Shu Uemura is one of those brands which can sometimes be a little hard to come across, but their products really make the hunt worthwhile.
For years I have been addicted to their eyelashes (post to come), but their makeup is also super! With the company’s Japanese heritage, you are usually able to find products which are a little different from their beauty-counter competitors. Case in point, this under base which is one of four colours, all of which target specific complaints. Mine is pink purple, which brightens your skin, as well as providing SPF 30. Shake up the can and squirt the mousse out, and you will see a dusky purple foam – fun? yes, and also a little intimidating. When I applied the foam it blended easily, melting into my skin easily and smelling pleasantly of baby powder. Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend leaving the house after this stage, my face looked like I had been a little over-generous with sunscreen – there was a definite purple/pink hue which I worried would leave me looking a bit off. I shouldn’t have worried though – applying my sheerest foundation took away the weird colour, and I was left looking healthy and glory. The mousse filled every pore, and my skin was soft to the touch – awesome! Not only this, but I had applied pre-workout and even after an intense gym-sesh my face looked pretty much the way it had pre-workout.
I also have to mention the insanely adorable bottle this comes in – a limited edition collab between the brand and Japanese artist OB. The artist has doodled her slightly eerie work over the oils and Rouge Unlimited also, and I just adore the look of it!
The UV Under Base is priced at £29.00