December 8, 2011

Shu Uemura UV Under Base Mousse

limited edition Mika Ninagawa packaging

Not sure which Shu Uemura product you should try first? One of the makeup products you've got to try is the UV Under Base Mousse. It's so unique because it comes in mousse form and is the most lightweight primer and sun protection I've tried. The formula is more on the watery side which makes it easy for your skin to absorb.

Right after application, there's a bit of a white cast but after a minute or two, it blended with my skin's color. I don't think it'll have that same effect on everyone and given there isn't a lot of choices (just beige and pink), I suggest testing this out first.

As much as I love makeup, it just gets too tedious especially if all I have to do is go to the supermarket or run some other kind of errand. On those days, I just put on sunscreen. Now, when it comes to sun protection, I don't like products that are thick, sticky and have a strong sunscreen smell (you know what I'm talking about). This is the main reason I love this product - its so light and feels like nothing. I highly recommend this for those who don't like wearing makeup all that often.

When it comes to this product's performance as a primer, it's not fantastic but it's not a complete failure either. It's just okay. Sure, it does keep my makeup on longer but I have tried other products that work a lot better than this.

Overall, I still think this is a good product to have. I do use it on a daily basis since I always look for a lightweight base and I can wear it with without makeup since it provides sheer coverage and makes my skin glow. I need to make myself clear - this is not a foundation. If you want more coverage, Shu Uemura does carry a foundation in mousse form.

On another note - I absolutely love the sponge of Shu Uemura (pictured above). It's feels more solid than the regular wedge sponge. It doesn't "drink up" as much product which means that most of it actually gets on your face. There's also something about how firm it feels that makes makeup application so much better. Must get more of those - last time I checked it was out of stock.


  1. I keep hearing about this. And it looks so cute to use! Hahaha.


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