Received the BR308 as a gift. It's amazingly creamy and smooth and the shade is awesome. Downsides are the staying power is really low. Will not buy again.
I originally bought 2 of these as gifts for my aunts, but due to certain...circumstances, I've decided to keep one for myself & gave the other to my Mom. (Don't worry, I'm still in good terms with my aunts. Haha!)
Anyway, the shade I'm reviewing is RD 304. I prefer to call it my "Running Errands/Going to Church Red Lipstick". My usual weapon of choice is NARS Jungle Red, but its semi-matte formula requires a lot of precision in applying. This, however, I can apply in seconds and instantly have my lips look fabulous. The color is a subtle, but gorgeous red with a bit of sheen in it. Goes very well with my Asian, fair and yellow-toned complexion. No scent and taste, either. Staying power isn't that long, but it fades into a lovely wash of color as opposed to simply disappearing or leaving an outline on your lips. My Mom has the PK 303 and it looks incredibly good on her.
Bought my mother this lipstick for her birthday and she absolutely loves it. I did try it myself and gosh do not regret buying it. Although it was a little on the pricey side, definitely worth it! It is so moisturising and the colour comes on beautifully. Hands down one of my favourite lipsticks.
I have this lipstick in shade OR341. I bought it at Rexall's in Toronto, which is the only drugstore that carries shiseido. Unfortunately they don't carry all the colours, or else there are only a limited number of shades in this formulation. However, I really like the shade I picked. It's a nice peachy coral, just the perfect pick me up for winter, and it suits my fair skin very well.
It's a very moisturizing colour and I think because it's so highly moisturizing it will wipe off when I eat but that's no bummer because I will just reapply.
So I am happy with my purchase of this Shiseido lipstick, which I just bought to brighten up a grey day.
UPDATE: A week in, and I have to take off 3 lippies from my original 5. This lipstick bleeds to death. It is the only one of my lipsticks to do so. I never ever wear lip liner and I'm not going to start now.
I really wanted to love this lipstick, but I found it average. Yes it applies very smoothly, and feels nice on the lips. It does not run or smudge which is very good! However I found it faded really fast, which was a major disappointment. The truth is, there are so many great lipsticks out there, I think you can get a better quality one then this brand!
Beautiful colour range and they last for ages and are nice and creamy and non drying!
Shiseido really excell at blending colours that flatter fair, olive or yellow toned skin. Colour RD514 Dragon is no exception; an extremely flattering as well as dramatic neutral true red.
Easy to apply thin for a red tint or defined. Can be applied straight from the stick! I usually think a brush is the way to go for a nice and perfect finish but this applies like a dream without. I use a brush only for perfecting outlines.
Pigmented yet soft and silky to the feel.
Softening effect, my lips are softer after use than before.
Protected lips well in the below zero temperature and hard winds here this week.
Wears well for lipstick. No unsightly patches or streaks when it wears off. Doesn't bleed, no use to lip line for that reason.
Nice metal tube. Stylish.
No extraordinary staying power, but I was not expecting that either. A swatch before purchase on the back of my hand is all it takes to know that. Never, ever believe promotional claims! It's that simple. A lipstick sealer or a tint is the way to go if you want truly snogproof lipcolour.
Pricey. Worth it imho, but still.
Bought this in RD506 - Tender Sheer shade - which is flattering for my Asian medium-fair skintone. The colour gives me a polished, not-over-the-top red kind of colour. I use this everyday for my work.
1) Creamy / moisturizing / not too shiny - I have thick lips so I try not to get lipsticks that are too shiny/glossy in case I look like I ate something oily. I find this lipstick's shine just nice for me. I always blot my lips with a tissue once if I want to make it a little more matte-looking.
2) Very rich / pigmented colour - I love that 1-2 layers of application are enough for a day-to-day work/casual look. Layer on more for a more dramatic look.
3) Reasonable price. Conversion from my currency is around USD30, which is pretty reasonable for a mid/high-end brand.
4) Sleek packaging - no fuss.
5) Durability...? I'm not sure about this -- I tend to put this on at 8AM, and it normally comes completely off during lunch (after eating). But I guess this also applies for other lipstick brands so I guess it's the same level.
I have this lipstick in RD613 Mystery, which is sadly discontinued now. It's a gorgeous, dark brick red, definitely not for everybody but I personally love it to death. Shiseido launched a new line of Perfect Rouge Lipstick last year, they changed the colour range into a more "popular" one, full of pinks and corals, what a shame.
Regarding the texture, it's incredibly creamy and moisturizing but still very pigmented, certainly one of the best formulas on the market.
All I can wish is that they can be more creative and make some darker and more unique shades in the future...
The review is for Lipstick Perfect Rouge PK 307 :-)
This is gorgeous! I’ve been looking for a nice Mauvy-Nude Pink that won’t make me look sick (and i can wear it now in winter time)and this one seems perfect. Perfect also for day time with nude make up and rosie cheeks hehehe :P
I love this color on me! So pretty and fresh and makes me feel like its summer again! Also I love how white it makes teeth look.
The lipstick is very creamy and glossy, it has good pigmentation, and although it is glossy and/or creamy, it does have good coverage.
I dont like that it's a bit drying and it's also expensive,no ideea if i will buy it again .