Shiseido Stick Foundation Review

by mehak on June 26, 2012

in Face Products, Foundation, Reviews

Shiseido Stick Foundation
Guest Review by Ria 

First of all I did not need another foundation because  I was pretty happy with my Revlon colorstay foundation.  But I had to meet my cousin for a movie and reached early and was roaming around aimlessly when I found myself infront of Shiseido’s counter. To kill time I decided to try out the Shiseido Stick foundation. The SA cleansed my face, applied moisturizer, then applied a stick foundation in the shade O40 i.e. Natural Fair Ochre. Before this I had only heard of Kryolan TV paint stick that is in stick form.

Then my cousin called up and I left for the movie without buying it. As soon as my cousin saw me she exclaimed how am I looking so fresh in this humid weather? I definitely had to give it another shot and after the movie and snacking, I went again to their counter and tried on a liquid foundation but then settled on this as it had a mattifying effect on my face. She also gave me couple of moisturizer samples.


A creamy stick foundation that glides on effortlessly providing medium coverage and a long-lasting lustrous natural finish while offering exceptional skincare benefits. Provides UV ray protection with SPF 15-18. Conceals fine lines and imperfections. Contains Multi-Nutrient Factor, an advanced moisturizer. Recommended for all skin types.


MY Review

Before applying this, I moisturize my face especially dry patches around my nose and mouth. Then I put three lines each on both cheeks and blend it well with my fingers working from the center of the face outward. After that I do the forehead, nose and chin area. It takes me all of 2 minutes.

The color matches exactly my skin tone and it blends like a dream. The texture is very creamy and can be layered to get a heavy coverage without caking up and looking heavy. The staying power could have been better. It lasted for 6 hours on me. It dosent oxidize on me and does not become splotchy. So overall , it gives a smooth creamy feel with good solid coverage and a semi-matte coverage.  The finish is not dewy, but its not completely matte either- it gives a healthy glow !

Apart from that  its very travel friendly, the black sleek tube is very easy to carry, and its much more hassle free than lugging around liquid foundations!

This is now my HG foundation for the hot, humid weather- i find it perfect to dab a bit on for low key nights, but layer it on for more formal events!

For dry skin beauties, you will have to moisturise well otherwise it may appear flaky.

Shiseido Stick Foundation- Rolled Out

Shade 040 of Shiseido Foundation

Pros of Shiseido Stick Foundation

  • Matte finish, great for oily skin
  • Has SPF 15
  • Medium Coverage
  • Comes in 10 shades
  • Stylish packaging and travel friendly
  • Non comodogenic.
  • Creamy formula that blends easily
  • Photographs as well

Cons of Shiseido Stick Foundation

  • Expensive
  • Can be flaky on dry skin
  • No ingredients was mentioned
  • Staying power could be better.

Rating- A

Price- Rs 1900 for 0.35 oz

Recommendation– The  Shiseido Stick foundation is a great medium  to heavy coverage foundation that gives a natural glowy look. This is perfect for oily and combination skin tones, but for dry skin girls i recommend you moisturize before you wear this !!! This is definitely my HG foundation now though!

 Editors Note: Iv heard SO MUCH about this foundation, iv been dying to try it !! My Makeup Artist recommended this as a good foundation for photographs!!! Thanks Ria, i may just test this out. Can you let me know how this fares under flash photography, does it make you look like a ghost or a goddess?


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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

thedelhibride June 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Thanks! I’m definitely going to try this one out. You make it sound really good for oily skin. I hope it lives up to all your praise on my skin as well :)


Jyoti June 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm

This sounds so good. :) God knows why i get tempted reading abt foundations these days.
Already have twi to finish :/


Ria June 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm

u are not alone in this..i am always on d lookout for foundations for my skin type..


FAHEE June 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm

oh my my..definitely looks like my cuppa cake ;)my only worry is if this has shades that will suit dusky skin tones


Ria June 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm

i have no idea about that.. check out shiseido’s site..all d shades are listes there


Shivani June 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm

WOw its good for flash fotography! will check it out!


Ria June 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm

yes its try this


Avni June 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm

About how many shades are available for these foundations?


Ria June 26, 2012 at 8:04 pm

they have 10 shades in this


Christina Lobo Jha June 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I was a great fan of theirs…but then i realised of late that another name for animal cruelty is – SHISEIDO


Ria June 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm

This is my first product of this brand..have never heard anything regarding this before..


Dolon June 27, 2012 at 4:10 am

Great review Ria…Ive never been a fan of stick foundations but this one looks good


Ria June 27, 2012 at 9:17 am

This is my first stick foundation and i lovee how i can apply it in 2minutes without any hassle


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