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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 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 2 years ago
jaz123
(new berlin, wi)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
2 answers
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answer 1
You should match either "I20" or "O20."
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
TBear83
(Hudson, NH)
answer 2
Probably O20 if you have yellow undertones
answered 2 years ago
annar
(NJ)
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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 1 year, 11 months ago
MRJBinMA
(Boston, Ma)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
2 answers
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answer 1
Sheer & Perfect has a watery texture, and provides sheer to medium finish. It's also more suitable for oily skin.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
TBear83
(Hudson, NH)
answer 2
This liquid foundation provides a sheer to medium coverage and is designed for clients who are concerned with redness/blemishes. The consistency is lighter than that of the dual balancing foundation.
answered 1 year ago
kevinbt
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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 1 year, 11 months ago
jaz123
(new berlin, wi)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
2 answers
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answer 1
"I20" (Ivory 20)
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
TBear83
(Hudson, NH)
answer 2
For a fair warm skin tone we recommend trying O00 Very Light Ochre.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, 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 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 8 months ago
LumLum
(San Francisco, CA)
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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 1 year, 11 months ago
sas23
(Boston, MA)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, the shades are universal across the Shiseido brand, Sephora does accept returns for products made online (it is the same company, after all).
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
TBear83
(Hudson, NH)
answer 2
Yes! The Shiseido foundation colors go across the board. If you are that shade in one foundation, you should be that shade in every foundation. :)
answered 1 year ago
kevinbt
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Compared to Perfect Refining Foundation?
I know Sheer and Perfect is a new SHISEIDO product. But what is the difference between Sheer and Perfect and Perfect Refining Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15? Does one work better than another for specific skin types? Do they have different coverage?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
seraphou
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
2 answers
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answer 1
Sheer & Perfect is better for oily skin, while Perfect Refining is better for dry skin.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
TBear83
(Hudson, NH)
answer 2
The coverage is about the same, but this foundation is specifically formulated for clients with redness. That being said, any skin type can use this foundation. :)
answered 1 year ago
kevinbt
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What do the letters at the beginning of the shades stand for?
asked 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
chrisst
(San Jose, CA)
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What is the difference in the very light ivory and the ochre
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
kack
(Raeford, NC)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
2 answers
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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 1 year, 10 months ago
TBear83
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
Ochre has a warm undertone and Ivory has a cool undertone.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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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 1 year, 10 months ago
slovak
(Richmond, VA)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
2 answers
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answer 1
"O20" and yes, you can return it.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
TBear83
(Hudson, NH)
answer 2
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 1 year, 9 months ago
cja82
(San Antonio, TX)
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Color selection/fair irish cool skin
Which light shades are for cool skin tones/I have fair/light irish cool skin with
pink undertones?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
nancyconmy
(Wilmington,Vt)
on Sheer and Perfect Foundation SPF 18
1 answer
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answer 1
"B" shades would match you, since the "B" stands for Beige. In your case, I'd say "B10." Beige = beige, O = Ochre, and I = Ivory.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
TBear83
(Hudson, NH)
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