*Apologies for the smooshed lipstick in the photos. I dropped it on the floor the second I removed the cap for taking the pictures*
Shiseido Perfect Rouge formula is still among of my most favorite for lipsticks. I've gone through quite a few of them and I always find a new shade to love. Perfect Rouge RD305 (Salon) isn't new but I was still happy to add it to my arsenal of wearable red lipsticks. It's a medium intensity burgundy, more red than pink; it can be built into a dramatic effect just as it's perfect blotted down to a stain or sheered with a brush.
Shiseido's formula is rich in hyaluronic acid and feels as good on the lips as it looks. There's no feathering and flaking, and the color doesn't sink into the scar on my lower lip. The finish of this Perfect Rouge lipstick is satin-like, not glossy but not matte, either. It lasts longer than Shiseido's corresponding Sheer formula (about 4 hours, longer if you layer with a brush). There's no detectable scent and only a very faint taste.
Bottom Line: Beautiful.
Shiseido Perfect Rouge Lipstick Salon RD305 ($25) is available at the counters and from shiseido.com.