Shiseido White Lucent Challenge Day 1 & Shiseido Spring Makeup Giveaway!

I’m beaming with delight and it’s all thanks to Shiseido Philippines and blogger friend, Sophie Uy.  I’ve got something special  that I’m about to sort of embark on as well as a makeup item to give you lovely readers today, but before we get to that nationwide giveaway prize, be still your beating heart…patience is a virtue, we’ve got to start at the beginning.  I’ve got a full 7 days to take two wonderful skincare items out for a “road spin”.  Something by Shiseido suddenly got us bloggers “arrested” just the other day at the Shiseido Pop-Up Beauty Lounge at SM Makati, which will by the way be there until March 31st for purchases, facials, and free consultations.  It’s amazing how one mention of revered cosmetics brand, Shiseido, drew quite a huge bunch of us Filipina beauty bloggers together…and on a weekday, too.  To be honest, my mother and I are quite a couple of Shiseido fan-girls I tell you.  The first main product the bloggers were introduced to, The White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum, coupled with a brightening mask, is designed to nourish skin, help radiance resurface, and help lighten or eliminate unwanted spots brought about by small clusters of hardened melanin beneath the surface of the skin.

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1. SHISEIDO White Lucent Intensive Spot Targeting Serum – crushes melanin,

2. SHISEIDO White Lucent Brightening Mask – ejects melanin

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Getting ready here for my skincare treatment, this was shot in the middle of having my own makeup removed by a Shiseido lady.  Here I am side by side with Sophie Uy of Beautynomics who has already been using the White Lucent serum several days ahead of me, she’s naturally a shade or two fairer than me.

On that day we were being presented with Shiseido’s White Lucent Intensive spot targeting serum and the partnering brightening mask.  The serum is a targeted treatment containing their proprietary “Melano crush” to cause spots to, in theory break apart into finer particles or disintegrate.  Our White Lucent 7-day skincare challenge involves the twice daily use of the White Lucent serum  coupled with the intermittent use of the brightening mask on top of it every few days.  Click “Read more” to continue to my experience at the Shiseido Pop-up lounge and get to the Rafflecopter widget at the end for my single Shiseido giveaway.

The serum itself is a translucent milky consistency that is pleasantly scented, but the scent isn’t too overpowering and neither did it cause me to break out in any way minutes later.  I love the quality of a skincare item that’s potent but does not irritate sensitive skin.  It says a lot about the high level of ingredient processing done for Shiseido.

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2-pumps for each facial application, morning and evening.

We were corralled into the Shiseido Pop-Up Beauty Lounge approximately pair by pair (Noah’s Ark? lol) to experience both the serum and brightening mask followed by a delicately applied layer of Shiseido Spring collection makeup directly over the skincare.  Upon the Shiseido attendant’s application of the serum on my skin I immediately noticed absolutely no irritation or itching.  After letting the serum settle for a few minutes she applied the brightening mask over the top, stretching it over the contours of my face.  Boo.

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It was the White Lucent brightening mask that sort of made me feel “something happening” on my face.  The function of the serum with its “Melano Crush” ingredient is to crush the melanin and the brightening mask supposedly “ejects” the crush melanin afterwards.  There was a tingly sensation that was neither a sting nor an itch, so that was pretty interesting for me.  To actually feel something actively transpiring across the surface of your face with no pain or itch is new for me.  After the facial treatment, which you don’t rinse off, even with makeup on my skin felt supple and smooth, my facial pores seemed smaller which is probably why my skin felt so smooth.  So technically yesterday was actually sort of like Day 1.  I was supplied with 2 more brightening masks for my 1 week White Lucent challenge. The point of the whole 7-day challenge beginning today is to witness the disappearance or lightening of these pigmentation spots and tiny blemish scars.   I have more of them on the left side of my face than on my right.

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The dark spots at the beginning of our challenge are still very visible so this is a proper “before” sort of photo.  We can check for the contrast in the results after Day 7.  Check back with the conclusive post in a week to see the benefits of my White Lucent skincare challenge.  Remember, the Shiseido Pop-Up Beauty Lounge will be there at SM Makati until March 31.  As part and parcel of this skincare trial I will sort of need your help, lovely readers, but those who help, in my opinion, should be at least given the chance to be duly rewarded.  So the way you can “help” is actually by joining this Shiseido giveaway, isn’t that a COOL way to help?  Giveaway open nationwide only.

HOW TO JOIN MY SHISEIDO SPRING 2013 GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is open nationwide until Feb.28 12am (GMT +8).  All you need do is follow the mandatory steps and exact instructions via the Rafflecopter widget below.  You’ll notice that the first required option is to “Tweet about the giveaway”, please remember DO NOT CHANGE THE DEFAULT TWEET provided for that option because I already included the proper hashtag there #ShiseidoWhiteLucent.  Here is my exclusive Shiseido giveaway prize up for grabs for one blessed reader/follower.

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From the soon to be released Spring collection I will be giving away this super-duper pretty Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in the colorway RD711.  Use the Rafflecopter widget below this photo which will give you 5 mandatory actions to complete in order to be officially entered into the giveaway, no actions provided for additional points.

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  • Ricieline Janer

    Never tried any Shiseido products before, but I’d sure love to! I’ve always heard such great things about their skincare products.

  • http://thecertifiedlatebloomer.blogspot.com Arya

    i would love to have a beautiful and bright face so I wanted to try Shiseido

  • Sie Cajilig

    I’ve honestly never tried Shiseido, but I want to because I’ve been hearing good feedback about it. My friends say their products are awesome. I should explore more and get something from them. X3

  • Cheeka

    I’m loving Shiseido 131 foundation brush and the Wrinkle Resist night cream.

  • http://thatdearperfection.tumblr.com aira de castro

    Shiseido is a brand whose products I always see in malls and read being raved about in blogs. So I’ve always wanted to try it out. However, I think it’s still a bit too expensive for me, add to that the fact that I have never had any eyeshadow palettes of my own, this contest is a really good chance for me. :)

  • http://thisismyfireexit.wordpress.com Ace Tria

    Shiseido was my first ever makeup investment, and I’ve been enjoying the great returns since. I love its Dual Balancing Foundation which is perfect for my oily skin, but my HG is the Sheer Matifying Powder Foundation. It’s the secret to “perfect” skin ;)

  • Tricia

    I believe that Shiseido is a powerhouse in making good skincare and makeup products! I haven’t tried Shiseido products directly but I have tried their daughter brands like Majolica Majorca! So far I haven’t been disappointed yet!

  • Arlene

    hi! we have the same skin problem pala! aside from spots, i also have the same uneven skin tone. looking forward to your 7th day update! i really am interested to try this product myself! :)

  • Corinne F.

    I have never tried shiseido products yet but I always hear and read good reviews about thm thats why I wanna try their products:)

  • Jaja Laure

    I’ve tried the Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist 24 Night Cream and it’s really a remarkable product. It somehow smoothened my face after a week. Well, it seems that the name “Shiseido” is synonymous to effectiveness!

  • jhoanne

    i like shiseido benefiance I love how it moisturizes my skin and helps fight aging :)

  • Riyalyn Gatdula

    I never been try any products of Shiseido, If I win, i would happy to try I think It’s pretty awesome!

  • https://www.facebook.com/clyde.a.gabriel Clyde A. Gabriel

    I don’t usually require my wife to wear make-up because I like natural beauty. But if Shiseido will enhance her beauty more, well then why not! More power Shiseido!!!

  • Patricia

    Before I received my February BDJ Box, the only Shiseido product I tried is their facial cleanser. But now, my new favorite is the Benefiance Night Emulsion. It makes my skin smooth and supple, and I wake up with bright skin.

  • http://mrsmartinezravesandrants.blogspot.com MrsMartinez

    I <3 Shiseido Camellia Compact. It's my secret to glowing, white skin ; ) I usually dab the powder on my cheeks then blend it with my finishing powder for a flawless rosy pink cheek finish.

    xoxo
    MrsMartinez

  • leonizamartinez

    Never tried any shiseido product, im now waiting for my BDJ Box coz i’ve been hearing a lot what’s inside it. So excited to try every shiseido products in it.. =)

  • Gizette

    I’ve never tried any Shiseido prod. But I’ve heard a lot of good reviews from my friends so I really wanna try!

  • Judy

    Would love to try this product… :)

  • Chiqui Callueng

    Haven’t bought any shiseido product but would like to try the Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Brightening Serum and Brightening mask to clear my face from acne marks and spots!

  • https://twitter.com/michelleame Michelle Ame

    I haven’t tried any Shiseido product but I would love to try their White Lucent Intensive Brightening serum and I hope it would work on skin blemish.

  • Richelle Manuel

    Never tried any Shiseido product & I really wanted to experience one! <3 hope I'll win.
    God bless! <3

  • http://beautycolada.com Janeen Ferreria

    I would love to try Shiseido perfect foundation brush because of good reviews and as its name imply, it is a perfect all around brush

  • cheryl abad

    i have never tried any shiseido products before. i wish to own one. rafflecopter and blessmybag, please pick me up ^_^

  • Jas

    I’ve tried Shiseido’s White Lucent Serum from Sample Room and so far I’m loving it! :)

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