Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Dragon (RD 514)

Hey guys!

I’m so glad for this long weekend! I seriously need to catch up on sleep. In other news, my best friend is getting married soon and I’m on full time bridesmaid duty! I’m so excited!! Right after the wedding I also have a trip to Australia that I need to prepare for. It’s going to be a mad month, hopefully I can keep up with blogging too! ^_^

Back to some lipstick love, here’s one of the most underrated formulas you need to know about! I’ve spoken about the Shiseido Perfect Rouge formula before when I reviewed Pink Messa. After that, I wanted to try more colours and here’s the result!

Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick in RD514 Dragon is a cool toned dark red. It’s a not a very deep wine shade like Bobbi Brown Scarlet, but similar to Hourglass Icon. I feel it’s like a classic red that would suit everyone.

If I had to pick a top 10 lipsticks formulas ever (how cruel), this would definitely feature in it! I came across Shiseido lipsticks when my collection was a lot more modest and they’re still one of the best formulas I’ve tried for a creamy lipstick.

Let’s talk about the lip bullet. I’ve seen plenty creamy lipsticks where it looks like it’s going to fall apart and melt away. Could happen with of them, even Mac. Not with Shiseido though! Notice how the bullet actually looks a bit matte and waxy, it stays that way even at the height of summer.

The pigmentation is excellent, a one swipe wonder. Also smooths over the lips without settling into lines or highlighting problem areas. My lips also feel very moisturised when I have this on. The formula is like a gel-cream texture which is very lightweight on the lips. Definitely one of those I-forgot-I-had-lipstick-on formulas. It settles into a satin like finish, there is some shine though.

In general these wear well for 5-6 hours. You can get through drinks and snacks with these but probably not a full meal. This shade in particular does leave a bit of a stain behind. The colour range has a lot of muted wearable brights, which I really like. There a couple of knockouts like RS 320 (a bright purple fuchsia) or Orange Lily.

I like a packaging a lot as well. The metallic dark purple colour and the shape is very unique. You get 4g of product for $25 (around Rs. 1600). I think the price is great considering you get the same level of packaging and formula as the Chanel, YSL price point. If you want to try a high end lipstick below $30, this is a great option.

I’m not entirely sure where you get them in India. I know there are some Shiseido counters in Mumbai (and possibly Bangalore) but I haven’t found a definitive list online.

Shiseido Perfect Rouge RD514 Dragon Red 1

Shiseido Perfect Rouge RD514 Dragon Red 2

Shiseido Perfect Rouge RD514 Dragon Red 3

Shiseido Perfect Rouge RD514 Dragon Red 4

Shiseido Perfect Rouge RD514 Dragon Red 5

Shiseido Perfect Rouge RD514 Dragon Red 6

Shiseido Perfect Rouge RD514 Dragon Red 7

L-R | Shiseido Perfect Rouge in Dragon | Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Colour in Scarlet | Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Icon | Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Illicit Raspberry | Rimmel Colour Show Off Lipstick in Be Bold



Name: Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick

Shade : Dragon (RD 514)

Product Amount : 4g

Pigmentation : High

Finish and Texture : Satin

Durability : Lasts around 5-6 hours excluding meals

Price : $25 ~ Rs. 1600

Available at : Nordstrom, Sephora

Overall : 5/5

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  • Kiss & Make-up

    It’s not my shade of red but from the looks of it it suits you well!

    • Xuvious

      Thanks Melissa! ^_^

  • Krithi Marla

    Oh such a pretty shade

    • Xuvious

      It would look great on you too Krithi! ^_^

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    OH, I love that. It’s cool but it’s very close to neutral. I think a lot of people could pull this shade off with aplomb!

    • Xuvious

      True, it really would!

  • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Congrats on your best friend’s wedding and whee for the upcoming trip! Sounds like you’re in for an action-packed month!

    I really haven’t tried much from Shiseido at all, but in general I hear great things about the brand. Love this red on you!

    • Xuvious

      Thanks Sunny! I’m excited too! ^_^
      Oh I think you’ll love it. I think they also have a sheer lipstick but I haven’t tried it.

  • Linda Libra Loca

    Such a pretty color.
    And it really sounds like a busy month! Where in Australia are you headed? And is it a work or a fun trip?

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Xuvious

      Vacation with my family. I’m going to Sydney, Cairns and Melbourne for sure. Possibly also Brisbane. :)

      • Linda Libra Loca

        That was where we went back in 2012. It was such a great time!

  • nausheen

    Gorgeous shade, n beautiful lip swatches :)

    • Xuvious

      Thanks Nausheen! xx

  • Alina Bostan

    The formula of this sounds amazing, creamy & moisturising without settling ito fine lines yet lasting well too (what more could you want really). I love this shade on you, just gorgeous. Enjoy your busy month, sounds like so much fun and I’d say Australia will be amazing x

    Beauty with charm

    • Xuvious

      I think you summed it up well! xx

  • Jaa

    Take me with you to Australia!!! Have always wanted to go there. ^_^

    You got me curious about the “matte but waxy” bullet tip now! I was going to pick up the hot pink shade from this line at one point but I don’t remember anymore why I didn’t. Maybe it’s time to revisit the counter! Dragon looks stunning on you!

    • Xuvious

      Well, Bangkok is on route… you could just hop in! 😉

      Yes! It’s very weird for a creamy lipstick!

  • Kristen / Glambunctious

    Oh my gosh, this color was made for you! It looks so stunning against your beautiful skin! Australia and bridesmaid duty in one month! You are going to be a very busy lady! Have a BLAST in Australia!! Can’t wait to hear all about it! PS: You can pick up some Shanghai Susie lipsticks while you’re there!

    • Xuvious

      Thank you Kristen! It was an amazing month, I’m back from my trip now.
      As you might have noticed, I’m quite useless and slow with social media. Most of my trip photos are on my Canon and it takes me ages to process and edit them. Hence a lot of #tbts. :p

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