Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation Review

After much test driving, I’m finally posting my review for the world’s best foundation — for my face anyway. It’s Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation. I discovered it when I was given some sachets at the SM Beauty event some months ago. I tried out one for fun and it was pure magic. Honestly speaking, I’m not very fond of foundation. I’ve always been more of a BB Cushion person. But this product is just TOO GOOD not to have on my dresser.

Shiseido Synchro Skin FoundationI got the shade Golden 2. I had sachets of Golden 2, Golden 3, Neutral 2, and Neutral 3. Golden 2 was the best match for me. One 30ml bottle of Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation costs P2,850. Yes it’s pricey but I spare no expense when it comes to my face.

Shiseido Synchro Skin FoundationSo there are actually 2 kinds of Shiseido Synchro Skin Foundation — Lasting and Luminizing Glow. Since we live in a humid country, I advise getting the Lasting version.

Shiseido Synchro Skin FoundationThis is a swatch of Golden 2. I love how water-like the consistency is. It’s incredibly lightweight… even more so than BB Cream and CC Cream.

Shiseido Synchro Skin FoundationIt spreads easily and dries to a natural matte finish which blends with your skin perfectly.

Shiseido Synchro Skin FoundationHere are photos of me before and after application.

Shiseido Synchro Skin FoundationHere’s a photo under natural light.

Shiseido Synchro Skin FoundationMore sample photos — one taken under artificial light and one under natural light.

Shiseido Synchro Skin FoundationThis is what it looks like 8 hours after application with no retouch.

What I like about Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation:

  • It’s the most lightweight medium coverage foundation I’ve tried so far. The water-like consistency makes it easy to apply and build up.
  • It dries (rather quickly) to a natural matte finish without looking cakey. Definitely your skin but better.
  • It’s oil-free and long lasting. I had it on for 8 hours with no retouch and it showed no signs of vanishing.
  • My skin actually feels nice and silky after application. It’s like second skin so it’s easy to forget you have anything on your face.
  • A little product goes a long way so one bottle will last a loooong time.
  • There are a lot of shades available with over a dozen Neutral, Golden, and Rose tones to choose from.

Downside? Well it is rather pricey at almost P3k per bottle but wow, it’s so worth it. I get a lot of compliments whenever I use it.

The Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation is available at Shiseido stores in Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5, Trinoma, Power Plant Mall, S Maison Conrad, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, SM Megamall, Eastwood Mall, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Magnolia, Ayala Center Cebu, and Centrio Mall. There are also counters at Landmark Makati, SM Makati, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, SM Cebu, and SM Clark.

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  • Reply Boots M September 16, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I fully agree with your review as I am also using Shiseido. Mine is the Synchro Skin Luminizing Glow Foundation in Golden 3 shade. As i prefer sheer coverage with more moisturizing formula & dewy finish, I went for the Luminizing Glow. Yes the brand is expensive so I made use of the cash vouchers that Shiseido gave away last month and managed to take away P500 from the foundation price. But I believe that it is totally worth it because of the product’s quality.

    • Reply animetric September 16, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      I really like the Glow version too, but since my skin tends to oil up I opted for this one. 🙂

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