Shu Uemura Blanc Chroma Cushion Foundation

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Shu Uemura introduces the brand’s first liquid-in-compact foundation with brightening actives and high coverage – Blanc:Chroma Brightening UV Cushion Foundation.


Benefits of Blanc:Chroma Brightening UV Cushion Foundation:

  1. Brighten up complexion with high coverage and high protection, with SPF 50+ PA+++
  2. The unique cushion puff designed by the Shu Atelier that effortlessly builds flawless coverage without losing the radiance.
  3. 6 shades for Asian skin
  4. Flawless coverage can be achieved anytime, anywhere even without special techniques.

Retail Price: RM190 (Full set) // RM140 (Refill Foundation)

My review:
Recently I took this Brightening UV Cushion Foundation to travel with me. I placed it in my purse for potential touch-ups in the afternoon or maybe to use the mirror and re-apply lipstick after meals. I found it so convenient and it touch-up so much better than a compact powder. It looked so natural on my skin and gave it a glow especially in this dry winter weather in Europe. The sponge made it easy to apply as it soaks and discharge just the right amount of foundation. All I need to do was to dab it on my forehead, nose and cheek areas. I’m starting to use it in the morning these days as well. It shorten the length of time for my makeup in the morning.

OTHER BLANC:CHROMA FAMILY

1. CHROMA UV PROTECTOR 

Chroma imperfections such as dark spots are major concern for Asian women who want beautiful bright skin. Other than dark spots, Shu Uemura has identified three other chroma imperfections – yellow dullness, uneven redness and green pale tone. Furthermore, exposure to UV rays accelerates the visibility of the skin’s chroma imperfections. Shu Uemura has revealed the secret to beautiful and transparent skin with this new invention. This sunblock is fresh and light yet it’s water resistant. With SPF50+, once you apply it, the moisture and protection will last all day.
Retail price: RM180 (40ml)
My review:
This is the highest SPF I’ve used for sunblock as usually I only apply SPF 30. It was much needed as I recently went for a skiing trip. Don’t be fooled by the cold weather. When the sun is out during the cold weather, your skin will still be exposed to UVA and UVB. Thank goodness for Chroma UV Protector, my skin is protected from burning under the sunlight. My boyfriend on the other hand wasn’t so lucky because I forgot to pass the bottle to him and his face got burned from the intense sun while skiing. Lesson learned. Make sure to apply the sunblock if you’re going to be out and about for the whole day. Even during the cold weather.

2. BRITHENING & POLISHING GENTLE CLEANSING OIL

Shu Uemura Blanc Chroma Series

Shu Uemura’s cleansing oil was developed from the knowledge that Mr. Shu Uemura gained while working as a foremost Hollywood makeup artist in the 1950s. This new Brightening & Polishing Gentle Cleansing Oil consist of clay to polish away accumulated melano-stains. Melano-stains on skin causes darkness on skin tone and harm healthy complexion.

Retail Price: RM145 (150ml) // RM330 (450ml)

My Review:
I’ve always love Shu Uemura’s cleansing oils. Before this one came along, I’m already using Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil. It’s my favorite to remove makeup before a foam cleanser. Since I’m traveling, I wanted a lighter bottle so I gave this new Brightening & Polishing Gentle Cleansing Oil (150ml) a try. It’s great so far as the texture is similar to Ultime8. I actually noticed that my complexion lightens and it worked well with the combination of my sunblock (Chroma UV Protector)  and Brightening UV Cushion Foundation.
A note to those who had a laser treatment: I was advised by my Aesthetician not to use any products with Whitening or Brightening ingredients for the first week after laser treatment.

*Some pictures and informations by Shu Uemura. Reviews and opinions are my own.

  • Hi dearie,

    Cushion is such an item this year! All the brands are coming out with cushion already, but I am happy for this as I am beginning to find cushion very handy and useful, like what you mentioned here and speeds up makeup time quite relatively *_^ This one by Shu Uemura looks nice and I love SPF50 actually. So, the finishing is a glowing look, huh? Which is what I love! Have to check this one out then.

    I love a cleansing oil too to remove my makeup but my recent trip to Sephora, the beauty consultant think otherwise and told me with my regular makeup, oil cleansing is too heavy for me, so she recommended my philosophy PURITY 3-in-1 cleanser. She said it suits me better. I kind of like it, though it takes some getting used to (feeling of not clean enough after cleaning, or maybe it’s just me? heehee) and also, there is a kind of smell to it which I still can’t get pass.

    So, I may still switch back to an oil cleanser for makeup remover once I am finished with this bottle *_^ Maybe opt for a more gentle one? haha

    Hope you are enjoying your Europe trip and yes! Best to get protected from the sun, wouldn’t want to end up like your BF, right? oooopsss!

    With love,
    Jeann | LUMINNEJ
    http://luminnej.blogspot.com

    • Absolutely right! Cushion is such a big hit this year and I believe there’ll be so many more brands that will come up with this idea. I sure love this one from Shu and had been carrying it around everywhere I go =D
      I double cleanse so using the oil makeup remover wasn’t a problem for me. In my opinion, it felt cleaner to double cleanse with a foam cleanser after. I think skin care is a very personal thing. As long as you feel comfortable towards the products you’re using and the products doesn’t give you a breakout or make your skin dry, all is good.

  • rae

    i think the downside of using this product will be uneven skintone. It lightens your face but if you don’t use enough for your neck, then it will be uneven. But it really hides the blemishes on your skin so that’s great! =)

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

    • Don’t worry about the uneven skin tone because foundation should be applied on your neck as well. With that, you wouldn’t have to worry that there’s a 2 tone between the face and neck =)