Shiseido’s bag of goodies

Monday, 30 July 2012

There’s nothing that brightens up BeautySA’s office more on a rainy Friday morning than a bag of goodies. Especially goodies that haven’t been launched yet! So imagine our delight a red Shiseido bag filled with products found its way to the beauty desk.

A collection of not only skincare and make-up products, but also a limited edition fragrance made for a heavy gift bag. Peaking inside, here’s a selection of what we found (and promptly spot-tested – sometimes our jobs really are tough)…

Shiseido's bag of goodies


Lacquer Rouge, R255, on counter 10 September
Inspired by Japanese lacquer artistry, the lip colour comes with a lip-gloss-like sponging applicator but glides on like a more liquid lip stain. It’s an intense splash of colour with an at-first shiny finish.

Perfect Refining Foundation, R440, on counter 10 September
The cute and compact plastic bottle is perfect to carry around in your handbag – it’s tiny and light-weight, double plus.

Camellia Compact, R495, on counter 15 September for 3 months while stocks last
Ladies, this is a limited edition item, so we suggest you get in store early to get your hands on the gorgeous flower-inspired compact. It looked too pretty to disrupted with our fingerprints, so we didn’t actually test it. But we’ll take Shiseido’s word that it has a ‘velvety and dewy feeling during application’.


Intensive Spot Targeting Serum, R1 245, on counter 17 September
With its hefty price tag, we think it’s best if we give this baby a proper four-week test. So look out for our review of whether it really is a cosmetic alternative to laser treatment of pigmented spots.

Anti-Dark Circle Eye Cream, R595, on counter 17 September
In two weeks the eye area should look hydrated and vibrant. In four weeks dark circles should become smaller and less visible. And in eight weeks overall skin tone should become even and youthful. Again, we’ll be holding this product to its eight-week claim.

Shiseido counters can be found in selected Edgars and Stuttafords stores.

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. kunene

    I have dark under my eyes but almost R600 is steep! yoh!

    6 years ago •

  1. Lorraine

    You lucky fish. These are all amaizing products to try out. Would not mind if they were all in my bag. Some a bit pricey . Good Buys.

    7 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Viva Intensive Spot Targeting Serum!!!! No to laser!!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    am excited about spot target serum , hope it works .

    7 years ago •

  1. GREEN


    7 years ago •

  1. Mohamed

    Eager to hear about the spot targeting serum. Look forward to it!

    7 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    wow all these products look fab

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    It looks very luxurious!

    7 years ago •

  1. Cat

    Love this packaging, looks amazing I cannot wait to try it out

    7 years ago •

  1. Mpbutterfly

    Oohhh, I love bags of goodies! Do you guys have a position open there? LOL

    7 years ago •


    Wish I had a Shiseido counter nearby….!

    7 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    First time I hear of this product – interesting

    7 years ago •

  1. Crystal

    oooooooooo……………lucky lucky gals!

    7 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    You are all so lucky!!….wish i was you (sob)

    7 years ago •

  1. Zu

    I seriously need to see more reviews especially with beauty regimen.. It does help especially for a fickle minded like me, who wants to try everything!

    7 years ago •

  1. Sam

    Thank you for an informative article.

    7 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    Will try the anti dark circle eye cream, I hope this 8 week claim holds a money back guarantee should I still have the dark circles after 8 weeks.

    7 years ago •

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