Hello Everybody and Hello to all lipstick lovers! I finally got the Shiseido Modern Matte Powder Lipstick (0.14 oz: $26) during the Sephora Holiday Bonus Sale, which is still ongoing and the next round will be coming up this weekend (more details and my wishlist HERE, will be adding another wishlist soon). It’s always great to take advantage of these sales so we can finally get that lipstick or be it any makeup our hearts desire. For me, I’ve been wanting to try this Shiseido matte lipstick because as what I’ve said before, someone recommended this to me and the reviews in Sephora have been great so far, even though there’s not a lot, and also, I haven’t really found several beauty bloggers talking or raving about this lipstick which is kinda strange because this particular Shiseido lipstick is actually an Allure Best of Beauty Winner this year.
To tell you a bit of story as to how I got so interested about this lipstick, let’s go back a couple of months ago to my trip to Minnesota, specifically Mall of America, lol. I was at Nordstrom’s Tom Ford beauty counter swatching some of their latest lipsticks when one of their SAs asked if I needed some help, which I gladly accepted and I asked her several questions regarding TF’s latest beauty launches. While I was talking to her, I couldn’t help but notice her beautiful lipstick color. She had this sort of semi-glossy brownish taupe lip color that simply looked glam and very Fall-ready. My first thought automatically was, it’s probably one of Tom Ford’s, but then I was like “no, it can’t be, I need to ask her” lol. So I did, and I was so shocked when she told me that she’s actually wearing two kinds of lip products and none of them are from Tom Ford, LOL! shockerz! I was like “Whaaaat?!”, I swear I felt my invisible wig falling, LOL. She did show me the two lip shades she used, one is a Chanel Jumbo Lip Crayon which she used as a topper, kinda like a gloss, then the base is the Shiseido Modern Matte Lipstick, and she loved it so much. I totally had no clue about this lipstick at all or how good it is, not to mention ever trying any Shiseido lipsticks before. So I then decided that my next mission will be to try and test this particular lipstick asap.
The Shiseido Modern Matte Powder Lipstick is a super lightweight comfortable lipstick with a true matte finish. It is creamy and it glides effortlessly on the lips without feathering. There is no noticeable scent or any flavor at all, and the packaging has a magnetic case that feels thick, slightly heavy, and overall robust. I find the shades to be well-pigmented, wearable, and just beautiful. The formula does transfer but only a little bit and it lasts pretty much the whole day on me. I may have to retouch a tiny bit after eating but still, the color stays on my lips. Also, this lipstick might slightly emphasize the lips’ fine lines, but this never made my lips dry at all.
Here are some of my favorite shades:
Thigh High (504) – nude beige
Disrobed (506) – nude rose
Murmur (507) – rosewood
Semi Nude (508) – cinnamon, but more like a spiced cinnamon
Nocturnal (521) – brick red
Velvet Rope (522) – sangria
This lipstick’s shape and form reminded me a bit of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipsticks (reviewed HERE) but I find this Shiseido Modern Matte Lipstick to be a lot better in terms of texture, comfort and wear time, plus, this lipstick is way cheaper. With that, I do believe this lipstick deserves a 5-star rating since it’s very well done overall, and this is definitely one of the best matte lipsticks I’ve ever tried. I highly recommend this to you all.
The Shiseido Modern Matte Powder Lipstick is currently available at Sephora, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue
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