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Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18

What it is: A foundation that cancels out the appearance of redness, blemishes, and visible pores without concealing the skin’s natural beauty. What it does: Sheer and Perfect’s oil-free foundation is formulated with three types of optical powder complex to conceal uneven coloration: green powder cancels out redness and blemishes blue powder cancels out dark spots and circles white powder cancels visible pores. The result is silky-smooth skin without shine or stickiness for long-lasting wear and all-day hydration. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates Research results: In a recent study: - 100% said it feels light and comfortable - 93% said finish looks more vibrant and fresh than bare skin - 95% said coverage is sheer but leaves skin beautiful - 87% said made uneven skin ton from acne scars, dullness, or dark circles less visible
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Questions & Answers for Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18

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What do the letters at the beginning of the shades stand for?
asked 11 months ago
Koofa
(East Coast Transplant)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
2 answers
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answer 1
I- Ivory, B-beige, O- ochre, which are skin undertones. Ivory is the most neutral one, beige has pink undertones, and O has yellow undertones
answered 11 months ago
annar
(NJ)
answer 2
The I stands for Ivory=neutral
The B stands for Beige=pink
The O stands for Ochre=yellow (though I find these run quite warm and more on the orange/yellow side; also a bit darker than the same numbers in the other two ranges).
answered 11 months ago
chrisst
(San Jose, CA)
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I am very sensitive to fragrances. Can you tell me about if this product has a perfume-type of smell? If so, I would need to return it.
asked 7 months ago
EmmieD1953
(Concord, NH)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
2 answers
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answer 1
I looked like crazy to find the answer to this before ordering, but couldn't. Yes, it does have a perfume-y fragrance -- more than I could tolerate. Shiseido (on the phone) told me it was just the "natural fragrance" of the ingredients, but if you're sensitive you will probably not like it. Too bad, it had great reviews otherwise.
answered 7 months ago
tashi09
(Hillsborough, NC)
answer 2
It has really light fragrance on it, smell like a cream. I have really sensitive skin too, but I am ok with this foundation.
answered 7 months ago
LumLum
(San Francisco, CA)
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What is the difference in the very light ivory and the ochre
asked 10 months ago
kack
(Raeford, NC)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
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answer 1
Ochre is more yellow-base (think of the NC shade range), while Ivory is more light-neutral, learning toward pink.
answered 9 months ago
TBear83
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
Ochre has a warm undertone and Ivory has a cool undertone.
answered 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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What is the lightest shade?
I wear porcelain or alabaster shade in a foundation. A good match for my skin color was Tarte facade but that foundation was discontinued. Which shade of this foundation would work for very pale skin with yellow undertone?
asked 11 months ago
jaz123
(new berlin, wi)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
1 answer
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answer 1
Probably O20 if you have yellow undertones
answered 11 months ago
annar
(NJ)
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Which shade?
I have very fair skin with cool yellow undertone. My skin doesn't tan in the sun, just burns. Which light shade would work for me?
asked 10 months ago
jaz123
(new berlin, wi)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
1 answer
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answer 1
If you are very fair with pink undertone, I'd recommend B00.
answered 9 months ago
TBear83
(San Diego, CA)
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Does is contain fragrance? And what are the sunscreen ingredients?
asked 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Hillsborough, NC)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
1 answer
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answer 1
It does contain fragrance as the third to last ingredient. It's fairly mild and not as overbearing as some, but it's there. The sunscreens are octinoxate 2.9% and titanium dioxide 5.2%
answered 9 months ago
tashi09
(Hillsborough, NC)
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color suggestion
I have light skin, not quite fair. Warm undertones. what would you recommend and if it doesn't work could i return to the store? thank you
asked 9 months ago
slovak
(Richmond, VA)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
1 answer
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answer 1
If you mean for the Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation I'd go with B20 Natural Light Beige. It's light without being too light, but still adds that hint of color those of us with medium-light skin tones have.
answered 8 months ago
cja82
(San Antonio, TX)
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which shade to order?
which shade is right for very pale skin? I'm porcelain with cool yellow undertone, My skin never tans, just gets red. What shade would you recommend?
asked 10 months ago
jaz123
(new berlin, wi)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
1 answer
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answer 1
For a fair warm skin tone we recommend trying O00 Very Light Ochre.
answered 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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What are the differences between the Shiseido foundations?
I have used Shiseido The Makeup Dual Balancing Foundation for several years, and it looks like Shiseido has renamed this or changed their lines. In the summer I use B40 and in the winter B20. What is the difference between Sheer and Perfect vs Shiseido's other liquid foundation options? thanks!
asked 10 months ago
MRJBinMA
(Boston, Ma)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
0 answers
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Color
I was color matched at I-40 for the perfect refining foundation - would I order I40 for this formula as well? As there is no store in the Boston area that carries this, is it returnable if color doesn't match?
asked 10 months ago
sas23
(Boston, MA)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
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