I didn’t want to include this into my 30 day lip colour project because I’d already featured another Shiseido Shimmering Rouge lipstick in RS308 Iron Maiden earlier. But I did want to show you this colour because I love it a lot, and I think many of you would too 🙂
Its RD406 Desire which belongs in the red colour family but wait! Don’t run away because I said red 😛 It might just surprise you yet!
In the tube, RD406 is a soft red that actually looks quite bright. Just at a glance, many people might look away thinking “Oh it’s too red/bright for me” but really, I suggest you take a second glance because the colour is gorgeous!
The colour swatches and applies a little more pink than it looks in the tube which surprised me, just like Iron Maiden did. I might have expected a colour with a name like “Desire” to be a brighter red on the lips. Something that might ignite a burning desire. But instead what I get is a very wearable, face brightening pink-red lip shade.
Its a colour you can easily wear every single day without being bored of it, because it goes with a myriad of looks. I had been feeling a little blah lately, and today, I pulled this out, swiped it on and instantly looked and felt a little better. I don’t think I’d have called this colour Desire. I might have called it Blush instead 🙂
Like all Shiseido Shimmering Rouge lipsticks, the texture is at once smooth with good colour pay off, yet lightweight on the lips. There is no scent and it lasts long enough for me. Despite the name of the line however, I find that RD406 has no shimmer in it. It imparts a slight glossy finish – very slight – but it makes a lovely work lipstick because its subtle yet adds colour, bright yet muted and glossy yet not highly shiny. No one can say you aren’t professional with this on 🙂
In a nutshell
A lovely lightweight lipstick that applies very smoothly with good colour pay off, yet feels lightweight and non drying on the lips. RD406 Desire is a lovely colour that applies a pink-red on me, and which I think will suit many.
Pros: Lightweight texture, Pigmented colour, Can be sheered out, No scent, Lip plumping effect
You know, this is a colour I’d associate more with Rose (RS in Japanese lipstick code) instead of Red (RD). Sometimes, I do wonder what goes in the head of those who name and code these lipstick colours. I’ve found that I can actually wear most Japanese brand lipstick in all shades even those that look orange or brown, because they never quite apply the same on the skin as they look in the tube. Its both a good and bad thing but from experience, its always been good for me 🙂 I’m a huge huge fan of Japanese lipsticks from most brands 😀
Have you tried any colour from the Shiseido Shimmering Rouge range of lipsticks? Might RD406 be your first? 😉
Shiseido Shimmering Rouge lipsticks retail at RM95 each at all Shiseido counters.