Shiseido RichRocks by Dick Page

January 14, 2010
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Dick Page's Rich Rocks

I passed by a Shiseido counter recently and saw RichRocks, the holiday collection conceived by Dick Page, the brand’s makeup artistic director. It’s a small albeit wearable collection; its artistic inspiration both a visual and verbal delight (see below).

RichRocks Inspiration

Inspired by the richness and lustre of Earth’s rocks and crystals, Dick Page based this collection on semi-precious stones such as pyrite, rose quartz and septarian, among others.

Shiseido Rich Rocks Swatches

From left to right: Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in GR503 Golden Green, Luminizing Satin Eye Colors in BR618 Pyrite Sun, SV817 Pyrite Crystal and  BL616 Blue Stone, Perfect Rouge in PK421 Rose Quartz

The items didn’t bowl me over – I’d expected more complexity of colour from the luscious descriptions – but the eye colours (S$43 each) are beautifully pigmented (they took a while to remove with tissue alone), while the lipstick is delightfully silky. I also liked the smoothness of the finely-milled shimmery powder that promises luminosity. Quality is evidently present in these products and all in all, I’d peg this as a refined makeup collection, more elegant than trendy…its inclusion of a teal mascara notwithstanding! ;)

Image source: Bloomingdales


Posted in: japanese brands | shiseido | swatches

6 Responses to Shiseido RichRocks by Dick Page

  1. juschev
    January 14, 2010 at 8:11 am

    I went pass them so many times but din really see it;) The green and brown eye colors look nice but wonder how they would fare on oilies like me.

    The shade of pink is diff to wear tho’

    • makeupmag
      January 15, 2010 at 12:20 am

      Hey Chev,

      Give them a try on the hand first? I actually think the pink is wearable – it’ll made a nice complement to the smokey eyes the shadows in the collection can create. It might not work as well on warmer skin tones though.

  2. ann
    January 14, 2010 at 8:39 am

    ooooo.. the pink.. looks like such a bimbo pink! i likey!

    • makeupmag
      January 15, 2010 at 12:21 am

      Hi Ann,

      LOL, ‘bimbo pink’! It’s pretty and sheer enough as a nude for smokes.

  3. jc
    January 15, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I did swatch them ytd, the pink cannot be seen on the back of my hand at all.

    Hey, Tang’s 15% today, prolly getting MAC Warm and Cozy might be a better bet. Shades look similar.

    • makeupmag
      January 15, 2010 at 10:34 am

      Silly me, I get what you mean now, Chev. I thought you mean the shade was difficult to wear, not the sheerness! :P 15%? That’s great! Happy shopping!

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