Thursday, February 6, 2014

Shiseido Lacquer Gloss Swatches

Top L-R: Mocha (BR301), Debut (BE102), Baby Doll (PK304), In The Flesh (OR303)
Bottom L-R: Lust (RD305), Plum Wine (RS306), Nebula (VI207), Phantom (VI708)

I had the immense fortune of having the opportunity to preview this a couple months ago. Unfortunately, this also meant that I had to sit on these swatches for as long a time. Following the success of its Lacquer Rouge release, Shiseido decided to release a line of Lacquer Glosses. The concept is similar: liquid, pigmented shades that glide on lips and lasts a good long while.

What I found with the Lacquer Gloss is one layer gives it a "traditional" gloss finish (sheer color), while two layers makes the product truly shine (full pigment). It's lightweight and non-sticky and immense fun to wear. The packaging is sleek and light, and unlike most other liquid lip things, showcases the colors on the outside (if only Lacquer Rouge would take notes). My personal experience was mostly with the slightly shimmery beige Debut, which wears like a concealer nude with two layers on my lips.

Shiseido Lacquer Gloss retails for $25 and is newly available on

Full disclosure: This entry contains sample products sent by PR or the manufacturer for editorial consideration.