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Shu Uemura Duo UV Under Base Mousse

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Shu Uemura UV UB MousseJapanese brand Shu Uemura has recently reformulated its unique lightweight makeup primer, the UV Under Base Mousse. The supplier claims its texture is “20 times lighter than normal liquid or cream makeup base”, which should make it ideal for those of us with oily skin.

While the base itself is not exclusive to duty-free, the Shu Uemura Duo UV Under Base Mousse set, which includes two vials of the primer in Beige, can only be found in travel-retail (and it’s a fairly new release too). As you would expect from the Asian brand, in addition to its smoothing properties the base also offers high UV protection of SPF 30 PA+++.

According to the brand, these are the product’s features:

  • Improved makeup staying power
  • Improved colour vibrancy
  • Provides SPF protection against harmful UV rays
  • Unique ultra-light mousse texture

I haven’t tried this primer yet, but I know many people use Shu’s high-protection sunscreen as a primer – surely this one must be as good as or even better? The only thing this set isn’t is cheap: it retails on board Singapore Airlines for S$115, which in today’s rates corresponds to more than $80. In the UK each bottle sells for £28 (around $40), so you won’t be making a massive saving – however, it is still worth it if you can’t find the primer in your local market.

Written by Beauty-Free

September 17th, 2010 at 2:26 pm