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Shiseido Dusky Honey, Rose Syrup, Amber Afternoon Rouge Rouge Lipsticks

01/06

Shiseido Dusky Honey (BE323) Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Dusky Honey (BE323) Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Dusky Honey (BE323) Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Dusky Honey (BE323) Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Dusky Honey (BE323) Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Shiseido Dusky Honey (BE323) Rouge Rouge Lipstick

Dusky Honey (BE323)

Shiseido Dusky Honey (BE323) Rouge Rouge Lipstick ($28.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark, peachy brown with warm, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color coverage in a single stroke, though the texture was prone to separating around my lip lines and later on, the color settled into them as the color wore on. The texture felt more velvety and silicone-heavy than particularly wet or cream-like, so I was surprised it didn’t smooth out my lips more. This shade stayed on well for four hours and was lightly moisturizing.

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Sponsored: Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation Photos & Swatches

01/04

Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation SPF 20  

Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation SPF 20  

Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation SPF 20  

Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation SPF 20  

Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation ($45.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is the newest liquid foundation from Shiseido. It’s a follow-up to Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation from last year. Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation is–you guessed it–a dewier formula that’s supposed to give a “dewy glow without any shine” with “buildable coverage” and a “serum-like texture.” It also featured broad spectrum SPF 20 and is supposed to have “8-hour hydration.”

You can find your shade in the Foundation Matrix or see below for swatches of the shade range:

Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid

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. Bite Beauty Éclair (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Sunny Seoul (P, $17.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Shiseido Coral Shore (RD309) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Roussy (426) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Truth or Bare (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Cle de Peau Silk Thread (P, $65.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Fiend (DC, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rose Clair (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Pink (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bright Peony (P, $37.00) is brighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Power Mode (410) (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Passion Flower (P, $65.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (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, $17.50) is glossier (95% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Hot Lava (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Wrath (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sakura (P, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Drop Dead Red (320) (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Dialogue (P, $37.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Coromandel (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Dazzle (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Fyrinnae Winter Romance (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Besame Red Velvet 1946 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Cruel (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (80% 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). MAC Cockney (P, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lady Bug (P, $17.50) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Drop Dead Red (320) (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Holly (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brave Red (P, $17.50) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $54.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anna Sui Minnie Mouse (01) (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced 90210hhh (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502) (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Sakura (P, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (85% similar). Revlon Provocateur (135) (P, $8.99) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Surrender Dorothy (124) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Head in the Clouds (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Rouge Atelier (302) (P, $36.00) is lighter (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 Never Enough (P, $32.00) is warmer (100% similar). MAC Phosphorescent (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Power Mode (410) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Flamingo (P, $54.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Passion Flower (P, $65.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Lipstick Queen Mornin' Sunshine (LE, $25.00) is more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Spring Pink (P, $37.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bright Peony (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Rose Clair (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C306 (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Love at First Bite (LE, $17.50) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Saucy Little Darling (LE, $17.50) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is lighter (80% similar). Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $32.00) is lighter, 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.

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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. Tom Ford Beauty Bad Lieutenant (P, $54.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Taffy (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Without Your Love (LE, $17.50) is more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Peach Poppy (745) (P, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Hug Me (P, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud (P, $37.00) is glossier (90% similar). Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve (P, $37.00) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Peach Blossom (P, $17.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $17.00) is darker (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. Tarte Salt Lyfe (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Shy (P, $15.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sugar Glider (P, $54.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Rush (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Desert Rose (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox On Set (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Shiraz (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Old Soul (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Modesty (P, $17.50) is lighter, 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, $36.00) 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). Tom Ford Beauty Discretion (P, $54.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Backstab (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Sorry Not Sorry (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (2016) (P, $36.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Destinee (DC, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Cruisin' (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2017 (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Dark Wine (P, $0.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.50) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Sly Ingenue (430) (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2017 (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (P, $34.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Capricious (P, $17.50) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bond (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Rose (P, $37.00) 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.

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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, $17.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Testosterone (LE, $17.50) is warmer (95% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced I Want Candy (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Esquisse (227) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Giulette (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Rose Neillia (33) (P, $34.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Elegant Accent (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Power Mode (410) (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Leigh (LE, $36.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Love Temple (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #006 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bright Peony (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. MAC Yoni Crush (LE, $17.50)(95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.99) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Original Sin (P, $54.00) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Noirish (P, $32.00) is lighter (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). Chanel Carmin (LE, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Dragon Red (P, $65.00) is brighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Retro Red (P, $37.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Russian Doll (P, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Rouge (P, $37.00) is brighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Holly (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). YSL Le Rouge (1) (P, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC True Love's Kiss (LE, $17.50) is glossier (90% similar). Too Faced 90210hhh (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Provocateur (P, $21.00) is brighter (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. Bobbi Brown Red Velvet (P, $37.00)(95% similar). Guerlain Habit Rouge (P, $37.00) is more muted (95% similar). Guerlain Luxure (P, $49.50)(95% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (P, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Parisian Red (P, $37.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Heat (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Dubonnet (P, $17.50) is darker (85% similar). Shiseido Toffee Apple (RD308) (P, $28.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Rusty (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Brave Red (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is brighter, glossier (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.

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