Tuesday, May 1, 2012

AMW Reviews: Shu Uemura's Whitefficient UV Under Base

Happy Month of May! Happy Labor Day!!!

Since the sun has been crazy hot for the past few weeks, I made sure to keep my face and body well protected from the harsh rays of the sun, at the same time, I'd like to keep my face looking fresh, glow-y and healthy at the same time!

I pulled out the Shu Uemura Whitefficent UV Under base brightening mousse for Summer 2012! 

Shu Uemura says ---
Shu Uemura Whitefficient UV Under Base Brightening Mousse SPF 30 PA++ is a new instant brightening ultra-light mousse base, as efficient as a whitening essence.
  • Prepare the skin for pore-less radiance
  • ”trans-glow complex” immediately reverse yellow skin tone and combats dullness.
  • reduces dark spots and freckles, improves skin transparency day by day.
  • fortified with SPF30 PA++ to prevent premature aging and hyper pigmentation.

AMW says ---
  • Packaging!  Very hygienic and easy to use.
  • Has SPF30.
  • Contains Vitamin C which works to treat dark spots on the skin.
  • Gives an almost instant brightening effect.
  • Very light and never feels heavy on skin.
  • Works to almost all skin types.
  • Skin appears matte and foundation (powder, liquid or cream) can be applied easier due to the smooth surface.
  • A tiny amount goes a long way.
  • The "brightening effect" lasts until I remove makeup at the end of the day.
  • Applying too much may create "white cast".
  • SPF30 is not sufficient for our current temperature.
  • Price!
I can't vouch on the long term effect of the product yet as I have used this only for a month!  Some of my friends who used and loved this product has experienced lightening effect especially on areas of their faces that has dark spots!  

This product is the answer to anyone's wish for healthy, glowing skin in an instant!  The product does not have coverage so further concealing is still needed.

  • Purple can create "brightening" effect to yellow skin tone BUT, you have to apply sparingly!  Applying too much will turn the skin "ashy".
  • Apply after your skin care regimen, if you will be out in the sun for long, apply sunblock prior to this product.
  • Apply all over face and don't forget the neck area.
  • If you are into very cute packaging, purchase NOW as they have this as part of the Mamechiyo For Shu Uemura collection.
Will I repurchase?
Since I'm a fan of brightening products, YES!

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who likes "instant" brightening under base.

Where to purchase and how much?
Available at local Shu Uemura counters for Php2,200.00 (approx $51.00).

Light, mousse-like texture of
Shu Uemura Whitefficient UV Under Base Mousse
This amount is enough for the whole face and neck

Though some people prefer applying this with clean fingers, I prefer blending it all over my face with a synthetic foundation brush.  Spreading downwards just like what I usually do on a liquid/cream foundation.

Don't be scared on how "purple" you turn to be, keep on blending and I finish the application by using my clean hands and gently blend the product making the purplish tint disappear.


Giving it a couple of  minutes, the product will settle down and the purple tint will disappear leaving a natural, healthy glow.  Photo shown below without foundation.

Do you need Shu Uemura Whitefficient UV Under Base Mousse for the Summer 2012?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. Replies
    1. Buy as early as today while they have this cute packaging :)

  2. Na-excite naman tuloy ako subukan yun sa akin! :D


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