Review: Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in PK 365
I don’t own a lot of mid-toned Pink lipsticks, so I thought I would buy myself something online. I also don’t have any Shu Uemura makeup – it’s not a makeup brand widely available in Australia, which is a bit of a shame.. Buying online can be tricky – it is easier now thanks to makeup blogs and swatches, so I was initially eyeing the Shu Uemura lipstick in MPK 355 because I saw it on Karima’s blog (Shameless Fripperies) and thought ‘ooooooo’ 🙂 It had a slight sheen – so wasn’t totally matte, but didn’t look particularly shiny either (and not at all shimmery). I am liking mattes more and more these days (sophistication you see 😉 ) but a satin and creamy texture is easier to wear and this colour and lipstick looked SUPER creamy.
Of course, I couldn’t find that exact shade online, but I did discover a new website which has quite a good selection of Shu Uemura lipsticks and saw the lipstick in the colour PK 365. I saw the photo of the lipstick on the site – squinted my eyes at it and thought, “yes, that looks about the same!” and then snapped it up! 😀 Of course it wasn’t the same at all lol but it’s still a gorgeous colour and I don’t have buyers regret! 🙂
PK 365 is definitely more of a fuchsia (not the mid-toned warm pink I was after) but it neither to warm or cool, so would suit a variety of skin tones. It’s a very flattering pink and because it isn’t to cool or blue, it isn’t over the top either. The first photo below is PK 365 swatched lightly and then the second photo is of a heavier swatch – so you can see that the colour is build-able and quite pigmented!
The lipstick is insanely creamy. PK 365 looks more shiny than Karima’s swatch of MPK 355. Because of the creaminess, the wear time of the lipstick isn’t ‘overwhelming’. You probably get a good 3-4 hours wear time BUT it slowly and evenly fades, which to me is a big big plus! The WORST is when you have a lipstick that fades unevenly, or when it leaves a ring/outline around your lips like you were going for bright 80’s lip liner with no lip colour in the center O _ o – not cool man… and the colour stains your lips, so ironically you are left with an even and quite matte lip stain! I don’t mind that effect at all.
The packaging of the lipstick is also cool, because there’s nothing quite like it out there. It feels sturdy (otherwise it could look cheap and gimmicky) and the clear casing on the outside is smooth and round without any harsh edges – kinda like a bubble encasing! I love that because the outside casing is clear, you can see what colour the lipstick bullet is without having to open it up (because of the clear casing) – genius! It’s almost futuristic in it’s design and so flawless.
The photo below shows you what the colour looks like when first applied and the second photo is quite a few hours later (if I look bleary eyed and a bit dazed and confused, it could be because I took quite a substantial nap in-between).
I paid $33.85 Aus gold coins for my Shu Uemura lipstick (and free postage!) which I think is quite reasonable! And I bought it from Sense online. I like that Shu Uemura still make their products in Japan being a Japanese brand and all – that’s pretty rare these days. The lipstick is a definite hit in my books, so if the formula is to your liking then you should definitely check out the range and this particular shade! 😀
I’ve had more and more PINK strawberry flowers blooming in the garden recently, and they match this lipstick perfectly 🙂
Do you have any favourite products from Shu Uemura that you would recommend? 🙂
Catch ya next time beauty bees!
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