On Friday, I received an invite to attend Shu Uemura's Shu Fanatic, a privilege/reward system card where members receive invites to pre selling events, workshops and exclusive discounts. I didn't really plan on going as I was being a good girl (trying!), but the Shu boutique was within the vicinity where we had my Papa's birthday dinner so I remembered to drop by before heading home. There were quite a lot of people perusing the displays when I entered but I was greeted by my sweet MUA/SA Cindy right after she spotted me. After a short chitchat she went to get something and I was surprised to get a new Shu Fanatic Card to replace the old one and lots of freebies. Yay! I'm glad I went. :)
there are 3 cards which has corresponding levels: white (Php7,000 single receipt or Php10,000 accumulated purchases), red (Php10,000 single receipt) and black (Php15,000 single receipt)
product rewards & partner establishments:
Cindy gave me lots of cleansing oils and a 30ml. UV Under Base which I was excited about
this is how it looks like:
it's a lightweight mousse, this needs fast blending as it dries up quickly. It has SPF 17 PA++ which is nice, but to those who has allergic reactions to silicone, it has silica listed in its ingredients.
it makes the skin super smooth, glowy and bright (in a good way). It also evens out the skin tone and helps minimize the appearance of pores. It doesn't have shimmers (Shu Uemura also released a shimmery version but I believe it has been discontinued). This is the nicest gift with purchase I've ever received in my beauty blogger life. :)
now, onto the main purchase of the night, I must warn you, I really like this! Lemming prone zone! ^_~
The Nobara Cream Cover Stick in 754, a medium beige shade with a neutral under tone
ingredients: dimethicone, neopentyl glycol dicaprate, isotridecyl isononanoate, synthetic wax, ceresin, talc, diisostearyl malate, sorbitan sesquioleate, phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, alumina, aluminum hydroxide, tocopherol, canola oil, may also contain i 77891 / titanium dioxide, ci 77491, ci 77499, ci 77492 / iron oxides & mica
Omigosh. Perfect match!
✪ high coverage (concealer level)
✪ long wearing (even in humid conditions!)
✪ easy to blend with fingertips or as recommended, a foundation brush
✪ very creamy and soft to touch, it glides on like butter! (its like a foundation version of YSL's Rouge Volupte!)
✪ it feels very light on the face
✪ travel friendly packaging
✪ it did not break me out!
✪ available in 13 shades (supposedly)
✪ a little goes (or should i say, blends) a long way
✪ some ladies have difficulty getting their shade right
✪ here in Manila, only 6 shades are available (734, 754, 764, 964, 974, 554)
✪ price: Php1,900 (approx. $42 USD) for 11grams of product
It's always a challenge to find a perfect match foundation but once you get it, you will be rewarded with a flawless face, free from break outs if you're lucky. Now I understand what the bloggers/MUA's/celebrity raves are all about. I'm in love with this Nobara foundation reincarnation. Shu Uemura did it again, its another HG material for me!
Oh it's the last week of April! Have a great week ahead everyone! ^_^