Shiseido Makeup Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation Review

DICLAIMER:  I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  I am required to leave a review, but I am not required to leave a positive one.  All thoughts and opinions are my own, and I have included photos of my experiences with this product.

I recently received the latest foundation from Shiseido, and was pleasantly surprised because I was not expecting anything.  I did receive this before the product launched, but it is now available.

Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation claims to be a 24-hour medium coverage foundation with a natural finish.  It is supposed to be heat, humidity, oil, and facial movement resistant.  Application can be wet or dry, but I wasn’t a fan of the sponge provided so I only wore this foundation dry.

I previously did not own any products from Shiseido so I did not know what to expect.  I was very pleased with the packaging.  It feels luxury but it’s not screaming it in my face.  I really like the sleek black with the thin red on the lid.  Very classy and chic yet sturdy enough that I would trust to carry this in my purse.


The packaging is slim and light.

Fresh pan, mirror film still attached, sponge unused.

For my wear test, I applied the ULTA Beauty Matte Face Primer applied only to my chin, cheeks, and in-between my brows.  I applied the foundation using the IT Cosmetics Buffing Mineral Foundation Brush and buffed the product into the skin.  Coverage was light so I applied a second layer.  It did not cake, and I was very happy with the shade.  (I was given shade 110 Alabaster.)  I did a simple eye look using an eyeshadow trio from ULTA, did a small wing with the Clinique Pretty Easy liquid eyeliner , and one coat of Pretty Vulgar Faux Reals Extreme Volume Mascara.  Brows are ABH Brow Wiz in Soft Brown.  I used a neutral blush, applied highlighter, and set the face with the Morphe Continuous Setting Mist.  Lips were left bare; I applied a light layer of my favorite lip balm.









After wearing this foundation for 9 hours on two different occasions, I can honestly say I am very impressed with this foundation.  I typically only wear powders to set my liquid foundations so I did not have high hopes for this product.  Co-workers did not know I wasn’t wearing my typical foundation to work that day, and I did not experience any caking or extreme oiliness.

Will you be checking out this product?  Do you think $45 is too expensive for a medium-coverage powder foundation?

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Native War Paints Reading Rainbow Collection


Today I have swatches of the Reading Rainbow collection from Native War Paints.  Amanda was gracious enough to send these to me in PR, but all opinions are my own and I was not under obligation to give a positive review.

This collection of polishes are all jellies with holographic glitters.  They dry quickly and shiny, but all swatches were topped with top coat.

“Clifford the Big Red Dog” is a red jelly base with red holographic glitter.  I applied two coats, but I think a third coat would actually deepen the red even more making this polish more the actual color of Clifford.  This is definitely a polish Emily Elizabeth would love!


“The Big Orange Splot” is an orange jelly base with orange holographic glitter.  Even after 3 coats it was a little sheer, but I think this would be great for a gradient or you could layer this over an orange polish.  I feel this polish is definitely a color from Mr. Plumbean’s dreams.


“Yellow Yellow” is a yellow jelly base with gold holographic glitters.  This is another sheer polish, but I found this one to be extremely gorgeous on the nails.  I feel this would be great for nail art or for a spring-into-summer transition shade because it is so bright and cheery.  I get really strong lemon vibes from this, and I rather enjoyed wearing this shade.  It’s just as beautiful as the drawings by Mark Alan Stamaty in Frank Asch’s book.


“Green Eggs and Ham” is a green jelly base with green holographic glitter.  This was another two coat polish, and was very chameleon.  Depending on the lighting, this polish can be a bright green (like my photos) to a deep, emerald green.  The holographic glitters stood out amazingly well in this polish, too.  Thankfully, this polish doesn’t make me want to scarf down any green eggs or ham.  It just makes me want to snuggle with my little boy and enjoy Dr. Seuss books.


“One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” is a blue jelly base with blue holographic glitter.  Not only is this polish perfect for the Pantone Color of the Year, but it is the most opaque of these polishes and holy cow – does she shine!!!  This beauty was opaque in two coats, and reminds me of sapphires or the Hope Diamond.  I just wish this shade of blue was more prevalent in the book, which I also enjoyed as a kid and sharing with my children now.


“Harold and the Purple Crayon” is a purple jelly base with violet holographic glitter.  Purples are one of my favorite colors to wear on my nails, and this one is no exception.  I had to do three coats to cover any nail line, but the color deepened with each thin coat so I definitely recommend three for this beauty.  The glow that comes out of this one is like none of the other polishes.  I hope my photos did this polish justice.  This polish makes me feel like I have the power to do anything, just like Harold.  A great polish indeed!


These polishes will be available on Friday, January 24th, on the site.  This collection retails for $10 each or you can get the entire collection for $55.  You can use code GR6MgtZM0z for 10% off your order.  It is not an affiliate code, it just lets the brand know you came to them from this blog post.  

Did you have any favorites?  Will you be picking up any from this collection?


Links to the books these polishes are based on:
Clifford the Big Red Dog
The Big Orange Splot
Yellow Yellow
Green Eggs and Ham
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Harold and the Purple Crayon