New to the foundation party is Sheer & Perfect from Shiseido.
Sheer and Perfect is as you might guess , a lighter foundation . There's a bit more coverage here than what I think of as sheer. It's not barely there but not heavy either. You get light coverage with a light feel.
The foundation is a a thin liquid that goes on light as can be. It feels weightless and blends easily into skin for a fresh , even skinned, brightened look. So you get that "perfect" part of the name although deep spots, acne or eye circles will still need concealer. Shiseido lists this as having their Reflect & Fit Powder built in – 3 types of optical powder complex ( green, blue and white) that cancels out uneven coloration.
Sheer and Perfect is oil free and should be easily wearable by most skin types. I did get oil breakthrough on my T Zone especially the nose within a few hours but this is not a matte foundation at all and so that's normal for me with any non mattes. If you have oily skin you'll definite benefit from a matte primer underneath. I did that on my 3rd test wear and got another hour before I needed a blot.
While generally I like fuller coverage, over the years I've found I also like these sheerer ones if they're well done and have some coverage like Sheer & Perfect. For me, when the weather cools and my oily skin gets more normal I know I'll be wearing this a lot. It's the type that can become a winter staple.
There is SPF 18 with physical and chemical blockers which I really appreciate. Titanium Dioxide comes in at 5.2 % .
There is a large shade range here at 18, and my shade shown is 120 Natural Light Ivory.
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Shiseido Sheer and Perfect Foundation is $ 35
**This new foundation is what went on the model's faces at the Marc by Marc Jacobs fashion show this season.