I’m sure most of you by now already know that I don’t really buy high end lipsticks (except Mac of course :P). And that’s because I believe that there’s always a good alternative that you can find at the drugstore/department store. But because of this particular lipstick, things might change for me a bit. You’ll see why in a sec..
Since this is a sample product, the packaging of this one is kinda like the mini version of the actual size. Although also a bit confused with that one, because according to the Shiseido Website, the packaging is indeed similar. However, from what I’ve seen in Askmewhat’s review, hers has a different packaging. I’m not sure though. But anyway, my mini lippie comes in a small flower shaped tube, with a semi-sheer finish. Not that sheer that will enable you to see the lipstick’s shade. The packaging is made of plastic, pretty sturdy and I really like my mini sample because I can stash it in my makeup kit as an extra lipstick aside from the main lipstick that I’m wearing that day.
|Product Name -||Shiseido Perfect Rouge|
|Shade -||RD 142 / Sublime|
|Price -||Free Sample from my February BDJ Box; PhP 1,250 @ Shiseido Counters/Boutiques|
|Weight -||Sample – 2.5g NET WT. .08 oz; Full Size – 4 g / .14 oz|
|Availability -||Shiseido Counters/Boutiques|
Here’s what Shiseido tells us about the Shiseido Perfect Rouge in their website:
Rich, vibrant color that envelops your lips with just one lustrous coat. The creamy texture with nurturing ingredients improves the lips’ condition with regular use.
- • Specially sculpted shape and angle designed to create a beautiful finish with just one stroke.
- • Color technology: Red Illuminating Pearl, adds strength and vividness that creates truly brilliant color definition, and the instant you apply it, vibrant color blooms on the lips.
- • Skincare Technology: The moisturizing effect lasts all day long with the help of Hyaluronic acid to hold moisture in, and Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE to lock it in. Lips look naturally smooth.
Personally, I would describe this shade as more of a warm, red, neutral, lip color. I know that the word ‘neutral’ made it a lot more confusing, but honestly, it’s not really like the common red lip colors that we usually encounter. It’s very wearable, and really ideal for every day wear. If you love the Revlon Lip Butters, then you’ll love this even more. This made my really dry, chapped lips moisturized while I was wearing it without the help of a lip balm or lip gloss. It has a really good color pay off, very opaque/pigmented and lasted on my lips for approximately four hours.
This lipstick is also very creamy as well. It glides on easily which makes application a lot easier. Despite it’s really creamy consistency, this product doesn’t settle on the lines of my lips unlike some of the creamy lip products that I have encountered. Also, since it’s very pigmented, one swipe/layer already provides a good coverage and shows the exact shade of the lipstick.
Honestly, I love this lipstick, I did not encounter any problems while wearing it, it even stained my lips while it was gradually fading (if that made any sense, lol). It is very different from the Revlon Lip Butters. As you guys may already be aware of, some of the shades in the RLB line is quite sheer, so you need multiple layers in order to mimic the original shade. Some of them also settles in the fine lines, and some of them don’t last that long. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Revlon Lip Butters, they’re there when I need them and they moisturize my lips almost instantly as well. However, this product has double the opacity, moisturizing effect and has longer staying power than the Revlon Lip Butters. I think the only downside of this product is that it’s really pricey. It costs way more than the Mac lipsticks. Also, since it focuses more on moisturizing your lips, compared to other lip products, the staying power is still not that great.
|♥ Dupe Alert!|
I know that some of you liked the “Dupe Alert” in my previous lipstick review so I tried to find a lipstick in my stash that has a shade similar to the one that we’re reviewing today. Now these two shades are somehow similar but are very different from each other as well.
The lipstick that I’m talking about is from Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color in In The Flesh. I’m sure most of you guys know already that this particular lipstick has a matte finish, therefore it tends to dry out your lips upon application, so you need to keep a lip balm handy.
As you can see, when swatched, “Sublime” is actually a lot warmer than “In The Flesh”, it’s more ‘reddish’ or let’s say ‘orangey’. While “In The Flesh” has more of a mauvey, cooler undertone. But when worn, the only difference you can tell is that the other one is matte, and the other one is more of a lustre finish. I only wore one layer of each lipstick to show you that both lip products are pretty pigmented.
It may not be a spot-on dupe for some of you guys who are really particular in such criteria, but for those of you who like this shade, and would like to know if there are some shades similar to “Sublime” then “In The Flesh” is the safest bet. I’m sure that you’ll find more, closer dupes out there, but that’s the closest that I can come up with here in my collection, and at least, that’s more than half the price of the Shiseido Rouge Lipsticks.
So, to sum it all up, here are my thoughts about the product:
| Sturdy packaging
Very moisturizing. Can be used without the help of a lip balm
Really nice color pay off
Doesn’t settle on the fine lines of my lips
Doesn’t have any noticeable taste
Glides on smoothly
Wearable and can be easily paired with any makeup look
Lasts up to approximately 4 hours without retouching
I really love this lip product, I’m actually afraid to use this mini sample often because I might empty the entire tube, and it’s a bit pricey so I just use it if I’m going somewhere. It conceals all of my lip imperfections and it moisturizes them at the same time. It has a really nice color pay off, and despite the fact that it’s pricey, I think that it’s somehow worth it. Especially for someone like me, who often has a very dry, chappy lips.
So those are my two cents about the said lipstick. Sorry again if this went longer than usual. I was actually considering whether or not to include the “Dupe Alert” since I want to keep my entries short. As mentioned, I love this particular lipstick, I’ll probably get one, I just don’t know when, since I’m on a tight budget and I just splurged for makeup tools this week (I’ll be posting a mini haul entry after this probably). Anyway, I just hope that you find this entry helpful if you’re thinking about getting one of the lippies in the Perfect Rouge line from Shiseido.
How about you? Do you like this lipstick? Do you like moisturizing lipsticks? Let me know!
Oh, and by the way, the February COM ended yesterday (duh!) and the March COM will start today. I’ll be choosing and posting the winner probably later as well as the prices in store for the March COM. Bye loves! See ya later!