So, this happened last night. I’ve been hunting for a replacement for my MAC Lightful foundation ever since I’ve been scrapping the pan. (After browsing random beauty blogs, I discovered the phrase touch pan. I am a little irrationally amused at it haha)
When I bought the Lightful foundation, I liked that it was a shade that matched my skin tone very very closely. That’s one thing I love about MAC – that they have a ton of shades! I got a lil bored of the very matte look that the foundation gives, despite the good coverage. It just felt rather average for me, as a foundation.
I’ve always liked the dewy look, but never wanted to use liquid foundation. Too much hassle for a very, very lazy me. Plus, my skin reacts to products that are too rich or heavy, and becomes insanely oily.
After testing a range of foundations from drugstore brands to counter brands, I loved the Shiseido Maquillage True Powdery UV foundation that launched recently. I mulled over it for awhile, because it’s a tad expensive, at S$60 for the powder and S$25 for the case.
I know I can pick up a cheaper case from any of the other Shiseido sub-brands, but LOOK AT IT
. It’s so pretty! :x
When I tried it for the first time a couple of weeks back, I loved that although it’s a powder foundation, there’s a slight natural dewy finish to it.
I finally went back to the Shiseido counter at TANGS last night, and picked up the foundation along with their eyelash curler (finally had enough of being afraid of the Daiso one which always threatens to pinch my eyelids haha), and their Skin Purifying Mask as recommended by the nice lady at the counter. TANGS is having a promotion for card members at Shiseido – purchase $160 worth of products inclusive of the True Powdery UV foundation and receive a 5-piece gift set.
Turns out the gift set was a travel-sized pack of some of their White Lucent range which I’ve been wanting to try out, a Maquillage loose powder and a makeup pouch. I thought it was quite worth it, thus the purchase of the mask because God knows my face needs deep-cleaning! The SA also gave me samples of two more White Lucent products, so that I’d have the whole range to try out.
I left the counter in a bit of a dizzy girly girl state hehe. Gonna try out the products, and if they work for my skin, am going to go nuts in Japan stocking up. Kelpie and I are planning for our first ever trip to Tokyo in July, and I’m really really excited! Always wanted to go, and the yen exchange rate is now in our favour ;) Recommendations for places to visit and food to eat are most welcome!
In other news, I’m really loving Spotify! Especially the function where I can listen to “radio” stations based on either an artiste or even a particular song. Great way to discover new music! Just started tuning in to a radio station based on Joshua Radin, and I love it! The Imagine Dragons station is lovely too.
Happy weekend, everyone! x