Posts Written On February 12, 2020

Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation

With 30 new shades, Shiseido has released their newest foundation this month. February is also Black History Month, and what a great time to be launching these new shades and taking a step in being inclusive. Typical beauty brands in foundation carry only 12 shades! With many multicultural young people who are now discovering makeup, this generation is definitely lucky to have all progressive brands who are thinking of them.

Opening the sample box of shades was really exciting – So many tiny bottles! Even with the shade finder on their site, I love all the samples because nothing beats the real thing! This is the perfect size for makeup kits as well for any photoshoots I will do in the future. Niko was excited to play with these. This week we checked out a book called All Kinds of People.

I was showing him how to color match with the people in each page of the book but he didn’t really care about his mom’s beauty expertise. Oh well!

We had a great time checking out all the shades and color names – Mommy is a 340 Oak and Niko is 440 Amber (Golden with slightly olive tone for rich tan skin). He is the perfect blend of Mommy and Daddy!  We think Daddy is 460 Topaz!

Check out more details about the newest Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation below:

A SHISEIDO first in foundation that self-refreshes nonstop with ActiveForce™ technology. Our long-wearing fluid foundation synchronizes with skin and helps resist heat, humidity, oil and facial movement to maintain a just-applied, flawless finish that lasts 24 hours. Weightless. Breathable. Blendable. Buildable.

Coverage: Medium, Buildable
Finish: Fresh, Natural

Formula Details:

  • SPF 30
  • Oil-free
  • All-day hydration
  • Waterproof, smudge-proof
  • Humidity-resistant, transfer-resistant
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Fragrance-free
  • For all skin types


  • 94% of women agreed the foundation felt comfortable on skin*
  • 88% of women loved the texture of the product*
  • 81% of women agreed the foundation reduced the appearance of pores*
  • 81% of women agreed their skin looked fresh after 24 hours*

*Based on a 7-day US consumer study of 100 women


Shake well. Twist pump to unlock bottle. Hold the bottle at an angle and press downward on the top to dispense product. Apply after skincare, smoothing on evenly from the center of the face outward. Build your desired coverage level with additional layers. To re-lock bottle, twist the pump back into place. Wipe dispenser after use.


  • ActiveForce™ Technology is our exclusive complex that protects your flawless, finish from the effects of sweat, oil and facial movement.
  • Responsive Sensory Technology adapts to skin’s condition, tone and texture for truer illumination.
  • Wild Thyme Extract helps provide anti-oxidant benefits.
  • Protective polymer with anti-adhesive properties helps keep pollution from adhering to skin.
  • SHISEIDO’s patented Smart Correcting Powder enhances skin’s surface texture and tone.

Valentine’s Day Look with NEW bareMinerals Limited-Edition Beauty of Nature Collection

Hey! Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Do you have a cute look idea for that special day? No matter you are celebrating a Valentine’s Day or a Galentine’s Day, what you need is to be a beautiful yourself. You just need to please yourself, be a confident girl! The NEW bareMinerals Limited-Edition Beauty of Nature collection features a mix of fan-favorite formulas as well as limited-edition shades, allowing you to create a dewy glow with pops of luscious color! I believe you will have a cute look with a happy heart full of love!

Add a pop of natural-looking color to your cheeks with this weightless powder blush in 2 universally-flattering shades. This buildable talc-free blush is formulated with light-reflecting mineral pearls that blur the look of pores for a soft-focus finish.

These blushes are part of the limited-edition bareMinerals The Beauty of Nature collection, which is inspired by blooming tropical hues and natural textures.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Talc-free
  • Long-wearing
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Hypoallergenic
  • 100% agree it gives skin a healthy-looking glow, feels weightless and blends easily for flawless application*

*Based on a 1-week U.S. consumer study of 62 women.

What’s inside:

  • Blurring Mineral Complex: A unique blend of mineral-based pearls that diffuse light, creating a blurred effect with a soft-focus finish
  • Naturally Derived Color Pigments: For a healthy-looking flush


Discover a lush natural oasis in one versatile palette. Build a colorful smoky eye, create a wash of color, or add a vibrant pop to your look with these 6 new island-inspired shades, from shimmering sand to rich coral. Each features Jet-Milled Mineral Pigments for buildable, blendable color while botanical extracts help nourish skin around the delicate eye area, Cucumber Extract and Caffeine help soothe skin’s appearance and Cold-Pressed Borage Oil moisturizes skin. These eyeshadows are crease- and smudge-resistant to ensure your eyes look flawless all day long.

This palette is part of the limited-edition bareMinerals The Beauty of Nature collection, which is inspired by blooming tropical hues and natural textures.


Sandy Beach: Shimmering Cream(shimmer)

Papaya: Creamy Papaya(matte)

Cabana: Terracotta Brown(matte)

Red Hibiscus: Red Copper(shimmer)

Shimmering Sunset: Warm Violet(shimmer)

Palm Leaf: Rich Palm Green(matte)

Why you’ll love it:

  • Vegan
  • Talc-free
  • All-day wear
  • Crease-proof
  • Smudge-proof
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Suitable for contact lens wearers

What’s inside:

  • Jet-Milled Mineral Pigments: Creamy, blendable texture with color-true payoff
  • Cucumber Extract: Contains Vitamins A & C; known to help soothe puffy eyes and moisturize skin
  • Caffeine: Antioxidant known to help soothe skin’s appearance while visibly tightening and smoothing


This creamy moisturizing lipstick is made with minimal ingredients for maximal results; it’s proven to significantly improve the look of lip lines, texture and dryness in just one week — even after you take it off — and provides 2X hydration* and 2X rich color** with one swipe.

With just 19 ingredients — 40% less than top-selling lipsticks*** — MINERALIST Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick is formulated with 76% naturally derived extracts, including sustainably sourced botanicals from around the world. MINERALIST Lipstick is infused with omega-packed, cold-pressed European Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil; Mediterranean Olive Oil and antioxidant-rich Moroccan Pomegranate Extract to hydrate, nourish and replenish for softer, smoother lips. Because bareMinerals believes less does more, they left out the unnecessary additives, including Parabens, Phthalates, Synthetic Fragrance, PEGs and Mineral Oil.

Each MINERALIST shade is inspired by the healing powers of natural minerals, crystals and gemstones, and features a subtle, uplifting natural scent of Prickly Pear and Açaí.

With less dryness and visible lip lines, and more rich color and lip smoothness, MINERALIST Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick was created for the minimalist and maximalist in all of us.



*Based on 1-week clinical & consumer studies with 32 women

**Based on an instrumental study vs. similar lipsticks without olive oil

****Based on average number of base ingredients for NPD US top 20 lipsticks (12 months ending September 2019)

Why you’ll love it:

  • 2X hydration*
  • 2X richer color**
  • 91% agree this lipstick makes their lips feel smoother*
  • Proven to significantly reduce visible lip lines, texture and dryness in just 1 week, even when removed*
  • Lightweight full-coverage color
  • Creamy satin finish
  • Smudge-resistant and transfer-resistant
  • Vegan
  • Dermatologist-tested

What’s inside:

  • Cold-Pressed Sea Buckthorn Fruit Oil: Packed with minerals, vitamins and omegas to help provide nourishing hydration
  • Olive Oil Extract: Intensifies color for maximum impact in one swipe
  • Pomegranate & Jojoba Oils: Naturally derived oils that help seal in moisture for smoother, softer lips
When you choose clean beauty products, you’re being good to your skin and the environment. Your decisions have an outward effect: even the smallest ones can impact your community and the world beyond it. That’s why we choose to be good, to make a difference in others’ lives, and to effect real change. Let’s be cute together with bareMinerals in this Valentine’s Day!