Shiseido’s MAQUillage launched the Rouge Enamel Glamour a while ago. It is a long lasting lip colour, with a lip stain on one side and a gloss on the other.
MAQUillage lip products generally speaking are very strong – it is one of the best products the brand makes. This dual ended long lasting type product is rarer on the Japanese market (where everything is so sheer and watery!) so I thought it would be a nice change to buy two of them:
There are 6 colours on adambeauty.com. Three were natural (red, orange and pink) and three were stronger. I chose the bolder versions purely because I wanted something that would pack a punch!
The packaging is adorable:
It reminds me of an award or something.
The bigger side is a lip colour and the other is a glittery lip gloss. OR242 is a bolder bright orange and PK243 is a strong pink. You apply the lip colour first and let it dry, then apply the gloss.
It’s just like the Max Factor LipFinity!
I love the applicators – it fits the lips nicely and I don’t know why but Japanese sponges are extra soft!
The lip gloss side is lovely too – it’s very glittery so beware if you dislike shimmer because you WILL need to apply gloss on top of the colour. The colour dries and leaves your lips a little tight so you need something hydrating on top.
Even if it doesn’t look like it, the bigger side has less product and there is more gloss supplied – good because that is the side you will reapply the most.
Here are the colours. The pink is a neutral rose and the gloss has lots of blue microsparkle. The orange is a tangerine and the gloss has green sparkles in it.
These aren’t anywhere as bold as I had hoped – they look quite pigmented here but on my NC35 skintone it took about 2-3 layers of the lip colour to get it to show up.
Also, as the gloss start to fade, my lips felt tight and a little uncomfortable.
This is quite a decent product but for my dry lips, I will only use it occasionally.
Also I wish it had more pigment – I’d put up with dry lips the day after for a dramatic lip colour but not for something I can achieve with a regular lipstick and a few reapplications.
Avoid this if you have very dry lips, or dislike having to reapply your lip colour.