Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation
Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation

I’ve been excited to see this for quite some time now; it isn’t quite as I expected though.

Lightbulb, as the name implies, is supposed to be the ultimate glow-maker foundation, but, although it is a beautiful texture and consistency, the one thing I found it lacked is glow! It’s excellent coverage – especially when applied with the accompanying sponge but I found with fingertip application it has a tendency to settle where you least want it to.

Shu Sponge

It applied far better with the sponge than the fingertips, and I think the premise is is that it is supposed to let your natural glow come through, which obviously is lost with high coverage. So it could be that I’m not having a glowy day! On the skin it feels divine.. moisturising almost, and it definitely evens out tone – I swear my pores look far less obvious. However, don’t expect exactly a ‘lightbulb’ effect – it does not look like someone turned your lights on!

I think this will launch in the UK in September; there are 14 shades and it will cost £39.



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