Shu Uemura UV Liquid Foundation Review


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Shu Uemura UV Liquid Foundation

I live in a country where it is above 30 degrees for more than 10 months of the year, because of which my makeup- especially my foundation itself- gets washed away in no time because of sweat. Ask me just how annoying it can get when you try to apply makeup and, the moment you step out of house, all your face makeup fades away. So when I stumbled upon this foundation by luck, I decided to try it main reason being it was from Shu Uemura & I had never tried any of their products. Plus since Shu Uemura was a Japanese company I was sure their ingredients would be much different compared with other companies and would definitely react in a different way (whether in a good or bad way was still to be contemplated).

Shu Uemura UV Liquid Foundation
Shu Uemura UV Liquid Foundation


Price: $35
Quantity: 30ml
Shade: 754 (kind of a medium shade good for wheatish skin tones)

What Shu Uemura says about their UV Liquid Foundation?

A light fluid foundation strong to sweat and sebum gives lasting effects while giving skin a natural finish. Protects skin from harmful UV rays with SPF 25 /UVA Protection during the day while giving sufficient coverage to hide spots and freckles.

Shu Uemura UV Liquid Foundation Tube
Shu Uemura UV Liquid Foundation Tube

My Experience with Shu Uemura UV Liquid Foundation

Shu Uemura UV Liquid Foundation Swatch
Shu Uemura UV Liquid Foundation Swatch

I have used quite a lot of foundations with SPF but have suffered from the same issues of foundation getting bleached out from my face. I was pleasantly surprised after using this particular foundation. The very first day when I used it, it started raining outside. For sure I knew this wouldn’t last even a bit. But I got the shock of my life seeing it intact after reaching home. All thanks to its unique ingredients:-
:pill:Β  Neo Silicone Coated Powder which is strong to sweat & sebum and prevents foundation from turning dull.
:pill: Matte Type Flat Smooth Powder which helps with easy spreading giving skin a natural finish.
:pill: Carrot Root Extract which acts as a moisturizing agent keeping the skin soft.

What I like about Shu Uemura UV Liquid Foundation?

:yes: Gives a very smooth silky finish
:yes: Water Resistant
:yes: Gives a natural matte look along with high coverage
:yes: Contains SPF25. No need to apply sunscreen while using this as it works much like a tinted sunscreen; mixture of both sunscreen and a foundation.
:yes: No white cast
:yes: Has a wide range of 17 shades in total from darkest to lightest.
:yes: Comes with a sponge and an instruction manual

What I don’t like about Shu Uemura UV Liquid Foundation?

:no: It comes in a tube form because of which it gets so messy. I prefer pump bottle foundations any day because of their ease to use plus there is kind of less possibility to pump out more foundation. For this reason I end up wasting more foundation than required πŸ™
:no: Unfortunately it is not that easily available either in India or other countries except Far East.

My Rating: :star: :star: :star: :star:

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27 thoughts on “Shu Uemura UV Liquid Foundation Review

      1. ..cause Giselle Bundchen’s character tells Emily Blunt’s character that Anne Hathaway’s character picks up a Shu Uemura eyelash curler and asks “What’s this?” :rotfl:

        As for makeup at the gym… gotta look presentable! I’m still single you know :inlove:

  1. I have never tried any thing from Shu Uemura except their lash curler. It’s hands down the best . It sounds like a great foundation. What else have you tried from their range?

    1. I too wanna get the eyelash curler !! and they have an awesome range of false lashes. Tried nothing else from Shu Uemura. I too got hold of this online. It’s not available here as well πŸ™

  2. Insiya….sweat resistant :dance: :dance: :dance: ….17 shades :jump: :jump: , japnese technology :clap: :clap: ……but not available in india :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-((

  3. interesting one..
    but i wonder… only UVA protection? no UVB….

    but i defntly want it as i am from mumbai and i face the same problem… u do so much mehnat on makeup;step put and humidity scr**s it all :'(

    the packaging looks very lab kinds..
    btw in which dubai mall is this store located?

    1. It has no mention of UVB anywhere though. I am not aware of any foundations with UVB anyway. Do you know of any?

      I know packaging is blahh..but me no complaining since its such a great product :-))

      I got this online actually. Its not available in dubai too πŸ™ are u located in dubai?

  4. :struggle: dunno how i thought it would be there in dubai…
    no no very much from mumbai.. but motly would be going to dubai just for a holiday after a few months so thought i would check it out …

    u ordered foundation online?? how did u manage to choose the shade?

    1. Oh let me know when you come here there are awesome brands here which you don’t get in India.

      Actually I was in a desperate need of such a sweat resistant foundation. I just got it without thinking much about the shade. I thought I will give it to someone if it doesnt suit me. but it turned out to be my perfect shade :-))

  5. no evn i dont know any foundation with uvb protection..actualy never cared to check ever but from what i remember they generaly just mention the spf number…

    but this particular foundation has so much plus its a japanese technology and all πŸ˜› so maybe i wanted more… πŸ˜› πŸ˜› u know like ; i wouldnt have to apply suncreen as well …

    cuz uvb rays are the ones that do visible damage…

    1. yeh same here I don’t apply a sunscreen since most of them tend to give a white cast or make my skin so oily. I apply everything last minute so don’t have the patience to wait and apply suncreen before for 20-30 mins and then get out πŸ˜› this saves me from all that trouble.
      We can never get enough na πŸ˜›

  6. oh yea i will πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ i know right!! dubai malls have sooo much!! i hvnt been there yet, but my friends tell me i wudnt finish evn BROWSING the mall in 2 days πŸ˜› id have to eat and sleep there only considering how i enter evry shop and scrutinize and try evrything lmao πŸ˜›

    oh nicee lucky uuu!! it turned out be ur perfect shade!! πŸ˜€

    1. haha 2 days for just one mall. There are over 20-30 malls here πŸ˜› though around 10-15 mains ones and if you plan to go every mall you might as well settle here πŸ˜›
      It’s better if you make a list of what you want before coming or else you will surely spend a fortune and not end up getting what you actually wanted and get not so important stuff just because of the variety available. I experience this on a daily basis. Imagine the daily torture I make my parents go through by spending their hard earned money πŸ˜›

  7. yea sunscreens are a pain.. the waiting part as well as layering..
    i hate layering foundation over sunscreen i feel weird abt 2 diffrnt formulae on top of each other and chemicals mixing (u can call me mad or paranoid :P) i mean if i wear sunscreen before foundation my foundation tends to give up and get patchyy compared to foundation worn alone…

    hehehe yea il make my list … but clothes are something u cant make a list for… so i gues il go bonkers whn it comes to clothes though… hopefully ‘budget’ will be able to put me to rest after sometime πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    but 20 to 30 malls are u serious! u counting doha qatar and alll those wala too or dubai city itself?? :O

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