After ages of looking for the perfect red lipstick, I finally found one! It's been a long journey, and I'm glad I found the right lippy for me: Shiseido Perfect Rouge, colour RD 415.
When I'm buying a new makeup product, I like to take my time and really enjoy the journey. Especially with a beautiful lipstick. I try it on, view the colour on my lips and with my skin and leave it on for a while to see how long it lasts. The lady from Shiseido has helped me perfectly. I'm really satisfied about the quality of the service.
The lady gave me good advice about the colour and she told me something about Shiseido. You could really tell she was enthusiastic about the brand and I like to see that in a salesperson. I mean, she ís selling the product. If she's not enthusiastic, why should I be?
The colour she recommended was the same colour the model's wearing in the advertisement.
This is the lipstick in normal daylight. It's a red colour with a slightly blue undertone. These colours match my skin best. Plus they make your teeth whiter!
A swatch of the lipstick.
I took the pictures below in bright daylight, but when I look at it now, I think it was better if I hadn't. But that's a learning point for the future :)
Without anything on my lips.
With the Shiseido lipstick.
And again. I love the colour! On the pictures I'm only wearing the lipstick, no lip pencil or whatsoever.
A picture in normal daylight. As you can see, the colour is quite intense.
I'm more than happy with this new purchase! The colour is beautiful. It matches my skintone and it makes my teeth whiter. I love to wear bright lipsticks and red is definitely my favourite. So I don't mind investing in a good lipstick.
About the lipstick: it's very pigmented, but you get the best result if you build it up. My lips are quite pigmented so I'm used to building up lipstick. The staying power is not amazing. It lasted for about 3 hours. And I have to say that I didn't use any lip pencil and/or concealer.
When I use a lip pencil, it stayed for about 4/5 hours, but I did talk a lot (I was working when I tried it with a lip pencil). Also, it depends per person how long a lipstick lasts, because on my lips they don't last very long.
A little summary
- Beautiful, intense colour
- Nice packaging
- Feels really smooth on the lips, almost as if you aren't wearing anything
- Easy to apply
- Intensity of the colour is buildable
- Perfect service when purchasing a Shiseido product
- The luxury feeling of the product (and purchasing it)
- The price is €25,55. If you don't want to invest in the lipstick, it's expensive.
I couldn't think of any more cons! I would definitely re-purchase this lipstick. I mentioned the staying power before, but I don't think this is a con, since red lipstick usually doesn't last long and especially on my lips. I think it would be unfair to mention this.
What are your experiences with Shiseido?
And have you found the perfect red lippy yet?