Review: The perfect red lipstick (Shiseido Perfect Rouge)

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
The pros
  • Beautiful, intense colour
  • Nice packaging
  • Feels really smooth on the lips, almost as if you aren't wearing anything
  • Hydrating
  • Easy to apply
  • Intensity of the colour is buildable
Extra pro
  • Perfect service when purchasing a Shiseido product
  • The luxury feeling of the product (and purchasing it)
The cons
  • 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? 

61 comments :

  1. beautiful colour! im really scared to wear reds! haha but this is certainly beautiful. looks great on you as well :)
    hareem x

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    1. Thank you! At first I was too, but since a year or 2 I can't do without a red lippy in my stash! It's not that scary :) X

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  2. I;m terrified of reds! But your nails and the lipstick go really well together haha

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  4. Oooooh that looks gorgeous! :)

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  5. Beautiful colour! Like your blog, what about following each other with GFC & Bloglovin?

    Have a nice day! x

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    1. Thank you! Sure! Following you :)

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  6. Great colour!
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    xo.
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  7. That color suits you well...I'm not sure if I could pull it off!
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  8. I really need u to buy a red lipstick, thanks for the suggestion!
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  9. This looks amazing on u! I hope u will actually wear it!!!!!!

    - True

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    1. I doooooooo!! I'm a big lipstick addict lately! The brighter, the better

      X

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  10. This is a wonderful red! I always feel funny wearing red lipstick but i love it so! lol

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  11. You looks pretty in the red color! Its very difficult to find our perfect shade of red i think and you've don e a great job!Do check my blog and I'd love it if we follow each other if you like?

    Love, Nyt
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    1. Thank you! I'm very happy with the colour as well :)
      Love your blog!

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  12. It looks amazing on you! I'm glad you've found the perfect red lipstick. :)

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  13. wow! this is a great colour!! thanx for the review!!! i love shiseidos lipstics, got 3 of this brand )

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  14. That is GORGEOUS! It's a totally different shade of red than what I've got or go towards but it's beautiful! Shiseido is hard to come across here but if I ever see a counter I'm going to check that out!

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  15. Gorgeous color! That looks like the perfect shade of red, I love it! I'm a new follower, I love if you checked out my blog and follow back if you'd like! xx
    Beauty by T

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  17. That color looks great against your skin tone! I've never bothered looking for the perfect red lipstick mostly because I don't know exactly what my undertones are...hm. I might do that now! :)

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    1. You can go to any makeup counter and ask for help! They'll be gladly to help you :)

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  18. I absolutely love this color and it looks amazing on you! love xx

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  19. Love the color! It looks good on you! Xoxo

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  20. Hey, I just found your blog!! :)
    Such an interesting post, amazing lipstick!!
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    Kisses,
    Chiara

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  21. I like your blog ** Could we follow each other? (:

    xoxo,,
    Becky

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  22. LOVE that color <3 it looks soo good on you!

    Alexa <3
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  23. i love shiseido stuff. that is a perfect shade of red. :) sal you look gorgeous! :)

    jasmine
    ADAM ❤ ALEX Mommy

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    1. I love it too! Ah, thank you so much, Jasmine!!

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  24. Beautiful colour! Now following you back :)
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  25. That lipstick is so beautiful! It's amazing how red they make your lips look.

    Adly | Gazillionth Thought Bubble

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  27. Thank you for the comment and for joining my blog!!! I'm following your blog on GFC and Bloglovin.

    XO, Vera

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  28. love this lipstick!!! Now I gladly follow you via GFC and BLOGLOVIN! I'm on all these sites too!!! Follow me back if you like!!! We can follow each other!!! it would be a pleasure!!!
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  29. Loved reading the lovely and sweet comments! Thanks dolls! I really appreciate it!! ♥ X

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    - True

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  31. Hi dear, thank you so much for following me, I follow you on GFC and Bloglovin and I will follow you too on twitter anyhow congratulation for the Liebster award! xx

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  32. amazin blog! thanks for your comment :)

    yuup, i'm following you know ;)


    xoxo,
    Becky

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  33. that is such a pretty shade of red, I'm glad you finally found one :)

    Chioma
    C’s Evolution of Style

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  34. Wow! It really works for you it looks absolutely stunning, I just recently bought Macs ruby woo I should've checked this before, I still will though :D and the packaging is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much, Arwa! I'm scared to try Ruby Woo. What if I like it? Then I have to add it to my red lippy stash, which has reached a big amount of lippies haha :( X

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  35. The color looks gorgeous on you xx

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment, doll! X

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  36. This colour looks so sultry and gorgeous on you Sal! I'm really glad you're happy with the customer service you got at the Shiseido counter. Shiseido has some great products - I don't think I have tried any of their lipsticks but I've been trying out their Benefiance skincare line which is quite nice.

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    1. Thank you, Karen! I think service is even more important than the product. If the service is bad, you won't see me back. I haven't tried any of their skin products yet! The lady gave me some samples, but I haven't tried them yet. Maybe I should :) Thanks for your comment! X

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  37. wow, it looks perfect~!
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    I will be happy to join it immediately~! )
    waiting for you in mine - hope we will be friends :)
    Keep posting~! )


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    1. Thank you, Olga! I love your blog too! :) X

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  38. STUNNING COLOR and soooo perfectly you!!!

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  39. I think a red lipstick is worth the investment.. This lippie has a pretty color indeed. Too bad for me, it probably wouldn't fit my skin tone. I'm warm-toned and red lipstick with blue undertones doesn't suit me at all..


    A Hint of Sunlight

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    1. I think so too! If your warmtoned, this lipstick is not for you, unfortunately. But there are many other that will suit your skin! I bet red will love fabulous on you :) X

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  40. You cant go wrong with red lippy!! lOVE IT!

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    Love the blog-your new follower :)

    A x

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    1. I think so too! For some it takes some courage, but red is THE perfect lip colour! :) X

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  41. Amazing Color!
    follow each other?
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  42. Hey Lovely!
    Thanks so much for recommending me this lipstick, it's beautiful. I would say this is definitely the kind of "Red" I would be looking for!


    India - www.thejewelbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Glad I could help, doll! I bet it'll look great with your light skin and light eyes :) X

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  43. I'm still looking for a red lipstick! This is pretty and it suits you! I'm looking for one that's more Matt x

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    1. Try MAC! They have some beautiful red, matte shades :) Ruby woo is one of them, if I'm right. X

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  44. amazing color!
    I really like your blog, I´m following you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)
    Kisses!
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