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Spring Skincare - Limited Edition Mika for Shu Porefinist Anti-shine Fresh Cleansing Oil Review

Press Sample

If you are caught staring at your screen with your jaw on the floor while reading this post I cannot be held accountable. The artwork on the packaging (box and bottle) is as amazing as the product I'm about to share with you and deserves a minute or two of your time in itself! I want to live in the candy-coated world of beautiful skin that is Mika for Shu. *happy sigh*

mika for shu uemura prefinist anti-shine fresh cleansing oil review

Shu Uemura Profile

Shu Uemura is a Japanese beauty brand that offers amazing cosmetics and hair products loved around the world, originally founded by makeup artist Shu Uemura. Shu Uemura created his first cosmetic product in the 60s--a cleansing oil--and the brand grew from there. 

When I think of Shu Uemura, I think of creative, often whimsical and forward-thinking beauty products with stellar performance. 

Shu Uemura collaborated with Mika Ninagawa, an incredibly popular, award-winning photographer and film director in Japan. There are multiple themes throughout the packaging of the Mika for Shu products--all are beautiful in my opinion!

I am a long-time fan of Shu Uemura, so when I was offered the opportunity to review some of the limited edition Mika for Shu products in some of our spring series for you guys I nearly died! Mika's aesthetic vision and Shu Uemura's fantastic products are a perfect marriage of beauty for the senses in my opinion. The first product I'm going to share with you is the Mika for Shu Porefinist Anti-shine Fresh Cleansing Oil.

Price

This product retails for $67 (450 ml) on the U.S. site.

Where to Buy



Shu Uemura Mika Porefinist Anti-shine Fresh Cleansing Oil Review


mika for shu uemura prefinist anti-shine fresh cleansing oil review

Product Type

This is a limited edition version of Shu Uemura's infamous cleansing oils. This is meant to wash away dirt, oil and makeup while addressing blackheads. This formula is meant for oil to normal skin types as well as those prone to acne. 

Scent

This has the most beautiful floral scent. It smells amazing! 

On the Face

This had a very light formula, it wasn't super thick like some other oil cleansers I've reviewed/used in the past. It smoothed over skin like silk and washed away even the most waterproof makeup I wore. I actually tested this while creating several tutorials and found it worked beautifully each time. My skin appeared clean and bright after use. It did not dry out my dry, sensitive skin. I should also note that this rinsed off beautifully. It wasn't difficult and it did not leave any residue behind. 

Packaging

Mika for Shu products are so beautifully packaged I spent quite a bit of time studying both the box and bottle. From every angle I was swept away into Mika's candy-coated world of prettiness! This particular product had amazing candy-themed packaging with little flowers and other pretty goodies peeking through. Peeps, lollipops, konpeito (soot sprites would be jealous!), ballerinas ... it's phenomenal! 



mika for shu uemura porefinist anti-shine fresh cleansing oil review
How gorgeous is this packaging?!


Final Recap

Price

This product retails for $67 (450 ml) on the U.S. site.

Where to Buy


Final Thoughts

I am completely enamored by Mika for Shu in general, but this product (gorgeous, gorgeous packaging aside) is phenomenal. It worked well, smelled lovely and looked so darn fun! If you've followed me for some time you know I absolutely love oil cleansers, which work very well for my skin type. I know some of you have expressed hesitation in wanting to give them a try because the thought of putting oil on your skin goes against everything you've been told in the past. If this is you, then this product is the perfect way to take the leap. It's almost as thin as water and washes away quickly and easily. It's the least oil-like cleansing oil I can remember ever using! 

This is a phenomenal spring product and a great way to get your skin clean and bright for this (mostly) warm weather! I highly suggest snatching this up the second you get the chance--and it's limited edition so hurry--because it is that amazing. 

What do you think of Mika for Shu? Have you tried cleansing oil in the past? Would you try this one?

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions stated above are my own and have not been influenced by PR/the brand. 


17 comments :

  1. I saw reviews for Mika by Shu by a beauty youtuber/blogger that left me feeling completely indifferent to this line and the packaging... this post has completely changed my mind though! That's some of the most beautiful packaging I've ever seen for beauty products, and that's saying something considering what's on offer this spring.
    Holy crap I want this! Hurry up, I want to see more beautiful beauty from Shu! (So sad they stopped stocking in Sephora. I would loved to have splurged on Shu lash curlers, which is something I probably would only do as an impulse in-store buy. Which probably would have happened if I'd walked in and seen all the Mika by Shu products holy crap I'd just purchase the entire stand!)

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    1. Aw you're too sweet! I hope if you get the opportunity to try this that you love it as much as I did!

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  2. This packaging is amazing for sure!! I've been getting into oil cleansers a bit more lately, so I love learning more about them.

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    1. Right?! What a perfect collab <3 And yay I'm glad to be able to share more with you!

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  3. This sounds amazing! Great review.

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  4. Fab packaging! And a fantastic review... it's too bad I'm a student, or I'd snap this up. Totally a better value than my textbook!

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    1. Hahahahaha perhaps an "I completed my semester" reward? ;)

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  5. Love this packaging, I've just been getting into oil cleansers, so I shall be stalking concessions here in the UK. It sounds great!

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    1. Ooooooh definitely keep an eye out for this then!!!

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