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Achieve A Flawless Makeup Look With These Skin-Perfecting Products

Create outstanding makeup looks like a pro with this crucial first step!

We all want to be beauty pros these days. With so many tutorials and how-tos online, it's almost impossible to not know a thing or two about makeup! But what sets the pros apart is the technique, and the hands-on experience they have in perfecting the art of makeup. But while these skills can definitely be learned in time, achieving flawless-looking makeup can only be done with the right products.


There are literally a gazillion cosmetic products out in the market today, and it can get confusing at times, but that's what we're here for—to sift through piles of new products to let you know what works! We also do know that in able to achieve a great beauty look, one has to perfect the base, or the "canvas" in which one builds the makeup look. If you are able to perfect this, everything quite literally follows.


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The foundation of great makeup is good skin, which requires effort and discipline; and just like makeup, the right products account for a lot. Often deemed separate entities, skincare and makeup have long been considered two different worlds—one catering to the upkeep of the skin, and the other, a tool to enhance the aesthetics. This season, Japanese beauty brand Shiseido breaks those barriers and merges the two worlds together to create a line that effectively bridges the gap between skincare and makeup. 


Looking for the perfect foundation is usually the tricky part of makeup shopping, with a wide range of products to choose from, and even more shades available for every skin tone imaginable. Enter the Shiseido Synchro Skin-Refreshing Collection. Shiseido takes foundation shopping to the next level with this new collection that consists of seven groundbreaking products, two new brushes, and 73 shades.

The Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Brushes


The Collection

In this groundbreaking collection, the weightless formulas were made to automatically adapt, react, and self-refresh to preserve that flawless, fresh finish from day to night. Sounds like a busy on-the-go woman's dream! In its core are the Synchro Skin-Refreshing Foundation, the Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Cushion Compact, and the Synchro Skin-Refreshing Concealer. Together with these are accompanying tools that were largely influenced by ancient Japanese beauty rituals that have been refined and perfected through the years.

The Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation
The Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Cushion Compact


ActiveForce Technology: All that's good for you

This collection is infused with the brand's original ActiveForce Technology, one that enables your skin to be in perfect sync with the environment you're in. This technology was developed by none other than Shiseido laboratories, which allows these second-skin formulas to resist the elements one encounters daily: humidity, heat, facial movement, oiliness, and light. The result is a "just applied" look that stays on all day, saving you from countless powder room runs and retouches. Sounds like the answer to our hectic lifestyle!


ActiveForce technology is made up of a proprietary combination of ActiGel, Time Match Powder, and Self-Repair Gel that promises a fresh, flawless face free from shine, sweat, and creases from facial movement. What's more—its high level of SPF blocks off harmful UV rays without creating unwanted foundation discoloration!

What foundation dreams are made of


Shade system

We all know that every woman's skin tone differs, and as unique as her skin tone is, so should her foundation be. Nothing looks more problematic than a woman who's a victim of the wrong foundation shade. This collection solves those dilemmas with its new simplified navigation that categorizes the shades into five levels based on depth and intensity. Your shade for your foundation is the same shade for your cushion compact, allowing for zero mistakes. 


Concealers also fall under the five categories, but allow for more room for customization depending on what you need to achieve. Is it lightening? Color-correcting? Contouring? Adding warmth?


Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Concealer


This system aims to eliminate the difficulty often experienced when shopping for base beauty products. With this, it's hard to make mistakes, and you are also saved from the mystery of finding out what your true undertone is. With this simplified system, you get that true-to-you shade, enabling the makeup process to get easier, allowing flawlessness to be achieved.


Truly, the Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Collection was made for today's modern woman: it's no-fuss, it's efficient, it's hardworking, and it delivers. However one chooses to build on that flawless base is up to her, but with this line, you are assured that the foundation of it all is perfected, giving off that coveted no makeup-makeup look that's always the hardest to execute.



Check out this tutorial by James Boehmer, Shiseido's Global Artistic Director: