|shiseido urban environment oil-free uv protector spf 42 pa+++ 30ml $30 USD|
|packaging: squeeze bottle|
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I ran out of my Chanel UV Essentiel SPF 50 recently, and instead of repurchasing it, I went ahead and picked up the Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector SPF 42 PA+++. I must say that I am quite impressed with this one. It is very similar to the Chanel UV Essentiel in color and also very runny in texture, but I think Shiseido melds into my skin a bit smoother and dries faster to the touch. I also like that it's oil-free and leaves my face with no shine.
The best part of this foundation? It is amazing as a base! My makeup does not budge for hours when I use this as a primer. I know with the high SPF it is not as photo-friendly, but I noticed in the picture above that I got less flashback with this sunscreen as opposed to Chanel. I do use a different primer for the night time if need be, and for that I reach for the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, which I also love.
I think I may repurchase this one when it runs out. It is budget-friendlier than the Chanel UV Essentiel, after all. I think it also performs just as well, if not better, as a primer.
*I purchased this item. Not a sponsored post.