquid foundations. It’s what finally sold me onto wearing a liquid foundation, because the thick mask-like textures of liquid foundations of yore scared me away. This one ticks the light textured box.
What the Sheer and Perfect Foundation promises is to even out your skintone and give you a glowing visage. Shiseido says that this foundation has light correcting qualities to colour correct your skintone automatically so it looks more even toned. I was told by the makeup artist that this is semi-matte and not as full coverage as the Perfect Refining Foundation which happens to be my favourite Shiseido foundation. In this regard, I have to agree. The texture is lighter but the coverage isn’t bad. I’ll show you how it looks below, but I discovered a fly in the otherwise perfect ointment.