This post is for a couple of readers who recently emailed to ask me either about finding a perfect everyday sheer red lipstick or about replacing this particular color, RD629 Natural Red from Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer range. RD629 Natural Red is discontinued but for the time being you can still order it from Shiseido's Final Call section of the website (scroll down to the bottom of the screen on their home page and look for "Final Cal" in the footer).
I love Shiseido's Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer formula because it's light and glossy yet rich in pigment. And as many fans have noticed, RD629 Natural Red is, indeed, a perfect daytime color that still makes a nice statement. Shiseido colors always seem to be thoughtfully conceived and balanced just so. It's a shame that this lovely shade is being phased out, so I'd say get it while you still can. Still, my readers Maryann, Jenn and Linda would like your help in finding something similar to their holy grail. Please chime in if you have suggestions.