Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Cover Stick Foundation…

** Have you signed up for the Maybelline Simply Fabulous Giveaway yet?

At the recent launch of the red:juvenus skincare line (review on the range coming up soon), there were another two new products introduced that I didn’t talk about previously. One of them is the Nobara Cream Foundation, which is a stick version of their trademark foundation.

A new stick version of Shu Uemura's cult favorite, Nobara Cream Foundation is formulated to give the instant high coverage of a concealer with the smooth glide of a foundation. Imperfections are evened out for a naturally flawless complexion, while the stick format allows for professionally precise application. The beautiful finish lasts for a long time, leaving a comfortable feeling on skin throughout the day.

The Verdict:
I was initially given shade #764 which was a bit too pink for me and the Shu Uemura people managed to swap it for #784 which is a much better match to my skintone. I’m usually a 2-way cake or liquid foundation girl since they’re the easiest to apply on the go, but after this I may have to reconsider as it really is a breeze to use.

The stick foundation may be a cream formula, but works quite well with my oily skin and doesn’t cake on like some other foundations. According to Shu’s makeup artist Fredrick, you apply it like applying warpaint – draw stripes across your cheek and forehead with the stick, and then blend in. With a dusting of loose powder on top, this pretty much stays put for the whole day – I tried it out for a 15-hour day and there was minimal shifting if at all. I did need to blot though halfway through so if you have oily skin like I do it might be good to apply an oil-control primer underneath before using this.

I like the fact that it’s not too heavy duty to cover up absolutely everything since I usually only use foundation to even out my skin tone and camouflage any minor flaws – looking like I’m wearing a mask is a big no-no for me! Besides, piling on a thick layer of makeup isn’t doing it any favours…you’re heaps better off with one that lets your real skin shine through, trust me. :)

There are a total of 13 shades available, where Malaysia has 10 out of the 13 shades available locally.

Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Cover Stick Foundation retails at RM140 for a 11g stick and will be available at all Shu Uemura counters nationwide from October 2009. Comes in 10 shades.

Rating: 4.5 / 5
Value: $$

PS: And the other product? LOL…hey, I’m not giving out everything at one go! Stay tuned for that one… :)

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At 1:11 pm, September 30, 2009 , Blogger Askmewhats said...

wow..never thought about Shu Uemura concealers, didn't know they could be as good! :) Love it!

At 2:00 pm, September 30, 2009 , Blogger plue said...

Thanks for the review, I wanna go check this out!

wonder if this work like a concealer for the undereye/ blemishes? it'll be nice for trips!

At 11:32 am, October 01, 2009 , Anonymous prettybeautiful said...

hmmm i actually have the stila foundation stick, i like the convenience but it is abit too creamy and oily for me. maybe shu is my solution eh? :D


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