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I was lucky to receive Shiseido products complimentary for reviewing purports & here is my in-depth review.
Shiseido was founded in 1872 & is known for being the largest cosmetic firm in Japan & the 5th largest cosmetic company in the world. You don't hear much about Shiseido as it is more of a prestige line that is only sold at cosmetic counters and select department stores like Hudson's Bay Company for example. The company does, however, own numerous brands underneath like: NARS Cosmetics, Joico, and Qiora.
While Shiseido has partnered with Influenster, a platform for savvy shoppers who like the review products and if you're lucky you get sent product for review purposes. Today I will be reviewing Shiseido's Synchro Skin Foundation, Inkstroke gel liner & their Rouge Rouge Lipstick!
Inspired by the ink used in Japanese calligraphy, Sumi Ink.
Intense, highly pigmented & water-resistant! This gel eyeliner let's you draw your desired lines effortlessly in one stroke... If you're a pro at liner! It Defines bold or delicate thin lines without creasing, blurring, skipping or smudging. Achieve a perfectly smooth line that doesn’t fade. You can also purchase the angled liner brush which I highly highly recommend! I loved how smoothly it glided onto my lid! I have an issue with gel liners skipping accross my lid if I don't tug on my lid (I know bad bad habit). Using this liner I didn't have to tug on my lid! Hello young eyes, goodbye soon to be crows feet from the pulling?!
Inkstroke Eyeliner retails for $35.00
Photo credit: Shiseido
Moving on to the Synchro Skin Foundation. While first applying this foundation it reminded me a lot of my luminous silk foundation by Armani. lightweight, easily blendable & buildable. However, I did notice it would look a little drier on my nose so I would suggest a good primer like Shideido's Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother for $29.00 I personally have combination skin right now so I do suffer from some dry patches. Although, the issue with my nose the rest of my face looked freaking flawless. I loved the wear of this foundation. I also didn't need to set it with a translucent powder! Normally I would need to because my skin was so oily everything would just slide around. Thanks to Miiko Skin Co. My skin has now balanced it's self out for the most part! If you're interested in hearing more about Miiko click here.
Shiseido has recently come out with a new formula for their Rouge Rouge Lipsticks that features a rich, creamy-but-matte texture which applies evenly! No patches pleaaase.
The color & moisture to become one with your lips creating a smoother lipline and defines the shape. No liner needed! The formula kept my lips from drying looking or feeling dry while I wore this. It also doesn't stain your lips!