Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Lips, Product Reviews, Shiseido | Posted on 12-07-2013
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In my previous experience with Shiseido lipsticks, I’ve come to love the amazing formulation that the brand offers! Previously, I have reviewed some gorgeous shades from the brand, most recent being Sunstone from the Rouge Lacquer range. Today I’m reviewing a beautiful color from the Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer range, shade RD 304 ~ Hibiscus.
Price : Rs 1500
My take on the Product
The lipstick comes in a gorgeous metallic crimson packaging. It has the heavy feel of a high end product and it looks every inch as luxurious as it feels! Most Shiseido products are modeled after their iconic Camellia flower insignia, I think the packaging is beautiful and elegant!
I have reviewed one of the shades from the Tender sheer range previously and this one is just as lovely. The texture is quite smooth and soft, it glides like butter on the lips and I love the wet glossy finish it gives. Despite the buttery-ness, it doesn’t melt in the tube. It has medium pigmentation, not as sheer as you’d think going by the name. It allows just a bit of the natural lip color to peek through. This is one of my favorite kind of textures in lipsticks – it feels like it just melts onto your lips giving a very fresh and natural plumped up look. It minimizes the appearance of fine lines and is very moisturizing. I love using this because it just feels and looks so comfortable, youthful and pretty on the lips. The only downside is the staying power. Being a soft shade with a slippery and sheer formula, it transfers easily and wears off quickly. With minor eating/drinking, it stays about 3 hours at best, lesser if you take a meal etc. But despite that, I love reapplying it because its an absolutely amazing formula and color!
The shade RD 304 is a soft coral-red color, looks like a very natural peachy color on my lips. Its great on its own or paired with a heavier eye and I think it’ll look beautiful on majority of skin tones. Its got enough color in it that it doesn’t look too pale but since its not too pigmented, it still looks very fresh and natural! I definitely prefer this color to the pure red I’d reviewed earlier. You might not see the bit of red in it on my lips but it definitely has some red, Shiseido also classifies it as a red – hence the RD in the shade name. You can see some gold shimmer in the tube but it barely shows up on the lips – which is excellent because I do not like shimmery lip products. The shimmer is absolutely non-gritty and you can’t feel it on the lips.
If you’re looking for a intensely hydrating lipstick that looks natural and fresh on the lips, you’d love this! If you do not like wearing too much color on your lips, this would be the perfect formula for you. If you however hate touching up your lipstick, I’d suggest you look at the other ranges from Shiseido which are more pigmented and stay on better! I personally love this and it is my current go-t0 lip color for everyday no-makeup days. And you can see how gorgeous it looks with an elaborate eye as well!
The GOOD about Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer Lipstick RD 304 :
- Elegant and luxurious packaging
- Buttery smooth texture
- Medium pigmentation – evens out lips well
- Very moisturizing
- Diminishes look of fine lines
- Very natural color
- Shimmer is non-gritty and very subtle
- Comfortable and weight less on the lips
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer Lipstick RD 304 :
- Low staying power
With its luxurious metallic packaging, buttery smooth texture, intense hydration and gorgeous natural color – the Shiseido Tender Sheer lipstick in RD304 is every bit as elegant and beautiful as you’d want a luxury lipstick to be. The wet glossy finish gives a fresh, plumped up look to the lips and the natural peachy red color goes perfectly with my skin tone. I wish I could give this a 5/5 but it doesn’t wear too long owing to its slippery formula. But if you love buttery lipsticks with ultra light, comfortable hydrating feel, do check these out!
Rating : 4/5
Disclaimer : Product sent by the brand for consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always. Read full policy HERE.