Some Weekday Glitter Featuring the New Shiseido Synchro Skin Foundation

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Guest Post, MAC Makeup, Shiseido

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It’s all about the eyes! Glitter eyes

Hi everyone!

The other day I was having coffee with a few girlfriends — probably the BEST time to get makeup inspiration — and I fell in love with one of my friends’ pretty glittery eyeliner. I tried it out myself and found it to be an awesome way to pull off a little glitter during the day. I call it a “weekday glitter” look, and I hope you’ll be into it as much as I’ve been!


shiseido synchro skin foundation swatches

One of the key components to this look is nice and even skin tone. I used the new Shiseido Synchro Skin Foundation ($45 for 1oz) in a custom mixture of Golden 2 and Neutral 3. The foundation comes in Golden, Neutral, and Rose undertones ranging between 1 and 5. For some reason, the range isn’t complete, but we will probably find more colors coming with demand.

shiseido synchro skin foundation swatches

Shiseido Synchro Skin Foundation in Golden 2 and Neutral 3

shiseido synchro skin foundation close up

Here’s an eerily close capture of my skin. 🙂 As you can see, it enhanced texture in certain areas, but it looked better and better as the day went on. In fact, it’s super long-lasting like the name suggests! It didn’t feel oil-free though, and I had to really work the foundation in with a good buffing brush to make any texture and streaks disappear. I’m on the fence at this point, but this foundation has become a holy grail for some of you out there because it has 5 stars on Sephora.

mac amberluxe palette glitter eyeliner tutorial

mac amberluxe palette veluxe pearlfusion

MAC Amberluxe Palette swatches

mac amberluxe palette glitter eyeliner tutorial

On to the fun part! I used a warm brown matte eyeshadow to enhance my petite eyelids (my best tip for opening up the eyes) and drew a thick black line with gel eyeliner. I grabbed the MAC Amberluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Palette ($32) and patted it all over the liner. This is a handy little palette for the serious glitter fans. There’s a nice range of colors with some amazing texture and shine. The 4th shade is basically pressed glitter and was the best option to preserve the strong black line. To finish the look, pop a bright blush onto the apple of the cheeks.

shiseido synchro skin foundation mac amberluxe palette tutorial

There you go! That was too easy right?


Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation is new for spring 2016 and permanent at Shiseido and all Shiseido counters (Sephora, Saks, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Macys).

The MAC Amberluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Palette is permanent at MAC, Nordstrom, and Macy’s.

See you in the next!


Anna Oh

Anna is an illustrator and designer from Atlanta, GA. Her work focuses on fashion, beauty, and awesome women. A former tomboy, Anna now happily embraces all things pink, glittery, and floral scented. You can see her illustration work at and on Instagram.


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  1. A foundation that looks BETTER as the day goes on? Doesn’t happen very often, at least not in my experience! 🙂 I also really like your eye look here.

    • Anna Oh says:

      I know right! I’ve never used this type of formula (my initial reaction was panic) but it slowly melted into the skin as the day went by. Really interesting and worth a sample. Also thank you 🙂

  2. Kelly B. says:

    I’m definitely going to check this foundation out! I’m always looking for something with a formula similar to this and I really like how the finish looks!
    Kelly B. recently posted … Easy Day to Night Hair Tutorial

    • Anna Oh says:

      This was my first timing using this formula so it took me a few days to get used to it but the long-lasting + non-drying texture are big hits in my book.

  3. Eesha says:

    A foundation that gets better a the day progresses :-O

    Your skin look flawless and fresh in the last pic and love how natural your look is 🙂
    Eesha recently posted … Rediscovering from stash – old favorites | M.A.C. Lipsticks in Up the Amp and So Chaud

  4. The foundation doesn’t sound right for me, but the daytime glitter looks amazing.
    LindaLibraLoca recently posted … My evening skincare routine – Winter 2016

  5. Ruchita says:

    Very pretty! I like the idea of weekday glitter to change things up a bit. 🙂

  6. MonicaP says:

    I was quite curious about your eyeliner .. what an easy thing to do with eye shadow !!

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  7. Indya says:

    Love this look on yo, and your skin looks great
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  8. Tatiana says:

    I really look forward to each of your posts, as I enjoy your illustrations very much. Wish I could draw as well as you! Love this look, too. I’ve been meaning to try this foundation so I appreciate the quick review.

  9. kellly says:

    I LOVE your sketches! You’re just great! I like that glitter eyeliner look, too.

  10. Sakura says:

    Yeah, your sketches are awesome! I like the eye look. What a great idea! I actually never tried adding glitter on top of eyeliner. I usually just buy the glitter liners. I am going to try this technique.

  11. Erin says:

    I’m not sure my local Nordstrom has a Shiseido counter. I know my Sephora only carries a bit of their skincare. I’m happy to see a rose line, hopefully it won’t be too pink! Normally, their foundations are too yellow for me.
    Erin recently posted … Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Firebird Lipstick

  12. Icequeen81 says:

    we don’t have the brand over here I loved the look subltle for everyday

  13. Chris25 says:

    I am so here for the everday glitter look! I think you pull it off well.
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  14. Kwmechelle says:

    Once you again, you had me at your illustrations! Such an artist & very gifted. Lovely subtle eye look. Thanks for the glitter shadow on top of eyeliner tip. Really neat way to have as many glitter liner looks as I’d like, without the investment of purchasing so many glitter liners 🙂

  15. michelle says:

    Love thus idea. I have several of the L’Oréal Infallible shadows that are quite sparkly and really want to try this. It seems a shame to only wear them on my all too infrequent nights out!

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