Top 5 sunscreens for summer 2014

Now that summer is upon us, it’s time to round up the top 5 sunscreens. It is critical to wear sunscreen everyday and especially when you go to the pool and the beach. You must apply it as well when you go running, hiking and cycling. If you don’t wear sunscreen, your skin will age […]

Shiseido UV Protective Stick Foundation: sun protection (SPF 37) with a gorgeous finish

Shiseido UV Protective Stick Foundation is the most impressive foundation stick I have tried. It protects my skin from UVA and UVB rays, has SPF 37 and delivers a gorgeous finish. The texture is creamy and it is easy to apply evenly over my skin, creating a luminous look. I have normal-to-oily skin and I […]

Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio review

Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio is the latest powder product from Shiseido, a luxury Japanese cosmetics company that is well-known for its finely milled powders and eye shadows. The launch of the Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio was delayed for 3 months in the US; stores in Asia and Europe received this product back in […]

Shiseido eyeshadow review: Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio BE213 Nude

Three new Shiseido eyeshadow palettes have been launched for Fall 2013: the Luminizing Satin Eye Color trios BE213 Nude, BR214 Into the Woods, and GR412 Lido. Once again we encounter Shiseido’s mysterious nomenclature (which I mention in my review of Shiseido’s Sheer and Perfect foundation). In the case of these Shiseido eyeshadows, BE probably means beige, […]

Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation review

Shiseido Sheer and Perfect foundation was launched this month in the US. It has SPF 18 with UVA (Titanium Dioxide 5.2%) and UVB (Octinoxate 2.9%) protection. Unlike Shiseido’s other two liquid foundations (Perfect Refining and Radiant Lifting) which provide medium to full coverage, Sheer and Perfect delivers sheer coverage that is very natural and lightweight […]

Shiseido BB Cream review

This is a Shiseido BB cream review. Shiseido has just released the Perfect Hydrating BB Cream SPF 35 in two shades: medium and dark. Although BB creams have been around for at least 2 years, this is Shiseido’s first BB cream release in Europe and North America. I bought this BB cream and am impressed […]

A tale of three foundation brushes

Applying foundation can be tricky. Sometimes you want sheer coverage but at other times, you want medium to full coverage. How do you achieve control over your foundation? This is where the foundation brush comes in. The two most common foundation brushes are the stipple brush (shown in the middle above, from Trish McEvoy) and […]