Today is a good day for a lipstick review. Not long time ago Shiseido lauched new line of lipsticks Rouge Rouge. “Intense colour. Rich texture.” – Shiseido claims on the box. Let’s see how true it is.
Shiseido RD714 Sweet Desire
So, the shade I got is called Sweet Desire. I found a description of it’s shade, which is muted browned rose. When I swatched it in store it looked more mauvey but on me it’s dusty rose with hints of brown as described.
Packaging: Very beautiful! I though it’s metal but I guess it’s such plastic, quite heavy in comparison to lipsticks in simple plastic packagings. It has magnetic closure.
Texture: It’s creamy lipstick but it’s not buttery. Let’s call it thick cream:) “Rich texture” in description of lipstick is true statement. It doesn’t dry lips. Lips feel protected but without heavy feeling.
Finish: It’s opaque. I would say it has semi-matte finish. It doesn’t look glossy or even like a balm but it’s not dry-matte either. It doesn’t settle in lines and it doesn’t bleed.
Long-lasting?: 50/50. It doesn’t move as lipstick-balms do but it won’t survive food and needs checking after drinks. Colour fades for me in the middle of lips. Not fully but after lots of sips I reapply it there anyway. It won’t disappear by itself/get absorbed.
Application: It doesn’t like dry lips. Of course, no lipstick likes dry lips. It clings to flakes and as lipstick is opaque it looks not the best. Some creamy lipsticks I have smooth tiny dry flakes, this one won’t do it. I wouldn’t go for it if I have some small flakes.
Conclusion: Colour and finish are gorgeous. It looks elegant and classy..If lipstick can look like that, this one definitely does. It emphasize dryness, which of course is temporary thing and can be fixed before applying lipstick. There are other beautiful and..elegant (again) shades in this range so may be you will find something for yourself. I’m not sure whether I will buy another Rouge Rouge or not but I’m considering red shades from this range.
p.s. After I just-just posted this review I realised that it probably sounded too harsh and I edited it.I didn’t change it much but I hope now overall feeling is not negative and it reflects my thoughts better. In my conclusion I said I don’t know whether I will buy more lipsticks from this range or not. If I went back in time I would buy this shade again. But I’m not sure that I will stick with this range for other shades because there are other lipsticks I want to try and for different shades I like different texture/finish. If I purely collected beautiful lipsticks I would buy more but right now I try to choose more wisely:).
Do you like Shiseido brand? Did you try any of their lipsticks? May be new Rouge Rouge?