February 1st, 2018
Hello from Germany! I’m here on my annual work pilgrimage, which also gives me a nice break away from the usual hustles of life back home. In between the harried packing preparations for this trip, and the usual jetlag upon arrival, I managed to squeeze time in for a couple of new releases from Shiseido. There isn’t a single release from the brand in the past year that I didn’t enjoy, and I was even more thrilled when I received a package containing a couple of my previous favourite luxury foundation and powder! Shiseido Future Solution LX is the most luxurious line from the trusted Japanese brand, and leveraging on all the exquisite skincare benefits is the Total Radiance Foundation and Loose Powder.
I have adored Shiseido’s Future Solution LX range for a good part of the past decade, and when the Total Radiance Foundation was first released back in 2014 [reviewed here], I fell in love from the very first use. It has been a long time since I used up the older version so I cannot quite compare them side-by-side. Nonetheless, the new Total Radiance Foundation E reminded me right away of all that I had loved and miss so much.
A luxurious experience from the packaging to the texture and finish, Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Radiance Foundation E fuses the best of Japanese skincare with makeup. It contains Shiseido’s proprietary SkingencellEnmei, a key antiaging ingredient derived by fusing the botanical Enmei herb with Skingenecell 1P (found in the previous formulation) and Vitamin C Ethyl II. This boosts skin’s natural healing power and suppresses skin-aging. Further, 4MSK helps improve the appearance of dark spots and promotes a more luminous and even skin tone.
I found the Total Radiance Foundation E to be incredibly lightweight on my skin for all its amazing benefits. It blends out amazingly well, and provides full coverage that magically erases my dark circles and the redness around my nose. On my dehydrated combination skin, it has a satin finish and keeps my t-zone matte for a good 8 hours. Thereafter, it starts to become a bit more velvety but not overly shiny.
Accompanying the foundation, Shiseido has also reformulated the Future Solution LX Total Radiance Loose Powder E. This is an ultra-fine, super smooth and hydrating powder that mattifies and helps set makeup without emphasizing lines and wrinkles. It contains an exclusive botanical blend of Japanese herbs that helps prevent free radical damage, and also maintain moisture levels. There is a super plush, soft and smooth puff included in the jar, which is very useful for pressing and dusting the Total Radiance Loose Powder E all over the face.
My skin has been so dry and flaky ever since I got to Germany, and I’m so grateful to have Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Radiance Foundation E in my life. It is definitely a daily staple for me now! And the Loose Powder E is definitely one of the best powder I’ve ever used!
When was the last time you fell in love with a foundation or powder and which was it?? Tell me, I want to know!
This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.