Saturday, May 15, 2010

For All You Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick Lovers.. (also swatches)

As usual I was stalking the Sephora site last night and decided to take a look at Shiseido's Perfect Rouge lipsticks. I was super surprised to find that Sephora had restocked on the Shiseido lippies because when I checked last week, there were only less than 10 colors (they were missing Baby, Tourmaline, etc.) and I had assumed that they stopped carrying the other shades. Prior to that (when I purchased Baby months ago), there were only about 15 shades. Now Sephora is carrying all the shades from the line (21 shades total) -although it's supposedly a "20-shade lip collection." Anyways, I just wanted to let everyone know since this is a lot more convenient for Me. Nordstrom also carries all 21 shades (they're available in stores and not just online like Sephora) but the reason I like to buy my stuff from Sephora is for the points. =)
I am a huge fan of Shiseido Perfect Rouge lipsticks since I first tried Baby and urge everyone to go try them. I really hope to build my collection as I only own one (in Spiced Cream) right now!! At $25, they are pricier than say $14 MAC lipsticks but in my opinion, they are far more superior so I feel that extra $11 is worth it. On the bright side, they're cheaper than Givenchy, YSL, and Dior and in my experience, they're better. I cannot rave enough about these. I think they are a bit expensive (hey, I'd love it if they lowered the price) but they're definitely not super overpriced or anything like many designer or high end brands. If you're looking for an effortless lipstick with great pigmentation, moisture, lasting ability, and won't make your lips look crusty or flaky, go check them out. The only downside that I can find is that I wish they offered more shades and that they'd write the stinkin' color names on the bottom of the tubes instead of these number/letter combinations.
For my reviews on these, click here and here. For swatches of most of the shades from the line, try here and here.
Next up on my wishlist is Tourmaline, Ariel, Serenity, and possibly Bubblegum. Which Shiseido lippies would you like to try?

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