August 20 2014

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A Skin Cream That’s Fashion Trenches-Tested, And Makeup Artist-Approved


If the models at Rue du Mail and Tsumori Chisato looked particularly aglow, it was likely thanks to a little black tube of cream found in the kit of Shu Uemura international artistic director Kakuyasu Uchiide. The face painter said he created Stage Performer Instant Glow to deal with the intense stressors of backstage beauty—specifically the need to smooth models’ skin on the fly and make it appear “lit from within,” despite little sleep and constant traveling. The formula combines skincare boosters with next-level makeup technology to even out and refine the complexion. It boasts Shu’s famed Depsea water, which is rich in minerals and renowned for its moisturizing capabilities and surface plumping action, as well as a citrus complex that increases circulation and ginkgo leaf extract to defend against environmental damage. As a final touch, the emollient elixir is topped off with a patented “Chroma Adjuster” made of micro-pearl and other fancy high-tech particles to fill in tiny skin crevices and diffuse light over the face so it shines and twinkles ever so slightly. The cream can be patted on as a primer under everyday makeup, or worn on its own for those off-duty days.

Photo: Courtesy of Shu Uemura

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