Monday, September 13, 2010

Shu Uemura Stage Performer Instant-Glow Review

Hi everyone! Today's post is a review on a new Shu Uemura product, their Stage Performer Instant-Glow Immediate Radiance Skin Perfecting Cream.

It has a rather lengthy name, but in essence it is a make-up base designed to enhance the complexion with a lovely, radiant glow. Currently, it is exclusive to Liberty's in London. It's packaged in a sleek black box. The product itself is housed in an equally sleek, black 50ml tube.

What the product claims:

'Stage-inspired multi-functional beauty cream to enhance makeup finish and deliver a natural glow. Contains gingko leaf to fight oxidation. Instantly, skin appears more luminous, translucent and smooth. Provides 24h long-lasting moisture.'

The ingredients list for those who are interested:

My thoughts on the product:

Below is a pic of the cream on my hand, unblended. The cream is white and contained tiny spheres of dark colour.

Once applied, the spheres of colour blends in with the cream to create a soft focus effect. The texture of the cream is pretty thick, but easy to blend. The cream sinks nicely into the skin, providing a soft, smooth finish. There are very tiny flecks of shimmer in this cream which gives the skin a subtle glow.

Below is a pic of my skin with just the cream applied:

I did not notice a big difference in my skin with the cream on, just a subtle glow which gave a nice rosy complexion. Foundation applies smoothly and easily on top of this cream, and stays on throughout the day.


- works well as a makeup base

- imparts a subtle dewy, rosy glow

- stays well on skin throughout the day


-Pricey at £35

-If you live in the UK, it is currently only available at Liberty's

-Cream was slightly too thick for my liking


Click here for a video of this cream being used backstage.


  1. It's a high price, but looks like it works well. Your skin looks nice after application.

  2. Thank you for this review!! I am looking for a new makeup base... seems like a nice product but with £35 is rather steep.. I think I rather go back to Diorsnow UV base lol. But it looks great on your skin (tho you already have fab skin).

    Arent Muse amazing?! I saw Muse in January in Tokyo too...Great seats, and I agree they are amazing LIVE!!! I am unfortunately not a fan of their new single ;_;

  3. hello! :) this sounds neat. i wonder if it will ever make it here in the Philippines? :) your skin looks great! i dont think you need foundation after this! :D

  4. This product sounds very interesting. Too bad I don't really wear make up base and like you I'd probably prefer something light. [Looking at your 'Cream was slightly too thick for my liking' comment.] It sounds great though!

    I agree with all the previous comments. Your skin looks fab even without any foundation.

    <3s Serena.

  5. thank you for the review!
    recently i've seen so many reviewers from thailand reviewing this new base but i was still unsure if i wanted to try it myself or not. because everyone is like 'loving it & liking it' so i wanted to hear the actual pro/cons. so thank you so much! it was very helpful! :)

    & wow.
    you have such gorgeous skin!
    - Coco

  6. wow ur skin looks fab! I dun think I've seen this anywhere in singapore... maybe i should check out the stores this wkend

  7. wow! your skin.. is flawless >_<

    and i just had to add, but i think that the picture above of your face below the eyes, resembles sohn dam bi (Korean singer) alot! x]

  8. It looks great!

  9. hi thanks for your comment, this cream makes your skin look very healthy :) and yeah Shu is always pricey. and they don't sell anymore in USA :( too bad.

  10. great review ! your skin looks soo nice !! =D

  11. thanks girls for your lovely comments and compliments. Yes, I agree that this base pretty expensive for a base.