Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss
Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss

Pale, Shimmering Beige Offers a Warm Glow

Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss ($22.00 for 0.21 fl. oz.) is a warm, peachy beige with pale champagne and gold micro-shimmer. MAC Lightly Prancing has a similar composition but the gold shimmer is larger. MAC Viva Glam V is also similar, slightly warmer. MAC Devilishly Stylish has white shimmer.

The Luminizing Lipgloss formula is supposed to be “intense, pure moisture” – really hydrating, in other words, with a non-sticky texture and “long-lasting color and natural luminosity.” I’ve been meaning to check out other shades in this formula, because Shiseido owns Cle de Peau, which makes one of my favorite glosses of all time (#2, for those curious) and the packaging and descriptions are similar for both glosses. So, on a whim, I added this to my Nordstrom order.

There’s a slight milkiness to the color that gives it more color coverage than anticipated–you can see how faded my lip freckle looks, despite the gloss having transparency. It adds mostly warmth and gold shimmer and ultimately evens out my lip color.  The formula is non-sticky, not too thick or too thin, comfortable to wear, but most importantly, hydrating.  It’s definitely one of the most moisturizing gloss formulas on the market from what I have tried.  This shade lasted just over three hours on my lips, which is a bit shy for average on gloss for me though on par with similar shades (light shades like these always seem to wear away faster).

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Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

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It adds mostly warmth and gold shimmer and ultimately evens out my lip color. It's definitely one of the most moisturizing gloss formulas on the market from what I have tried.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

5/5

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Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss
Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss

Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss
Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss

Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss
Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss

Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss
Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss

Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss
Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss

Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss
Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Shiseido, $22.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Lightly Prancing has a similar composition but the gold shimmer is larger. MAC Viva Glam V is also similar, slightly warmer. MAC Devilishly Stylish has white shimmer.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Urban Decay Ammo Palette (left: Maui Wowie, Mildew, Shattered, Oil Slick, Sin; left: Polyester Bride, Chopper, Last Call, Smog, Sin), bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara. On lips: Urban Decay Obsessed Lip Junkie.

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18 thoughts on “Shiseido Cafe Creme (BE 201) Luminizing Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. yellowlantern

    If this is really ultra hydrating I’d love to see more colors.

  2. Avatar of beka Beka

    What are you wearing on your skin? It looks fantastic!

  3. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    Thank you Christine!! Once my beauty budget returns (ugh, xmas) I’ll be looking for this. It looks like a good replacement for an old YSL lipgloss I had that I never could wear but to this day still love the colour. I just couldn’t stand the scent of it.

  4. Hannah

    The formula sounds heavenly, but I don’t care for this particular color. I would love to see more from this line! Thanks for reviewing this, Christine!

  5. furandlace

    Viva Glam V looks nothing at all like this to me. I wouldn’t even call it a near dupe. Was it a typo?? Thanks!

  6. I’m definitely checking this out, looks fabulous on you!

    Btw, what are you wearing on your cheeks?? Looks so pretty.

  7. I love this–it reminds me of lingerie for some reason. Very delicate and pretty and subtle enhances what you already have ;) I love Shiseido–I really do need to get more makeup from them!

  8. Megan

    I was looking for swatches of this exact shade the other day, and now you’ve reviewed it. Yay!

  9. Mietta

    Ooo my lips get so dry and chapped all the time from nibbling at them, I will definitely check these glosses out! Thanks Christine! Btw, what would you say, in terms of both gloss and lipstick IS the most moisturising and nourishing? Out of your experience and anyone elses’!

    • This one is pretty good. You might want to check out Korres’ Lip Butter Glazes – the ones in tubes – they’re wayyy moisturizing but have enough visible color, too.

  10. Lily

    Christine I got this gloss today because of your review. Love it! Thank you!

  11. caitlin

    love this look on you!! you look amazing. i know you didn’t give the ammo palatte a great review but honestly you look absolutely beautiful wearing it!

  12. Avatar of Gabriella Gabriella

    WOW I love this shade! Right up my alley