Shu Uemura POREraser make-up base hits all the right notes and is officially my Holy Grail Makeup Base. This fabulous formula does exceptionally well in holding the makeup intact, while protecting the skin from the sun’s harmful effect (SPF35+++). What appealed to me most is how light-weight and non-greasy the formula feels on the skin.
For a beauty fanatic who loves piling layers and layers of ‘do-me-wonders’ beauty products on the face, this additional layer doesn’t seem overly-excessive. In fact, I often skip the sunblock and use this instead on occasions when I know I won’t be under the direct exposure of the sun.
So far, Shu Uemura POREraser has served me well as I remain fair and do not have obvious sun spots even in my 40s.
Why I Love Shu Uemura POREraser
Applying Shu Uemura POREraser feels very comfortable on the skin. The mousse that you dispense will cool down and mattify the skin. It kind of ‘seal’ the face to get it ready for the next step of makeup application. A bonus here is that the ‘sealing of the skin’ also means that the pores would appear smaller.
Not convinced? Take a look at the before and after photos.
The BEFORE photo shows me in my bare skin, with zero makeup while the AFTER photo shows me with a cool (literally) layer of Shu Uemura POREraser makeup base.
Can you see that the pores in the AFTER photo look smaller? Let me zoom it in for you! Focus on my left cheek.
Trust me. Your pores will look even more refined after you’ve had your foundation and powder on.
Shu Uemura POREraser (in biege) also erases some of my redness making my skin tone more even. It also serves as a good canvas for makeup to go on.
Recommendation: Who will Love Shu Uemura POREraser?
You will likely love Shu Uemura POREaser make-up base if you are looking for a lightly-textured, non-greasy and quick-drying makeup base. This pimple-safe makeup base covers enlarged pores while giving you basic sun protection.
I enjoy using this especially when the climate is hot and humid (which happens all-year-round at where I stay in Singapore).
Update (Jan 2019): I highly recommend Shu Uemura POREraser. As of now, I’ve used countless bottles for a decade – this goes to show how much I love it. I’ve also recently added this to my SUPER Holy Grail list. Rating: 5/5
TIPS: How to get Shu Uemura POREraser Cheap?
How do you get Shu Uemura POREraser for under SGD65, which is its retail price in Singapore?
Go grab it at the airport whenever you travel. I normally get it at a lower price (about SGD47) in Changi Airport Departure Hall. But nothing beats getting them at Tokyo Narita International Airport. I recently visited the country and got myself a twin pack at 5040 yen, making each bottle only SGD30. This is added to my Japan Must-Buy List.
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