Friday, July 5, 2013

Review: Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Nocturne (RD607)

It's difficult not to love lip lacquer. With the longevity and opacity of a lipstick and a sexy glossy finish, Shiseido's lacquer rouge in Nocturne perfectly encapsulates what lip lacquers are about. I received this as a deluxe sample, but I'll almost definitely be picking up the full sized version. How could I not? I couldn't like this product any better if it was filled with diamond dust and granted wishes.


This deep, berry red is richly pigmented, meaning that a little bit of product goes a long way. It's dramatic, but not something where you'd be embarrassed about wearing it if you ran into your boss after hours.


The formula feels like a thick, non-sticky lipgloss. Like most lip lacquers, this product never fully "dries". Rather, it leaves your lips with a soft, satin finish. I haven't had any problems with the product bleeding, but a messy application will end up looking like you ripped open a sheep carcass to eat its still-beating heart. Luckily, the precise doe-foot applicator minimizes the risk of this outcome.

Although there was some very slight fading, this lip product definitely passed the "four hours and a meal" test. Happily, it did not dry my lips out at all.


Shiseido Lacquer Rouge retails for $25 for 0.2oz ($125 per ounce). For comparison, the YSL Glossy Stains ring in at $34 for 0.2oz ($170 per ounce). Given that I'm digging the color, the finish, the longevity of this Shiseido lacquer... this is one lip product that's worth the price tag.

4 comments:

  1. oh my GOD I want this. This has been my favorite lip color since The X-Files season 3. (come on, we're among nerds here, let me have my moment...) And now I live in the UK and they have NO RED-BROWNS past this weird baby's-ass nude color. If you want to go deep, you have to go fuschia-red. I'm totally ordering this one and up yours UK drugstores!

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    1. Hell yeah! I'd been looking for a deep berry red like this since I'd been regretting not picking up Heaux from the RiRi Loves MAC collection... and then I picked this up and realized I already had one in my stash!

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  2. This looks classy as hell. Did you use any kind of lip liner underneath?

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    1. I did not, but it's never a bad idea to do so.

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