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

DISCLAIMER:  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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