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Japonesque ColorLuminous Foundation
Japonesque Color

Luminous Foundation

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Item #: 2265516

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Japonesque ColorLuminous Foundation
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Blends well (23)
  • Goes on smoothly (22)
  • Easy to apply (21)
  • Good pigmentation (16)
  • Lightweight (15)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (18)
  • Mature skin (12)
  • Full coverage (11)
  • Dry skin (9)
  • Normal skin (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (13), Brand buyer (10)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (15), Medium (9)

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4.0

COVERS WELL BUT MUST USE PRIMER FIRST.

By Sioux

from NC

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

  • Pump Delivers Too Much At

Best Uses

  • Full Coverage

Comments about Japonesque Color Luminous Foundation:

good coverage but one pump delivers too much product at a time

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
4.0

Doubts turn to raves

By Experimental Kris

from Roseville, CA

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Gentle On Sensitive Skin
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish
  • Noncomodegenic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Mature Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Japonesque Color Luminous Foundation:

    I'd been able to get away with a simple application of powder for the last couple of years, but needed more coverage for some new events coming up. I have oily skin and needed something that wouldn't turn orange after an hour. The salesperson suggested Japonesque, and it's been great! The coverage can be adjusted for light and slightly heavier use, and it stays on all day, even during hot summer days!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    liked but not what i wanted

    By kat

    from Kingsport, tn

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

      Comments about Japonesque Color Luminous Foundation:

      Liked but did not cover like I wanted and did not stay on.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      amazing finish

      By moontoast

      from los angeles ca

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Japonesque Color Luminous Foundation:

          So far best foundation I've tried

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Finally!

          By Kay

          from Corpus Christi, TX

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation

          Cons

          • Not Humidity Resistant

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage

          Comments about Japonesque Color Luminous Foundation:

          It took several tries for me to find a foundation that matched my very light complexion because of my skin's yellow undertones. This blends in perfectly. My only complaint is that it gets slightly oily in extreme humidity, which is common where I live.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love

          By Lala

          from Fontana, CA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Full Coverage
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Japonesque Color Luminous Foundation:

            I use this everyday

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            pleasantly surprised

            By Joyce

            from Tennessee

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Mature Skin
              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Japonesque Color Luminous Foundation:

              I bought this foundation without reading any reviews or hearing anything about it. It was on a new display at my ulta and I thought why not try it out. The price was not bad compared to my other high end foundations so that was a plus for me. When I tried this foundation out today I was worried that it would be way too shiny for me. I have oily skin and this foundation has a satin finish with a little bit of dewiness so my first thought was that this will have me looking like an oil slick in 2 hours, but after I powered, it gave a nice finish. Not too matte but had a nice glow to it. I still had no clue how the staying power of this foundation would be for me especially since it was a hot day with temperatures reaching 88 degrees, but now looking at it after an 11 hour day (that included a nap) it still looks pretty dang good if not better than when I first applied it since it had the time to sink into the skin. I know a lot of people recommend this to someone with mature or dry skin, but if you have oily or combination skin in would say give this a try it could surprise you.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Dewey foundation

              By Charli

              from Bethpage, NY

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Full Coverage
              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Mature Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Japonesque Color Luminous Foundation:

              I got #4, it waa lighter than I wanted but a little bronzer helped. I have yellow undertones and hate when foundation gives me ashy pink look and this one did not do that. It is not heavy or cakey and makes skin look dewey. I have VERY dry skin. It's a tad expensive but a little goes a long way.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I will buy this make- up again!

              By Car

              from Cleburne, TX

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Full Coverage
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Japonesque Color Luminous Foundation:

                Easy to apply

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                return to liquid

                By todahlu

                from Lodi, CA

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Long-Lasting
                • Matte Finish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about Japonesque Color Luminous Foundation:

                  I tried this because I was weary of the "after dust" of BareMinerals. I also work a 12 hour shift that Bare Minerals didn't last through. This has been hanging in there for the long haul. The Blush gives up the fight early and needs to be reapplied but I can live with that.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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                  • Q:

                    I use the shade 4.0 in Mac Matchmaster. I have medium skin with a yellow undertone. What is the ideal shade for me?
                    Asked on 7/11/2014 by Peacelovemakeup

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Shade 6 is ideal for medium skin tones with yellow undertones.

                      Answered on 7/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Does this foundation have SPF?
                    Asked on 6/19/2014 by Hifsa from Chicago

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This foundation does not contain sunscreen and is not SPF-rated.

                      Answered on 6/23/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is this natural and do you spray it on your face
                    Asked on 6/13/2014 by ddee from cincinnati , ohio

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product contains both natural and synthetic ingredients. It does not spray; apply and blend one to two pumps with a foundation brush, makeup sponge, or your fingers.

                      Answered on 6/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I am very interested in trying this foundation, but I need a recommendation of which shade. I'm fair-with some freckles and I can get some color in the summer. some foundations tend to turn pinkish on my face, so I'm looking for a color that tones down pinkish tones.
                    Asked on 6/12/2014 by Aim from Eureka, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Shade 4, for light-medium skin tones with yellow undertones, may be your best match during the summer, while Shade 1, for fair skin tones with a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones, may be your best match during the winter. Both shades will help to neutralize pink tones.

                      Answered on 6/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is the foundation oil free?
                    Asked on 6/5/2014 by Kknicole

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Yes, this product is oil-free.

                      Answered on 6/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is this foundation good for acne prone skin? And if so what would be my color is I wear loreal true match in w5 it's a bit lighter than my complexion?
                    Asked on 6/5/2014 by Jess from California

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Shade 6 for medium skin tones with yellow undertones may be your best match. This product features an oil-free formula suitable for all skin types including acne-prone skin.

                      Answered on 6/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Japonesque foundation are comedogenic or not?
                    Asked on 6/2/2014 by Borger

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Japonesque does not test or claim that their products are non-comedogenic. All Japonesque Color products are dermatologically-tested to ensure no potential for irritation.

                      Answered on 6/3/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    What is the closest color match to UD Naked Skin 2.0?
                    Asked on 5/30/2014 by MakeupAddict from Philadelphia, PA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      We suggest Shade 2 (Item #:2265517) for fair skin tones with peach undertones.

                      Answered on 5/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I need to know the right shade for me. I am shade 2.2 in the smashbox studio skin 15 hour foundation. I'm medium with yellow undertone.
                    Asked on 5/18/2014 by rika from US

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      We suggest Shade 05 as the best match for those with medium skin tones/yellow undertones.

                      Answered on 5/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Looking for a product for aging skin (40) that is still acne prone but have trouble with dry patches. I like a medium coverage. I am wearing MAC NW15 (per MAC rep) but feel it's a tad light. What would my color match be and would this be a good product to consider?
                    Asked on 4/5/2014 by Lightnerbride from Western WA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product features medium-to-full buildable coverage with a natural finish. For your complexion, we recommend Shade 2 (Item #:2265517) for fair skin. We recommend applying a moisturizer and/or primer prior to this product to help alleviate dry patches for smooth application of foundation.

                      Answered on 4/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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