Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine

September 29, 2015

I am a huge fan of Shu Uemura’s Rouge Unlimited lipsticks for their bold pops of colour and silky glide on the lips. When I heard they were launching a whole new range of light melting balm-like lipsticks, I was ecstatic!  And today I’d like to introduce you to the new Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine, along with swatches of all 12 shades for your viewing pleasure!

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine is a new, permanent collection of lipsticks that combines the lip-loving emollience of lip balms with vibrant hybrid pigment.  The result is a super slick lipstick that packs bright, fun colours with a shiny finish.

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine

These new Sheer Shine lipsticks are formulated with candlelit extract wax to provide a glossy shine and ensures the lipsticks adhere well to the lips without migrating.  Macadamia Nut paste lend a soft melting texture to the lipstick so it glides on easily.  Other emollient shiny oils give the lipsticks their moisturising feel and lightweight texture.

Here are some arm swatches of all 12 shades that are currently available:

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine swatches 1

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine swatches 2

I received 4 shades and was able to put them through the paces in person.  And here are some lip swatches to give you an idea of how they look in real life.

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine lip swatches

Though described as sheer, I was surprised to find the amount of colour and level of opacity of these Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine lipsticks are actually quite good.  Most of them are quite buildable, and in particular PK357 goes up to almost full opacity.  The finish is a lustrous shine and all 4 feel incredibly comfortable on my lips.  They don’t last particularly long as can be imagined of something with this much slip, but they also did not migrate out of my lips, fading gently and evenly instead.

Before I leave you, here are the corresponding full makeup looks so you can view the lips in context.

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine WN286 makeup look

Makeup look featuring Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine WN286

Makeup look featuring Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine PK357

Makeup look featuring Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine PK357

Makeup look featuring Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine CR350

Makeup look featuring Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine CR350

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine is priced at SGD33 each, and are available at all Shu Uemura counters now.

xo Linda

This post featured products that were kindly provided for my consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.