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Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation by Shiseido
Shiseido

Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation

$43 + SHIPPING
4.5(1123)
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Key Benefits:

  • Doesn't Oxidize
  • Pore Minimizing
  • Not Creasing
  • Buildable
  • Lightweight
  • Longlasting
  • Blends Well
  • Hydrating
  • Smooth
  • Brightening

Ingredients

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Polyquaternium-51, Silica, SD Alcohol 40B, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-2, Magnesium Myristate, Thymus Serpillum Extract, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hypericum Erectum Extract, Dimethicone, Mica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Diisostearyl malate, Glycerin, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glyceryl diisostearate, Aluminum distearate, Iron Oxides, Fragrance, Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, Aluminum hydroxide, Trifluoropropyldimethyl/trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, BHT, Talc, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide, Water, Diphenyl dimethicone/vinyl diphenyl dimethicone/silsesquioxane crosspolymer, Alumina, Dipropylene glycol, Nylon-12, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-51, Silica, SD Alcohol 40B, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Polysilicone-2, Magnesium Myristate, Thymus Serpillum Extract, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hypericum Erectum Extract, Dimethicone, Mica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Diisostearyl malate, Glycerin, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glyceryl diisostearate, Aluminum distearate, Iron Oxides, Fragrance, Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, Aluminum hydroxide, Trifluoropropyldimethyl/trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, BHT, Talc, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide, Water, Diphenyl dimethicone/vinyl diphenyl dimethicone/silsesquioxane crosspolymer, Alumina, Dipropylene glycol, Nylon-12, Butylene Glycol

Ratings & Reviews

4.587% of 1123reviewers recommend this product

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Shiseido user
February 6, 2016

Best of the new serum foundations

I have been anticipating the launch of this foundation for a few months. I have been trying to get into the new serum foundation craze, but I haven't found one that made my skin look beautiful. I am in my mid-30s with normal/dry skin and a user of Retin-A (meaning I have flaky skin). So far, many of the light-textured serum foundations just highlight fine lines and flakes on my skin, aging me more than I would like. My usual favorite foundations tend to be more luminous (think Armani's Luminous Silk, Too Faced Born This Way, Sulwhasoo cushion foundation), but many of them don't have the lasting power to make it through my 12 hour work days. I have done well with Shiseido's foundations, so I was hoping their rendition of the serum foundations would be fabulous, and this foundation is everything I expected and more! The coverage is medium to full, yet the texture is super lightweight. It blends onto skin so easily, you can't really mess up the application, and I usually have issues putting on foundation onto my flaky skin. It doesn't pull up my dry flakes as I rub brushes over it, and I usually have to stipple foundation on gently in order to avoid that. Then, there's the longevity: it lasts ALL day, and I work in healthcare while wearing face masks and loupe eyeglasses all day. There are no/minimal nosepad marks at the end of my long day and my foundation coverage is the same after 12 hours. My skin isn't too oily, but usually there is a little shine by the end of my long day, not with this foundation! The skin doesn't looked parched OR oily at the end of the day. No transferring onto my face masks either! The finish is a soft-matte/velvet finish that stays the same despite trying different types of sunscreens underneath. I highly recommend above all other serum foundations, and I am a foundation JUNKIE! FYI: I wear this in neutral 2. I am about mac Nc/nw 15 and match well with Cle de peau foundations in B10, shiseido foundations in B10 or B00 « less

Macy's user
April 19, 2016

Does not work for me

I have medium skin tone, ordered Neutral 3, overall a decent match but a little light IMO. The foundation is very watery, you can easily leave streaks on your skin if not careful.Pros:Decent job of not settling into poresHides redness is you have ruddy skinProtects skin from sun and sunburn wellCons: highlights wrinkleslooks flaky and dry and oily and shiny at the same timeLooks good for only about 3 hours, then need touch upsI will not buy this again. Very fussy makeup. I put one of Shiseido's serums on my face with a very light gel moisturizer and I looked completely waxy and greasy after 6 hours.I would recommend this foundation to someone with normal, very smooth skin, under 40 yrs old, with few wrinkles and OK for someone with redness issues. 

Sephora user
June 5, 2016

It's like having the old MUFE HD, but better!

I used MUFE's HD foundation for years! I didn't realize when I ordered a new bottle that the formula had been changed. It's still a good product, but wasn't giving me nearly the same amount of coverage as the old one had. I didn't know what to do! I bought 5 different top brand foundations after reading countless reviews on here and several articles! I saw people raving about this new foundation, so it was one of the ones I got. I fell in love! But, I waited for over 3 months before writing this review to make sure it was a lasting love! I'm currently on medication that is extremely drying to my skin, but I still had a little oil on my nose. I was having a hard time finding something that didn't show up the flakiness and oil! Then I tried this one! The first application had me sold! I didn't need the 5+ pumps from other brands to create a good coverage that looked natural! I'm actually impressed that it does blend with your actual skin tone as well! Now, on days when the winter air made my skin even more dry and nothing on earth would have covered that up, I found a small drop of my favorite facial oil made it perfectly smooth and it was still providing a flawlessly natural finish. For those who have said it was too matte, or perhaps showed dry patches... I beg you to try it again with a small drop of facial oil! You'll be in love too! It lasts all day without using a setting powder - for now I know that may be due to the medication drying my skin. But, I also had no problem with transfer...it didn't rub onto my husband's shirts when I hugged him! At 41, I actually don't have many wrinkles, but my laugh lines will show up a bit when I smile in picture. I must thank my mom for the lack of many fine lines and wrinkles though - she had me using an entire skin care regime at 13! An oil-control lotion rather than a moisturizer for my teen years, but it all taught me that taking care of your skin is very important! Oh, if we'd only known back in the 80's to use sunscreen...then I wouldn't be dealing with the small sunspots that have come up! However, this foundation has great coverage AND doesn't settle into any fine lines. I can't wear a primer that "instantly smoothes lines", as I break out with certain silicones. So, seeing this as something that didn't depend on a primer to keep it from showcasing any lines, HUGE PLUS!!! I can't believe that I'm saying this, but Shiseido, you may have outdone MUFE's original HD formula!! Looks great in photos, even with flash photography, but looks natural while covering all the flaws!!! I would HIGHLY recommend trying this out. You might be surprised and find you like it better than your "old faithful"!! « less

Sephora user
March 25, 2017

Best Foundation Yet

I have extremely oily skin, like bad, I also have acne prone skin and intense scarring due to bad acne from high school. Finding the perfect foundation for my skin has been a very long, expensive, and exhausting experience but I think I may have found "the one". I wasn't planning on trying this but the sales lady did not give me an option. She said this would be great for my acne and pulled me into the seat to try it on my face. I'm so glad she did. This is medium to full coverage and does not completely hide my acne and scars but I do not care. I will take a smooth, dry, natural, flawless finish than complete full coverage. It is a water based formula, not oil based, and the difference really shows! Normally foundations last two hours tops on my face, this one lasts over NINE hours!!!!!!! I live in Hawaii so it's always hot and I can walk around downtown for hours and it does not budge!! Every other foundation would melt off my face and get streaky, oxidize, seep into my scars, or separate on my face but this one does none of those things!!!! It consistently stays fresh on my face like I just put it on and my oily face does not get shiney or oily while wearing it. When I wipe my face with a napkin, barely any foundation comes off on the napkin whereas other foundations would turn the whole napkin orange and greasy. The sales lady was right, it is great for acne!!! Like I said, it is water based, so it really lets the skin breathe! Now it doesn't clear up acne but it doesn't cause acne either. Other foundations I've used, after I'd take it off two hours of wearing it, I'd ALWAYS have new breakouts or it would turn my small pimples into big, gross, red pimples. This foundation does not do that. It Does not cause new breakouts and it keeps my small pimples small. This is the BEST foundation I've used in my entire make up life(12 years)!!!!! If you have skin like mine, I highly recommend you give it a try!!! « less

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

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