Friday, February 25, 2011

Shiseido Shimmering Rouge for Spring 2011 - Part 2

Women everywhere are going to love Shiseido's new Shimmering Rouge ($25), a sheer lip color that feels and looks great. There are 13 new shades. On Sunday, I told you about my first four. Please pop over to that feature by clicking on the "Sunday" link. Today, I want to show you the second four, ordered from Sephora, that arrived this week.

To recap quickly, Shimmering Rouge offers sheer, brilliant color that infuses the lips with lasting moisture and makes them appear full. These sheer lip colors feel good and look great.

For the first round, I had selected three shades from Sephora, and Shiseido sent me a fourth. I loved all of them, so I had to have more shades. I'm a sheer lipstick lover - maybe an addict. The four colors I ordered in the second round are listed here.
  • PK 311, Pink Champagne
  • RS 312, Iced Rose
  • RD 406, Desire
  • RD 601, Golden Dragon
The shades are shown on my arm at right in the same order, with PK 311, Pink Champagne at the top. My photo was taken outdoors in sunlight. The first three shades are perfect for me. Golden Dragon at the bottom may be a little bit darker than my "comfort zone," but I applied several coats of each of these shades to make sure I got a good photo. Applied with a lighter hand, it looks good.

Shimmering Rouge has a very reasonable wear time for a sheer lipstick. I don't mind reapplying throughout the day. I would rather have the brilliant, glowing, unfaded color than a long-lasting lipstick that looks like a stain in an hour - and feels like chalk. Another benefit to Shimmering Rouge, there's no detectable fragrance or taste - yippee!

You can purchase Shiseido makeup at Macy's, Nordstrom, Sephora, Bloomingdale’s, Saks, and Dillard’s. To get more information or to find a store location near you, just pop over to the Shiseido Web site. Make sure to get yours before the stores start to sell out of the most popular shades!

Photo at top courtesy of Sephora


michelle said...

These are gorgeous! I saved your post from the prior Shiseido Shimmering Rouge Part 1 and am going to Nordstrom tomorrow to check them out. By the way, have you ever heard any good news about any of their eye or night cremes? I thought while I was there I would see....but I would rather ask a seasoned vet like yourself than a SA who wants to make a sale! Any suggestions?

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Michelle!

I think Shiseido makes fabulous skin care. I am about to write up two new products. Unfortunately, those are not the two. :)

A said...

I absolutely love Shiseido lip products. I have a few of the Perfect Rouge lipsticks and they're lovely.

I just bought Iced Rose two weeks ago and I've been thinking about Pink Champagne and Discretion. I held off because I thought Pink Champagne and Iced Rose would be similar, but it doesn't look as if they are! I'm thinking that Discretion might be too dark for me.

The formula on these is rather long-wearing for a sheer lipstick, I've found.

And I love your blog! I'm a long-time reader but first-time commenter.


Charlestongirl said...

Thanks you, Adele! Speak up more often! I love chatting with readers.

I'm glad I could provide swatches of some of the shades that interest you. The only one I purchased that's dark is Golden Dragon, and I suspected that when I ordered it. I wanted to see, so I ordered it anyhow. I love Shiseido! The quality of their products is amazing, and the prices are comparatively reasonable.

Thanks so much for commenting.