Review: Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Rouge Unlimited Lipstick

Hiya lovelies! I hope you’re having a great Easter weekend :)

I was going through my stash of makeup the other day and found this Shu Uemura lipstick that was given to me by my sister. It is part of a Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld collection and I had an eyeshadow palette gifted to me too. The eyeshadow palette has some rather funky colours which was a bit too adventurous for me so I haven’t actually used it, but I might take it out and  play around to see what I can do with it. I think this collection is no longer available for sale so this review would be more about sharing what I think of it than one that’s targeted at helping you decide whether to purchase this product.

So this lipstick is in the shade Celebrity Beige, and there were three other colours in this collection: Parisienne Pink, Luxe Burgundy and Mon Shu Red. Celebrity Beige is on the extreme right and is a muted peach colour that is suitable for everyday wear.

The packaging of the bullets is just so adorable! The little girl is sooo Japanese-like. I like how the cover for the lipstick is a clear case, which means you can tell what shade of lipstick it is if you own more than one bullet.

Shu Uemura Lipstick Celebrity beige

Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Rouge Unlimited Lipstick

When I swatched it on my arm, the colour was not too visible. The pigmentation was not great and I had to build the colour up a bit. The heavy swatch revealed a nude-peach sort of colour.

Shu Uemura Karl Lagerfeld Rouge Unlimited Celebrity Beige

I usually wear this lipstick during the week to work, as I like my work makeup to be very low-key. As you can tell from the pictures below, Celebrity Beige provides a very sheer peach colour to my lips.

Personally I’m not particularly wow-ed by this product, but neither am I hating it. It does not dry my lips out but neither does it moisturise my lips. It does provide some colour to my lips in the morning, but it doesn’t have great staying power. After eating my breakfast the colour is half gone, and it transfers to cups too so the colour is pretty much gone by the time I’ve had my coffee and a couple of glasses of water. I won’t wear this on the weekend or when I’m going out because I prefer more intense colours on my lips on those days. Perhaps if I had a choice I would’ve chosen the Mon Shu Red instead, but this was a gift so I shall not complain.

This is my only Shu Uemura lipstick so I’m not sure if it’s the formula in this particular range that makes the product so average or if it’s consistent throughout their other lipsticks. I had rather high expectations of this lipstick prior to using it because Shu Uemura is quite a good cosmetic brand! I may visit a Shu Uemura counter when I see one just to swatch their other lipsticks and see how they compare with this. But unfortunately for now, this product doesn’t do much for me.

Rating: 2.5/5

Have you tried Shu Uemura lipsticks or their other products before? What do you think of them?


18 thoughts on “Review: Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Rouge Unlimited Lipstick

  1. Lourdes @ Tribeloco says:

    Well the packaging is adorable and the color looks great on you, but too bad the quality is poor. I’ve used their facial cleansing stuff before. While it was nice, I didn’t really see any difference (compared to less expensive stuff). Other than that, I only use their eyelash curler.

  2. StyledWithJoy says:

    That is a good everyday shade since it’s so sheer. It’s almost like a tinted lip balm since it comes off pretty easily and that you’d reapply so often. I never tried any Shu Uemura makeup because I only use their eye lash curler and that is awesome enough!

  3. stashmatters says:

    I’ve had a couple of Shu lip products and they were also just so-so. I feel that Shu excels at eye products. I’m a sucker for cute packaging so I’m more forgiving if the product inside isn’t stellar.
    The little girl illustration on this tube looks a bit evil with the red beady eyes…!

    • hunnybunnysoph says:

      HAHA yeah thats not quite how I’d draw a little girl if I had to have it on my products but I suppose it’s avant garde to Shu :P I really need to get my hands on their eyelash curler…

  4. Julllla says:

    Soph, I’ve been meaning to ask you… do you mind telling what you use to edit your featured picture? I always love how all of yours come out, they look amazing! I hope you have a lovely rest of your weekend! :) xxxxx

    • hunnybunnysoph says:

      Aw thanks sweetie! :) I use the Photo Grid app to edit my photos cos I take them using my phone, and I use Adobe Photoshop Elements to add in the blog address mark and perhaps a title on the cover picture :) Let me knw if you wanna know more abt how I use the app. I hope your weekend is going great!

      • Julllla says:

        Aaaah thank you so much for letting me know! I am definitely going to try them out :) I hope you’ve had a lovely day! xoxo

  5. avibrantday says:

    Fun! Sorry you don’t love them as much as you would like to, but it’s fun for me to see your review. I’ve been curious about this collaboration (I adore Karl Lagerfeld). The sheer lipstick does look really pretty on you :o)

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