Shiseido Luminizing Lip Gloss

Shiseido has launched their spring collection this month, just in time for Valentine`s Day. As I reach the Shiseido counter, new lipsticks, lip glosses, gorgeous blushers and bright eye shadows are tempting me.

I haven`t tried many products from the Shiseido make-up range to form an opinion, as it is fairly hard to get and not enough reviews online to convince me to buy. I wanted to try their Dual Balancing foundation for a while, but because of the glass packaging without a pump, I`m always delaying the purchase. Also the eye shadows that I`ve swatched in the shop seemed to be lightly pigmented on the skin, aldo they look bright and strong in the case. In my opinion, they are great as eyeshadow bases or as highlighters,but not for shadows or for a smokey look.

Anyway, I  choose two lipglosses from the spring collection: PK 406 (left) and PK303 (right) for perfectly kissable lips.

Shiseido Lip Gloss

The photo doesn’t really do any justice to them, as they are not as similar in reality- the PK406 is a beautiful shimmery barbie pink and the PK303 is more of a neutral beige-peach without any sparkles. I tried to make a photo with gloss swatches on my hand (pk406 right, pk303 left):

shiseido lip gloss swatch

The quality is not great, but you get the picture.

Texture wise I really like them, they are not sticky at all and they are tasteless. The coverage is not as sheer as i imagined, you can use them during day time by itself or for a more dramatic look, on top of a matching lipstick. I love that the finish is really glossy and they help creating that voluminous lip effect (Angelina watch out :p). The only down side is that they are not very resistant, on my lips they lasted about an hour without  retouch.

As a first contact with Shiseido make-up, I must say that I am pretty impressed.I am looking forward to try some of the lipsticks and blushers too, as they are really yummy looking. Roll on pay day!!

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