Beauty reviews and life as a new(ish) mum in London
16 October 2010
Shiseido - Sheer Gloss lipstick in Honey Tea
Shiseido Sheer Gloss lipstick in Honey Tea was a cult product a few years back. It was one of my first high end beauty purchases (and few repurchases) and one that marked my transition from mildly-interested-in-make-up to make-up-obsessed.
Honey Tea is kind of similar to Clinique's Black Honey - it's a berry colour that works with rather than against your natural lip colour, and that you can build up or keep quite sheer - but I see more brown in it than Black Honey. It adds polish to the lips but the glossy finish keeps it quite natural and sexy - I like to wear it without blush and my eyes defined with a bit of brown eyeliner or shadow. The formula is lovely - moisturising and glossy with decent lasting power. What you get on the lips is basically the colour you see in the tube.
I was surprised to read online whilst writing this review that this product has been discontinued, but as I'd already taken the pictures for this review I thought I'd post it anyway as kind of a cult classic retrospective - though you can still buy the shade from various websites online. I think the sheer gloss lipsticks have been replaced with the Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer line, though I haven't tried this line and it seems to have quite a limited colour range.
Does anyone remember, or still have and wear, Honey Tea?