Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio OR1 Peach review and photos.

Shiseido OR1 Peach.

This summer season has been so pleasurable, I find it difficult to confine myself indoors to my computer.  The same can be said about going into stores and makeup shopping; the allure of internet shopping has never been so appealing.  However, when I ran out of my Shiseido Facial Cottons, my no-indoor-policy was revoked and I immediately discovered a few other goodies along the way.  Enter Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio OR1 Peach ($37 USD/7g.)–this unassuming powder not only redefines subtle blush/highlight sophistication, but has inadvertently jump-started my blogging mojo. 🙂  Was this outing worth my time?  You’ll see.

Shiseido OR1 Peach.

Shiseido OR1 Peach .

Each shade was applied using 4 layers: Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio OR1 Peach swatched separately and blended together.

According to Shiseido:

An all-in-one compact with blush, sculpting and highlighting color creates a beautiful, glowing complexion in one simple stroke. Specialized colors and textures create a 3 dimensional look. Shades can be used alone or blended together.

The Pros to Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio OR1 Peach:

  1. Unbelievably lightweight texture and smooth finish.
  2. Softly pigmented formula suits lighter skins perfectly.
  3. The finely milled powder does not accentuate pores or fine lines.
  4. When applied with a dampened brush, the powder takes on a delicate pinky iridescence for more luminous results.
  5. Can be layered without looking overdone or caky.
  6. Suitable for layering over any matte blush or bronzer for added radiance.
  7. Accompanying brush is substantial, soft and dense.
  8. Becomes more radiant the more the powder is buffed into the skin.
  9. Formula does not contain any large shimmer or glitter particles.
  10. Lasted well on my dry skin for 8+ hours.
  11. Full length face mirror is wonderful for touchups.
  12. Comes in four color combinations:  PK1 Lychee, OR1 Peach, RD1 Apple, and RS1 Plum.
  13. Made in Japan.

The Cons to Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio OR1 Peach:

  1. Despite what the company claims, I found the colors too sheer to use separately for noticeable results (see swatches above).
  2. Due to the sheer formulation, layering is almost a prerequisite–not your typical swipe-and-go kind of a product.
  3. Due to the soft composition, powder kick-up is evident.
  4. This particular color combo can look ashy on darker skins if applied in excess.  An in-store visit is highly recommended to see which of the four-color combinations is suitable.
  5. Does not come in refillable pan form.
  6. For a company rooted in skincare, this powder is formulated with silicones, petrolatum, and parabens (a discovery I made after I fell hard for this powder).  Why Shiseido?

Shiseido OR1 Peach.

 

 

Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio packaging.

  • As you can tell, the packaging has an elongated, slim design with the company’s distinct Camellia Logo present on the bottom right hand corner.  Personally speaking, despite the understated elegance of this compact, a more scaled design (similar to their bronzer compact) would have suited my lifestyle better.

 

Shiseido OR1 Peach brush.

Shiseido brush.

Shiseido brush

  • The modest star of this feature is the accompanying brush.  I know true makeup brush connoisseurs will scoff and think me silly, but I’m telling you this brush fits the contours of the face perfectly, and picks up just the right amount of product.  The soft, densely packed hairs are cut to a beveled angle at the top, perfect for holding and placing product exactly where one desires.
  • The fan-like brush shape is also outstanding for contour and bronzer application.  I have to say, the design and quality of this Shiseido brush far surpasses accompanying brushes found in other high-end compacts (looking at you Giorgio Armani Bronzer).
Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio OR1 Peach

Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio OR1 Peach used as a highlighter on the tops of the cheeks.

Full face using Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio OR1 Peach on the tops of the cheeks.

Full face using Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio OR1 Peach on the tops of the cheeks and bridge of the nose.

  • The finish of OR1 Peach is subtly luminous when applied slightly over my Estee Lauder Wild Sunset blush.
  • For the above look, I simply sprayed my brush lightly with water and swiped the brush in a single downward motion (do not swirl), starting at the top with the peach color and ending with the sculpting shade.  Taking my saturated brush, using a horizontal motion, I applied the powder across the tops of my cheeks, onto my blush.
  • As you can tell, the powder settled nicely on the skin taking on a slight iridescent flush.

Ingredient List for Shiseido OR1 Peach:

Talc, Mica, Squalane, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Aluminum Distearate, Petrolatum, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Red 30 (Ci 73360), Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Tocopherol, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tin Oxide, Peg/Ppg-36/41 Dimethyl Ether, Barium Sulfate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Methicone, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), Tetradecene.

**Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio OR1 Peach can be found at Sephora, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Shiseido.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you this would be the perfect everything powder if not for some of the ingredients. Will you indulge in one of these synthetic beauties or move on to “greener” pastures?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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