Shiseido Lacquer Rouge is housed in a chic black plastic tube and comes with a doe foot applicator. Although I hardly was able to finish any lip product, I would prefer the case to come with a small window so that I am able to see the amount of product left in the tube (similar to YSL Glossy Stain).
Size-wise, it is slightly longer than Chanel Coco Rouge Shine.
I think I have mentioned several times that I have naturally darker lips and thus finding the most suitable shade that is 'lighter than my lips and yet not making making me look ghostly' is pretty challenging. However, when I saw the swatch on Sophie's post I am immediately drawn to shade RD311 which is reddish beige shade. In fact, when I went to the counter at Clementi BHG, that was the only shade I swatched, tried and finally paid. The shade came out exactly like I wanted.... slightly lighter than my natural lip colour and yet looking natural. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
The texture is amazing. Smooth and colour is thick and glossy, without the stickiness of MAC lipglosses (which is seriously a pain in the a**). Comparing Shiseido Lacquer Rouge to YSL Glossy Stain, the latter is lighter in texture and sheerer in terms of colour intensity. Having said that, I would not say I prefer one over the other, both are in a league of it's own.
Although this haul was an impulsive one (especially with the effect of the flu medication, haha), but it certainly was a GOOD one. :)