Shiseido Perfect Rouge

At Winners (Canadian TJMaxx) a couple of weeks ago, I saw a bunch of Shiseido Perfect Rouge lipsticks for sale at $12.99 a pop. They’re regularly $30 each.  It reminded me of the collection that I had at home… which I paid full price for (don’t you just hate that? Seeing stuff you bought at full price marked down at a later date?) I keep neglecting my collection so I thought I’d pull them out:
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I own (left to right):
• Fleur OR341 – orange coral
• Dreamscape RD351 – muted pinkish coral
• Sublime RD142 (gwp size) – warm soft red
• Harmony RD750 – brick red
• Pink Mesa PK303 – brownish pink nude
• Venetian Rose RS711 – mauve rose

It seems that not a lot of people have tried these lipsticks, so I’ll do swatches of them here and provide some information about this fabulous lipstick.

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The formula of Perfect Rouge is a dream: smooth, pigmented, hydrating, and lightweight.  I get 4 hours of wear and it wears off very naturally, leaving a slight stain.  The finish is a satin with some of the shades having slight shimmer (but not glitter).  There’s no scent to the lipsticks which is a refreshing change.  I also love the packaging – the tube feels substantial, I think it’s made of metal – and the shape is so distinct and sleek.  Another plus: the non-rounded shape of the tubes means they don’t roll off tables. 😉
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One of my tubes (Venetian Rose RS711, on the right) is a slightly purpley toned gunmetal colour – I’m not sure why it’s different than the rest, it might have been a limited edition release.
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Swatches:
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Features:
• Unique curved bullet shape to hug the lips for one sweep application
• Ultra-Fine Satin Smooth Pearl for colour vibrancy
• Super Hydro-Wrap Vitalizing DE for deep hydration
• created by Dick Page, renowned makeup artist
• made in Japan
• 25 highly wearable colours

More swatches:
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The first one I got was Fleur, which I purchased during the summer a few years ago. It’s a peachy coral shade that is easy to throw on.
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I bought Harmony mainly because the beautiful model in the promotional material was sporting this shade:
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The Shiseido Perfect Rouge is one of my all time favourite lipstick formulas – there are so many more colours I’d like to get (Tourmaline, Titian, Sweet Pea).  Lately I’ve been wearing Harmony and Pink Mesa quite a bit – they’re perfect Fall shades!  Have you tried these lipsticks?  I highly recommend them! 🙂

69 thoughts on “Shiseido Perfect Rouge

    1. Can anyone tell me if Shiseido RS711 Venetian Rose Perfect Rouge has been discontinued? I can’t find it anywhere in store or online. I’ve used it for a couple of years and it’s perfect for me. I keep getting vague answers at my local Shiseido counter. I haven’t been able to source it for about 3 months.

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      1. Hi Lisa, sadly, the whole line of Perfect Rouge lipsticks are being phased out by Shiseido. My Venetian Rose outer tube colour was different than the rest, so I suspect it was even a limited edition shade. The Shiseido replacement lipstick line is called “Rouge Rouge” and I’ve heard good things about that formula. You may have luck finding a similar shade in the Rouge Rouge line – based on online swatches, the shades “RD714 Sweet Desire” or RD715 Rose Crush might be similar.

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  1. Oh gosh I hate when that happens (mstly at Winners), too! AARGH. That happened to me more recently with a Clarins eyeshadow quartet – and I hadn’t even USED mine yet. BLAAAARGH.

    Anyway, I only have one of these Shiseidos, in Simmering Red, and it’s super nice. I think it’s just the color selection that prevents me from getting more. I tried out Dragon but it’s not deep enough for me.

    I do like the look of Harmony, though!

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    1. Ha, only YOU would think Dragon isn’t deep enough! That shade has so much hype but it’s too dark for me… 😛
      I think that’s one of the reasons why I like the shade selection so much is that it’s all really wearable colours without super nudes or deep vamps – it’s for the safe middle of the road people like me! 😀
      Boo about the still unused Clarins eye shadow palette! I’ve seen soooo many limited edition Ann Sui and Shiseido stuff at Winners that I rushed out to buy when they first launched, for fear of them selling out. Gah.

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  2. I saw these at Winners a couple of weeks ago too! Unfortunately couldn’t see the shade(s), so I didn’t pick them up.

    These lipsticks definitely need more love on the internet. I only own sample sizes from the gifts with purchases and not full sizes, but the formulation and pigmentation on these are so awesome. Pink Mesa looks super pretty!

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    1. You should take the locked up containers over to the jewellery counter and ask them to open them up for you to check out the colours! It’s a bit of a hassle but at least people aren’t sticking their fingers in the products!
      Pink Mesa is really similar to MAC’s Twig – I was surprised when I did the comparison a couple of weeks ago. I much prefer the formula of the Shiseido though.

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  3. Aww man..this post reminds me of the Shiseido Perfect Rouge lipstick I had and loved but have misplaced 😦 It was a sheer pink shade and I would wear it everyday.
    I would happily buy a few more though..those shades look gorgeous. and $12.99 is an absolute bargain!

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    1. Aw I hate losing makeup items! Maybe you can look online to see if you can get a good deal on these? Unfortunately I paid full price for mine – I hope I see them again at Winners once my No-Buy is over next year.

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      1. I kept thinking about my Shisiedo lipstick after your post to the point where I looked hard enough to find it 🙂
        The one I have is Perfect Rouge in PK410. I think the shade is called either Tender Sheer or Satin. Getting conflicting results from a quick Google search. Pretty certain this shade has been discontinued which is a shame..it was very sheer and pretty.
        My lipstick is in a shiny red tube so must be quite old now 😦

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        1. I’m SO glad you found it! 😀
          I had a look just now too and Tender Sheer was the line of colours Shiseido released in 2013, the shade you have, PK410, is called Satin. The collection came in the red tubes which look SO classy! I wish I’d gotten one of those! But you’re right, the Tender Sheer range is being discontinued – I see it on Shiseido’s “Final Call” section but your shade Satin is sold out:
          http://www.shiseido.com/perfect-rouge-tender-sheer/9990000000041,en_US,pd.html&cgid=discontinued&&dwvar_9990000000041_color=00041_PK301

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  4. I love all the shades in your collection, love. Harmony and PInk Mesa look so gorgeous and velvety on swatch. I want them, hahaha!.By the way, I saw Shiseido single eyeshadow but didn’t pick it since it was not in a good condition (Not in the locked container). My heart broke to see that 😦

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      1. Lets see, I received an eyeshadow palette which was not bad, a mascara that I despised, an kohl eyeliner that was ok, Ultimune Eye (I think?) which is nice but I don’t really see myself purchasing it on my own. Oh and a waterproof eye makeup remover which was just okay as well. For the prices, I expected more. 😕

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  5. Pink Mesa looks like a shade I’ve been searching for!! I’ve been trying to find a nice mauvey lilacish shade. This fits the bill perfectly!😊😍 I never thought of trying these lippies but I might pick up Pink Mesa if I can find it:)

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  6. WHAT KIND OF WINNERS DO YOU ALL HAVE OUT THERE!?!?! Maybe my Winners is just crap…Half the things you and fivezero say you get at Winners is non-existent here haha.
    These colours look so beautiful! So up my alley gah! I try to find colours like these and I find it difficult, and you have all of them in one post..@_@

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    1. Well I figured the Winners distribution center must be somewhere in Ontario and they decided to keep all the good stuff here and ship crap out your way LOL LOL!
      The Shiseido lipstick line is full of wearable colours – literally I could have closed my eyes and picked a colour and I’d wear it.

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  7. Why someone please franchise a “Winners” here?!
    Why are you talking about makeup sale?? I just hate you guys for making me jealous. *pouts*
    Darn if that happends! So now I just realized having a no sale just suits a once impulsive buyer like me. Or I’ll might die of regret.
    I love the last three. 🙂 I usually shy away from these kind of formula for some obvious reason. But hey, it’s Shiseido, what it is not to like? Geez, the price though. It’s one purchase that I have to make close eyed, if ever. Speaking of, I happy to note that I just got my Luminoso ( inspired by stashy) slowly making my list come true. 😀
    Now, I just have to check by Dragon isnt too good for Chris.

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    1. Winners is the Canadian name for TJMaxx / Marshalls. It’s weird they changed the name of Winners but we also have Marshalls here. Do you have TJMaxx? In the UK they’re know as TKMaxx… no clue why the change from J to K, lol.
      Dragon is a beautiful deep red that many bloggers went crazy for! It’s very sophisticated.
      Oooh you got Luminoso! How do you like it? 😀 Glad to be enabling your purchases heheh. I only like to recommend things that I love so I hope you like it!

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