Shu Uemura UV Under Base Review

September 06, 2011

Shu Uemura UV Under Base is one of the best product from their brand and their most iconic product. Yamada Yu is the brand Ambassador for this high-end brand, and her first campaign is the Shu Uemura UV Under Base

Yamada Yu is a singer, actress, and model from Japan. Her skin is absolutely gorgeous and she's very talented. You may notice her for her big appearance on TV such as Son Rui from Nodame Cantabile, and Lucia-sama from Mei-chan no Shitsuji

And, I have owned this product for a while, so it's time to review it~!

Shu Uemura's UV Under Base is the sensational mousse texture make-up base, beloved for almost 20 years as the must-have step for beautiful make-up creation for everyone who adores perfect make up canvas

When I purchased this, its still on its old packaging, months later they changed their outlook appearance and upgrade the SPF from 17 to 30! -_- Its really a good improvement but I did regret for buying it too early. I should have waited it longer!

The packaging is not as fancy as any high-end brands products but the product itself is really amazing. Sometimes I take out too much product and it's such a waste. But I heard the upgraded UV Under Base has upgraded this problem so its easier to handle

The mousse formula is really unique and it makes your make up smoother and not greasy like what any other liquid primer does. Its suitable for any skin color but unfortunately it doesn't cover your imperfection nor even out your skin tone. It makes my face glowing healthily though! Also I feel that my skin getting smoother after the application

So if you only want to have light coverage for a day, you can just use it and put loose powder on top and you're ready to go! It contains SPF17 PA ++ , and the new UV Under Base is SPF30 PA++ which I think is enough for daily basis. Although some prefer to add more sunblock as skin's protection

I forgot the exact price for this UV Under Base, I believe its around Rp 400.000 - Rp 500.000 ?

watch the CM of this product starring Yamada Yu here



the light weight mousse!


once its rubbed, the foam disappears and turns into liquid


then blends it on your skin, and a little goes a long way!


it disappears on my skin perfectly but you can see that there's a line between my real skin with the UV Base. It gives more healthy complexion


Final Opinion

Pros :

  • Gives smooth base before putting on make up

  • Easy to use

  • Easy to get [available at almost every countries]

  • A little goes a long way

  • Travel friendly

  • Unique formula & unique packaging

  • Makes foundation last long

  • Adds flawless finish

  • Not fragile packaging

Cons :

  • Expensive

  • Needs to work fast on this product. Otherwise it would melt on some areas and leave white cast

  • Difficult to handle how much product will come out on the old packaging [new packaging is easier to handle]

People who are reckless and sometimes end up breaking their make up bottles. This product is safe if you accidentally drops it down because its not made from glass

I love this product! This base works amazing as a make up primer and its highly raved that it's comparable to Smashbox and Laura Mercier primer. I haven't tried those brands yet because its not available in my country, and Shu Uemura UV Under Base is easy to find because its available at every Shu Uemura's counters!

People who are reckless and sometimes end up breaking their make up bottles. This product is suitable for you if you are people who are reckless. Because if you accidentally drops it down, it wont break like any other products that are made from glass and fragile

I still don't think I would repurchase this product though,

because I still want to try other primers as well. Perhaps when I can't find anything that works as best as this product, I'll purchase this product again because its just amazing. I'm just not gonna stop looking for better product :)

Do you have any primer or base make up that you like? Recommend to me please!

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  1. this is the first time i saw a facial makeup product made of foam! :shock: it's so unique and it looks like it gets absorbs easily into the skin :-) i also like yamada yu in nodame :giggle: how did you add the emoticons in the comments here? :-)

  2. i know, its really unique and the foam makes it glides so easily on the skin :-D i love the idea, but im still looking for my HG base :-P

    yes she's really pretty, though i dunno why she always gets protagonist's rival role lol

    its the plugin that i download, specially made for wordpress. cute right 8-)