I love love fluid foundations! I dont know but i think it is the idea of like buying a new skin from a store that you can use whenever. When you struggled from acne, the idea of having that perfect canvas of a skin is always the priority that is why im so happy that cosmetics company has upped their technology in bringing in that skin-like au naturelle lightweight finish that isn't so ubiquitous in the distant past.
The little black square plastic bottle may be devoid of that luxurious feel however inside is a fluid that transforms skin into SKIN! I love how lightweight and yellow based it is. It reminded me so much of Chanel's perfection lumiere velvet however Shiseido has a more yellw based shades that I like. Ive come to realiZe that fluid foundations nowadays adapt very well to your skin tone. It's a thing in the past when colors could really look so alienating to your skin should you use a shade that's not quite your match . Let's admit it, finding the exact perfect match doesn't always happen.
This Shiseido perfect refining foundation lasts for 5 hours max which is quite reasonable since I dont normally work or go out beyond that duration . It's very lightweight although I have to set it with. a light dusting of a powder plus it dries into a semi-matte finish. It's also worthy to say that my bruatlly oily skin doesn't respect demi matte or semi matte finish but this one's a pretty decent catch. Overall i love the black bottle. Sometimes I just take it out in my drawer and hold it and stare at it but beyond that I use it most of the time when I feel that the Dior Skin Star or Hourglass may be too flawless and perfect for a laidback mood.