I have been using Shiseido ZA‘s powder foundations for a long time, and I have been using ZA’s Skin Beauty Two-Way Foundation (launched in spring 2010) since 2011. In fall 2012, Perfect Fit Two-Way Foundation was launched and it replaced Skin Beauty Two-Way Foundation. I decided to try it out.
Perfect Fit Two-Way Foundation (SPF 20, PA++) is available in eight shades, and I went for OC20, which is similar to Skin Beauty Two-Way Foundation’s 22 (the shade I used).
It has a luminous matte finish and a relatively smooth texture. It has a medium coverage that covers mild redness and minor imperfections well, and it also has a good pore coverage. It has a decent shine control and a good lasting power. It darkens very minimally throughout the wear and it doesn’t turn cakey or patchy overtime.
Perfect Fit is (fortunately) not too different from Skin Beauty. The main difference between the two is the coverage. Skin Beauty’s coverage is between light-to-medium and medium, while Perfect Fit has a medium coverage. Perfect Fit’s level of coverage actually reminds me of that of the first version of ZA’s powder foundation that I used, and this level of coverage is very ideal for me.
Like Skin Beauty, Perfect Fit should suit those with combination or oily skin. I am pleased that it works well for me, and I will continue to use it.
ZA is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, and it released a limited-edition powder foundation case earlier this year in collaboration with Japanese illustrator Naho Ogawa. I don’t usually like cartoon drawings on makeup items, but I think the illustration is quite cute.
(Refills of both Perfect Fit Two-Way Foundation and True White Plus Two-Way Foundation can fit into this case.)
This month, ZA is releasing another limited-edition powder foundation case, also in collaboration with Ogawa. It looks lovely as well!