Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

shu uemura Rouge Luster Lipstick
shu uemura Rouge Luster Lipstick

shu uemura for WKW: Rouge Luster Lipstick

shu uemura Rouge Luster Rouge Unlimited Lipstick ($26.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “deep, tender red with delicate gold shimmer.” It’s a medium pink-tinted red with golden shimmer and lots of shine. CoverGirl Burn is more vibrant and intense. MAC Extended Play is deeper and less pink. MAC Digna is deeper and sheerer. MAC New York Apple is a bit darker and doesn’t have gold shimmer (ruby instead).

The color coverage is mostly opaque with very little of my lip freckle still visible (and even less visible from afar). The Rouge Unlimited formula has an excellent glide and creaminness that allows for easy application but not so much slip that it becomes prone to bleeding or feathering. This deeper shade wears a solid six hours on me, and then it begins fade and needs a reapplication after seven and half hours. It doesn’t quite reach the “up to eight hours” of wear that the Rouge Unlimited formula touts, though. I did not detect any scent or taste while wearing or swatching.

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shu uemura Rouge Luster Rouge Unlimited Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

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It's a suitable holiday red that isn't a bright, showstopping red, which may be more your style. If you're looking for a really vibrant red, this one is more muted.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

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shu uemura Rouge Luster Lipstick
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shu uemura Rouge Luster Lipstick
shu uemura Rouge Luster Lipstick

shu uemura Rouge Luster Lipstick
shu uemura Rouge Luster Lipstick

shu uemura Rouge Luster Lipstick
shu uemura Rouge Luster Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

CoverGirl Burn is more vibrant and intense. MAC Extended Play is deeper and less pink. MAC Digna is deeper and sheerer. MAC New York Apple is a bit darker and doesn't have gold shimmer (ruby instead).

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17 thoughts on “shu uemura Rouge Luster Rouge Unlimited Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Martina

    i don’t like shu uemura’s packaging. it looks cheap to me

    • Polly

      My friend used to think about the same! But she realised later that it is quite sturdy and has kind of luxe feel in it, so she became to like it!

      For me, I love their packaging at my first sight :3

    • Stephanie

      I agree. I haven’t seen any of their products in person but from pictures I’ve seen it looks cheap. :|
      Pretty colour though.

  2. love the shade, it’s looking so beautiful on your lips <3

  3. I just loooove Shu Uemura!!! The lipstick looks great on you!

  4. artemis

    better than the other one :D red looks good on you

  5. Nikki

    Are you planning on swatching any of the polishes from the WKW collection? I’ve been thinking of purchasing the red set, but haven’t seen enough to make a good decision.

  6. Kelly

    Reds look really great on you Christine!

  7. Noah

    This looks stunning on you Christine..!! Just awesome!

  8. I love this color, but I always think Shu Uemura’s packaging looks cheap LOL

  9. Polly

    This is my go to red! I’m gonna have it!

    Looks stunning on you, Christine :D

    Ty for sharing <3

  10. Arianna

    jeez they might work on the packaging!!!

  11. I think it’s very pretty.

  12. Breanna

    Christine, you make me want every red lipstick you swatch… Red is so your color! I love this lipstick

  13. dom

    Wow this is nice. Since Shu is available in Asia, I hope that they’ve brought this one in. I’m quite scared of reds and I know nuts about wearing lipstick (am more of a lipgloss/balm fan) but this looks like something I can try. Do you have any tips on how to wear red lipstick without looking too garish and how to protect against feathering?