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Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation SPF 20 by Shiseido
Shiseido

Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation SPF 20

$45 + SHIPPING
4.5(179)
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Key Benefits:

  • Pore Minimizing
  • Not Creasing
  • Lightweight
  • Hydrating

Ingredients

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Glyceryl diisostearate, Iron Oxides, Fragrance, Trisodium EDTA, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Diisostearyl malate, Glycerin, Bis-butyldimethicone polyglyceryl-3, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-51, SD Alcohol 40B, Hydrated silica, Citrus Junos Seed Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Seed Oil, Cyclomethicone, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Aluminum hydroxide, Thymus Serpyllum Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Alumina, Stearic Acid, Tin oxide, Dipropylene glycol, Sorbitan sesquiisostearate, Ethylparaben, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, BHT, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Mica, Water, Polysilicone-2, Sodium glutamate, Argania spinosa Kernel Oil, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Barium Sulfate, Nylon-12, Methylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Glyceryl diisostearate, Iron Oxides, Fragrance, Trisodium EDTA, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Diisostearyl malate, Glycerin, Bis-butyldimethicone polyglyceryl-3, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-51, SD Alcohol 40B, Hydrated silica, Citrus Junos Seed Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Seed Oil, Cyclomethicone, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Aluminum hydroxide, Thymus Serpyllum Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Alumina, Stearic Acid, Tin oxide, Dipropylene glycol, Sorbitan sesquiisostearate, Ethylparaben, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, BHT, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Mica, Water, Polysilicone-2, Sodium glutamate, Argania spinosa Kernel Oil, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Barium Sulfate, Nylon-12, Methylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Glyceryl diisostearate, Iron Oxides, Fragrance, Trisodium EDTA, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Diisostearyl malate, Glycerin, Bis-butyldimethicone polyglyceryl-3, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-51, SD Alcohol 40B, Hydrated silica, Citrus Junos Seed Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Seed Oil, Cyclomethicone, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Aluminum hydroxide, Thymus Serpyllum Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Alumina, Stearic Acid, Tin oxide, Dipropylene glycol, Sorbitan sesquiisostearate, Ethylparaben, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, BHT, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Mica, Water, Polysilicone-2, Sodium glutamate, Argania spinosa Kernel Oil, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Barium Sulfate, Nylon-12, Methylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate

Ratings & Reviews

4.586% of 179reviewers recommend this product

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Nordstrom user
May 27, 2017

Highly recommended for dewy, natural look

I never write foundation reviews, because I never like one enough. I'm not some die-hard Shiseido fan either; I keep trying different foundations as I'm a cosmetic junkie. And I've tried many, from drugstore to high-end (Armani, Chanel, Dior, Guerlain, YSL, etc.) to Japanese & Korean brands. I almost never empty a bottle. Yet, this is currently the first foundation I keep going back to - when I want to look good and healthy. It's not a full coverage foundation, so those with more skin issues/who like full coverage may not find this covers enough. This foundation has a light, watery consistency and dewy finish - almost like you're not wearing makeup. I like natural makeup, so that's what I'm looking for, and 1 push with this pump is almost too much (I feel like I'm wasting the product - but for a normal person it's probably a good amount). I buff it out with a dense brush, like one from Artis or Shiseido, and it doesn't sit in my pores - it looks very smooth. If you want to know how natural it looks: My dermatologist had to ask if I'm wearing any makeup. I use it with Honest Beauty Everything Primer (pore-blurring ones with silica didn't work too well); that seems to work best so far. I tried it with one of the Japanese Shiseido primers, and oddly enough, it didn't seem as compatible. I'm an Asian with not too much yellow undertone, MAC NC20/021 in Dior, and N2 works well. At the end of the day my nose gets slightly shiny, but nothing a sheet of tissue/blotting paper can't fix. I'd take that over dryness any day. My cheeks tend to be on the slightly dry side, so this may not be best fit for oily skin. The only fault I find with this foundation is that it has slight fragrance - it's a known skin irritant, and I could have done without. (It's not too overpowering.) Other than that, if I were having my wedding today, this would be the foundation I'd wear. « less

Macy's user
November 13, 2018

Not so Shiseido

I bought this formula because the other (lasting) was out of stock when I went to go buy it after trying that sample. This just went on too patchy (I do not like heavy coverage) and shiny in a fake glittery way, too oily feeling and yet too dry looking at the same time. It looks weird, cheap and unatttactive to me. Sorry Shiseido, but this formula was not up to your standards and not good for me, even though I'm older and this is recommended for me. Will exchange for item I really want and need as soon as it comes back Sin.

Nordstrom user
May 19, 2017

New Favorite Foundation!

I read about this foundation in a current magazine...sounded very promising so decided to order it. I do love Shiseido products and have been using their stick foundation along with Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. Have combination skin and prefer foundation with SPF. I use the LM moisturizer on my forehead and chin and the Shiseido stick across my nose and on my cheeks. Not a fan of thick or makeup-y foundations. My goal was to find a nice sheer fluid to replace using 2 products on those days when I needed to look a little more polished. The sales rep suggested N4 as I have been using I40 in the stick...when I received it my first thought was that it was way too dark! After applying (1 pump covers the whole face) and blending well with my fingers, I couldn't believe how it looked! Somehow the color was just right. Light and sheer, like skin, but with a beautiful glowy finish. Like the tinted moisturizer, but so much better. And it didn't settle in fine lines, looked good all day. I did use Laura Mercier setting powder after applying and finished with Laura Mercier powder blush. The overall look was natural with no break through oil spots, just a wonderful healthy looking complexion that lasts all day. In fact every day since I've been wearing it someone has commented that I looked good! And that is the only thing I have changed. So if you're looking for light to medium coverage, which is exactly what I was looking for, and a fluid sheer finish, you will love it! Shiseido has a winner in this product. « less

Nordstrom user
May 11, 2017

Airbrushing in a bottle!

I take good care of my skin, so I don't need heavy coverage, but I entered my 40's last year and have been looking for a daily foundation for the last few years. I've been settling for either 1) cushion foundation with oil control primer, or 2) regular foundation with moisturizing primer...not super satisfied with either. I've also tried serum foundation and tinted moisturizers, but I had issues with coverage, longevity, finish... So when I received a sample of this, I thought, "Yawn, another serum foundation." BUT! I've been wearing it for a week now, and I love it as much as I loved the sample...it is super light, blends like a dream and sets quickly to a lovely satin finish, coverage builds smoothly to a fuller medium. The finish is blurring and gives a soft focus, airbrushed look - and lasts 8+ hrs on me. I use a flat top kabuki brush to buff on - a little goes a long way. I've been playing, and on my skin, it plays nicely with Hourglass' Mineral Primer. I do set lightly with a setting powder, I don't need to touch up for 4-5 hrs (just light blotting in t-zone with a tissue). I'm light-med (NC 20-25) Asian with neutral undertones - I tried Neutral 2 and Golden 2; both were pretty but going towards summer, Golden 2 is my current choice. Get a sample, you might love it too! « less

Sephora user
September 7, 2018

Feels Comfortable Looks Natural

COMFORT: Shiseido's Synchro Skin foundation is very lightweight, non-drying, and non-flaky. It does not have a strong scent. It feels like second skin even after 10 hours at the office and is one of the most comfortable foundations I've ever used.COVERAGE: Just as described, this provides buildable medium coverage. I like how fluid and sheer it is because I can wear just a little for errand days, where it evens my skin tone (without really covering too many blemishes) or keep layering for a more polished look (in which case some less visible blemishes will be covered without the need for concealer). It does a good job of covering pores without much product, but the best part is how natural and non-cakey it looks.COLOR: I bought this in Golden 3, which fit my medium-light Asian skin well because it seems a bit more golden than other brands' yellow toned shades. I think the online color swatches run on the dark side, so don't fret if you have fair skin. « less

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Just watched a video on this from Tati and this really worked for her. There’s something in the foundation that makes it so it doesn’t settle into any lines