Thursday, April 23, 2009

Shiseido Perfect Rouge And Paula Dorf Sheer Tint- Rose Colored Lips

My choice for a fun spring lip color that does not evoke Barbie is dark rose. These two lipstick, Paula Dorf Sheer Tint in Havana and Shiseido Perfect Rouge in Rose Bronze (RS 799) have a similar pigment but a different texture.

The Paula Dorf one is a perfect daytime rose, feels very comfortable and moisturizing. The SPF 15 is a nice bonus. Shiseido Rose Bronze (the color is a Nordstrom exclusive) has a metallic finish and is elegant enough for evening. Like many metallic lipsticks, it requires a perfect canvas, so always exfoliate before using it. I also dab a little lip balm underneath, to keep the color out of the little scar on my bottom lip. Filling the lip surface with a lip pencil also helps with that task. Naturally, Perefct Rouge has a better lasting power.

Speaking of lip liners, the one I use with both lipsticks (and with many others, actually) is Shiseido Automatic Lip Crayon in LC6. It's a thick pencil, in the loveliest rose color that blends with my natural lip. The creamy texture is absolute perfection and is fast becoming a holy grail product.

Paula Dorf Lip Color Sheer Tint ($21) is available from, which is where I bought it. Shiseido Automatic Lip Crayon in LC6 ($23) is available from Sephora and most fine department stores. Perfect Rouge in Rose Bronze ($25) is a Nordstrom exclusive. Both Shiseido products were a gift from a fabulous friend.

Both photos are mine. Apologies for the lack of cats in them.


  1. Eye cream makes a good base under lipstick, since it absorbs better than lip balm. I've pondered those Perfect Rouge but haven't found the color. Maybe I'll take a look at that one, since we seem to share a similar taste in lipsticks.

  2. Dain, I thought I was the only crazy person who uses eye creams on the lips... I usually use samples that I don't feel like reviewing or that I don't have enough for a 4 weeks trial. It definitely works wonders, except for filling that stupid scar. That requires a heavier consistency.


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