Oddly this is my first post on a Shiseido lipstick. I bought my first one almost 8-9 months ago I really fell for the formula. Literally everything about this lipstick is top notch and just works well for me.
Shiseido Perfect Rouge is their range of pigmented hydrating lipsticks. I have this in the shade PK303 Pink Messa. It’s a perfect pink nude lipstick for me. It looks warm in the tube and is slightly more cool toned on me but just the right amount. I’m really in love with this shade. With Indian skin tones it’s such a challenge to find a good pink nude. This one is definitely a keeper for me!
These are creamy lipsticks but do not slip around and gather in edges. It’s not the kind of creamy that feels heavy like some of Mac’s Creme Amplified ones. They look very smooth on the lips and don’t bring attention to lines. It’s also very hydrating and throughout the 6 hours I wear this, I don’t feel any dryness.
They’re very pigmented. You get good opaque colour in just one swipe and it can work well with pigmented lips.
As I mentioned, this wears for 6 hours with a minor meal included as well. The colour stays intact throughout. There’s no bleeding or patchy fading. The lipstick is perfect in that regard.
Another thing that’s perfect is the lipstick in the tube. Most creamy lipsticks I know like Mac, Nyx, Maybelline Colorsensational etc all can melt in our hot summers. This one stays the same throughout the year. You can see from the picture it looks almost waxy in the tube. But it translates very well on the lips. This also makes it travel friendly in the summer when I seldom keep any of these other lipsticks in my purse.
I also like the packaging which is heavy and sleek. The tube is a metallic black and purple kind of colour in that curved flower shape. The cap also closes softly and the tube is very sturdy.
Quantity wise this lipstick has a lot of product than most at almost 4g. It’s a bit pricey at Rs. 1300 or $25 but you get your money’s worth for sure.
Photos and swatches!
Name: Perfect Rouge Lipstick
Brand : Shiseido
Colour : PK303 Pink Messa
Product Amount : 3.96g
Pigmentation : High
Finish and Texture : Very creamy
Durability : Lasts 6 hours.
Fragrance : None
Shelf Life : 24 months
Price : $25 ~ Rs. 1300
Overall : 5/5