Monday, January 27, 2014

Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation Review!

Hi Beauties! 

Today I have a review of my current go-to foundation! :) A lot of you have been asking what I am wearing in my most recent videos, so I'm very excited to share it with you. Recently I was given the amazing opportunity to test out the NEW Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation & Sponge! And let me tell you... it. is. PHENOMENAL

Shu Uemura is well known for their absolutely fabulous luxury cosmetics and skincare, and the new Lightbulb foundation is no exception. The perfect blend of coverage, and luminous glow; Shu Uemura's Lighbulb foundation is an exquisite fit on the skin, providing high coverage and long lasting moisture. Paired with a handcrafted lightbulb sponge, it easily creates a smooth and flawless porcelain glow.

I tested out the lightbulb foundation in the shade 354 (medium amber), which was a bit too dark for my paler skintone this time of year, albeit still wearable with proper blending. I do think I will order the shade 574 (light sand) when this bottle runs out though ;)  The foundation itself was creamy, smooth and easy to apply. The coverage was medium-high, which I truly appreciate! My skin is combination and acne prone, so I do have some scarring and discoloration that needs covering. The lightbulb foundation covered everything flawlessly! and gave my skin a truly "lit from within" glow.

Shade Range:

Wearing ONLY Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation:

I was a big fan of the lightbulb sponge as well, which is dual ended and perfect for application! The larger rounded end is the "glow enhancer" and the smaller, pointed end is the "glow controller." This sponge helps provide a truly flawless coverage, by giving you total control over the amount of glow this foundation provides! To apply, pump a small amount of foundation onto the back of your hand and use the rounded end of the sponge to stipple the product onto your face. After you have even all-over coverage, use the pointed end of the sponge to adjust the glow by tapping the sponge around the eyes, nose, mouth and any other smaller areas of the face.

Do you plan on trying out Shu Uemura's NEW Lightbulb Foundation & Sponge Set?! 

Find Your Shade using the Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation Shade Finder Tool:

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  1. I would love to try out this foundation... I'm not sure which color to go for. I am pretty pale but the light amber may be a little to light, might try the medium light amber.

    Thanks for the review!


  2. have you tried the new tarte´s foundation?

  3. looks good...would love to try this one!

  4. Looks like an awesome foundation! I would be honored if you and any of your viewers would check out my new blog at Thanks in advance!

  5. do you wet the sponge before applying?? waiting for mine to arrive in shade 754, but now i'm a little terrified & wondering if i should have ordered 764 instead, since it IS the dead of winter...

  6. *Really your post is very interesting and informative.I ll surely keep visiting.

  7. I remember using this foundation when they were selling it in Nordstrom but it stoped selling... I remember I loved it it covers well and it looks so natural!!! Ill be purchasing online... Thank god I saved my old bottle.since 2008