Review | Shiseido Maquillage Glossy Perfect Rouge in PK112

Some time back, Shiseido gave me this lipstick from the Maquillage Spring 2010 Perfect Glossy Rouge range to review. Essentially a translucent pink lipstick with micro-shimmer, this lippy not only adds shine, it also acts as a salve. It isn’t pigmented but it is a wonderful base for other lipsticks, imparting sparkle and moisture.

The multi-coloured shimmer is subtle but noticeable. As I was touching up on my way to the Shiseido 40th anniversary party on a bus, the sun streaming in through the window caught the glimmer on my lips – I could see the shimmer dancing in the light in my mirror. :)

I like using this clear lippy to temper dirtier shades, as well as to lighten darker tones of lipsticks. It is also a good overcoat for a lustrous appearance. At S$49, it isn’t the cheapest of lip products. However, its versatility makes it a staple in my everyday makeup pouch.

I wish Shiseido would produce an overtly cool (silver or lavender) and an overtly warm (gold or sheer orange) version of this lipstick. They’d be perfect as lipstick transformers because of their translucence suited to layering.


  • stella says:

    just curious, would you pay for this if you had to buy it yourself? i love shiseido lipsticks myself, but honestly, the price is rather unacceptable; i only buy from dfs or if i have vouchers

    • makeupmag says:

      Hi Stella,

      I know what you mean! I may be a makeup junkie but to be honest, I’d wait for the Metro sale for the 20% rebate on this lipstick.

      However, if it were a limited edition colour that I must have on the spot (say, a blackened berry – I like such shades), I’d probably splurge on it but buy it from Tangs (10% rebate) to take the edge off the price.

      Whether or not I pay full price depends on the shade really (the texture is a given). :)

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