I was entirely innocent – there I was browsing the Shu Uemura counter when the lady (very loud, very scary) grabbed me to show me this new lipstick – the Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine!
Of course I didn’t say no! D’oh!
I only bought one as these babies are £19.50 each. I got shade PK340 which is a peachy pink with lots of shimmer. Theres a nice, fairly natural shade selection, a few deeper colours and three artist shades – lilac, blue and white.
How it comes:
A fusion of breakthrough watery dewy shine and rich color payoff. Revolutionary film keeping capsule, ultra shine oil and shu uemura’s signature hybrid pigment create a smooth, thick veil on the lips that glides on easily to deliver unforseen shine and vibrant pure color payoff.
The packaging is a longer, skinnier version of the normal Rouge Unlimiteds:
The SA kept telling me how slick it looked. Its a nice case but it ain’t slick – YSL’s Rouge Volupte is slick. This is thick plastic.
May I add the the lipstick is a tiny bit wobbly:
The SA told me the magic behind this is that it fades away and leaves a stain on the lips:
It looks reddy/peachy but it is very much a peach based pink! Very pretty.
The fact is this shade is utterly gorgeous. The texture, like a lot of water-feel Japanese lipsticks is stunning. It glides on the lips – its sheer yet pigmented. Its smooth and it hydrates, it plumps and makes your mouth glow. Its gorgeous. But….
Mmm its full of gorgeous micro sparkles:
There was a BUT. The BUT is this. It fades far far far too quickly. Everything about this lipstick is glorious BUT its lasting ability (no it didn’t leave a stain).
Considering this lipstick costs £19.50 which puts it in the YSL Rouge Volupte and Dior Serum De Rouge league. But it ain’t quite there because within an hour, even without food or drinks a lot of it had gone. This is bad, very bad and for the price, its not something I can forgive.
This lipstick is SO lovely but the durability lets it down badly. I won’t lie – I want the lilac ‘artist’ shade to play with and I may use it over a long lasting lipstick and stain…yes I will do that because the texture of this lipstick is incredible.
Verdict: Recommended. Kind of.