May 3rd, 2018
Welcome May! I hope you all enjoyed a nice long extended Labour Day Weekend, or at least got some much deserved rest. It has been a year since Shu Uemura launched the Petal Skin Foundation [reviewed here] which drapes skin with a poreless translucency complete with a soft radiant finish. And now to take the lightness a step further and for greater portability, Shu Uemura introduces a brand new Petal Skin Cushion Foundation!
The Shu Uemura Petal Skin Cushion Foundation takes the same successful formula to the cushion format. The unique formula transforms from liquid to powder upon application, adhering to the skin evenly in a thin weightless layer. The secret to the magic is a soft focus polymer that renders a flawless complexion and super fine pigments that fit the skin seamlessly. A delicate cocktail of Japanese sakura, white lily and white jasmine extracts leave skin with a refreshing feel whilst providing pore refining, hydration and anti-oxidation benefits.
As you can see from the half-faced before and after comparison shot above, Shu Uemura Petal Skin Cushion Foundation does a good job at concealing my dark circles and the redness around my nose. I don’t have much flaws to conceal at the moment (thanks to my regular Q-switch sessions, and a couple of new skincare powerhouses I will review soon!), but I would safely say this cushion offers a good medium buildable coverage. The finish is a glowy porcelain that looks like you’ve caught the light in the best possible angle, and all the pores are magically airbrushed away. I don’t need additional highlighters when I’m wearing this cushion, nor do I feel the need to powder afterwards. However, I do experience excess shine after about 6 hours around the t-zone, and then it spreads all over the face after 8 hours. It does not break down the foundation though, and I do not have problems with creasing, so a simple blot fixes the shine right away. But the cushion foundation does come away with blotting and rubs off easily, so I recommend caution if you plan to be hugging anyone.
The Petal Skin Cushion Foundation is packaged just like any other cushions in the market, and comes with its own puff applicator. It does a great job at picking up and ensuring an even application. But if you are looking for something that is even more decadent, you should try out the Petal 55 Foundation Brush!
Designed by International Chief Makeup Artist and Product Designer at Shu Uemura, the Petal 55 Foundation Brush is a universal foundation tool to give a beautiful and natural streak-free finish to the skin. The faceted diamond shape of the brush allows for a comfortable grip that works with different angles. The wide brush makes applying foundation on larger surface areas easy and fast, while the narrow end can be used for more precise application. It is so intuitive to hold and to use that you could apply foundation even with #eyesclosed. Handcrafted in very limited numbers by skilled Japanese artisans, the Petal 55 Foundation brush is densely filled with 189,000 soft fibers for an even finish. The brush is available permanently in a black handle, but there is a limited edition sakura pink one that is currently on sale, so do check it out now if you hadn’t already!
This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.