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Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation by Shiseido

Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation




Key Benefits:

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


Magnesium stearate, PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-2, Iron Oxides, Amodimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Isododecane, PCA Dimethicone, Thymus serpyllum, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Aluminum hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-51, Chlorphenesin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Zinc Myristate, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Hydrogenated polyisobutene, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Boron nitride, Nylon-12, Nacre Powder, Silica, Lithium magnesium sodium silicate, Zinc Oxide, BHT, Talc, Tocopherol, Dimethicone, Mica, Water, Diphenyl dimethicone/vinyl diphenyl dimethicone/silsesquioxane crosspolymer, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Stearic Acid, Trimethylsiloxysilylcarbamoyl Pullulan, Stearoxymethicone/dimethicone copolymer

Ratings & Reviews

4.487% of 787reviewers recommend this product

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April 16, 2020

I have fallen in love with the Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation (in color "Opal" #130). I rarely wear make-up anymore because my skin can be so sensitive, prone to breakouts and clogged pores. I have always trusted another brand for my powder foundation, a mineral brand, but Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation is my new go-to foundation. The product I used before kept causing blemishes after having my son so I'd given up on makeup altogether, it also seemed to magnify pores. Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation hasn't caused me any facial breakouts. It causes my pores to appear smaller (or non-existent) and my facial tone to appear more uniform. I love that it is a compact, so powder isn't flying at me everytime I open the container and it is easy to travel with. I could actually use the little sponge it came with, but I prefer a foundation brush and to save the sponge for touch-ups. Convenient packaging. It is a powder formula that melts like butter onto skin. Great on it's own if you have oily skin, better over a primer or hydrator for dryer skin. I used it to hide some red imperfections on my hand (just to test the coverage since my face doesn't really have any blemishes currently), and it's actually stayed in place all day (after moisturizing). It has light yet buildable coverage. Great for anyone with sensitive skin, oily skin, acne prone skin, or just looking for a refreshed, natural look. This is a holy grail formula! Less

Sephora user
May 24, 2020

That Gym Glow

How great is this powder you ask? Amazing! Check this out. I saw my friend briefly while social distancing after not seeing him for a few weeks... first thing he said was “you look great! Have you been working out? You look so good.” Why is this weird you say? Bec my friend is a dude, the typical dude that never complements a girl because he notices absolutely nothing. This make up is magical because it got his attention! I’m an essential worker and get to work by 7 AM so I put my makeup on at 6 AM. I met up with my friend at 1 PM. I looked in the mirror when he told me that and I noticed my skin had such a healthy glow. It’s that glow you get after going to the gym where you a skin looks clear but you can see through that translucent skin and catch a glimpse of your freckles and rosy cheeks. After 7 hours of wearing that makeup on a hot day with my mask on, my skin and makeup looked great. Why is this so strange? Because I am super oily and any makeup I wear melts off me onto anyone I hug or anything I’m wearing. Not only was my mask clean, but my pores were practically gone. It was like wearing a real life filter. Next day I paid more attention when applying my makeup and I saw the difference right away. It’s translucent enough to let your freckles show but covers well enough to hide those pores on your nose. I only did one swipe but at night when I was playing with the powder I experimented and it layers perfectly! I haven’t tried wetting it but I’m sure it’ll be great.If you have oily skin, I highly recommend. I used to be a loyal It Cosmetics girl but I’ve always loved Shiseido skincare and let me tell you... This Shiseido powder is my new forever powder... my new other skin. It’s pricey but worth the price. A little goes a long way. If you have large pores, TRY this!!! Less

Sephora user
March 27, 2020

Not my favorite

I’m honestly not a huge fan of this product. I’ve tried different powder foundations, and even though they’re not my favorite, I’ve tried some pretty good ones.I have rosacea, an oily t-zone, and dry cheeks. I tend to go for a medium coverage foundation that’s more matte than anything.This foundation cling to dry patches that I didn’t know I had and it didn’t really do anything for my face. I also got sent the wrong shade so that plays a factor in it as well.I haven’t tried it as a setting powder for my face, but maybe if I get more tan, it could work. 

Sephora user
March 29, 2020

Ideal Blending Foundation Powder Combo Skin

Shiseido's Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation seems to work well with my sensitive skin with zero negative reactions. The coverage is sheer to medium and can be buildable. The packaging is sleek and professional as a thin black compact with red accents.This foundation has ActiveForce Technology which is supposed to prevent the foundation from being affected by sweat, oil, and normal facial movements that can crease normal foundation. It includes wild thyme extract which provides antioxidant properties, and the Responsive Sensory Technology allows the foundation to blend and adapt to your skin type, tone, and texture to provide a more flawless finish.I received the shade 220 Linen which is supposed to be the balanced tone for light skin. My usual foundation shade is light to light-to-medium. This shade blends well with my natural skin tone and provides a natural illumination and finish.After experimenting with the different methods of application, I've found that I prefer using the white side of the sponge to apply the foundation powder on dry. The outcome is a matte finish with minimal flakiness and caking. This is after cleansing my face and applying a facial moisturizer to hydrate out those dry spots on my face. I've found that I didn't even need to apply a primer beforehand! The black side of the sponge is used to apply the foundation on wet/damp. I felt that this method of application was only okay because that it didn't seem to have as smooth a finish as applying it on dry. Just the sponge they provide for you is effective for application and I didn't need my own brush.Overall, I found that this foundation to be high quality. The foundation was still holding at around 7-8 hours and I didn't have any issues with smudging or shine. I also didn't have dehydrated spots of skin that'd occur with foundations I've used in the past. I highly recommend this product to those with sensitive combination skin who desire a quick application. Less user
February 5, 2020

This is a powder foundation with a really fine texture. I would say it does give a nice medium coverage as what it claims. The finish is soft and matte. There arent directions on the package, but you can also use it wet as I found out when I read its online description. I applied dry and wet, and I did not care for the performance when applying it wet. It was splotchy. However, I really liked the performance when applied dry. It comes with an applicator, but I prefer using a medium size powder brush. It buffed on and blended easily. My skin looked smooth and matte. As with any powder or liquid foundation, I did apply a primer underneath. It gave a nice, even, matte coverage. Its very natural looking which I love. I hate the heavy, mask-like look that most liquid foundations give me. I have good skin with no blemishes, so I cannot speak for its performance in covering up blemished skin. I think it probably would not give as much coverage as someone with heavily blemished skin might desire. It evened out my skin tone and covered my redness without being heavy and looked very natural. It stayed even and freshly applied looking all day long with use of a setting spray which I always use. I have used other foundations with the same setting spray, and they do start to get splotchy and worn looking, but this product did not. I received this in January so I cant speak for how it will last all day in the summer when it gets extremely humid. The one thing that could be improved would be the addition of SPF. Overall, its now one of my go to powder foundations. Its quick and easy to apply and looks great all day long. I would repurchase. Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation 350 Less