Hey Beauty Fans,
This week I’ll be sharing my favorite fall offerings from a brand that I don’t always give love to, but I’m looking to change that with just the few items I picked this season.
I am a fan of the Perfect Rouge Lipstick for it’s instant moisture once applied to my lips, due to it’s super hydro-wrap vitalizing DE and hyaluronic acid. Pigment is rich and luxurious due to the red illuminating pearl also found in the formula, it delivers vivid color while reflecting light for a lustrous, pumped finish.
It’s unscented and doesn’t make my lips dry or itch. It’s earned a place on my holy grails of lipstick brands. Due to my hyper-sensitive lips, this is a relatively short list. Shiseido currently added five new shades to their existing lineup of twenty.
I went with a work friendly brownish red shade, Harmony (RD 750):
I find this to be a very office friendly color or perhaps the perfect compliment to smoky charcoal or chocolate eye looks. I would also use a soft peach or rose blush shade. I know this looks like a light coral but it is really is a light russet shade in naturally lighting.
I wanted to do something completely opposite to Harmony – Showgirl (RD 553):
Showgirl is described as a deep striking red – that’s true but it’s a bit of a tomato red on me. This is your red to compliment a nude lid marked with a strong liquid (or gel) eye liner on the top lash lines, topped with lots of black mascara or a strip of false lashes. Or for a more fresh and innocent look, I would pair this red lips with lightly a light touch of gold lids to brighten the eyes and lots of black mascara for flirty definition.
I get a decent wear time of about three hours before I need to refresh the color. It settles nicely and comfortably. I can’t wait to incorporate these shades into my color repertoire.
I’ve never tried the new Shiseido shadows. I probably stole a few swipes from my mother’s shadow duos from the late 80’s, when she was out and I was bored. I don’t remember the shadows being this soft to the touch on my fingertips.
It’s gets it buttery soft texture from these components: Satin smooth pearl (provides smooth finish), Micromatic color (reflects light, creating vivid, translucent colors), Super Hydro-wrap Vitalizing DE (improves dryness to give eyes a moisturized look all-day), and dual optimizing powder (delivers true color and natural sheen for all-day wear). Shiseido has added three new shades to their existing lineup of twelve.
After a full day wear, I can attest that it does give a very soft look. If you are use to high impact colors, this may not be for you. You know how much I love strong colors on my lids but for days that I want some quiet soft shades, I’ll turn to this. These shadows are perfect for the office, weekends and any time you are craving a soft wash of color that won’t clash with your strong pout.
I went with Into the Woods (BR 214)
A dark, warm amber and gold paired with a cool lilac – reminiscent to a burned tree trunk. I really like the unexpected coolness from the lilac. I added the lilac to the inner corners of my eyes to brighten and make my eyes look a little bit bigger. I also like this color right under the highest arch of my brows added polish. I also used a deep bronze pencil along my bottom waterline.
I am pleased with my picks and hope to add more to my collection in the near future.
Perfect Rouge – $25/USD
Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio – $33/USD
The new fall collection is available now online (www.shiseido.com) and at all stores that carry the Shiseido brands.
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