August 20, 2008

Shiseido Maquillage Neo Climax Lip Review

Although it has it’s cult following Maquillage is not my favorite branch of Shiseido cosmetics. Maquillage has some seriously great releases just nothing that every caught my eye so much that I was panting after it!

However, after much debate I decided to indulge in a Shiseido Maquillage Neo Climax Lip after reading quite a few raves for this particular item.

Neo Climax Lip is a combination lipstick and gloss that comes in a rather slick push up style packaging. I love the packaging and the applicator. Twist and the applicator saturates with color, swipe across lips and done! The applicator is a smooth plastic head which I normally don’t fancy but in this case it works very well and fits comfortably to the contour of your lips while delivering color and gloss.

The formula is where the problems begin for me with this one. You may recall my review on L’Oreal Infalliable Lipgloss and one of my main rants with the product was the strange waxy feeling of the gloss Neo Climax Lip happens to sport a similar formula. Although I like both glosses it’s very difficult getting used to having a waxy film on your lips. In all fairness this particular formula allows the gloss to have super long lasting power however dealing with it all day is difficult. It just just feels like I have a mask around my lips which is rather weird.

Aside from my rant about the formula I have to say that the color I picked is so outstanding that I’ll definately be using this again even though the formula isn’t to my liking.

The color is a very light shimmering shade of peachy pink that matched so perfectly with my skin tone and just brightened up my entire face. It gave me both a look of health and innocence that was simply stunning or at least I thought so. I don’t have the number for this color at the moment but I’ll correct this post later today with the correct number. I believe it was PK 356 but don’t quote me on that.

I’ve been looking for a color like this my entire life it seems. It’s just a combination of peachy, pink, and sports that natural look to your lips.

I simply love it.

I was so deeply impressed with the color I’ve decided to Muse Approve Shiseido Maquillage Neo Climax Lip for purchase. I think I will be indulging in a few more colors and if they are anything like the one I tried I’m sure to be VERY pleased.

The Muse likes this one and is temporarily putting bad formulas aside and entertaining her joy for an amazing color!


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  • Dancinggal

    Looks very pretty and natural on you! Great shade for you, definately. I’m so glad you still do FOTDs so we can see the make up on, I remember reading a while back you were thinking of phasing them out, but I think its great to see make up on, instead of just heaing about it. Good work Ms Muse!

  • helly

    awwwww, muse!! this looks really pretty on you!!! veryy cute, veryy sweet 😀

  • Beauty Addict

    Hi Izzy, I have one of these and I’m loving it! The applicator makes application such a breeze. Best of all, I can wipe off any itsy teeny bits of dead skin when my lips are dry. Doing that on my lipsticks are potentially breaking it off!

    I like the waxy feeling that u described though. It keeps my lips moisturised. Love that it has just the right dose of colour and shimmer! 🙂


  • the Muse

    hiya Dancinggal!

    Thanks so much 🙂 I was a bit discouraged when I had someone leaving nasty comments 😛 but I must say the blog is not the blog if you can’t see the makeup on and such 😉
    Aw thanks so very very much! I’m glad you enjoy it!

    Big hugs!

  • the Muse

    good morning gracie.

    I like the applicator too for cleaning off. I’m anal about germs so this is ideal!

    You’ll love Loreal Infalliable Lipcolor than! It’s the same formula. It’s a bit weird for me but since the color is so delightful I don’t mind 🙂

  • pinkcrow

    I’m with dancinggal- FOTD FTW! I love to see products on, not just swatched. And this gloss looks fab!

  • the Muse

    hi pinkcrow!

    Thanks lovie 🙂 You’ll def see everything on me for sure 🙂 It’s important to me you guys are loving the content 😉


  • Lisa

    I bought Rd 735 (I think that is the number). I don’t think it feels waxy per say, but it does feel very moisturizing. I also like the fact that a little goes a long way. And it isn’t sticky! I am fair, and I mean super white, so I have a hard time finding any lip color that doesn’t look too extreme. I found that this one was perfect. It gives you good sheer color, the look of gloss (but not too much) and looks unbelievably natural. Possibly will be buying more. But it is a tad expensive considering it is from overseas.

  • the Muse

    hi lisa!

    I’m so glad you’re enjoying it. I wasn’t particularly thrilled with mine…it felt a bit waxy on me 😛 But the good news is the lasting length was awesome!

    The finish is very natural..I just wasn’t partial to the formula sadly.

    Glad you enjoyed yours 🙂


  • Lorindy

    I love the pics, since we share the same skin tone. I am considering “Laura Mercier flawless face kit” which features this same photo. Hmm…eye concealer seems a bit dark. Puffy dark under-eye area is my nemesis. Here’s a suggestion for lipgloss: Botanics Volumising Lip Gloss in 050 “Poppy.” color almost identical to your photo. Super glossy, never stains my teeth or bleeds, only $6.00 (US) at Target. Drawback? Not long wearing. You need to reapply after eating (or drinking repeatedly), but for the price, it’s the best I’ve found. Wish it was a bit darker, though.