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|Three, that's the magic number, yes, it is.|
Notice something? The number 3? I seem to want to buy multiples of a promising product without really knowing it and then committing to it. I see the anticipation building among beauty bloggers and bulletin boards and all control seems to fade away.
I don't even really get
Shiseido all that much. Dick Page, the artistic director, is artistic. I lack the sensibility to really get his sensibility. I like Excel spreadsheets, and Visio documents. I don't get non-traditional color combinations and plays with texture. It frustrates me, too; I am a beauty philistine! Wah!
Do you know Shiseido is one of the oldest cosmetics companies in the world? I keep on thinking it's my mom's kind of brand, but it's been recently releasing some beautiful products. I suspect Dick Page is artistic.
|Pretty Camellia flower shape. You can see my giant head reflected in it!|
However, I do like a straightforward red. As far as straightforward goes, Shiseido's Lacquer Rouge beautifully fits the bill.
|Drama in direct natural light|
|Drama in indirect natural light, looking cooler|
Woah, pigmented. The finish is not glossy at all, but more of a soft shine. A second coat is not necessary since it is intensely creamy, but light. It spreads really easily and the applicator is nice in helping to create a sharp lip line.
The first time I wore this and kept vanity checking my hot lips in the mirror (hello, pretty lady!
) I noticed that I had some unsightly feathering at the edges. To prevent that, do not glop it on. I had gone nuts with a really thick second coat. Yeah, don't do that.
I put on a nude lip liner softly at the edges and applied two very thin layers for a perfectly polished look. A reverse liner (a clear lipliner) also works to contain the pretty.
Drama lasts a long time. Sing it, sister.
What I mean is that it is comfortable to wear and lasts a long time for me. With no balm underneath, the color lost some of the sheen, but lasted a good 4-5 hours for me wearing away evenly. And I am a fiddly, lipstick eating, coffee drinking woman, so that's acceptable for me.
|Fine silver glitter?!|
Another note about the lasting prowess. After it fades, it does leave a pretty pink stain, but there is a fine silver glitter left behind! What is this ghost glitter?! I do not notice this on the swatches or on my lips, but after a good scrub with Bioderma, this is what is left behind.