Launching this June is Shiseido Multi-Defense UV Protector Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ (30 ml/S$59). A white liquid that dries to a matte finish, this water/perspiration-resistant sunscreen seems to control sebum production very well – when I have this on, there is barely any shine on my face, despite several hours of wear.
It doesn’t have much slip and can be drying (it shouldn’t be paired with a dry/oil-control foundation) but I must say it is excellent as a stay-put sunscreen and makeup base. I think it’d be good for oily skin, given how it keeps my face almost-matte the entire day. It has a faint white cast but that is easily rectified with foundation or other base makeup.
True to its claim, the lotion is feather-light and once applied, it doesn’t leave a sticky residue, unlike some other sunscreens.
Here I am, at the end of a long day, with only the sunscreen on my face (my brows are lightly filled in and I have lipstick on but no foundation or powder). The sunscreen leaves a faint whiteness and though it doesn’t have much coverage – my facial spider veins are still visible – it makes my skin look somewhat clearer and more even-toned, as a whole. :)
Image source: Shiseido Singapore