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Powdery Foundation

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Description:

A lightweight powder compact foundation that can be applied wet or dry to provide a soft, velvety matte finish. Reduces shine with Oil-Absorbing Powder. Minimizes the visibility of pores and softens imperfections.
  • Contains Multi-Nutrient Factor, an advanced moisturizer.
  • Recommended for normal to oily skin types.
  • Case sold separately.

Color Variations

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Available in 10 shades.
I00
I00 - Very Light Ivory
I20
I20 - Natural Light Ivory
I40
I40 - Natural Fair Ivory
I60
I60 - Natural Deep Ivory
B20
B20 - Natural Light Beige
B40
B40 - Natural Fair Beige
B60
B60 - Natural Deep Beige
O20
O20 - Natural Light Ochre
O40
O40 - Natural Fair Ochre
O60
O60 - Natural Deep Ochre

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11g
$ 29.50
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Recommended Replenishment Cycle is 3 months.

Product Reviews

SUMMARY OF CUSTOMER RATINGS & REVIEWS

Powdery Foundation
 
4.8

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (30)
  • Easy to apply (29)
  • Blends well (27)
  • Lightweight (27)
  • Matte finish (24)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (3)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (21)
  • Mature skin (14)
  • Sensitive skin (14)
  • Normal skin (12)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (18), Budget shopper (7)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (19), Medium (10)

REVIEWS

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3.0

IT'S BACK????!!

By SanSid

from Los Angeles

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Noncomodegenic

Cons

  • Poor Coverage

Best Uses

  • Light To Medium Coverage

Comments about Powdery Foundation:

I Cant believe this powder is back!! I have worn this powder for many years before it was discontinued and it made my skin look airbrushed flawless. There was no layering required to achieve a flawless canvas. It would even cover my blemishes & flaws in a snap with one swipe of the sponge. I felt like a porcelain doll without the heavy makeup. When I was told it was back at the cosmetic counter, I bought it in a snap with a big excited smile on my face. And if I had a tail, my tail would be wagging. As soon as I got home I applied the powder....VERY DISAPPOINTED! Its not the same formula! It feels nice & light on the skin, but it doesn't give that same great wow factor coverage it use to give. No porcelain skin, not the same great coverage. Just average. Going back to my near great powder. That's why I CANT believe its back.

Dear Shiseido, please bring the old formula back! and I will love you forever.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Powdery Foundation Ever

By kimmi doll

from Fort Ogle Thorpe, Georgia

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Full Coverage

    Comments about Powdery Foundation:

    I am 46 and use this powder over my liquid foundation because it gives such a fabulous finish, it can also be worn alone. Though this is a full-coverage-powdery-formula it does not cake, streak or change colors like other brands I have tried! I highly recommend this product to all ages! Thank you, Shiseido for bringing this back! ;-)

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    You've tried the rest now try the best!

    By Mitzi

    from Houston, Texas

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Looks natural
    • Matte Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Mature Skin
      • Never Causes Irritation
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Powdery Foundation:

      I have used Shiseido products several years and over the years I have not found another product equal to the quality of Shiseido and recommend the Shiseido brand. It truly is a superior makeup. The color blends so well with my skin tone, in fact it is difficult to see I am using a foundation. I also chose Shiseido because I have sensitive skin and this is the perfect product for this problem.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Don't ever go away!

      By Debbie

      from Illinois

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish
      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Powdery Foundation:

        I've used this product daily for over 15 years and got really worried when I could no longer find it at better department store makeup counters, where I've always purchased it. I'd be sooooo upset if I could no longer get this product!!
        I started buying up as much as I could online after that, and usually always keep at least 2 or 3 extra refills in my "stash."
        I was recently visiting my parents and my 78-year-old mother saw me putting my makeup on and wanted to try it. She was hooked from the start and I ended up giving a brand new refill in case to her. She's since told me several times just how much she now loves it.
        Great, great product!!!!!
        I've tried other foundations. Many other in fact, and there's no other product I like better.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Powdery Foundation

        By cmd

        from New Canaan, Ct

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Matte Finish
        • Very good coverage

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Powdery Foundation:

          The product is great for the price point.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          The BEST powdery foundation everrrr!!

          By haydz65

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Matte Finish
          • Noncomodegenic

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Powdery Foundation:

              I've tried so many different kinds of brand-name powdery foundations but time and time again I've come to realize that Shiseido's powdery foundation is simply thee BEST. I'm so happy that Shiseido brought it back. --I was so upset when I heard they discontinued it a few years ago. I hope it stays for good because I have no intentions of trying any other foundation powder. I'm completely satisfied and content with this product. I receive so many wonderful comments about my skin whenever I use this powder. Thank you, Shiseido!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS BACK!

              By Rachel

              from Rhode Island

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Matte Finish
              • Noncomodegenic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Full Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Powdery Foundation:

                I was devastated when I learned this was being discontinued and bought as much as I could find. I have about 4 backups at this point. I was thrilled to see that it is back!!!!

                Although it is great on its own, I use original Bare Minerals foundation (because nothing covers like it) and use Powdery Foundation over it (because I don't like the finish of Bare Minerals). My skin is perfect. I cannot imagine ever being without this - it is my holy grail beauty product!

                Thank you so much Shiseido for bringing this back - please never do that again!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Thank you, Shiseido, for bringing back..

                By Justarry

                from Los Angeles, CA

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Matte Finish
                • Natural looking
                • Noncomodegenic
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                  • Normal Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Powdery Foundation:

                  I got dizzy and settled for whatever i found anywhere when this product was discontinued. I signed in here specifically to thank shiseido for bringing this product back.

                  This is the only foundation OR powder I use on a daily basis. I don't need or want anything else.

                  I have used this for 15 + years and don't write reviews. However, I had to find a way to say thank you. When i received the notice in the mail that this was coming back, I felt they knew I was searching for it and they personally mailed me to let me know. This is not just about a beauty product. When it was discontinued, I felt sick because I knew I would break out again and my face would melt from any other foundation I used. This one goes right into your skin and does not budge or smudge throughout the day. I have used evereything while it was gone, from Bobbi brown to laura mercier to Dior Forever (they were a runner -up, but they also changed their foundation--shame on them) to other shiseido products (which i do not like by the way and would never buy), NONE of which satisfied even the basic requirements of a foundation. I use this product dry.

                  This one makes me look like I am not wearing a lot of makeup, but still changes all the flaws in my face completely and covers everything, and in the end, yes, my family and I know I am definitely wearing a lot of make-up, because they have seen me without make-up, but others don't know I am wearing foundation. It lasts for a day and a half if I don't touch it. I use it for party occasions AND for staying home to get rid of my redness and blotchiness. I just use very little if I am at home and a little more when I go out. It is quick to put on and blends with my skin so that it looks like skin. Friends ask me all the time whether I am wearing makeup and tell me i have great skin, when in fact I don 't have good skin. I have red, blotchy skin and it is sensitive.
                  There is nothing negative about the product itself. The only thing is about the amount of product contained in a refill--that is my only complaint. I feel like the new batches are drying out more quickly and leave bubbles in the foundation itself, even though I don't wet it (you could if you want, though). Then, I have to scoop it out of the round container and use it from a square tin so that I have more room when I am placing it on the sponge.This is more of a presentation complaint than the foundation itself.

                  This is the best make-up product in the world and I felt my face could not breathe when this product was discontinued. Please do not ever discontinue this product again! All the people I know who use this say it is not as if we would go and buy other products from shiseido just because this one is take off the market. We wouldn't. Other products are too expensive and leave a ghostly powdery presence that rubs everywhere on your skin. This one goes INTO your skin without enlarging your pores, without being creamy, too powdery, or too light. It gives very good coverage and does not budge. I even went swimming with it on and it still looks natural when I come out of the water.
                  Please PLease Please do not discontinue this again, and I will be a loyal customer for the rest of my "face" life !!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great! especially for sensitive skin.

                  By Josie

                  from Grand Ridge, Florida

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Non irritating

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Light To Medium Coverage
                    • Mature Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Powdery Foundation:

                    This is a great foundation and I would recopmmend it to all my asian girl friends!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Replace for wet/dry COMPACT FOUNDATION?

                    By Gisela

                    from Orlando, FL

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Stay On
                      • Poor Coverage

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Powdery Foundation:

                        I used the wet/dry compact foundation for at least 8 years, was the best product I had ever tried and worked so well on my skin, and it was discontinued!!!
                        This powdery foundation does not have the same coverage, and I have tried (and have spent a fortune!) trying to find a replacement with the others foundations from Shiseido, and I have not found anything close to the Compact Foundation! This powdery can be used wet as well, like I used to use the previous one, but the results are far from the perfection I used to achieve. The strange thing is that I found out online they still sell it in Australia, and of course they would not deliver to the US!
                        Does anybody had the same experience? Can anybody recommend a product that has worked the same as the wet/dry compact foundation they discontinue?

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium

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