How to Have Hulas-Free Makeup | The shu uemura mousse base

Happy hump day of the week, everyone! Hugs and kisses from me!

Today, I'd like to share some of my thoughts on the famous shu uemura underbase that I initially tried over a makeup class in the shu uemura branch in Rockwell. Back then, I wasn't quite sure what the difference was between a mousse base and an actual liquid foundation and when I received a Mamechiyo-inspired mousse base sometime early this year. At first, I wasn't sure where it was supposed to get into the sequence of a makeup routine but as I have learned to squeeze it after sunblock and foundation, I realized its purpose in its life and that is to let makeup up stay put or in local parlance : Huwag mahulas.

The shu uemura UV under base mousse in standard packaging.

Mr. Shu Uemura always had aspirations to create a product convenient to use in a texture that is new to cosmetics.
he also sought for unique packaging that brought surprise to women.
with the above thoughts in mind, UV Underbase Mousse was developed based on Mr. Shu Uemura’s idea to create a product which performs as a veil between skincare and make-up for better make-up canvas.
a light make-up as transparent as the air
Mr. Shu Uemura
shu uemura’s UV under base mousse is the sensational mousse texture make-up base, beloved for almost 20 years as the must-have step for beautiful make-up creation.
latest technology introduces UV under base mousse SPF30 PA+++ with 20 times lighter* texture, to achieve “pore-less” complexion with exquisite coverage for long-lasting flawless beauty.

What I do have though is the limited edition cans designed by Japanese artist Mamechiyo:

 Manila weather, especially during summer calls for special skincare and makeup products to hold it in all day. When I started using this, back in April, and it was then that a step outside of my home and I'd already feel my makeup melting off. The product in my vanity table was a huge help in making my makeup last a long time.

The Good:

  • Initially, the product was just {in my head} meant to even out the complexion and neutralize the tone --- but it did more.
  • The product had a whipped-cream-like consistency, which I liked. It didn't feel like I was putting something heavy on my face, given that it was most of the time, hot and humid.
  • The product blended well withthe foundations I've used {Max Factor's Age Elixir, Lancome BB Cream, among others}.
  • Light as feather
  • No annoying smell -- just a very faint powdery smell.
  • Evened out my complexion and yellow tone. 
  • No stickiness, fortunately.
  • No breakouts / allergies but test and use at your own risk.
  • Comes with SPF 30!
  • Packaging. The original design for this product is sleek and clean {which I already like} but even more so this one that's designed by a Japanese artist. If there's anything I like with shu so much is that it embraces its roots so much one will learn so much about Japanese culture just by using their products.
  • Comes in four types: Beige, Pink Purple, Brightening {which I also have} and BB type.

The Bad:

  • That's one extra step in your daily makeup routine --- and if you're a busy woman, it can mean a LOT.
  • Not exactly price-friendly at Php 2,200 a can but hey, as I always say, one gets what she pays for. And shu uemura is tops when it comes to quality.

Directions for use:

  • Shake well until there's no clicking sound.
  • Pump a walnut-sized amount of the product.
  • Spread onto cheeks, forehead, t-zone and chin using your hand or your favorite foundation brush.
  • Blend.

Face: shu uemura UV under base mousse
Max Factor Age Elixir in Beige 55
shu uemura loose powder
MAC Brow Set in Girl Boy
in2it eye brow powder
Blush: Cover Girl
Lips: MAC Please Me

How do you get your makeup to stay on forever?
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