I am rounding up my series of reviews for Shu Uemura’s Vision of Beauty Vol. 2 Haute Street Collection for Fall 2015. This is a fairly large collection, with plenty to discover and enjoy. I had previously reviewed 1 of the limited edition eyeshadow palettes here, and the Rouge Unlimited lipsticks here. Today, I’d like to show you the new Tint in Gelato that are also part of the collection.
The Tint in Gelato is a liquid lip and cheek color product that was first introduced in Spring 2014, and I had previously reviewed the formula and provided swatches of the entire permanent collection here. For the VOB 2 collection, Shu Uemura has released 4 new shades in a special limited edition squeeze paint-tube packaging. Compared to the usual packaging with a sponge-tipped applicator, I prefer these squeeze tubes as the tiny hole dispenses less product each time, and the domed head helps to distribute the product over my lips better. Since the contents of the tube are not exposed to air and there is no applicator that goes in and out, it is also more sanitary.
There are 4 shades in the collection, and I have 2 of them to show you – Urban Coral and City Dusk.
Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Urban Coral is a brightened salmon pink with a satin finish. It is gives a poppy flush to the cheeks when blended out, and looks equally lovely on the lips. Here is how it looks on both my cheeks and lips:
As this is quite a monotonal look, I kept the color on the cheeks to a minimal by bouncing the beautyblender that I had applied my foundation with over my cheeks to create that flush-from-within look. I’ve also been quite fond of using the Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion Pearl Aura lately (will review soon), and found that it layers very well over a liquid or cream cheek product as it is sheer and dries fast.
Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato City Dusk is a medium dark raspberry purple with a slight translucency. I actually prefer this on the cheeks than on the lips as it made my lips look just a little washed out.
You have also seen these Tint in Gelatos in action on my cheeks here and here. I don’t remember being as fond of these Tint in Gelatos last year when they were first launched as I do now. Part of the reason is the squeeze tubes allow me better control over how much product I apply, and as these are really quite pigmented, the tiniest bit goes a long way. If you’ve never tried any of these Tint in Gelatos, I recommend you start with either Urban Coral or City Dusk!
This post featured products that were sent to me for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.