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Saturday, 24 October 2015

Shiseido Lipsticks, Eyeshadow and Skincare Review


Shiseido: She-sigh-doe (if you're wondering how to pronounce it like I am) is a luxury Japanese makeup and hair care brand. Their counters are a regular sight at my local department stores, however I had never gotten round to trying their products before. That all changed when I won this lovely bundle in one of Dave Lackie's giveaways. The packaging looked so crisp and well put together I didn't want to open it (yet at the same time I'm like a little kid when I get post!).

Shiseido Skincare 

First of all I unwrapped the red tissue paper to find this cute metallic gold toiletries bag, it has the Shiseido logo embossed at the top and it's the perfect size for travelling, or to cram all the lipsticks I hoard! Within the toiletries bag there were four generous samples of the : IBUKI Purifying cleanser, IBUKI Gentle Cleanser, IBUKI Refining Moisturizer and IKUBI Softening Concentrate (as well as some facial cotton).

At first the IKUBI Purifying Cleanser seems similar to a hot cloth cleanser as it's quite a thick cream, however once you add a little bit of water into it it lathers up tremendously. I wasn't expecting this at all, especially seeing as I generally avoid foamy cleansers as they can be quite drying. Once I massaged it into my skin I also noticed it had a few micro-granules (for exfoliation), however I was then really careful not to get this anywhere near my eyes as I'm sure that would have stung! Overall, I think this is more of a morning cleanser rather than an all in one makeup remover, and I'm not convinced this is the best for dry skin.

The IBUKI Gentle Cleanser is more creamier than the purifying cleanser, however it's similar in terms of the formula as they're both quite foamy. Since this one didn't have the granules in it I ventured to remove my mascara with it. It did remove it easily (although I was only wearing one layer), but I still think that hot cloth cleansers for me are more effective and less harsh on my skin.

Now onto the moisturisers! The IKUBI Refining Moisturiser is a lightweight cream that absorbs quickly into the skin, although I'm not sure it's thick enough for dry skin, I still really like the hydrated feel it gives to my skin. This moisturiser will be a great one for those with combination skin who prefer something lightweight.

The IBUKI Softening Concentrate is the most bemusing product out of the four! Not only does it look like water but it applies like water too. It's a colourless gel that instantly absorbs into the skin, making it not only look hydrated and replenished, but it truly feels softer too! This one will be brilliant for those with dehydrated skin who want something to pair with their moisturiser, it's definitely my favourite out of the bunch.

Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio GR716 Vinyl

The satin eye color trio is really one of those palettes that looks and feels all high end! The shiny black compact packaging also features a decent mirror and a little flat eyeshadow brush, as well as the normal sponge applicators. The trio of shades includes: a flourescent golden yellow, a shimmery meadow green and a sparkly black. All three shades are very pigmented, however the black doesn't translate as pitch black as it appears, this is probably due to the fact that these are all shimmery eyeshadows. However, they are buttery smooth and apply very well, there will be little fall out with these.

Although the shades do appear very bold and bright, the golden yellow and black are infact quite versatile, the gold will look beautiful as a lid colour!


Limited Edition Perfect Rouge Lipsticks Mini Collection

I couldn't exclaim how lovely the packaging is for these perfect rouge lipstick miniatures! I can't find anything similar yet but if they do come out with a Christmas collection this would be the perfect present for lipstick fanatics! Plus who doesn't like a mini lipstick?!

The lipsticks also come in a similar shiny black casing, as did the eyeshadow, with the Shiseido logo down the side. Whilst it does appear very simple it has an unusual twist as the lipstick casing is more of a curved hexagonal, than the usual circle cylinder. I really liked this little detail.

The three shades I received are:

PK 307 Tourmaline - A cool toned pale pink that reminds me very much of bubblegum.

RS 306 Titian - A light-medium pink with undertones that don't venture too cool or warm. However, when swatched and applied it looked very similar to Tourmaline.

RD 142 Sublime - A warm pink with strong coral undertones.

I'm not normally someone that can pull off nude lipsticks, and therefore I did find Tourmaline and Titian to be too pale for me. I think they would be more suited to someone with cool undertones. However, Sublime was the game changer! Albeit it might not look like a nude in the swatches yet it just managed to look like the most perfect neutral shade on me! It brightened up my face, complimented my skintone (neutral medium, slightly bordering on warm), and just seemed to look so natural, even though it appears quite bold.

The formula of these lipsticks also makes them a great match for those suffering from dry lips, like myself. Whilst they can appear shimmery, they are infact very creamy and moisturising, yet they also feel quite lightweight. The wear time for me was decent at a few hours, however due to them being so creamy they did wear off when I ate, although I would rather reapply lipstick and have the benefits of a moisturising lipstick.
Overall, out of these products I got to try I'm really enjoying the luxurious eyeshadow palette and the perfect rouge lipstick in RD 142 Sublime!

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Have you ever tried any Shiseido products?
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68 comments:

  1. I've never tried Shiseido but the Sublime lipstick looks gorgeous :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | Zoeva Giveaway

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    1. The shade is absolutely lovely, definitely my favourite :)

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  2. I love the look of the lipsticks! How pretty are they?!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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  3. What a lovely set of products, and fabulous reviews
    Like you, I've seen the brand around but have never tried anything from them
    The swatch shades are all so pretty and the Softening Concentrate sounds great for dry skin like mine, thanks for sharing

    What Raj Wants

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    1. Thank you! My skin just drinks up the softening concentrate, it's a great alternative to putting a serum on :)

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  4. The lipstick shades look absolutely gorgeous! x

    Jordan Alice

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  5. The lipsticks look gorgeous! Will definitely be keeping an eye out for this brand :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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    1. The formula is perfect too with winter creeping up :)

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  6. I haven't tried the brand before but the lipstick look absolutely gorgeous xxx

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  7. You are so lucky! It would make my life to win a Dave Lackie giveaway! I haven't ever looked at these guys as a brand but everything looks so nice - especially the lipsticks!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I was jumping for joy a bit :) The lipstick collection is a lovely set to have :)

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  8. These lipsticks are so pretty. I haven't tried any products from Shiseido however I'd like to try out the lipsticks :)

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Now that I've tried them, I do want to see if they have more neutrals like Sublime too :)

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  9. Those mini lipsticks look so cute! :)

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM

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  10. I haven't tried any products from this brand yet but those lipstick shades are amazing. I love them. Literally. I will be trying them out at the mall tomorrow!

    Heba xx || The HebaBloglovinInstagram

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    1. Thank you! Aww let me know how you get on, I'm in love with Sublime myself :)

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  11. I never tried Shiseido products before, but the cleansers sound a little disappointing. That Softening Concentrate on the other hand sound right up my street, I will try and get a sample soon. Perfect for winter!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. The main downfall I think was that they weren't suited to my skin type at all. The softening concentrate is a great alternative to a serum :)

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  12. Yay to winning one of Dave's giveaway's (they always look amazing). I always wondered how to pronounce this name so thank you for sharing it haha now I know :)! Love teh lipsticks shades, so pretty x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Thank you, they were also really good in contacting you and letting you know when the bundle was on the way :) Haha I will probably still continue to pronounce it wrong myself :)

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  13. Looks like a great set of makeup :)
    the lipstick looks great

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  14. Shiseido is one of my favourite makeup brands, and their eyeshadow trios are amazing! I have the one with torquise blue colours, not sure about the name. They're always so wonderfully pigmented, and the quality is top-shelf! <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I really need to try more of the trios, that sounds really nice :)

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  15. That's a lot of Sheseido products! I've always wanted to try theirproducts out but they are just too expensive for me :(

    xoxo,
    Angelie // My Cup of Tea

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    1. Haha isn't it just! That what probably why I didn't try them earlier myself, gift sets might offer more value :)

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  16. I've never heard of Sheseido makeup products before, the lipstick are gorgeous shades :)

    Great post <3

    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Sublime is probably one of my all time favourites :)

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  17. I love Sheseido! Such a cool brand with amazing products! <3

    clumsyagenda.blogspot.com

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    1. I definitely need to try some more products from Shiseido :)

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  18. I really love these. Would love it if you could check out my latest Autumn faves post!
    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love 

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  19. I love Shiseido! They have such a good reputation. Thanks for sharing!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA: Glasses Giveaway!

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  20. The Shiseido under eye cream is my favorite! These swatches look great as well!
    Nidhi
    An Unblurred Lady

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, I needed a new eye cream :)

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  21. Haven't tried these! Actually I never heard of this brand till now and thank you for telling us how to pronounce it because I am hopeless with this, haha. Anyways, the products sound and look quite good and interesting :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. I'm hopeless with most dedigner names myself ;) Thank you :)

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  22. I've never tried any Shiseido products as well, but the sublime lipstick looks so pretty!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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    1. It's definitely one of my favourites out of the bunch, it's one of those shades that is super flattering :)

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  23. The n.142 is my fave :) really pretty !! x

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. Thank you, the shade is a stunner :)

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  24. I love the look of the lipsticks so much, they are such pretty shades!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you! The lipsticks are definitely some of my favourites from the huge bundle :)

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  25. Haha, I'm glad you said how to pronounce it as I would have had no idea!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  26. Those lipstick shades are really pretty!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  27. The lipsticks look really nice but the shades are so similar! Great post!

    Jenan
    http://lavieenmauve-jj.blogspot.ca/

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    1. I agree about the first two shades, they're both quite light pinks, although it was all worth it for Sublime :)

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  28. The lipstick shades are so pretty! I really like that pink tones! I have never tried this brand out before. It looks like I may need check them out.
    http://www.lipstickisalife.com/

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    1. Thank you! The formula for the lipsticks is great, so it's well worth trying out your favourite shades :)

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  29. So gorgeous! Thanks for this review!

    Diana Cloudlet
    www.dianacloudlet.com

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  30. Those lippies are a perfection, girlie!!! Thanks for sharing these lovely products. Also, how absolutely fab is Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio - unreal shades! Loved this post so much, honey.
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, Sublime is one of my most favourite shades ever! I think the trio is quite underrated, I really liked the mix of shades and the sparkle :)

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  31. Love the lipstick shades. So pretty! And they look very hydrating. I think even the lighter shades suit you. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Yes they are very creamy! aww thank you, I might not be a convert to lighter shades just yet but that's very kind of you :)

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  32. Shiseido is an amazing brand!
    Jabeen x
    http://www.spilling-the-beans.co.uk/

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