Splat! Shiseido Spf 30 Package Fail

There are some things the bf is particular about like not having any funky things in the sink or having every last drop of water wiped up around the kitchen, and then there is the mirror…

Technically it is my area so I rule. And what I say goes. Meaning I over ride what he wants.

Much like the tv remote which we have dubbed the “sceptre”.

When in the living room it is his sceptre.

In the bedroom it is my sceptre and we watch what I want.

One of those over rides is my make up vanity.

In the beginning of time-I told him I didn’t like the housekeeper to mess w my area.

I won’t say exactly why-but I just don’t like exposing my personal stuff to outsiders.

Kind of like not wearing bowling alley shoes.

Anyway. I know gross.

So I inherited my suggested replacement sunscreen for the reformulated Clinique super defense that he bought and did not like. Clinique changed their formula and reduced the Spf to 20 from 25. No big deal but they also do not offer it in a normal to dry formula anymore either.

The shiseido product is a light liquid but it is a little heavier than the clarins spf 40 I use which has a screw cap. The shieseido packaging snaps shut, which you would think would be pretty secure so the product wouldn’t seep out.

But that’s not how it works.

When you dispense the product, a well around the cap retains some of the fluid.

So when I snap the cap shut the product splatters all over the mirror.

At first I did not realize where the spots came from-but when I was cleaning up I noticed that the shiseido bottle had product running down the sides.

Now even when I consciously try to not splat,the faulty packaging makes me splat even when I am trying very hard not to.

He doesn’t say anything tho.

So all is right in the world.

And I still have my sceptre.


I could get into a rant about faulty packaging but Trish McEvoy kind of owns that territory.

To the Defense! -Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector SPF 43

That’s a mouthful!

I saw the ad for this product in Allure magazine and was highly curious.

Shiseido doesn’t call it a BB cream or a CC cream or a ZZ cream.  But does everything.  The little sample says “A lightweight, oil free tinted protector that shields against daily UV rays.  Anti-photo aging, anti-oxidative and moisturizing effects protect and maintain skin’s beauty.

Another mouthful!  Amazing they got that all on the little sample card!

Like all Shiseido products, the cream smells good and goes on easily.  I like to take color products on my fingertips and warm it up a little- it stirs the product up as well.  Sometimes my Laura Mercier Silk Creme separates in the tube, but mixes easily.


This defending product is so highly pigmented it is like putting on cream foundation.  Plus it has all the benefits that guard against anti-aging.

Maybe the product is little league for Shiseido who is a skincare giant internationally – known for their color line, but if you take a look at the JNs from Japan most of them avoid the sun and take care of their skin.  They have a leg up on being taught to take care of their skin very early on, and have great products that FOCUS on skincare first.

The only thing is the product only comes in light, medium, dark–happily I match the medium shade so I can use it.  Many other BB CC creams also come in these few “shades” but they don’t work well – too pink, too dark too too.


A high recommend if you’re looking for an all in one.  Just make sure if you really want to use it as a one step, meaning you don’t apply separate layer of sunscreen, make sure you put enough product on to get the UV protection.