Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a strawberry red with warm undertones and a white shimmer. There’s a natural sheen to the finish. NARS Flamenco is very similar but less warm-toned. Guerlain Rouge Sensuel is a bit warmer. Milani Bing Cherry is slightly brighter and doesn’t have shimmer. Guerlain Grenade is very similar.

This formula is extremely hydrating with an almost gel-like consistency that glides right on.  It’s lightweight, comfortable to wear, and has no discernible taste or scent.  Sweet Pea wears a solid five and a half hours, and the color applies opaquely with little product needed.  I’m always impressed by Shiseido’s Perfect Rouge formula; it’s a really moisturizing formula that feels so good to wear and wears well.  I also love that there’s 0.14 oz. of product, while many lipsticks are 0.10 to 0.12 oz. in size.

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Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

A+
I don't hear a lot of love for Shiseido's Perfect Rouge formula, but it's always a joy to wear one. It's comfortable, doesn't bleed or feather, and wears well. I see Sweet Pea working well on a variety of skin tones, and it's a lovely, softened red for the summer.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

5/5

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Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick
Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $25.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

NARS Flamenco is very similar but less warm-toned. Guerlain Rouge Sensuel is a bit warmer. Milani Bing Cherry is slightly brighter and doesn't have shimmer. Guerlain Grenade is very similar.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: NARS Marie-Galante Eyeshadow Duo (Blue/Purple), NARS Ramatuelle Eyeshadow Trio (silver), Burberry Trench Eyeshadow (highlighter), Hourglass Film Noir Mascara. On cheeks: Tom Ford Frantic Pink Blush.

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18 thoughts on “Shiseido Sweet Pea RD 304 Perfect Rouge Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Gala Galuchka

    Looks lovely! Shiseido Perfect Rouge deserves more love than it receives..

  2. Caitlin Mary

    Wow, I love the colour <3 It definitely is strawberry <3

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dee GUSnail

    That looks lovely.  I like it a lot, but I think I have colors in my bag that are similar enough that I can skip.  Especially as it’s a color I don’t wear often.

  4. Catherine

    Oh Christine, that color is so pretty but I can never buy it since I’ll never buy form a company that tests on animals.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ellie Screamer77

    I love Temptalia, this website is obviously the best one so far, since it offers so much and it’s so well organized. The only thing that I think could improve it is if you took into consideration animal testing in your reviews. That’s a huge factor for me that turns an A product into an F one. I’m not saying that you should stop reviewing brands that test on animals, but it’b be nice if you included a warning (i.e. the product performs wonderfully, but fyi the brand is known for testing on animals). I think that nowadays this is an important piece of information that a website like yours should provide, so that we can make a truly informed decision. 

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Brenda Brenda

    What a great colour on you!!

  7. Melody

    I don’t hear a lot about Shiseido anymore either.  I used one of their eyeliners everyday for years but now I have a hard time finding a large selection of their products in-store.

  8. Greenbergl

    I just bought Sweet Pea last week. It is my first ever Shiseido lipstick and I absolutely love the formula, the wear time and especially the color. I think Shiseido, at least the lipsticks, are underrated. I know I’ll be picking up more!

  9. I got distracted by the pretty purple eyes..  forget the lipstick!  LoL

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kafka Kafka

    I have a few Shiseido matte lipsticks and always think it’s a shame no-one seems to consider them or talk about them. They last for quite a while and are VERY velvet-y and silky for a matte lipstick. The problem with Shiseido, imo, is that they have a very, very limited range of colours and those colours are pretty basic. But, as lipstick brands go, I think they deserve more credit.

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of judy ahall12

    Went on a LOT darker than I thought it would!

  12. tripbargains

    This is my go to lipstick, and I actually bought a 2nd one which I almost never do.  Love the formula and the colour is great on my tan Indian skin.  I wish Shiseido had more colours for darker skin tones in this formula.  Another one that has a similar hydrating formula is Chantecaille.

  13. blueraccoon

    I love it, but I promised myself Grenade would be my next lipstick purchase. :)

  14. I’ve got to check this line out! I was just thinking today how great Shiseido’s lipsticks are, except for wear time. The ones I’ve had in the past wore three hours, tops, which is low for me. I never minded, because they were exceptionally beautiful and comfortable.
     
    But this sounds like just what I was wishing for, LOL! Shiseido that lasts!

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cheri LadyCAG

    Beautiful!  I must check out other color offerings!

  16. Leila

    That colour looks lovely on you Christine! It really is a perfect summer soft red.
     
    I love that you’ve reviewed some Shiseido! They don’t get nearly enough love and have some really nice products, so it’s nice to some more reviews around.

  17. hangingvine

    any mac dupes

  18. blueraccoon

    I actually bought this just a couple days ago on a whim – couldn’t justify a new Rouge G, and I wanted to try this formula, and I am so happy I did. It’s so comfortable, and the shape of the lipstick makes it easy to apply and get a crisp line, and the color is gorgeous. I need more of these!