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.