lips like lacquerware

2012 July 12, Thursday

The beautiful lacquerware has been a big part of the Japanese culture since some 9000 years ago when the oldest known example of it was discovered at a ruin in Hokkaido.  Over the years , it has become popular the world over, adding elegance and classicism to any room.

And now, Shiseido introducesLacquer Rouge.  12 new shades of brilliant coloured lip lacquer with great colour pay-off and staying power.  Looking like a lip gloss in a tube, it gives you the convenience of a lip gloss with the intense colour of a cream lipstick.

The lacquerware would take a few steps to come to perfection from getting the mold to adding the coloured lacquer coat to polishing the final top coat to achieve its shine.  But with Lacquer Rouge you’ll only need one steady sweep across your lips and you’ll get long-lasting, intense colour & shine without the stickiness.  How’s that?




my cream eye shadows du moment…

2011 August 10, Wednesday

When I received these cream eye shadows from Shiseido a couple of weeks back, I thought they were going to be yet another collection of nice colours for the eyes and nothing special.  But was I wrong!!!

Looking at them, you’d think that they will do the usual of adding colours to your eyelids and leaving a nice sheen on them.  It’s when you use it that you realise that the colour pay-off is really good and the best part of it is that, unless you have super oily eyelids, they stay put once they are set on the skin and no shifting whatsoever.  Which means you won’t get the colour gathering up in the crease of your eyes.

My friend didn’t seem convinced when I told her how good they are and it was until she tried it then she realised they were way better than the cream eye shadows she has tried.

You really have to try it for yourself to know what I mean.

more lipsticks from Shiseido

2010 March 23, Tuesday

Shiseido launches more lipsticks this season with one of my favourite models, Raquel Zimmerman.  4 shades of Perfect Rouge Glowing Matte are semi-transparent and matte and provides lasting, intense moisture.  It’s lightweight feels like you have nothing on your lips.  And because it’s matte, it can even mimick the look of your natural lips but with a nice tone on it.  Another 4 shades of Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer are like it’s name say, sheer in colour and has concentrated, dewy moisture that keeps lips moist all day.  The packaging is similar to the Perfect Rouge shades.  But if you look carefully, you’ll see that the matte range has a matte body while the sheer range has a metallic finish and the classic range has a glossy body that matches the rest of the lipstick case.

A new range of lip gloss is introduced.  With an abundance of moisture, these glosses provides shine without the sticky feel.

Luminizing Satin Face Color has 4 new shades of blushers and 2 highlighters in icy white and soft gold.  Silky-soft refined powders that spread easily and not feel dry on skin.

And 5 new shades of Luminizing Satin Eye Color is introduced to the existing 15 shades.  Like the face colors, they are easy to spread and are long-lasting.