Sunday, January 27, 2013

Review: Nichido True Colors Liquid Foundation with Sunscreen

Hello lovely readers! I am back with another review, and I am pretty excited to share this with you because of how much I am inlove with this product. This is my current go-to foundation, the Nichido True Colors Liquid Foundation.
I got this last year for 265 when I was looking for a replacement to the Ever Bilena Pro Flawless Finish Foundation (read my full review here). I got the shade True Natural, because I wanted something that matches the color of my neck, which is darker than my face:
Here are some swatches:
Well blended, without flash
Well blended, with flash
Slightly blended, without flash
Slightly blended, with flash

This product really blends easily and flawlessly into the skin. It also does photographs well, which for me is a good thing.

If you noticed on the picture above, it does not come with a cap. Because it comes with this unique pump that you have to twist to open. The pump has really good control and just dispenses the right amount of product.
Twist left to close. twist right to open

I think this is really cool. The downside is, sometimes the product pools on the opening of the pump, making it quite unsanitary. Tip: Pump a little amount first on a tissue, then pump the amount that you needed on the back of your hand, on a mixing plate or directly on your brush/sponge/fingers.
Let's now see how it well it covers. Of course we are going to start with my clean, no make up skin:
Here's what it looks like after 1 layer of foundation (I only used my fingers to apply this to my face):
And here it is after 2 layers:
As you can see, it does not give full coverage, more of like a light to medium coverage. It does cover some redness but not all, but it gives out a very flawless and smooth texture on the skin. It does not dry quickly, just long enough for you to set it with powder. I use this with my Nichido Final Powder, and here's what it looks like:
Looks so matte, right? For me, this 2 is a great combination. If you want me to do a review on the finishing powder, let me know by posting a comment below.
Nichido True Colors Foundation in True Natural
and Nichido Final Powder in Ivory Glow

What I like about this product:

- Affordable and readily available
- Blends easily and gives a flawless finish
- Foundation scent is really mild
- It does not make me oil when used with setting powder
- It never broke me out
- Pump is very easy to control
- It has sunscreen
- Feels very light on the skin
- Photographs really well, doesn't give you a white cast

What I didn't like about this product:
- Only available in 4 shades (you may find it hard to find your match)
- The product pools in the opening of the pump
- Comes off easily (especially if you sweat a lot like me)

Now, let's compare it with its rival: the Ever Bilena Pro Flawless Finish Foundation. If you have not read my review about it, click here.

Nichido True Colors Liquid Foundation

Ever Bilena Pro Flawless Finish Foundation



165 (100 cheaper)


30 ml

30 ml





Too liquid-y

Slightly creamy


Light to medium

Light to medium







Photo Friendly


No (leaves a white cast)

Staying Power

2 to 3 hours

2 to 3 hours

Skin Type

Normal to Combination

Dry to Normal

Overall, I still love the Nichido True Colors Liquid Foundation. Yes, it is quite pricey than the Ever Bilena but I still love the finish that it gives me. It also suits my skin well. I have been using this for 6 months and its still the foundation that I use if I need to go out or run some errands. Its very easy to use, blends very well, and when you set it with powder it just looks amazing.

Please note that what works for me may not work for you. If you have any questions, please let me know. Good luck!

--Maica :)


  1. AnonymousMay 23, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    How long does this product stays?

    1. maicafrancesJune 14, 2013 at 3:48 PM

      For my super oily skin, it only stays for 2 to 3 hours and 4 to 5 hours when properly set with powder. :)

  2. xtina_gorgeousFebruary 3, 2015 at 7:26 AM

    I would think Nichido is pricey has SPF. If San San Soleil Matte Foundation is still in the market I would prefer that since it has SPF45, though it has1 shade only. Priced at 150 pesos only. But I would reconsider EB's Pro Flawless Foundation..


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