Why isn’t this foundation a cult classic yet? It’s a total ? gem.
Shiseido Synchro Skin Foundation ($45) is a medium-coverage marvel of oil-free liquid foundation fabulousness for all skin types, and its thin consistency reminds me of more satiny Dior Diorskin Nude Air, which I was totally obsessed with a few years ago and still ? (pretty pricey though).
Because Synchro Skin has a livelier, less matte finish than Diorskin Nude Air, I think it looks even more natural, and I also think even better at mellowing out my pores and fine lines. So, if you’re a lady who has lived through countless quests and adventures and has the experience lines to prove it, this could totally work for you (although peeps of all ages can wear it).
It sits closely to the skin, too. Sometimes I forget I’m wearing it. And even though the coverage is medium, it’s robust enough to disguise a lot.
In this pic below, I’m wearing the foundation without powder or concealer…
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Regarding the coverage, as long as you don’t mind layering, you can easily build it up to full. Either way, medium or full coverage, it doesn’t look or feel like you’re wearing makeup at all. To apply it, I usually use fingers (just be sure to shake the glass bottle before you press the pump applicator), but a beautyblender or a foundation brush works just as well.
However I work it, it’s always easy to apply — no hoops to jump through or other tomfoolery.
There are 11 shades in three different undertones (Neutral, Golden and Rose), and I wear Golden 5, which is a spot-on match for me (broken record time, but I’m an NC42 in MAC).
Do I wish there were more colors? Definitely. The darker colors could definitely use more ? because the selection’s severely limited (Golden 5 is the second darkest), but if you can find a shade that works for you, I think you’ll fall in love.
Highly recommended for all skin types and all ages — especially if you want natural-looking skin and DON’T want full-beat glam foundation.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,