This is the newest addition to Shu Uemura’s famously good UV Under Base range. I don’t have a massive amount of info about this, but I have actually tried it and it surpassed my expectations. I do know it contains Gluconic Acid Zinc and Salicylic Acid Salt to aid exfoliation for smooth skin, while controlling sebum, to help achieve an optical pore-less effect.
As you can see it gives good foam! Shu Uemura Underbases are hugely popular, this much I know, but up until now, I’ve always been a bit meh about them.. couldn’t quite get the excitement. As a primer, and with SPF35, it’s SO lightweight and yet, somehow does seem to diminish the look of pores. It just gives your skin a slightly smoother and more refined look. But it comes into its own when you add a foundation or BB (or even a CC!) over the top because that’s when the perfecting becomes obvious. Without radically changing anything, it just gives your skin a ‘me-but-better’ look – smoother somehow.
I’ll definitely use it again – every day probably!
You can find it in Harrods next week for £29 or on-line – it’s not an exclusive so you may be able to track it down elsewhere as well. It comes in two shades; pink and beige.
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Great post always looking for something to help me open pores I will be googling this xx
Is that Pink or Beige in your swatches?
It’s beige x
Excitement, prob not best used too often for my dry skin, but amazing to have the option – want!
This actually sounds awesome i really want to try this ive heard a lot about these primers
Looks good!! Awesome swatch!
Is this more an oilier skin primer or can any skin type use it? The ingredients you mention sound a bit drying.
I would say that it’s more for oilier skin.. or indeed summer skin when your pores are reacting to the heat. xx
Bored shop assistant at Shu Uemura Covent Garden told me “it’ll be out in the summer, sometime” today, ahem. Off to Harrods, then!