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