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Kao Sofina Primavista Ange Long Keep Base UV Spring Summer 2013 Base Makeup 1

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Earlier this year, I reviewed Powder Foundation UV (Long Keep) from Kao Sofina Primavista Ange, a base makeup line developed for the Taiwanese market. (The line is not sold in Japan.) The products are formulated to appeal to those with combination or oily skin who need to cope with a warm and humid climate. Besides the powder foundation, I also purchased Long Keep Base UV and Liquid Foundation UV (Long Keep). (I rarely use primers or liquid foundations, but I was curious about them.) Today I am reviewing Long Keep Base UV.

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Kao Sofina Primavista Spring Summer 2014 Base Makeup 1

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In the last few years, Kao Sofina Primavista has been releasing two limited-edition powder foundation cases each year, one for spring/summer and one for fall/winter. These cases generally don’t catch my attention as much as those from Raycious (Sofina’s previous base makeup range), but the upcoming Limited Compact Case (¥1050) for spring/summer 2014 stands out for me. Shades of pink are joined by fresh aqua blue and lime yellow, and the case looks colorful and cheerful.

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Kao Sofina Primavista Ange Powder Foundation UV Long Keep Spring Summer 2013 Base Makeup 1

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For my first product review of 2014, I will continue my Stash Debut series and share my thoughts on Sofina Primavista Ange Powder Foundation UV (Long Keep).

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Kao Sofina Primavista Dea Fall Winter 2011 Base Makeup 1(image/info from www.nikkei.com)

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Primavista, Kao Sofina‘s base makeup line, was launched in September 2008 to replace my beloved Raycious. On November 15th, Sofina will release Primavista Dea, a sub-line of Primavista that is designed for consumers over fifty. According to Kao (which owns the Sofina brand), the range incorporates “pure blossom powder” to help target the appearance of large pores and sallowness.

Primavista Dea’s launch collection for fall/winter 2011 includes:

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Sofina Primavista Website January 2011 1(image from www.sofina.co.jp/primavista)

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The following posts have been updated with additional information:

Maquillage 5th Anniversary Makeup Collection

Primavista Spring/Summer 2011 Base Makeup Collection

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Kao Sofina Primavista Spring Summer 2011 Base Makeup 1(image/info from www.nikkei.com)

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Kao Sofina Primavista will release its spring/summer 2011 base makeup collection in Japan on February 19th. The collection includes:

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Sofina Primavista will release Long Keep Base (SPF 10, PA+) in Japan on February 22nd as the line’s spring/summer 2010 base makeup item. Like many of the foundation bases released by Japanese makeup lines, it is claimed to be resistant to sebum and perspiration.

Related posts on Primavista:

Fall/Winter 2009 Base Makeup Collection

Spring/Summer 2009 Base Makeup Collection

Powder Foundation Moist Touch

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Sofina Primavista will release its fall/winter base makeup collection in Japan on September 1st. The new items include:

- Powder Foundation Perfect Fit (SPF 15, PA++)
- Moisture Coat Base
- Serum Concealer Eye Zone

Related posts:

Sofina Primavista Spring/Summer 2009 Base Makeup Collection

Sofina Primavista Powder Foundation Moist Touch (for Fall/Winter 2008)

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Sofina Primavista will release its spring/summer 2009 base makeup collection in Japan on February 21st. The lineup includes:

- Powder Foundation Long Keep (SPF 25, PA++)

- Liquid Foundation (SPF 25, PA ++)

- Clear Cover Base (SPF 20, PA ++)

- Concealer Spots Cover (SPF 27, PA++)

- Face Powder Keep & Reset (SPF 15, PA++)

Primavista’s first powder foundation from fall/winter 2008, Powder Foundation Moist Touch, doesn’t really suit me due to its glowy finish. I am expecting the Fresh Keep version to have a somewhat similar (or very slightly less glowy) finish and better sebum control.

The new Face Powder reminds me of the very first version of Raycious’ pressed powder, which has a very good matte flesh-toned powder and a highlighter. I will be putting the new Primavista version on my spring 2009 shopping list and I am hoping that it works just as well.

Related Posts:

Sofina Primavista Creamy Compact Foundation

Sofina Raycious Foundation Case Galore

Holiday Flashback – Sofina Aube Astral Rouge

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(Sofina Primavista Powder Foundation Moist Touch:
Ochre 03 (left) and Ochre 05)

On September 1st, Sofina‘s Primavista was officially launched as Raycious went into history. Since Raycious had a solid fan base, I think many people have been looking forward to seeing how Primavista will live up to the expectation.

I received trial samples of Powder Foundation Moist Touch and the two primers (Smooth Coat Base and Bright Up Base) some time ago, and today I am sharing my thoughts on the foundation. (I will probably talk about the primers later.)

In short, if you like Raycious powder foundations (especially the later versions), you probably won’t have problems liking this one.

Regardless of how the powder is formulated and the new technologies involved in the production, Primavista’s first powder foundation performs similarly to ones from Raycious, in good ways and bad.

Generally, you will see the same strengths that made Raycious so popular. The staying power is very good and the color of the foundation does not turn dull overtime and pretty much lasts the whole day. However, the glowy finish might not suit people with oily skin or those who want powder foundations to work hard to make pores less visible. (This is the reason why I had to stop buying Raycious foundations as the later versions were too glowy for me.)

I use #22 in ZA Two-Way Foundation and find Ochre 05 a relatively good match.

Overall, I think this powder foundation will suit people with no problem with excessive sebum. But one interesting thing is that, back in the Raycious days, there were no powder foundations released for fall/winter. (It was always a liquid foundation.) So maybe we’ll see something slightly more matte and more sebum-absorbent in spring 2009. This fall/winter release is called Powder Foundation Moist Touch…maybe the spring/summer 2009 release will be (predictably) called Fresh Touch? We’ll see!

You can read another review of this foundation at Autumn Masquerade.

Related Posts:

Sofina Primavista Creamy Compact Foundation

Creating Your New(ish) Foundation Refill

Paul & Joe Fall 2008 Base Makup Collection

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