Shiseido is a brand that I have loved for a long, long time. Their products are of the highest quality and always on trend. When I was sent a few of their Spring 2014 products I was over the moon! This post will contain first impressions and swatches of: Face Color Enhancing Trios, Shimmering Cream Eye Colors, Lacquer Rouge, Lacquer Glosses, and the Sheer Eye Zone Corrector.
I do need to warn you. I am doing one post for all of these products so there will be a TON of pictures. I love to look at pictures so I tend to add a ton of pictures too!
The Sheer Eye Zone Corrector is exactly what it says. It is a correcting concealer that neutralizes dark cycles and has a thin consistency specifically for the eye area. There are six shades and each shade aims to correct colors common to the skin-tone for which it is suited.
The packaging is simple. It is one of those twisty pens that pushes the product up through a brush tip applicator. The brush itself is quite wide (compared to products similar to it) and covers a lot of area all at once. I am a light-medium skin tone and the shade that works best for me is the one called 103-Natural. It has a salmony underdone that really neutralizes my blue/purple tints that are pretty bad right now due to flu season. I wouldn’t call this a concealer, it is a CORRECTOR so you can feel free to add a more full coverage concealer over it if you would like. If nothing is applied over it it looks freshly applied (satiny) for hours!
As you can see, these are seriously pigmented. This is one swipe (even though the weird line looks like it is two. There was just more product towards the center of my fingertip vs outer. My best tip for these is use them sparingly. You don’t need much of these. The thinner you keep it the better they hold up on the eye.
The Lacquer Glosses are amazing. They are a smooth, non-sticky formula that applies a beautifully semi-sheer dose of color. Also super hydrating!! These are so easy to pull out and wear. They will tint your lips a shade and keep them looking smooth and glossy but they are just so easy to wear.
RS-306 Plum Wine is the Radiant Orchid shade of bunch.
PK-304 Baby Doll is a gorgeous pink that leans towards the peachy side.
I can’t pic a favorite between these two because they are both amazing. I don’t even pay attention to which one I pull out of my handbag. It doesn’t matter because they are both perfect for any makeup look you are wearing.
I have reviewed a Lacquer Rouge previously in the shade RD-203 Portrait and I still have and LOVE it. The new shade RS-322 Metalrose is a pretty “my lips but better” shade. I actually attended a wedding over the weekend and I wore this shade because of the comfortable, saturated color these deliver. They are creamy and give a nice sheen to the lips like a cream lipstick would. I absolutely would consider these a TRUE liquid lipstick.
The left is one swipe and the right is the same one swipe just blended out.
Saving the best for last… The most exciting thing that I have to share are the Face Color Enhancing Trios, which haven’t even been released yet in the US but will be any day now. What are they? They are a multi-colored face powder that can ultimately contour, highlight, and add a pop of color to the cheeks. The two shades I have for you are OR1-Peach and RS-1Plum.
OR-1 Peach is perfectly on trend with Pantone’s hottest shade of the season, Celosia Orange.
Orange can be a difficult color to work into your beauty looks but when its a beautiful pastel and paired with complimentary shades for contouring and highlighting.
RS-1 Plum is a beautiful trio, probably my most favorite. It sports a Radiant Orchid shade and a really great highlighter and contour duo.
These trios are perfect for creating a beautiful complexion, adding dimension, and making the tones harmonizing. Also they are highly blendable!
I am going to be doing a makeup look soon using a bunch of these products so be looking for my video either on my blog or YT channel. Talk to ya soon!
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