Shiseido Maquillage Dramatic Skin Sensor Base UV is a primer (or base) which you apply before foundation. This is the latest makeup base from Shiseido Maquillage and it contains a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 25 (PA+++). The purpose of this base is to ensure that your makeup lasts throughout the day. In Japan, the late spring and summer months are hot and humid, and unless you wear a makeup base, your foundation, blush and eyeshadow will fade after a couple of hours. An added bonus to this product is the sunscreen, so if you go outside during the day, your face has some sun protection.
The Shiseido Maquillage Dramatic Skin Sensor Base is a thin, milky fluid housed in a small plastic container with a small spout at the top. The packaging ensures that the product is not exposed to sunlight or air. The base contains super hyaluronic acid, glycerin and water-soluble collagen. It provides a bit of moisture so your skin does not dry out or feel tight, but it does control oiliness.
Worn alone, it gives my face a lovely finish, covering up the large pores on the sides of my nose and making my imperfections less visible. When I applied foundation over it, I noticed that my foundation did not budge all day and nothing creased or sank into my pores and fine lines.
Pros of the Shiseido Maquillage Dramatic Skin Sensor Base:
- Excellent primer for oily and combination skin – covers imperfections and large pores;
- Allows foundation to last longer;
- Contains broad spectrum sunscreen SPF 25 PA+++;
- Small, lightweight airtight plastic packaging makes it perfect for travel.
Cons of the Shiseido Maquillage Dramatic Skin Sensor Base:
- Not available outside Japan as of spring 2016;
- Expensive: 2808 Yen.
Where to buy the Shiseido Maquillage Dramatic Skin Sensor Base:
I bought this base in Japan, but you can purchase it online via Rakuten and Ebay. If you can’t find it, a good substitute is the previous season’s base – only marginally different from this one – called Shiseido Maquillage Beauty Keep UV SPF 27 PA+++. For intensive pore covering action, get the Perfect Multi-Base BB SPF 30 PA++.