|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I found this incredibly overpriced and no better or worse than a sheer gloss you might buy in a drug store. I feel ripped off. The color, while very pretty in the tube, is wan and nondescript once you put it on. Will never buy anything from Shiseido, again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Honestly, you don't even need to moisturize your lips before applying this.
This is my favorite color in the whole line of Shimmering Rouges. It looks great on all different skin colors.
It's so glossy, smooth, pigmented, and shimmery!
Great for a night out or a dramatic day look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Black
*EDIT: The pictures above are mine. The lipstick is slightly - by about one shade - darker and brighter than shown.*
(For reference: I am super-pale with neutral undertones and surface redness, oily, acne-prone, and have dark brown hair and darker brown eyes. Lips are decently pigmented and prone to dryness.)
I bought this lipstick on a whim while picking up one of the eyeshadow trios in "Boudoir". Apparently, this shade is the one that the model in the current Shiseido ad campaign wears, but I didn't realize that when I bought it. Though the same shade, the lipstick pulls much more purple on the model than it does on me.
This color is a medium-value mauve with a definite rose tone to it. It's glossy when I swatch it, but only gives off a bit of sheen when on my lips, and the light sometimes catches little blue and silver sparkles. The sparkles don't really look glittery to me, though; they just smooth out the lines in my lips and make them appear fuller. This color is definitely cool-toned, but not nearly as purple as it looks in the tube.
The formula is fantastic. I have experienced no drying - this lipstick layers easily over a light coat of balm, which is how I have been wearing it, but I think that I could get away with no balm - and get about three or four hours of wear out of it. The color does not settle into lines, slip around, or migrate outside of my lipline. If I eat or drink, the lipstick does tend to rub off, and therein lies my only complaint: drinking while wearing the Shimmering Rouge results in bright pigment staining the outside of my lips, and no pigment left on the inside. Not attractive. If I know that I will be eating or drinking, I make sure to bring a mirror along with me for touch-ups.
I have worn this color both sheer (with a light touch, a lipbrush, and a thicker coat of balm) and more opaque (directly from the tube, about two coats), and it looks smooth and beautiful either way.
I give this lipstick a "five" for its beautiful, flattering color and fantastic formula. I intend to buy more from the range.