Monday, May 28, 2012

Lipstick Bandits: Summer Brights

The happiest of days are Lipstick Bandit days, and today we are tackling summer brights. It's a topic Larie and I have been raving about since our last post and of course by now I've already blogged about most of my favorite brights of the season (NARS Mexican Rose and Moscow, for example).

But if there's anything to be expected from lipstick, it's that you can never run out of great ones!

My pick is more about formula than color, though it's pretty amazing on that front too. I first tried Shiseido's 'Perfect Rouge' Lipstick line a few weeks ago, and I believe I exclaimed (to myself, because I talk about makeup to myself that way) "why did I wait so long?!" and shook my head laughing. I love getting pleasant surprises. 


L-R: Shiseido Perfect Rouge PK417, OR418

I think the Japanese has lips down pat when it comes to formula. These remind me of Suqqu lipsticks (less creamy) but are infinitely more accessible. It goes on with the feel of a sheer lipstick but is actually opaque and lasts way longer. If there is any consolation to falling asleep with my makeup on, it's knowing that the lipstick I applied six hours before is still completely intact when I wake up (yay involuntary makeup testing!). The formula is scent-free, taste-free, and moisturizing as well. I don't remember the last time I found so much win in one lipstick.

Below I'm showing you the two colors I mysteriously found in my stash. PK417 is a neutral light pink and OR418 is an orange with strong yellow undertone.

PK417


OR418


The best part? Shiseido 'Perfect Rouge' Lipsticks retail for $25, which is not inexpensive by itself, but less of a shocker compared to half the things I rave about.


As usual, the best part of Lipstick Bandit posts is finding out what everyone else picked, so mosey on over:

18 comments:

  1. Hmm I've heard these are great, just for some reason underrated in the blogosphere. Maybe it's time for me to take a look! I love the orange one on you!

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  2. You picked two, you cheated! LOL
    Great selection I must say - I find it hard myself to chose between fuchsias and oranges, I think I love them equally.

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  3. I love that orange shade! So pretty on you! I have never tried their lipsticks before, but I think I have to after this. :)

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  4. Such lovely lipsticks! I really love the pink color, it looks so pretty!

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  5. The orange shade looks gorgeous on you. Ahh, I can't wait for summer! :D

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  6. Love both!
    You're so beautiful, they look amazing on you.

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  7. Yes! We raved! Love your two lipsticks, Xiao! The orange one is my favorite :) So glad to see your pretty face :)

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  8. Both of these lipsticks are absolutely stunning! I haven't tried anything by Shiseido, which is definitely something I need to rectify.

    ♥ Jessica

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  9. I would have run away at the mere sight of the orange, but you pull it off amazingly well!

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  10. Holy, OR418 is a stunner and SO ARE YOU! :)

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  11. ohhh so gorgeous. Don't you love it when pretty makeup inexplicably pops up out of your stash to be rediscovered? I think OR418 is my favorite of the two, although the pink is beautiful on you as well. And the price tag! I was definitely expecting it to be higher, so yay for something relatively affordable (as far as high-end pricing goes).

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  12. Love the orange Shiseido shade. Can't wait until it's summer here and I can wear bold oranges!

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  13. So pretty! Now I really need to try this formula...and I definitely agree, it seems so reasonably priced in comparison!

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  14. I LOVE Shiseido lipsticks! They are lovely, light, pigmented and have a nice glossy shine. Just perfect :D I "think" I may have PK417 - Orange just isn't me though. And who said you didn't look good in your face shots, Wandz?!

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  15. I really should try more shiseido. Love these shades on you. The formula sounds lovely.

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  16. These are gorgeous! I love the 2 shades you picked. and I must say, even though it's bad and all, it takes REAL talent to be able to fall asleep with makeup on and wake up with perfect lips. If it were me, I'd wake up with lipstick smeared across one cheek and trailing down my ear and neck :P

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  17. Pretty on you! But yeah, cooler than on me. It's cool how lipsticks can look so different on us!

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  18. Love both on you but I'm really digging the orange. <3

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