I’m feeling like I’m committing makeup suicide when I admit to not liking Shiseido Lacquer Rouge. I mean there isn’t anything Shiseido makes that I don’t like so there must be something wrong me if I don’t like Shiseido Lacquer Rouge right?
Maybe I have a fever?
Maybe I’m sick?
Is it me? Or does everyone feel this way?
As a long time fan and supporter of all things Shiseido I was a little shocked when I recently tried out their Lacquer Rouge for the first time. I expected a pigmented, yet lightweight full color cream rouge of some sort. I mean it’s Shiseido right? It’s safe to assume that they are going to make it pigmented, that it’ll be light and comfortable to wear, and it’ll probably have awesome moisturizing properties…all safe assumptions.
But for me Lacquer Rouge isn’t really all that I thought it would be. They market it as a rich liquid lipstick that leaves lips smooth as lacquer….
I expected shine, tons of color, and something that felt moisturizing. Mostly what I got was fairly good pigment but a really dry formula. There’s no shine here, application feels kinda like I’m tugging to get this into place, and it has an odd almost rubbery texture on my lips.
Did Shiseido really create this? Can’t be.
The wear time is excellent as it’ll wear fresh for good five hours however, the formula isn’t terribly forgiving and seems to accentuate even the smallest little line in your lips so it virtually adds ages to your mouth. I mean I don’t have a finely lined lip area but this just takes any little cranny in my mouth and zooms in on it. And boy, don’t apply it on dry lips because it looks very patchy so I do suggest exfoliating prior and making sure any and all flaky areas are removed.
The plus side is the wear and the pigment. The shade I tried PK310 does offer opaque coverage so pigmentation is good.
I love you Shiseido. However, I’m so sorry to say I don’t like your Lacquer Rouge. Even a long wear and pigmented color doesn’t make me a believer in such a hard to apply uncomfortable to wear lipstick.
Would love to hear your experience.
Perhaps it’s just this color and I need to try another shade!