Monday, January 31st, 2011

Shiseido Tawny (BR 735) Lipstick
Shiseido Tawny (BR 735) Lipstick

The Sultry Season: Shiseido Tawny (BR 735) Lipstick

Shiseido Tawny (BR 735) Perfect Rouge Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a warmed up caramel brown with a hint of coral. It’s semi-opaque and finishes with a noticeable glossiness.  I have always felt that Shiseido’s Perfect Rouge is rather under-appreciated, because it is such a flattering formula.

my thoughts on the formula: It’s moisturizing and applies evenly, while it wears for about four hours before beginning to fade. It is also scent- and taste-free. Perfect Rouge has a really beautiful color range and ranges from semi-opaque to opaque in color. The finish is a semi-gloss with very subtle micro-shimmer.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: This is a beautiful shade for warmer skin tones; it is a color that works alone or paired with a brighter eye/cheek.

where to buy: Nordstrom

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Shiseido Tawny (BR 735) Lipstick
Shiseido Tawny (BR 735) Lipstick

Shiseido Tawny (BR 735) Lipstick
Shiseido Tawny (BR 735) Lipstick

Shiseido Tawny (BR 735) Lipstick
Shiseido Tawny (BR 735) Lipstick

Shiseido Tawny (BR 735) Lipstick
Shiseido Tawny (BR 735) Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Tawny? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $25.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It's a less intense version of Cle de Peau R4, but a more intense version of MAC Touch.

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16 thoughts on “Shiseido Tawny (BR 735) Perfect Rouge Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ashley Sarah

    That looks great on you!

  2. Ann

    Gorgeous! Just curious – why 28/30 instead of 30/30 – are there any downsides to this lipstick formula?

    • Could wear a bit longer! :) I am very hesitant to give products 30/30, though, as that is like the perfect product and it is a rating reserved for a very select few!

  3. Nunuiviet

    You’re right shiseido lipsticks have great texture what bothers me is the limited palette of colours

  4. I love this colour. I think I need it. I’ve been looking for a colour like this for a while. Thanks for the review, Christine!

  5. Oh man, that microshimmer brings it home! I’m going to have to swing by my local Shiseido counter, now! I’ve never tried their lipsticks before, but I’m always on the lookout for good lipstick formulas.

  6. Dini

    This is an amazing color. So very complimentary on you especially. Thanks for bringing this product to light. I rarely pay attention to Shiseido, but I will now!

  7. I love the Shiseido range, but I find it hard to choose colours by myself.

  8. Joli

    Reminds me of Revlon’s coffee lipstick, which I love.

    • ak

      Way back in the 90s Revlon had a lipstick called Coffee Bean that I just absolutely loved, and this reminds me of it slightly only this Tawny’s a lot shinier than the Coffee Bean and Coffee Bean was a lot more shimmery than this Tawny. I dropped revlon a lot after they kept the names of some colors but reformulated or changed and lightened up alot of their colors back in the Noughties (00s).

  9. Lorraine

    Looks awesome on you but would not go well with my pale complexion and it’s a little bit pricey.

  10. ak

    Tawny’s pretty Christine. It looks like Mocha that was repromoted, or whatever, in the MAC MIckey Contractor collection.

  11. Jeanie

    I’ve always thought Shiseido made some great lipsticks, I particularly love their red one. Their other makeup range and skincare is great too, although taking a flash picture with their foundation on can be a pretty scary look (intense white face!).

  12. Donna

    Great color on you.

  13. Grace Chin


  14. Bought PK 303 today, wears very nice, very moisturizing and it lasts quite oaky for such an moist formula. Darker colours last longer. They have just a tad of shine that looks natural. Love them. In germany they are also a few Euro cheaper then the rest.