Sunday, April 30, 2017

Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother



There are days when your makeup needs to last from early morning to late night. Especially now when the warmer weather is rolling around the corner, I would need something to help everything stay in place. This is where the new Shiseido IBUKI Smart Filtering Smoother* comes handy!


Where to buy: Hudson's Bay, Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart

Cost: $29


Packaging: It has standard packaging that follows the aesthetic of Shiseido. It has a twist off cap and you squeeze the serum out of the neck. The full size product carries only 20ml, so the container is quite small and thin.


Product: The serum helps to blur flaws and shine under your foundation, giving the appearance of #photoreadyskin. The texture is like a gel and not at all like other silicone-y face primers. Once it's spread over the areas of your face, it dries down quickly into a soft, velvet finish.


If you're someone who needs to use a good primer all over the face or if your skin type is oily, you may need to use a large amount of this smoother serum. Already with a dime sized amount I found that it can only adequately prime a few areas of my face like my forehead and a bit around my nose. Since the packaging is quite small, you may use up the smoother serum quite quickly if you need to use a product like this on a daily basis.

However, I did love the fact that it doesn't feel heavy and silicone-y like the Benefit Porefessional, as it sometimes makes me feel like I'm clogging up my pores with the primer. From morning till night, the areas of my face where I used the smoother serum stayed fresh looking and didn't get oily as fast. It did minimize the look of my pores around the length of my nose and the makeup didn't settle and create fine lines. I don't use primer daily and I don't need it all over so it's a great option for me. It makes me feel more confident when I know my skin looks more flawless than it actually is. :)

Shiseido recommends an Ibuki Survival Kit that can help you survive your 24 hour day with good skincare and lasting makeup. Along with the IBUKI Smart Filtering Smoother, the other products they recommend are:


- Shiseido IBUKI Quick Fix Mist* to refresh/set your makeup
- Shiseido IBUKI Beauty Sleeping Mask* to restore your skin with needed nutrients and make you look like you got your 8 hours of sleep ;)
- Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate* to boost your skin's immunity

Have you tried any of the products in the Shiseido IBUKI Collection? I recommend trying the Smart Filtering Smoother first!


*All the products were part of a complimentary PR package with Influenster Canada sent for editorial use. All thoughts are my own and genuine.

Until next time, Des

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