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Al_Ma's picture
Written on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

This time I want to go straight to the point!

The lipstick formula feels comfortable on my lips. At first, it’s creamy and then within a couple of hours, it sets, turning into the dry finish. No, that finish isn’t so clay-like or too tightening as it usually may happen with liquid matte lipsticks. This babe is able to live through non-creamy coffee but it’ll never stay put after a meal. The color line-up is wide and there are a lot of nice shades in my book.

My shade is called #501 Jazz Den. Such a neutral pink color with a sneaking peach undertone.

The color is universal and will flatter almost everybody.
artificial lights
artificial lights
by the window
by the window
by the window
by the window
The stick feels gliding over my lips, which is pleasant. The formula will show off all the dry patches on my lips, which I don’t appreciate.
right after application
right after application
My lips are problematic and too dry. But I know it for sure that many lipsticks are able to conceal such blemishes, while this one makes them too visible. I guess that even if I had perfect lips, this formula would never sit smoothly on them. You see, it creases terribly.

My lips aren’t creased. How will it perform over the fine-lined lips?

within 1.5-2 hours
within 1.5-2 hours
within 1.5-2 hours
within 1.5-2 hours

By the way, I used to think that the initial cut of the stick was useless and I was right. It wipes off over my lips and isn’t much of a help in my lip lining.

However, I found a way to use this product with pleasure. Recently, my lip product collection was filled with one more resident, which is from Illamasqua. And these two look gorgeous if I wear them together.

Overall: this lipstick looks terrible from a close distance. It’s more or less okay only when its finish sets, I mean creamy sheen soaking.

If you look at it from a distance, it appears okay. But there are thousands of better lipsticks nowadays. Even from the street-end brands.

a close-up
a close-up

Illamasqua in the shade Vibrate + Shiseido #501 = LOVE!!! ❤


the color is gorgeous, isn't it?
the color is gorgeous, isn't it?

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Al_Ma doesn't recommend Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick

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Type: Lipstick
Brand: Shiseido
Category: Make-Up
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