I've been wanting Shisedo's (BE109) Spice Cream ($25) since I reviewed Baby, which was a pretty nude but not what I was looking for. It was too "natural" looking for my taste and I wanted more of a statement nude but one that was still wearable and wouldn't make me look like a corpse. I prayed and hoped that this would be the One!
The Packaging: I adored the packaging of Shiseido's Perfect Rouge lipsticks when I first reviewed baby and still love it to this day. It's so different from my other rounded and squared lipsticks and is easy to spot in my drawer. The tube is squarish but the sides are rounded inwards -creating that really cool shape. The color of the tube is a pretty blackish silver with a purple tint. Love!
The only gripe I have (and I didn't notice this before) but I wish the color name was listed on the tube. The box and sticker on the bottom of the tube only state the color code, "BE109." It should say "Spiced Cream" as well to make it easier for customers because numbers and letters are hard to memorize. This is the reason I don't like shopping for these in person. I've looked at them at the Nordstrom counter on several occasions but always passed them up because I had no freaking idea what the name of each color was!! To make matters worse, the makeu counter ladies never knew either. Shopping online was easier because I got to see the names but then again, I wasn't able to swatch.