Shiseido - New lip products

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Shiseido is a Japanese brand I love and featured on the blog already some times (here). I think in Europe it is mainly know as a skincare brand but the brand also offers a wide range of makeup items. I particularly love their Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation for example!

Today is all about lips and new lip products from the brand Shiseido!

I will start with the new gloss formula called the Shimmer Gel Gloss!

Shimmer Gel Gloss
This is a highly reflective gloss with a transparent colour that offers a mirror-like crystalline finish. It claims to provide 12 hour of hydration, is weightless and non sticky. It is available in 10 colors.

This gloss actually combines a glossy gel with a cushiony gel. This combo is a perfect match between comfort and a beautiful finish, i.e. a mirror-like shine.
The formula is also infused with shea butter to bring moisture to the lips and smooth them. In that sense, even if your lips are dry, this gloss is totally forgiving. 
It also contains reflective pearls and highly refractive oils that deliver a crystalline finish that will not feather or bleed.
The lips feel smooth, conditioned, and glossy.

The packaging is also interesting. The gloss is housed in a hard plastic shell. It's not a traditional squeezable tube. Here the plastic parts are hard to the touch, it feels sturdy and more luxurious than a normal squeezable tube.

What I love about it? The finish is indeed really glossy and wet-like. The texture is ultra thin, this is probably the thinnest gloss I have tried. And despite being that thin, it does look very shiny and wet on the lips and is not washed away after a few minutes. Of course, it doesn't last as long as a lipstick but I find the lasting power pretty good for a gloss.

I have the color 06 Daidai Orange. This is a sheer orange with gold sparkles. You can't feel the sparkles on the lips and you don't really see them when you apply the gloss on the lips. They give more a glossy finish and overall I think it looks quite natural. This is probably one of my favorite glosses. I was saying the Pat McGrath glosses were my all time favorites but this one is a really good competitor. I think I love it as much as my beloved Pat McGrath glosses. I can highly recommand these Shimmer Gel Glosses from Shiseido!

LipLiner Ink Duo - Prime + Line
Another new lip product that I find very interesting is the new lipliner ink duo!
This is a two-in-one lip product that contains on one end a primer and on the other one a lip pencil. 
They are available in 12 vibrant colors.

The primer has a balm texture that is quite similar to Mac lip primer. The lip primer is very precise with its fine tip. The texture is creamy enough to glide on the lips but not too emollient to smudge. This is the perfect travel companion! Definitely a great product as well!
I have the color 05 Geranium and 08 True Red.

Colorgel Lipbalm
The last 2 products I want to show you are not new but they have new colors available.
The Colorgel Lipbalms are moisturising lipstick balms that wrap the lips in vibrant, comfortable, semi-sheer colour.
They are perfect if your lips are dry as they are very forgiving and actually smooth your lips. They give also a fresh and glossy finish! 

ModernMatte Powder Lipstick
The ModernMatte Powder Lipsticks are part of another very well famous and appreciated range of Shiseido. This is a weightless, full-coverage, matte lipstick that lends lips long-lasting, velvety colour.
They give a lot of pigmentation, dry to a soft velvety finish. They don't dry the lips, they are emollient enough (although matte) to feel very comfortable on the lips. I have to say that this is certainly one of the best velvet formula I have came across. The color impact is strong but they still feel super comfortable!
The bullet has a square form but is very easy to manœuvre. 

Purchase info
Shiseido products can be found at Import Parfumerie, Manor, Globus and Douglas in Switzerland. For international customers, amazon or has the products.

*PR Samples*

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