I recently purchased Shiseido Maquillage Essence Glamour Rouge Neo in OR241 which is a limited edition shade that recently launched in Japan. I actually own a few shades of the original Shiseido Maquillage Essence Glamour Rouge formula and love it.
But I must say Shiseido Maquillage Essence Glamour Rouge Neo doesn’t feel much different to me than the original formula but hey, that’s a good thing I guess because I like that formula anyway!
Shiseido Maquillage Essence Glamour Rouge Neo apparently sports a lip serum that hydrates lips and seals moisture in. That’s believable consider the gel-like texture is very soothing and comforting on my drier lips.
The marketing on the original launch of this formula was that the colors were supposed to be a perfectly natural shade for your skin tone. OR-241 runs on the sheerer side and doesn’t necessarily provide a my lips but better natural, nude lip look but it’s lovely none the less.
Shiseido Maquillage Essence Glamour Rouge Neo
Shiseido Maquillage Essence Glamour Rouge Neo Swatches (OR241)
The gloss comes housed in a rounded diamond shaped tube just like the original and sports a soft, fuzz large sponge applicator that fits lips well and saturates well with color. The formula is very, very hydrating with a lightweight texture that isn’t sticky or tacky and wears for around five hours. It has a nice shiny finish on my lips and gives them a plushy finish and look. The color is sheerer but provides just enough pigment to enhance my lip color. The gloss formula has a thicker gel consistency that feels balmy on the initial application but thins out as you apply. I notice a very faint, subtle citrus flavor but it was very faint.
If you’re looking to explore Japanese lipglosses you can’t get any better than Shiseido Maquillage Essence Glamour Rouge Neo! It’s a gorgeous formula and testimony to the greatness of Asian makeup and beauty.