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Shiseido Code Red, Ginza Red, Shizuka Red VisionAiry Gel Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

01/06

Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick

Code Red (221)

Shiseido Code Red (221) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, medium red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a cream finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which covered my lips with even, smooth coverage. The texture was creamy and lightweight, which enabled the lipstick to skate across my lips with ease. The formula is extremely comfortable to wear but does eventually wear down to a more satin finish that has light tackiness (but doesn’t lift the color or create patchiness) that I imagine helps this shade last well for nearly eight hours while still being very hydrating.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.05 oz. - $520.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "high levels of pigment" for "cushiony, comfortable, weightless color" that lasts for "six hours." I tried nine shades (there are 28), and they were beautiful across the board. They had rich color coverage in a single stroke, just as promised, and they were creamy and emollient, which made them comfortable and easy to apply on my lips. Over time (about an hour or so), the shine wore down a bit and the consistency felt a little tackier, but most of the shades lasted for six to eight hours and some of the mid-tone and deeper shades made it through a meal adequately. The formula remained comfortable to wear, kept my lips hydrated while worn but they often felt quite good even a few hours later after a shade wore down. There was no discernible scent or taste.

The biggest downside to the product is that each tube contains a mere 0.05 oz., which is absolutely tiny relative to most traditional lipsticks (contrast this with the also-just released ModernMatte lipstick, which is the same price but contains 0.14 oz.).

Browse all of our Shiseido VisionAiry Gel Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Water, Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Isododecane, C9-12 Alkane, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Lauroyl Lysine, Jojoba Esters, Silica, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Mica, Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Phenoxyethanol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Agar, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Propylene Carbonate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Simethicone, BHT, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985).


01/06

Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick

Ginza Red (222)

Shiseido Ginza Red (222) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a vibrant, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a creamy finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the color applied evenly and smoothly on my lips without dragging. The lipstick had a lightweight, moderately creamy consistency that felt wet going on but had a subtle, setting process where it developed a light tackiness and felt like it adhered better in place but wasn’t clingy. It lasted nicely for six and a half hours, and it kept my lips moisturizing over time.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.05 oz. - $520.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "high levels of pigment" for "cushiony, comfortable, weightless color" that lasts for "six hours." I tried nine shades (there are 28), and they were beautiful across the board. They had rich color coverage in a single stroke, just as promised, and they were creamy and emollient, which made them comfortable and easy to apply on my lips. Over time (about an hour or so), the shine wore down a bit and the consistency felt a little tackier, but most of the shades lasted for six to eight hours and some of the mid-tone and deeper shades made it through a meal adequately. The formula remained comfortable to wear, kept my lips hydrated while worn but they often felt quite good even a few hours later after a shade wore down. There was no discernible scent or taste.

The biggest downside to the product is that each tube contains a mere 0.05 oz., which is absolutely tiny relative to most traditional lipsticks (contrast this with the also-just released ModernMatte lipstick, which is the same price but contains 0.14 oz.).

Browse all of our Shiseido VisionAiry Gel Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Water, Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Isododecane, C9-12 Alkane, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Lauroyl Lysine, Jojoba Esters, Silica, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Mica, Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Phenoxyethanol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Agar, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Propylene Carbonate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Simethicone, BHT, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985).

01/06

Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick
Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick

Shizuka Red (223)

Shiseido Shizuka Red (223) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with warm, rusty red undertones and a cream finish. It had rich color coverage that applied evenly and smoothly in a single layer. The consistency was lightly creamy, velvety, and comfortable to apply and to wear. I found that this shade was denser and a bit “heavier” in a way it looked (not felt) compared to other shades. This shade wore beautifully for seven hours on me and was nicely hydrating over time.

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.05 oz. - $520.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "high levels of pigment" for "cushiony, comfortable, weightless color" that lasts for "six hours." I tried nine shades (there are 28), and they were beautiful across the board. They had rich color coverage in a single stroke, just as promised, and they were creamy and emollient, which made them comfortable and easy to apply on my lips. Over time (about an hour or so), the shine wore down a bit and the consistency felt a little tackier, but most of the shades lasted for six to eight hours and some of the mid-tone and deeper shades made it through a meal adequately. The formula remained comfortable to wear, kept my lips hydrated while worn but they often felt quite good even a few hours later after a shade wore down. There was no discernible scent or taste.

The biggest downside to the product is that each tube contains a mere 0.05 oz., which is absolutely tiny relative to most traditional lipsticks (contrast this with the also-just released ModernMatte lipstick, which is the same price but contains 0.14 oz.).

Browse all of our Shiseido VisionAiry Gel Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Water, Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Isododecane, C9-12 Alkane, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Lauroyl Lysine, Jojoba Esters, Silica, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Mica, Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Phenoxyethanol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Agar, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Propylene Carbonate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Simethicone, BHT, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985).

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Hourglass Diffused Light Ambient Lighting Powder
On lips:
  • Shiseido Night Rose VisionAiry Lipstick

Product Availability

Shiseido VisionAiry Gel Lipstick $26.00/0.05 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Oh, Nooooo! No wonder I adore Shizuki. I have three dupes and have been talking myself out of Golshan since it came out. As an wonderful old gent I knew once said: “Think it over and forget it!” Silly, but highly applicable advice, frequently. Especially here. Nevertheless, love!

Up until just today, I didn’t realize how TINY these are! $26 for. 05 oz? Seriously?
However; Shizuka Red is certainly unique enough and beautiful enough to warrant it. I have nothing like it. Shades like these do look stunning with my coloring, too. So…maybe?😉

These look lovely. The red/black look to their new packaging gives off such a sleek and cool Japanese vibe, like the look of lacquered wares. It’s interesting though that it is almost the same as the NARS aesthetic, which also has a Japanese influence, especially in its brushes, but also in using black and pops of red.

I am also curious about the new Shiseido eyeshadow palettes. Those have been getting great reviews on Sephora.

I looove Shiseido. I looove red lipsticks. And I loooooooooooooove these in particular! I bought one of these sight unseen, without ample research, which is not how I usually roll. I wouldn’t be surprised if more of them come home with me.

Christine can you compare shiseido visionary gel lipstick formula with Guerlain Rouge g ? I am looking for a replacement for Guerlain Rouge g as the new 2018 Rouge g are giving me dried out lips which is not the case with previous ones? Also how pat McGrath luxetrance compare to old Rouge g lipsticks?

They have a different texture and wear than the Rouge Gs. The Rouge Gs are very slippery, wet, and thinner than either Shiseido or Pat McGrath, which are heavier, more cream-based formulations.

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