Shu Uemura BB Beige UV Under Base Mousse

June 22, 2011

This week I am reporting back my thoughts on the latest Shu Uemura UV Under Base Mousse in BB Beige from its Sakura Collection.  The UV Under Base has always been the best seller for Shu Uemura. To celebrate its success, Shu has launched a BB cream version of it in the form of a mousse and it comes in 3 shades – the one I bought is the BB Beige. This mousse contains all the benefits of the original version – has a spf of 30 and PA+++, and has a moussey texture that feels extremely lightweight on the skin. In addition, it also has the same coverage as a BB cream in a natural and luminous finish.


I love the airy and moussey texture, a marshmallow size is enough to do the whole face. Once it is blended out the foam turns into liquid and instantly aborbs into your skin, leaving your skin feeling hydrated.


– An excellent multi-tasking product. It has a sun protection factor of 30 without the greasiness and heaviness. It can also be used as makeup base to brighten up or even out your skintone. I personally prefer to use it as a BB cream or foundation.

– The coverage is just as good as a foundation. You can see from the swatch below it totally covers up most of my skin imperfections without looking cakey.

– It makes my skin look poreless! It works better than any of the silicone based products I have tried so far.

– It gives a nice luminous glow and controls the oil for the whole day.


– The shade in BB Beige is too light for my skin! Just when I thought I could not be any more paler…

– Just like some other BB creams, it leaves a hint of greyish cast on my skin but it disappears over time.


This picture shows the natural luminous effect.


Will I rebuy it?

Probably not simply because the shade doesn’t match up with my skintone.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen June 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I’ve wanted to try the UV base for awhile now but it is so difficult to get it in the US. I’m hesitant now because it seems so light!
You look so beautiful! I saw your blog yesterday and you have such great skills w/makeup and you have fantastic skin!! 🙂


Reika June 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Thanks Jen 🙂 Yeh you can tell it is made for the Asian market as the girls there always prefer a paler complexion..:-P


tiffany June 23, 2011 at 7:31 am

no offence, u might need help with freckles so your close up photo looks better 🙂

hey, i have acne too and everyone has their issue to deal with..sigh the bane of being beautiful 😛


Reika June 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Hi tiffany I do have help, it’s called foundation 😛 The whole purpose of this post is to show you the difference between no foundation and with foundation on.


Amy June 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

ugh don’t you just hate how BB creams do that to the skin (grey cast)! your skin looks flawless tho 😉


Reika June 23, 2011 at 1:38 pm

hehe thanks Amy you are so kind..I have just been told I have too many freckles haha…:-P


daisy November 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

Wow, you have absolutely an amazing skin! And those freckles are super cute, I don’t know why someone just told you “you need help with freckles” hmm…


Ivy April 26, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I have oily skin, do you feel sticky and how long will it stay for all day long?


Reika April 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm

It doesn’t feel sticky, and I have combo skin so this product stays put all day for me.


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