Monday, July 23, 2012

Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Nymph - New for Fall

Shiseido's new Lacquer Rouge ($25) liquid lipstick was inspired by Japanese Laquerware. One coat provides intense color and deep luster. This rich liquid lipstick leaves lips as smooth as lacquer. The applicator fits closely against the lips for a comfortable, even application that does not bleed. Lacquer Rouge improves dry, rough, or peeling lips with continued use, leaving them smooth and deeply moisturized through its Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE (whatever that is).

Make no mistake - when Shiseido says intense color, expect intense. On my first glance at the display at Bloomingdale's, I chose the color I felt I could wear (remember, I'm a dark lip color phobe). I selected Nymph (RD305), which is outlined in the shade selection photo below.

Even though it looks "relatively light," like a mauve rose, on the lips it's intense. Take a look at my swatch photos, taken in full, late-afternoon sun.

Here's Nymph, one of the lighter shades. You can expect a lot more color from the rest of the shades (with the exception of Portrait (RD203), which has similar intensity). I was not inspired to buy more than one, but if you love a strong lip, Lacquer Rouge will delight you.

Nymph makes my eyes pop blue (as opposed to green, which they can do). Lacquer Rouge is extremely lightweight on my lips, applies quickly and easily (one coat is right!), feels fabulous and hydrating, has a subtle shine, and is long-lasting. Although the rose shade of Nymph is as dark as I can wear comfortably, it's a keeper. I love it.

I purchased mine at Bloomingdale's, where the display encased the lip colors like little treasures. I had to get help to test them; I was afraid I'd break something. You can also purchase Lacquer Rouge at Nordstrom, Macy's, and all the other stores with Shiseido counters, as well as Shiseido's Web site.

Photo at top courtesy of Shiseido; others by Best Things in Beauty

22 comments:

Elysse said...

Fantastic colour. It's the perfect colour for the end of summer I think.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Elysse,

I agree. It will take us right into fall.

Adele said...

This one will be mine! I'm intrigued by the formula, and this looks like the most neutral of the shade range.

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

LOVELY!! I will have to check these out for sure!

Anonymous said...

Would you happen to know if they're paraben-free? Thanks!

Mary Ann said...

Thank you so much for your review, I was considering buying one when I placed my Nordies order, but decided to wait. The nymph color is pretty.
Years ago Dior had plastic shine liguid lipstick, it's been hard to find something to replace those.

AZ said...

When you're reviewing the new Guerlain lip stains could you do a mini comparison between these? The price for the Shiseido ones is much more acceptable to me..

Evelyn said...

OOo I love that color! I will have to check it out. :) Hope your mom is stable and resting - you too!

Jane said...

Thanks for the beautiful swatch! I have this along with Portrait and Drama on its way to me. Shiseido lip colors in all formulations are very appealing to me these days. Their Shimmering Rouge is one of my favorite lipsticks and also very recommended.

lov2read68 said...

This is a gorgeous color! The Black Panties just did a review on this color & I fell in love with it. I 'think' my Nordstrom has just added a Shiseido counter. I need to find some time to pop in & take a look. They were rearranging the entire dept the last time I was in there.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Adele,

I think Parfait may be more neutral, but these two are definitely the lightest.

Charlestongirl said...

Hope you like them, Tracy!

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Anonymous, I will check the box and get back to you here.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Mary Ann,

We now have options for liquid lipstick. I love the price of these, but would prefer that they had offered a few tamer shades.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi AZ,

Yep! The testers came for the Guerlain ones, but no product to sell. I'm waiting.

Charlestongirl said...

Thanks, Evelyn. She is much better, but I think it will take weeks.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Jane,

Oh yes, I love Shimmering Rouge. :)

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Lov2read!

My Nordies has Shiseido. See what you think. I love this color, but most of the rest are WAY too dark for me.

Clarisse said...

I love Shiseido make-up and those lipsticks are so appealing: I know I'm going to fall for several of them...Do you know what is new with Shiseido this Fall except the lipsticks? here we were told to wait for some surprises and beauties but that doesn't help much...
I do hope you Mom feels better and some GP has somehow found a way to achieve a balance in her treatment? Take care too:-)

Charlestongirl said...

No parabens, Anonymous.

Charlestongirl said...

Thank you, Clarisse!

I saw nothing new at the counter other than the lipstick display.

Idaira said...

I LOVE Shiseido!!! and yes this color is perfect for the end of summer! but I'm in love with portrait and drama shades too!