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Best Lipsticks | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Best Lipsticks | Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

It’s that time of the year again:  holiday gift guides aplenty!  This year, I’ve broken out my gift guides into best of selections for blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, lipstick, lipgloss, palettes, and brushes.  These guides feature permanent formulas so that they can be useful anytime during the holiday season or even into next year.  For limited edition holiday products, you can check out our list of the top 50 highest-rated holiday products, which updates as I post more reviews for holiday products. Here’s a look at the best lipstick formulas I’ve tried:

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.15 oz.) is supposed to have “bold, creamy color” with “extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear.” The majority of the range is very pigmented–typically opaque with one pass–with a few shades being semi-opaque but usually buildable. The majority of the shades I’ve tested have been lightly hydrating to non-drying and fairly comfortable to wear for the long-haul. They wear longer than average, from four to eight hours, depending on the intensity and propensity of the shade to stain. The range is rather extensive with over 30 shades, so you may find our top 15 best Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks list useful. Some of my favorite shades are: Pickled Ginger, Kale, Sour Cherry, and Spritzer.

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Shiseido Murrey, First Bite, Toffee Apple, Burning Up Rouge Rouge Lipsticks

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Murrey (RD305) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. This shade had very, very subtle streakiness due the more emollient consistency. I didn’t notice it from a normal viewing distance, but it is visible in the close-up. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and easy to apply as it didn’t tug or drag on the lips. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on evenly. I was able to get four and a half hours of wear out of the lipstick, and it was moisturizing. Shiseido Coral Shore (RD309) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Sunny Seoul (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Fiend (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Roussy (426) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bright Peony (P, $35.00) is brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Power Mode (410) (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Sheer Sin (220) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido First BIte (RD307) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, coppery undertones and fine gold pearl. The color coverage was nearly opaque–just a hint of my lip freckle peeking through–but delivered even coverage. The texture was lightly creamy without being slippery and sat well on the lips, as it did not emphasize lip lines or the natural texture of my lips. On me, it lasted for six and a half hours while hydrating my lips over time. Shiseido Toffee Apple (RD308) (P, $28.00) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Must Be Red (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Chanel Coromandel (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Dialogue (P, $35.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sakura (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Drop Dead Red (320) (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Wrath (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Besame Red Velvet 1946 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Fyrinnae Winter Romance (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Toffee Apple (RD308) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a subdued, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a natural finish. The texture was lightly creamy with some slip but not so much that it was hard to apply. It delivered good pigmentation that went on evenly and smoothly without emphasizing the texture of my lips. I was able to wear this shade for six hours, and I found the formula to be moisturizing on my lips. Shiseido First Bite (RD307) (P, $28.00) is more muted, cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Cockney (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced 90210hhh (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $50.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Lady Bug (P, $17.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Brave Red (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Holly (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Drop Dead Red (320) (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502) (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sakura (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Rouge Atelier (302) (P, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Head in the Clouds (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Future Red (LE, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Codie (LE, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Surrender Dorothy (124) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Burning Up (RD310) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright pop of medium-dark pink with very subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. The pigmentation was fantastic and covered evenly in a single stroke. The texture was lightweight, comfortable to wear, and creamy enough to glide on without tugging but did not slide around or appear streaky. This shade wore well for five hours and was moisturizing to wear. Estee Lauder Power Mode (410) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Phosphorescent (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Spring Pink (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C306 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bright Peony (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Saucy Little Darling (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a vibrant, long-wearing, and hydrating lipstick available in 16 shades inspired by red. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque with a lightweight, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too thin or too thick, so it sat well on the lips and made mine appear smoother. The colors applied evenly on the lips and didn’t drag as the texture is very smooth and emollient enough to have a soft sheen but not enough to slide around easily. The formula lasted anywhere from four to eight hours, which was nicely hydrating.

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Murrey (RD305)
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick First Bite (RD307)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Toffee Apple (RD308)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Burning Up (RD310)

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Shiseido Hushed Tones, Sweet Desire, Rouge Rum Punch Rouge Rouge Lipsticks

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Hushed Tones (RD713) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a natural sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, and the consistency was smooth, lightly emollient, and comfortable to wear. The downside to this shade was how some of the color settled into lip lines as it wore, though it lated for four hours and was hydrating. MAC Without Your Love (LE, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Taffy (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud (P, $35.00) is glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Hug Me (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Peach Poppy (745) (P, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Peach Blossom (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Sweet Desire (RD714) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a soft sheen. The lipstick had a lightweight, smooth, and lightly creamy texture that was comfortable to wear and felt hydrating over time. It had good color payoff that went on fairly evenly, but it could have been just a smidgen improved in this area. This shade wore nicely for four and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Rush (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Modesty (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Shiraz (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Rouge Rum Punch (RD504) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy-berry with cooler undertones and a soft sheen. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, with a creamy, lightweight texture that glided across the lips with ease and deposited even, smooth color. This shade wore well for five and a half hours, left a faint stain behind, and was moisturizing while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Mitchell (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Red Dwarf (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Crisis (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Capricious (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Destinee (DC, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (2016) (P, $35.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Sly Ingenue (430) (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bond (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Rose (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Recit (212) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a vibrant, long-wearing, and hydrating lipstick available in 16 shades inspired by red. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque with a lightweight, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too thin or too thick, so it sat well on the lips and made mine appear smoother. The colors applied evenly on the lips and didn’t drag as the texture is very smooth and emollient enough to have a soft sheen but not enough to slide around easily. The formula lasted anywhere from four to eight hours, which was nicely hydrating.

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Hushed Tones (RD713)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Sweet Desire (RD714)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Rouge Rum Punch (RD504)

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Shiseido Crime of Passion, Poppy, Real Ruby Rouge Rouge Lipsticks

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Crime of Passion (RD311) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and very fine, golden pearl. It had good pigmentation that covered the lips with even color. The texture on this shade was slightly thicker and more emollient than other shades in the range, but it didn’t slide around or wear too quickly–but it was more moisturizing than other shades. The color stayed on well for four and a half hours on me. MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced I Want Candy (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Rose Neillia (33) (P, $34.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Love Temple (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Power Mode (410) (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Giulette (DC, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Elegant Accent (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Crosswires (P, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Be a Lady (P, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bright Peony (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty #006 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Poppy (RD312) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff, which covered the lips evenly and didn’t settle into lip lines. The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and easy to apply. This shade wore for eight hours, was lightly hydrating, and didn’t feather or bleed past my lips. Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Drop Dead Red (320) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bite Beauty Pomegranate (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Holly (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Retro Red (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Provocateur (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Audacious (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cardinal (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced 90210hhh (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC True Love's Kiss (LE, $17.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Maria Moretti (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Night to Remember (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Gala (P, $55.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, brownish undertones and a fine pearl. The lipstick had good pigmentation paired with a smooth, lightweight, and lightly creamy texture that easily moved across the lips without tugging and delivered even coverage. This shade lasted for six hours and was lightly moisturizing. Guerlain Luxure (P, $49.50)(95% similar). Bobbi Brown Red Velvet (P, $35.00)(95% similar). Guerlain Habit Rouge (P, $37.00) is more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Parisian Red (P, $35.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Shiseido Toffee Apple (RD308) (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Rusty (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is brighter, glossier (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a vibrant, long-wearing, and hydrating lipstick available in 16 shades inspired by red. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque with a lightweight, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too thin or too thick, so it sat well on the lips and made mine appear smoother. The colors applied evenly on the lips and didn’t drag as the texture is very smooth and emollient enough to have a soft sheen but not enough to slide around easily. The formula lasted anywhere from four to eight hours, which was nicely hydrating.

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Crime of Passion (RD311)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Poppy (RD312)
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Real Ruby (RD502)

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Shiseido Bloodstone, Rose Crush, Red Queen Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Bloodstone (RD503) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, warm undertones and fine, ruby red pearl. It had rich, opaque color payoff that applied beautifully–it yielded even, smooth coverage that didn’t emphasize lip lines. The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and comfortable to apply and to wear. This shade wore well for seven hours on me, left behind a stain, and was moisturizing. NARS Shirley (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Besame Cherry Red 1935 (P, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Black Red (71) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Red Velvet (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and glided on without tugging on the lips, but it wasn’t too heavy or too thin, so it sat well on the lips and wore well. The formula yielded opaque coverage that lasted for five hours on me, and it was hydrating while worn. Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $35.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Mani (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Avarice (P, $49.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Show It Off (Lip Color) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Marmalade (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Red Queen (RD716) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark pinky-plum with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It is pinker (and cooler, as a result, but it still leaned warmer) compared to Rose Crush. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied with even, smooth coverage due to the lightweight, creamy (but not slippery!) consistency. This shade stayed on well for almost five hours and was moisturizing to wear. Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Mani (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Hooligan (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Gracia (P, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Show It Off (Lip Color) (P) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Collin (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). bareMinerals Queen (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a vibrant, long-wearing, and hydrating lipstick available in 16 shades inspired by red. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque with a lightweight, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too thin or too thick, so it sat well on the lips and made mine appear smoother. The colors applied evenly on the lips and didn’t drag as the texture is very smooth and emollient enough to have a soft sheen but not enough to slide around easily. The formula lasted anywhere from four to eight hours, which was nicely hydrating.

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Bloodstone (RD503)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Rose Crush (RD715)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Red Queen (RD716)
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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Shiseido Liaison, Coral Shore, Ruby Copper Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a vibrant, long-wearing, and hydrating lipstick available in 16 shades inspired by red. The pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to fully opaque with a lightweight, lightly creamy consistency that wasn’t too thin or too thick, so it sat well on the lips and made mine appear smoother. The colors applied evenly on the lips and didn’t drag as the texture is very smooth and emollient enough to have a soft sheen but not enough to slide around easily. The formula lasted anywhere from four to eight hours, which was nicely hydrating.

Shiseido Liaison (RD306) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark coral-red with warm undertones and a soft, lightly shimmery sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied with smooth, even coverage. The consistency was lightly emollient, so it glided on the lips easily and felt comfortable to wear over the five hours it lasted. The formula was hydrating overall. Chanel Ultrarose (257) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Sensuel (LE, $55.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Hibiscus (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox LA Sunset (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Amant (DC, $34.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Something Wild (46) (P, $50.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Les Mepris (LE, $52.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Madame Flirte (861) (LE, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Rags to Riches (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Guerlain Chamade (P, $37.00) is more muted, glossier (85% similar). Givenchy Rouge Egerie (305) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Lady at Play (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty #003 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay EZ (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Coral Shore (RD309) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a slightly brighter, medium peony pink with warm, yellow undertones and a soft sheen. There is very pearl that gives it a more luminous finish, but it isn’t overly glossy, which likely contributes to the better wear time (almost five hours). The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and featherweight on the lips. It was comfortable to wear and hydrating while worn. Bobbi Brown Pink Peony (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Shiseido Murrey (RD305) (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Streak (DC, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $37.00) is brighter (90% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Georgia (P, $55.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Elegant Accent (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Merveilleux Rose (867) (LE, $55.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Watch Me Simmer (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fiend (DC, $22.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Giulette (DC, $55.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Fleurie (139) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Be a Lady (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Heart to Heart (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals XOX (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark ruby red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that covered evenly and smoothly. The texture was very lightweight, smooth and creamy without being heavy, and comfortable on the lips. This shadde wore well for seven hours, was moisturizing, and didn’t feather or bleed past the edges of my lips. Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Rouge Saphir (821) (LE, $55.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Imperial Red (P, $35.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luciano (P, $35.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $35.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty #009 (LE, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Sancho (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Garconne (P, $55.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Liaison (RD306)
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Coral Shore (RD309)
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Lipstick Ruby Copper (RD501)

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