Shu Uemura Under Base Mousse in Beige - £29 (Sample from an event)
I've been waiting to review this for so long now, I've had quite a few comments on my skin recently as it is looking much better, not quite "flawless" but certainly a lot smoother and radiant looking.
This product has really helped, although I was really hesitant at first and didn't try it for a few weeks after I received it, I'm really pleased I did!
I've never used a mousse as a primer before, infact the only time I've used a mousse is in my hair so I was confused as to what this did. It aims to smooth over the skin, even out tone and helping minimise blemishes - basically prepping and priming and creating a flawless base. It also provides UV protection.
I spray a small amount on to my hand - I have a habit of spraying far too much as it's hard to control the amount - and then apply it to my skin as you would any other product. At first, this seems hard to blend and quite sticky, this is slightly off-putting but if you leave it to set for a minute or so, it leaves such a soft and flawless base.
Pores seems to be instantly minimised, and the tone of my skin is a lot more even and smoothed over. As it's slightly tinted, I think this helps to create the perfect base.
At first I thought that a mousse was a strange choice for a primer, but thinking about it, it's ideal as it's so lightweight. I can't feel anything on my skin, it doesn't feel dry or cakey but soft and smooth to the touch.
I do think this helps to keep my makeup in place all day, it's the perfect primer.
Of course, there is the small issue of the price. I'm not sure how I feel about paying £29 for this, it seems a little over priced for a primer, but it has made a huge difference to my skin. It's very easy to spray out too much product also, so I feel like I waste a fair amount too. I try to use this only on special occasions, although I probably will end up repurchasing as it's one of the best primers I have found.