Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 15 Review


Hi Beauties,

I am so excited today to be finally writing my first post on IMBB. I have been quietly following IMBB posts for quite some time and occasionally did drop in a comment on two….else myu relationship with IMBB has been of a silent follower. I finally mustered up enough confidence today to start writing this post. Thanks in advance to the entire IMBB team for helping so many budding writers of today. You guys are doing a wonderful work.


The product I am writing about today is a recently launched foundation by SHISEIDO. I am a hoarder of foundations and always on a lookout for new ones. I have a normal to combination skin with the T-zone turning oily in summers and dry in winters. I do not have any major blemishes hence usually like light coverage foundations for daily use.



SPF 15

NEW! Sheer and Perfect Foundation cancels out the appearance of redness, blemishes and visible pores without concealing skin’s natural beauty. Skin looks fresh and glows with sheer perfection.

• Oil-free
• Long-lasting wear with all day hydration
• Silky-smooth without shine or stickiness
• 18 shades
Formulated with Reflect & Fit Powder – 3 types of optical powder complex that cancels out uneven coloration:
• Green Powder cancels redness and blemishes
• Blue Powder cancels dark spots and circles
• White Powder cancels visible pores

SHISEIDO describes this foundation as a sheer liquid foundation that evens out skin tone and provides a healthy, glowing finish that lasts all day. You will feel its light and incomparably refreshing texture.
As soon as I read these words, it seemed like all my wishes had come true. I had to get this foundation. I quickly got myself colour matched and bought this product.
Price: Rs. 2800/-. However I had a Shoppers’ Stop credit note so got it for much less.
Ingredients: Silicone and Alcohol are at the top of the list .. Might be a con for some people (however it hasn’t dried or broken out my skin).

My experience with Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 15

It comes in a small plastic opaque bottle. Extremely good for carrying it during travels. However cannot see the amount left. Contains 30 ml (1 fl. oz.). It has 18 shades (as per Shiseido website). However Indian stores have only 7-8 shades. Most people will find a colour match ( though maybe not in India). There are separate categories of I(Ivory-I00, I20, I40, I60, I100), B(Beige for pink skin tonesB00, B20, B40, B60, B100), O( Ochre for yellow skin tones-O00,O20,O40,O60,O80) and D( Dark-D10, D20, D30). got the shade O60( Natural deep ochre) for myself. In the store it looked perfect but in daylight, I find it a bit darker than my NC 30-35 skin tone. But it does not matter much as the coverage is very sheer. But am thinking of getting one shade lighter next time (Yes I am loving it so much).It is a thin liquid but comes out as droplets on pressing the bottle. I find 5-6 droplets give me adequate coverage for day time. Coverage is sheer. Even if you apply 2-3 coats, the coverage will still border on medium without looking cakey…It always looks natural. Finish is dewyish…almost satiny feel. I love the finish.I think it is best applied with fingers. I just apply it as dots all over the face and then blend it outwards with fingers. Sponge or brush will soak up the foundation.It does create an almost optical blurring effect on the face…Hides almost all fine lines and pores on my skin…Makes my face look like MFBB( My Face But Better). I just love my skin after using this.. this is perfect… I feel my skin can breathe freely on applying this.


Pros of Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 15 :

  • It will be perfect for most skin types (except maybe the fry pan types).
  • This is better than most of the BB/CC creams available in the market today.
  • Hides almost all fine lines and pores on my skin…Makes my face look like MFBB( My Face But Better.
  • My skin can breathe freely on applying this.
  • Finish is dewyish…almost satiny feel
  • It lasts 5-6 hours on my skin before my T zone starts turning shiny.
  •  it photographs beautifully with no ghosting on flash photography.

It is Shiseido’s version of Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and Mac Face and Body Foundation.

Over all I am loving this new foundation which is becoming my HG foundation (at least this summer).

Cons of Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 15

  • It has spf 15 in it which is not adequate for Indian summers but still satisfactory. I usually apply this on top of my regular sunscreen.
  • It may not be adequate for people having major scars and blemishes. But then, what are concealers for.
  • The only major con is the high price and the limited number of shades in India.
  • I saw silicone and alcohol content in the ingredient list.



But these are not the cons for the foundation per se but rather the marketing of this product in India.



IMBB rating: 4.5/5(-0.5 for the silicone and alcohol content in the ingredient list…)

Thank you in advance and hope you liked my first post. I would definitely recommend this foundation highly to everyone and would like your comments and suggestions for the future.

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11 thoughts on “Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 15 Review

  1. Thanks for welcoming me Neha and Neetu…and for liking my posts. Your kind words are a real confidence booster.

  2. I always wanted a foundation with a very good coverage and this seems pretty good…. *happy dance* *happy dance* looking forward to this one.. will check it at the counter…. and welcomeee *hifive* *hifive* *hifive*

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