Shiseido Volcanic (218) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick is a rich, medium-dark orange-red with moderate, warm undertones and a cream finish. The color coverage applied evenly in one layer and delivered nearly opaque pigmentation. The texture felt lightweight and creamy as it skated along my lips comfortably, though some of that slip disappeared as the product “set” a bit so it didn’t slide around during wear but still had a subtle sheen. It wore well for six hours and felt lightly moisturizing over time.
Shiseido Firecracker (219) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick is a bright, medium red with strong, warm orange undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer–a hint of my lip freckle peered through–with a smooth, even application of color that didn’t emphasize my lip lines.
The consistency was creamy with a velvety glide that almost felt like it was melting against my lips, but it had a “soft set” where it developed light tackiness and didn’t slide around after a minute or so. The shine wore down within an hour, while the color stayed on for over six hours on me and felt lightly hydrating over time.
Lantern Red (220)
Shiseido Lantern Red (220) VisionAiry Gel Lipstick is a medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque in a single stroke, which applied evenly across my lips and didn’t tug during application.
The texture was lightweight, creamy with moderate slip, but it developed a bit of tackiness and felt “clingy” in a way (but not uncomfortably clingy) for better, longer adhesion. There was a smidgen of product that sank into my deeper lip lines but wasn’t apparent in person. It lasted nicely for over six hours and felt lightly moisturizing.
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