Shiseido Shimmering Rouge in RD 320 Temptress, OR 316 Mango and RS 619 Venus are 3 of the 7 new shades released this Spring. For more information on the collection, click here. I bought these in KL and each retails at RM95 for 2.2g of product, made in Japan. Depending on the conversion rate, each works out to be approximately S$39 as compared to S$43 in Singapore.
I am quite impressed and surprised with the new shades – the colours seem to be more intense as compared to their existing range. Formula feels similar but surely more opaque in my opinion. The 13 shades launched last year were slightly more translucent and sheer.
The colours I have chosen are very pigmented and vibrant. I guess I would have to tone them down by blotting or layering over some lip balm for daily use.
RD 320 Temptress – redden brown with multi-coloured micro shimmers
OR 316 Mango – vibrant and fresh orange
RS 619 Venus – redden plum
These lipsticks are housed in a slim and light – some sort of brushed metal casing which am glad to say, is not much of a fingerprint magnet. The slim packaging allows me to the lipstick in the smallest clutch I own – perfect for dinner parties.
First swatch taken under natural sunlight without flash. Second swatch taken under natural sunlight with flash to show the glossy finish and shine of the lipstick.
The Shiseido Shimmering Rouges don’t smell of anything in particular. Texture is soft, creamy and smooth – glides onto the lips seamlessly and effortlessly. It feels almost like melted lipstick on the lips yet lips feels light and comfortable.
Because of its silky finish and creamy texture, it acts like a veil over the lips – making lips look healthy, supple and soft. But (also) due to its finish and texture, these lipsticks lasts for only 3-4 hours on me. They were never marketed as long-wearing so I guess we have to give and take on this part.
The shades above are ultra rich in colour, I would describe them as full coverage lipsticks. Due to the richness of colour, I usually apply them directly to the inner parts of my lips and work it outwards with a lip brush for more precision. On a daily basis, I like to wear RS 619 Venus with a lip balm underneath to dilute its vibrancy just a little.
All in all, loving them. They are moisturizing and comfortable to wear – excellent alternatives for traditional lipsticks or lipglosses.
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