Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited RD 160* £20
coming soon online.
Forever panicking I have misspelt Shu Uemura. Far too many vowels for my liking…
I recently attended a Shu Uemura event and we were treated to a preview of their new makeup and skincare launches included a new look for their classic, award-winning cleansing oil. This has been treated to a limited edition redesign by Kimono artist Mamechiyo and reflects all the serenity and beauty of the Japanese florals. More on that another time but aside from the cleansing oil, Shu Uemura are also launching sixty, yes sixty, new lipstick shades! Being the self-confessed lipstick junkie I am, I am ashamed to confess that I had never tried a Shu Uemura lipstick before so was excited to put the Rouge Unlimited to the test.
The packaging is ultra modern and sleek with its transparent lid allowing you to conveniently see the bullet inside, saving you precious minutes in the morning when searching for that one particular lipstick! The lipstick is completely scentless, always a bit of a disappointment in my opinion, but it does apply beautifully and leaves a glossy sheen on the lips. The colour is a clean, bright red, not particularly unique but gorgeous nonetheless. It is one of those shades that really makes your teeth look dazzling white! The one thing I really don’t like about this lipstick is the shape of the bullet. It is particularly hard to apply the lipstick precisely due to its flat, chunky edge and definitely needs to the accompaniment of a lip brush to get a perfect finish on the lips. The price is hefty, and you would really have to LOVE the shade to part with the pennies, but you cannot fault the consistency or lasting-power of the Rouge Unlimited lipsticks. The texture is smooth and creamy and the rich pigment lasted ages on my lips without drying them out at all. The finish of this lipstick leaves you with a subtle, watery dewiness on your lips which I really liked and is a look I definitely lean towards during the spring-summer months.
Have you tried any of the Shu Uemura lipsticks? What are you thoughts on this classic red?