Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Powder Foundation
The foundation and case are sold separately in an attempt to be more eco-friendly. So, once you finish up with the powder, you simply remove the refill and put in another one thus reducing the amount of plastic packaging in the landfills.
I believe in other Asian countries, the case for this powder foundation is a light pink one. Here however, they just had this black one. Which is fine with me coz I feel that black looks more elegant for a product from a brand like Shiseido.
I was matched to shade Ochre 30. The powder itself is very finely milled and silky to touch. It goes on very smoothly and gives a matte look. Once it settles on your skin, it does make your skin appear brighter (not fairer but brighter, as in a healthy well-rested kind of look. Also, since you can apply it either wet or dry, you can control the kind of coverage you want. You can also use a powder brush to apply if you want a very light layer.
It also seems to last and control oil quite well. The sales person applied this on my face this morning and even after 5 hours, my face is matte and oil free. She also told me to use a very light hand while applying so I guess this product is going to last me a long time.
As you can see in the pictures, the packaging is really nice and it has quite a nice sized mirror. I hate it when compacts/foundations come with small mirrors, they are quite useless. The black case looks so chic 🙂