Shiseido Synchro Glow Foundation is another new launch that’s pretty spectacular. Like By Terry, Shiseido seems bullet proof when it comes to popularity – I very rarely ever hear a single complaint about it. Maybe because it’s priced so high that purchases are more considered; there is certainly a huge consumer loyalty aspect to the range. This is described as a ‘luminizing’ fluid foundation and I think is good value at £34 – I was surprised not to see it at £50+.  My absolute preference for older skin is foundations with fluidity that fit your skin well and move naturally with expressions. Dryer foundations can seep into creases and also just feel too powdery for comfort. This one, in terms of comfort is ridiculously lovely – I can barely feel it on my skin. In terms of look, it certainly catches the light so it’s a yes on radiance that looks natural (no unicorns on this!). Plus, it doesn’t rely on glitter – imagine a radiance primer built into a foundation and you’re about there.

Shiseido Synchro Glow Foundation

I’ve put a dab of shade Neutral on my arm for you to see – it’s slightly light for my tone and doesn’t really give the full impact. It’s a buildable cover so looks very natural, like a bb tint to start with, but another layer gives a more ‘finished’ look. You need to shake before use – don’t forget. As you’d imagine, there are plenty of skin care ingredients incorporated, such as Argan Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil and Yuzu Seed Extract. It launches on on 30th March for £34.

Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother

So, this little fellow! A very tiny 20ml of blur liquid. I’m not much of a fan of blurs to be honest, particularly on older skin. It has a habit while you’re not looking of bunching in your pores and it’s only when you look in the magnifying mirror of doom that you know it’s happened. This product did an excellent job of mimizing pores, but whatever you do, don’t rub – just pat or tap. If you rub, it turns into a gluey kind of thing when it combines with foundation that’s just not pretty. Of it’s type, it’s definitely at the top, but I still needed to try it three times to get it perfect. It’s £20 launching on March 2nd, also at Escentual.

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