I’m not very fond of matte lipsticks in general because I find them drying and hard to use. My lips tend to get chapped and this is highlighted when I use a matte lipstick. So when Shu Uemura Philippines told us about their new additions to the Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited lipstick line which they fondly referred to as ultimate matte, I was very intrigued. Shu Uemura has the best make-up products so I was certain this was going to be different from my previous experiences with matte lipstick.
So I went to the Shu Uemura boutique at Power Plant Mall. There were six matte shades to choose from which I promptly narrowed down to three — a nude beige and two kinds of pink.
Correction, I swatched four shades, including this matte brown lipstick at the top of my hand above.
While the swatches gave me a very good idea with regards to the lipsticks’ excellent color payoff, there was no way to tell how they’re going to look on my lips if I didn’t actually swipe them on. So I did. First shade up was the nude beige shade, M BG 931. I was attracted to it immediately because I already have a lot of pink lipsticks but no real nude beige.
Guess what color I got in the end? Yup, I opted for Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick in M BG 931 — the nude beige I was attracted to. Comparing the photos I took with me wearing different lipsticks, I thought it made my teeth look whiter while the pinks gave them a yellowish cast. Also, since I didn’t really own any nude or beige lipsticks, it was perfect.
What I like about Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick:
- It glides on oh-so-smoothly. Wow. I never thought a matte lipstick could go on this easily! As a result, it’s easy to apply because it’s not sticky and it doesn’t tug at your lips.
- The color payoff is excellent. You get the color on the tube and nothing less. It just covers your lips completely in rich color.
- The price is at par with the international price — a tube costs P1,195 here and US$30 in the US. I love it when a brand has uniform pricing because it saves me the trouble of buying from abroad haha!
- It stays put and lasts, just let it dry after you apply.
Downside? It feels a bit thick on the lips and the color transfers pretty easily onto anything your lips touch. It looks good though. 😀
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick is available at all Shu Uemura counters (Rustans Shangri-la and Makati) and boutiques (Trinoma, Power Plant Mall, Alabang Town Center).
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