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Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 16

What it is:A semi-matte, medium-coverage liquid foundation.What it does:This foundation blends seamlessly to instantly erase conspicuous pores, acne scars, and skin roughness for even, long-lasting coverage. It minimizes shine while optimizing the moisture balance of the skin, offering a refined finish for 15 hours.What else you need to know:This foundation is formulated with Micro-Smoothing Complex, a Shiseido-exclusive ingredient that protects against the enzyme that causes skin roughness.Size: 1 oz
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Questions & Answers for Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 16

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I wear an I20 in other Shiseido foundations. Are the colors in this product consistent with the others in the line?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
on Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 16
4 answers
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answer 1
This foundation runs darker than than other foundations in the line. If you wear the lightest shade in other Shisheido foundations, this will be too dark.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
sundancr
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 2
No, I'd recommend getting stripe tested for every Shiseido foundation because the tones do vary.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
elle612
(Lorin)
answer 3
Yes
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
makeupresearch6
(Washington, DC)
answer 4
Unfortunately, the color range is different because the formulation in Shiseido foundations have changed. Since this is the newest foundation released, I recommend you get re-matched. I was a I20 in the other foundations, but with "Perfect Refining," I am a I00. Double check to be on the safe side!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
krissy00417
(Houston, TX)
Question
how do you know whats your perfect shade since you can't go in store and try shades out?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
brittgi
(Ofallon,IL)
on Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 16
4 answers
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answer 1
I suggest going to a department store such as Nordstrom of Macy's because they usually have shiseido stands inside where a shiseido expert can help you out. Thats what i did and i got the perfect match
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
flowermermaid
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
If you know what color you use in MAC foundations, you can use the Foundation Matrix on Temptalia's website to see what color you'd most likely use in Shiseido. It's pretty accurate since she let her readers comprise the matrix essentially based on what they use.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
aerisley
(New York)
answer 3
You could also try getting matched at a Shiseido counter if you have a Macy's or other department stores if you don't have a Sephora nearby. You don't have to purchase anything to just get matched, and then you can order off Sephora later if you like the match/formulation.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
shellyn
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
We invite you to call us at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) for a color consultation by phone with one of our Beauty Advisors. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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i'm fair but how can i tell which of the shiseido makeup perfect refining foundations i should select?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
zaby250
(new york)
on Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 16
3 answers
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answer 1
It depends what your undertone is; you can be fair with cool undertones or fair with warm undertones.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
krissy00417
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
It depends on your skin undertones. I'm very fair with neutral/beige undertones so the B00 was a good match for me. And the I00 was way too yellow.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
emma16
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
We invite you to call us at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) for a color consultation by phone with one of our Beauty Advisors. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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What is ochre?
I was just wondering what undertones Ochre would be good for. I heard the Ivory shades were for yellow undertones, but are the Ochre shades for yellow undertones as well? Thanks.
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
djimenez87
(Redlands, CA)
on Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 16
3 answers
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answer 1
O is for yellow-toned skin. I is neutral.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
sundancr
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 2
Ivory is warm and cool combo. Ochre is warm undertones. Beige is cool undertones.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
elle612
(Lorin)
answer 3
Ivory would be for pink unertones, I think. The ochre is for yellow.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
aprilmae76
(northeast, NC)
Question
is this photo friendly?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Greenville, DE)
on Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 16
2 answers
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answer 1
I've never had a problem with having a white cast on pictures. Make sure you are color match is exact. I know this has SPF, but for me, I really only need a tiny amount. Maybe that makes a difference. Just make sure you blend it down towards your neck as well. That should help. =)
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
cmarielg
(Indiana)
answer 2
yes it is photo friendly. I took a couple pictures with my friends while wearing this foundation recently and it looks so natural on. your're going to love it !
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
flowermermaid
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
I've been using Cle de peau in B 20, which is part of the shiseido line, i want to switch to shiesdo's perfect refining foundation, does anyone
know the equivalent color? Thanks
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
smellon
on Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 16
2 answers
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answer 1
As a former Shiseido employee, I can tell you that you have to get stripe tested for the Shiseido foundation. Don't just buy the B20. Even within the Shiseido line exclusively, all foundations are not the same even if it's the same color.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
elle612
(Lorin)
answer 2
We invite you to call us at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) & select option 2 to speak with one of our Beauty Advisors who can help you with a color consultation based on your undertones and complexion. We want to make sure you get matched with the best shade. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Need help finding a shade.
Hello, is this makeup good for mature skin? Also, do you have samples to try to ensure the correct tint?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
lesiagibson
(Elkins, WV)
on Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 16
1 answer
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answer 1
I'm 51, and have tried a lot of different foundations (just because I like to experiment with other brands)...I really like this one for my skin...it minimizes pores, and looks great.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
kathnsteve
(Barberton, OH)
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How to choose a shade of foundation with undertone options?
I didn't see a description of their undertone selection for shiseido refining foundation. From experience ivory would typically have a pink undertone and beige of course yellow. After reading the reviews some have said the beige has the pink undertones....can someone explain what shiseido says the undertones should be? I need the lightest shade possible.
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Washington D.C.)
on Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 16
1 answer
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answer 1
If you have yellow undertones like I do, I would go for any shade with "Ochre" in it. O20 Natural Light Ochre is a really good match for me but I would like to try it the lighter shade, O00 to see if it's a better match after it oxidizes
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Oreoz
(San Diego, CA)
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Is this foundation heavily scented?
asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
skai01
(CaLi)
on Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 16
1 answer
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answer 1
Hi skai01! No, this foundation does not have a strong fragrance to it.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
kevinbt
Question
comparison to Makeup forever HD
I wear the makeup forever Hd and after a year of using it I want to find something else. I have no real issues with the hd but I just want a change. Does this cover as well as makeup forever hd? I have a lot of pores and acne scars and makeup forever covers really really well. I use the shade 118.
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
bibi01
(auburn hills, MI)
on Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 16
0 answers
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