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shu uemura Glitter Fuse Rouge Unlimited Lipstick

shu uemura Glitter Fuse Lipstick
shu uemura Glitter Fuse Lipstick

shu uemura for WKW: Glitter Fuse Lipstick

shu uemura Glitter Fuse Rouge Unlimited Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as an “innocent beige shade with a heavenly splash of golden dust full of hope.” It’s very slick and shimmery with a rosy beige base color (that’s barely visible) with soft golden shimmer and a shiny finish. MAC Gel is frostier and less beige. MAC Quietly Please is a little pinker.

On my lips, it adds warmth to my otherwise corpse-like lips (cool-toned, grayish mauve) along with plenty of golden shimmer. The shimmer is noticeable but feels smooth on the lips, even as it wears away. It seems like the sheerness of the lipstick does make it prone to wearing away quicker than the average lipstick–I managed two and half hours of wear. The Rouge Unlimited formula is marketed to wear for up to eight hours, though. I didn’t notice any scent or taste, though, and I really appreciated that it didn’t feel gritty after awhile.

shu uemura Glitter Fuse Rouge Unlimited Lipstick

C+
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
3
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total

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6 Awesome Halloween Makeup Tutorials

6 Awesome Halloween Makeup Tutorials

Whether you’re got a party or two left to attend this weekend, here are a few of tutorials from some phenomenally talented artists on YouTube.  Check out their channels for many, many more excellent tutorials, too! 🙂


Sugar Skull (Sylvia Ji-inspired) by Petrilude


Gangsta Rainbow Brite by Queen of Blending


Chucky nails by JulieG713


“I’ve got the Rots” by goldiestarling


Vampire by MissChievous


Edward Scissorhands by KandeeJohnson

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Sunday Link Love, Volume #072

Happy Sunday!

I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend and still have a few fun things left to do before we start the week anew. Perhaps a Halloween party or two? 🙂 My plan today is to write a few posts, go through a bunch of photos and get them ready for posting, but hopefully I’ll do those things on the couch with Mellan by my side!

5 Deep, Dark Vampy Nail Polishes

5 Deep, Dark Vampy Nail Polishes

We have to finish out the theme; we looked at vampy lipsticks and glosses, and now we have to take a look at five deep, dark shades of polish.

What’s your favorite vampy nail polish?

NARS Albatross Lipgloss

NARS Albatross Lipgloss
NARS Albatross Lipgloss

NARS Holiday 2011: Albatross Lipgloss

NARS Albatross Lipgloss ($24.00 for 0.28 oz.) is supposed to yield a “luminous glow” once slicked onto lips. I can get down with that; it’s virtually colorless but has a fair amount of white gold shimmer that deposits on the lips to give it a very glossy, shimmery look. It’s not quite as white as MAC Almondine or MAC A Quiet Roar.  It’s the kind of gloss I’d stow in a makeup bag for a quickie enhanced lip if I had nothing else on or add warmth and glow to a deeper shade (think red or berry).

While NARS describes their gloss formula as comfortable, glossy, and non-sticky, I can’t agree that they’re non-sticky. They’re not thick and sticky like some other glosses, but there is noticeable tackiness. They are comfortable to wear, though, and the gloss spreads evenly across the lips without being drying. In the past, some of NARS’ glosses have had a plastic-like scent, but I haven’t had that issue in the past six months or longer of their glosses (so maybe they fixed that under the radar!). With a lighter shade like Albatross, I get about two hours of wear before it needs a reapplication.

NARS Albatross Lipgloss

B-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
82%
Total

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