Featured in today’s post are three Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in RS 312 Sunstone, RS 404 Disco & RD 607 Nocturne. They are new and have been added to Shiseido’s permanent lip range. For more product information, inspiration and concept behind these amazing Lacquer Rouge, please refer to this post.
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The range of Shiseido Lacquer Rouge includes 12 shades, 4 of them are Asian exclusive shades. Retails at S$43 each for 6ml of product, made in USA.
The Lacquer Rouge comes in opaque black plastic tube in the shape of their logo – similar in shape as their Perfect Rouge and Shimmering Rouge. I find the shape of their packaging easy to grab and hold – ergonomically designed? The handle is neither too long nor too short, fits nicely and comfortably into my hands.
The diagonally cut tip at a perfect angle makes application even easier, it traces and outlines the shape of our lips evenly without the need to use extra tools. Short fibers prevent uneven application due to excessive amounts of product and ensures a uniform finish.
However, each dip picks up too little product for my liking – several more dips are required to reach my desired intensity. With that being said, I like opaque and full coverage plus my natural lip colour is rather pigmented – depending on your natural lip colour or if you prefer a lesser intensity, one dip may provide enough coverage for you.
This also means that the coverage and intensity of the Lacquer Rouge are some what adjustable (if you know what I mean).
These Lacquer Rouge immediately reminded me of the Chanel Rouge Allure Laque but Chanel’s have less shine and is more watery. MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass are the next closest comparison in terms of their colour payoff and glossy finish but the MAC ones are stickier.
Colour payoff of the Lacquer Rouge is immaculate – with only one swipe, you will be able to enjoy true colour payoff. The colour stays brilliant and shiny for at least 5 hours on me. Despite the creamy texture, they are not too sticky nor do they feel heavy on the lips. They are in fact, rather lightweight on the lips.
Swatches above taken under natural day light, without flash.
From left to right, we have RS 404 Disco, RS 312 Sunstone and RD 607 Nocturne.
RS 312 Sunstone is a dusty grey-ish rose with shimmer but the shimmers are not obvious when worn. This is an Asian Exclusive shade and it’s the deepest amongst them. If you are looking for an alternative to wearing bold, red lips – this shade could be your answer.
RS 404 Disco is a vibrant, bright pink with no shimmers. This pink is slightly warmer than MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in Full Speed Ahead (swatches here, look here and look here) which makes it more wearable for my skin tone in my opinion. What do you think?
RD 607 Nocturne is a deep, mysterious red. This is the star shade and on my lips, it reads a little deep brown-red which I love. This shade is definitely not for the faint hearted – it’s bold, loud and traffic-stopping in a grown up way, perfect for this season’s trend.
Swatches of all the 12 flattering shades above. Pictures taken with flash, under artificial lighting. Swatches below shows the 4 Asian Exclusive shades.
Which are your picks?
I can easily name a few other colours I fancy, say – Portrait, Carnelian and Camel. Drama is really pretty too, it’s brighter than Nocturne and it brightens up my complexion. Rubelite is a very sweet and understated nude – likes.
Because the colours I have chosen are relatively strong and they have a glossy finish, I like to pair them with matte blushers.
Overall, I really like them for their richness in texture and range of colours – I like that they shine like glosses too. The formula is able to reduce sights of fine lines and dryness on my lips – which is a real plus for me. Even after a few hours, the formula doesn’t feel drying or clings onto my dry skin.
I hope this post has been helpful and let me know your thoughts about them in the comments below. I would love to know what you think.
Thank you for looking.