Oh hello! Another lip gloss eh? 🙂 Since we can’t get D&G Makeup here, I thought I’d show you a lipgloss with a colour similar to Passion that we can get locally.
The Shiseido Luminizing Lip Gloss in RD404 which is prettily called Maraschino elsewhere. Such a pretty name for such a bitter cherry 😛 The colour is a very pretty but sheer red that has a little bit of blue tones in it. And we know that blue tones in red lipstick makes teeth look whiter yes? 🙂
The gloss is quite small. Just about fits into my palm or a jeans pocket without looking too obtrusive.
Nothing very remarkable about the packaging although I appreciate the clear acrylic plastic bottom so you know just how much is left…. or how much you have left to go as the case may be.
In the tube, you see loads of shimmer but it is very fine and on the skin, there isn’t much to write home about. Its not a lip gloss that will make you go “Ooh pretty shimmer!” like D&G Passion, but it will make you go “Ooh pretty gloss!”
Shiseido Luminizing Lip Gloss RD404 Maraschino Swatch 1x (left) Layered (right)
See what I mean? No shimmer but a pretty sheer lipgloss. If you are one of those who are scared of red lips, try this one. A sheer red gloss is a good introduction to red lips and soon, you’ll be ready to brave the red lipstick 🙂 Also, the slight blue tint is usually more flattering to teeth and the like.
The applicator is a brush (yay!) that applies easily and does not splay out everywhere so application is quite easy. It isn’t sticky(yay!) and you can layer it on for more colour and shine without it looking (and feeling) tacky.
The colour on the brush and in the tube is really brighter than it looks on the lips which is a good or bad thing depending on what you are looking for.
The tone of the photo above is a bit dark and yellow but the lip colour is quite close to what it is really hence I didn’t adjust the colour (I ended up adjusting it so I looked Hulk green which was when I knew it was time to stop). I layered it twice to get the colour which you can see is not too bright nor too red. So really. If you want to wear a red lip yet worry about how you’d look, try something like this one 🙂
Pros: Non sticky, No scent, Nice gloss, Compact packaging, Sheer buildable colour, Brush applicator applies colour well
Cons: Some may consider it pricey
Might you have tried any Shiseido Luminizing Lip glosses? Have a favourite colour you’d like to share? 🙂
Shiseido Luminizing Lip Gloss retails at RM79 at all Shiseido counters.
What is the 30 Days of Lip Swatches project? I will be showcasing and reviewing 30 lipsticks or lip glosses in the coming days. Lip products was chosen by popular vote from the readers. You may find all 30 days of lip swatches or follow it by clicking on the Lips category.
Previously : Day 17 of 30 : Dolce & Gabbana High Shine Lipgloss in No. 120 Passion