Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD 607 (Rs 1750/ 6 ml), available across Shiseido Counters , I got mine from Debenhams in Brigade Orion Mall in Bangalore.
Product Description :
Inspired by Japanese Laquerware, one coat provides intense color and deep luster. This rich liquid lipstick leaves lips as smooth as lacquer. 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.
- Contains Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE.
I have been lusting after the Lacquer Rouge by Shiseido for a long time now, and when I got a chance to grab one of these, my obvious choice was the deepest darkest shade of RED available on the counter. Read on to know what I think of this lip color and whether it was worth the splurge or not.
The Shiseido Lacquer Rouge comes housed in a sturdy black twist up cylindrical container with a doe foot applicator
. I have traveled quite a bit with it and I can say for sure that the packaging is quite strong. Despite being a liquid lip color, I had no spillage issues even while travelling under the low pressure environment in an aircraft. It’s nothing fancy though, but classy and chic. I like!!
The doe foot application applies product evenly on the lips, and makes the whole lipstick application process a cakewalk without making it look blotchy or uneven which is of course my biggest fear when applying liquid lip colors. I would have definitely preferred it to be a little flexible though, and not as stiff as it is. I must also mention that the bottle neck is designed such that it scrapes off excess product from the applicator when you pull it out of the container and that keeps the bottle neck insides neat and clean (talk about OCD!!)
RD 607 NOCTURNE is a gorgeous shade of Deep Red
that leans a bit on the warmer side on my lips. Nevertheless, I’m sure it will make for a gorgeous lip colors across many skin tones.
The texture of the lip color is like a thick creamy molten pigment, insanely pigmented and you need not more than two dips to coat your lips with an opaque layer of color. The lipstick has very fine ruby colored micro shimmer which lends that high gloss lacquer like shine to the lips but is hardly visible to the naked eye. You can see a hint of that shimmer in the hand swatch below.
Since it is a liquid lipstick, it has a tendency to feather out and I wouldn’t dare to wear it without a lip liner. (though in the images below I’m only wearing the lipstick on it’s own to show you all the true shade and finish.) Also, the lip color takes about a minute or so to settle on the lips, so be sure not to purse your lips anytime before that to displace color.
The formula is extremely moisturizing and I get about 4-5 hours of wear with this and it leaves a light pinkish stain behind. If you are someone who struggles with dry lips, the formula of this lipstick can be a savior. It is indeed deeply moisturizing, and seemed to intensely condition my slightly dry lips when I wore it for the first few times. This is one aspect that I adore about this lip color and the one that attracts me most towards this lipstick!
Overall, The Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD 607 NOCTURNE is a beautiful deep RED with a slightly warm undertone. The lacquer like high shine finish makes it a perfect lip color for evening parties . It does tend to bleed, but using a lip liner underneath fixes the issue and you get 4-5 hours of wear and more with slight staining on the lips. A touch up after a meal is a must too because it transfers. At Rs 1750 for 6 ml of product, it is a piece of luxury I would totally recommend indulging in it for the rich color pigments and the deeply nourishing formula.